North Carolina MCF Wine Competition!

It’s time for a HUGE announcement! We are thrilled to formally announce our newest wine competition. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition is scheduled for May 24th, 2021. The North Carolina MCF will seek to generate increased awareness of all North Carolina commercially licensed producers of Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wines! Jenni and I... Continue Reading →

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Winery Escapades Store

Open for Business! Our Winery Escapades Store is open for business! WooHoo🍷🍷 Stocked with fun practical wine themed products, you can browse the entire store at the below link. Click Here to Enter the Store Winery Escapades Whimsical Store. ....or check out some of our favorites below! 🍷🍷🥂 You’re find 12 oz Insulated Tumblers like... Continue Reading →

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Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.
Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”

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THE GRAPE RESURGENCE:

Four wineries in the Tryon Foothills are keeping the viticulture and winemaking tradition going with live music, fine wine, and smiling faces serving up the weekend fun. Each winery offering a vibe unique and different yet intrinsically enticing.

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Snapped – Elevation 966 Winery

Snapped is a Holiday wine offering from Elevation 966 Winery in Greenville, South Carolina. Grape wine with natural flavors. We would guess a Riesling base. Deep lemon in color. Sweet with nicely balanced acidity. Pronounced nose of cinnamon and nutmeg, with notes reminiscent of holiday spiked eggnog. Flavor notes of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, prominent... Continue Reading →

Classic Rosé 2018 – Chateau Pigoudet

Our wine tonight is the Classic Rosé 2018 from Chateau Pigoudet located in the mountains of Provence, extreme Northeast quadrant of Coteaux d’ Aix.  Classic Rosé 2018 Chateau Pigoudet  Vintage 2018 Blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Cabernet, 10% Syrah, and 5% Ugni Blanc.  Pale copper in color. Strawberry, citrus, and hints of mineral... Continue Reading →

Altitude 3400 – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Altitude 3400 from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Non-Vintage Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Deep purple in color. Pronounced nose of cherry, plum, cola, and tertiary hints of dark roasted coffee. Off dry and medium bodied with approachable... Continue Reading →

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Discovery Heights

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Discovery Heights . Vintage 2017. Sonoma County. Decanted 30 minutes. Dark inky blackish in color with a bright ruby rim. Nose of black cherry jam, blackberry, black plums, black licorice, black pepper, pipe tobacco, and pencil lead. Medium plus body with finely grained tannins, balanced acidity... Continue Reading →

Pinnacle Meritage – Childress Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Select Pinnacle Heritage Ted Wine from Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Meritage Proprietor: Richard Childress Winemaker: Mark Frizolowski Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Barrel Select Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Medium ruby in color with a light garnet rim. Nose of blackberry, elderberry, black cherry, mocha, and leather.... Continue Reading →

Malbec – Alamos

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Argentine Malbec from Alamos.  We just love Malbec from Argentina.  Cultivated of the Mendoza, Argentina Vineyards. These vineyards are among the highest elevations of any of the world’s vineyards.  Vintage 2018 100% Malbec The most respected James Suckling rated at 91 points.  Decanted for 60 minutes.  Deep inky purple... Continue Reading →

Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Yadkin Valley AVA Winemaker Kevin Elder. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim. Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished in... Continue Reading →

2020 in Our Rearview Mirror!

What could we say about 2020 that hasn’t been said? It’s just time now to put 2020 in our rearview mirror. To do that, let us take one final look back. In prepping for this blog, I arranged 100+ pictures. Well that’s not happening! lol. So we’ll just hit a few highlights! The year started... Continue Reading →

Rosé Blend – Leftie Wine

Our wine tonight is the Final Frontier Rosé Blend from Leftie Wine Company.  Light salmon in color. Red blend that undergoes a secondary fermentation with peach juice. Expressive nose of peach schnapps, bing cherries, apricots, coconut, and buttery. Fruity on the tongue, expressive notes of freshly sliced peaches, vanilla beans, cashews, and finishing buttery and... Continue Reading →

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