Chambourcin – Misty Creek Vineyard

Tonight we dusted off a bottle of 2008 estate Chambourcin from Misty Creek Vineyards in Mocksville, North Carolina. 100% produced of estate grown Chambourcin in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Lightly aged in Hungarian oak. Beautiful color of violet. Nose of chocolate covered cherries, pluff mud, and sarsaparilla. Light residual sugar. Off dry. Mild tannins … Continue reading Chambourcin – Misty Creek Vineyard

City Vineyard – New York

A local guide online recommended we visited City Vineyard on Pier 26. In New York for a long weekend, we thought it a destination we didn't want to miss. Waterfront on Pier 26 in lower Manhattan, this urban winery sets a standard for chic. We enjoyed a bottle of the Riesling, fermented of grape sourced … Continue reading City Vineyard – New York

Blackberry – Lazy Bear Winery

Our wine tonight is the Award winning Blackberry Wine from Lazy Bear Winery in Easley, South Carolina. A real fruit wine. Fermented of 100% locally grown blackberries. Light purple in color. Nose of blackberry jam. Semi-sweet on the tongue. Flavor notes of fresh blackberry tart, slightly grainy with a lingering earthy tone. 12% ABV.

Bitchin Blackberry – Douglas Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Bitchin Blackberry from Douglas Vineyards in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Grape wine with natural and artificial blackberry flavor. Not sure of the base. I'd guess Chardonnay. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry Kool-aid. Sweet on the tongue. Bursting with blackberry flavor on the tongue, just like a hot blackberry cobbler right … Continue reading Bitchin Blackberry – Douglas Vineyards

Bottling Wine…..Bet You Didn’t Know!

This blog is part of a series in which we will take an in depth look at the regional wine industry. Sunday's at Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon area are known as Sunday Funday. You'll likely find families with kids and old friends with dogs, and certainly a lot of regulars all enjoying a fun … Continue reading Bottling Wine…..Bet You Didn’t Know!

Our Wine Tonight: Riesling – Fish Hippie

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Riesling with the Fish Hippie branding of Old North State Winery. Read more about the Fish Hippie brand. 100% Riesling grown in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley AVA. Light straw in color. A delicate floral nose with hints of apricot and lemon zest. Off dry. Flavor notes of tart green … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight: Riesling – Fish Hippie

The Moments We Celebrate!

We all go through those periods of time in our lives, where life is fast and uber emotional. For us, July 2019 certainly fit that mold. The month starts off with big Independence Day celebrations, plus Jenni and I both have birthdays in July. We celebrated our birthdays with great friends visiting incredibly fun vineyards … Continue reading The Moments We Celebrate!