South Creek Vineyards and Winery – Nebo, N.C.

Saturday August 19, 2017 - Jenni and I visited the Morganton area and our first stop was South Creek Vineyards and Winery.  A Bordeaux style winery, owner James Rowley shared with us tales of a recent visit to several French Bordeaux Vineyards. A learning experience to ensure their wines are living up to the standard.... Continue Reading →

Grape History of Tryon

Below is an excerpt of a current writing project.   In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, Tryon table grapes and wines produced from grapes grown in the region were served in the finest restaurants all over the United States of America. It was often heard in New York, “give me Tryon grape.” The wines became... Continue Reading →

Old Rock Quarry Winery- Reblog

In celebration of their one year anniversary at Old Rock Quarry Winery, we are reblogging this post from 2017. So kind of on a whim Dennis & I decided to go to Old Rock Quarry Winery. Best decision ever! We met Debbie & Lindy Glidden. Sadly for us, the other owner, Linda, wasn't there. We... Continue Reading →

Carménère Review – CityScape Winery

Carménère grape imported fresh from Chilè. Grape hand crushed and destemmed. Single barrel aged. Limited Release, only 300 bottles produced. Dark Crimson in color. Floral and spicy on the nose. Excellent aroma! Medium to Full bodied. Medium tannins. Bold notes of black pepper on the tongue, black cherry, over ripe dark plum, and a strong... Continue Reading →

The Craft Beer Blog – Lake Norman Area

My birthday weekend so my gorgeous wife planned a weekend of craft brewhouse tours and tastings up in the area of Cornelius/Davidson/Lake Norman, North Carolina. Our close friends Will and Pam live in the area and are local brewery knowledgeable so big thanks to those two for guiding us on our local craft brewhouse tour!... Continue Reading →

July 4th, 2018 was opening day for Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. We had waited in anticipation and it was great to see Tony and Debbie enjoy their grand opening celebration. A good crowd showed up and all in all the entire opening day was a huge success! Tony and Debbie have done... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – The Gatlinburg Weekend

Once again afforded the opportunity to visit Dollywood free of charge by Jenni's employer, of course we're making a winery escapade weekend out of it. Friday afternoon drove a little out of our way to visit Goodwater Vineyards in Mosheim, Tennessee. Goodwater is a family owned and operated vineyard, with 25 acres under vine. Growing... Continue Reading →

Our Favorite Local Winery Animals

We thought it'd be fun to share pictures of our favorite local winery animals. Most small local wineries have an animal or two, a mascot if you will. These animals are most certainly part of the charm of these craft boutique vineyards and wineries. Without further ado, we present......... Pinot the Pig - CityScape Winery... Continue Reading →

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