Black Rose – Wellborn Winery

Our wine tonight is the Black Rose from Wellborn "wine in the woods" Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Rosé of 100% South Carolina grown Lenoir. Beautiful dark rosé color. Shows nice legs. Nose of freshly cut ripe strawberries and orange cream soda. Sweet on the tongue though not overly. Flavor notes very jammy, ripe … Continue reading Black Rose – Wellborn Winery

Favorite Winery Escapade Pictures!

Thought it time for our 3rd installment of our favorite Winery Escapades pictures. So without further ado, let's have some fun! Mountain Brook Vineyards Winning Awards. Go Liz! Pamela's Impressed by Joey Medaloni's Business Card......and the wine as well! Karen Always Rockin' at Parker-Binns Vineyard! We've Seen Our Share of Rainy Days. A Few Sunny … Continue reading Favorite Winery Escapade Pictures!

Why We Promote Local Wine?

It's not just a tag line when we say our hobby has turned into an obsession. We so enjoy visiting local and regional vineyards with each other and with our great friends, that we feel inspired to promote the local wine industry as a way to ensure their success and longevity! Bluntly stated, it's personal. … Continue reading Why We Promote Local Wine?

Our Wine Tonight: Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Vidal Blanc from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Light straw in color. Nose of lime zest, flint, honeysuckle, green apple, and pear. Off dry. Flavor notes of juniper, green melons, fresh peach, ginger ale, over ripe bananas, and lemonade, finishing with hints of mango and orange slice candy. 12% … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight: Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our Wine Tonight – Rosé – Brandon Hills Vineyard

In celebration of #NationalDrinkWineDay, our wine tonight is the 2017 Rosé from Brandon Hills Vineyard in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley. 100% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful light rose in color. Nose of strawberry creamsicle, honeysuckle, and light rum. Flavor notes of strawberries, red plums, over ripe raspberries and cherry cola fading to notes of soft vanilla bean … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight – Rosé – Brandon Hills Vineyard

White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the 2012 White Merlot from Brandon Hills Vineyard in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. Often White Merlot is classified such as a White Zinfandel. This is unfair, as the Merlot is in my opinion a superior wine grape. White Merlot is produced by quickly removing the skins from the Merlot … Continue reading White Merlot – Brandon Hills Vineyard

Our Wine Tonight – Petit Manseng

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Petit Manseng from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Gorgeous glimmering color of liquid sunshine. Large expressive nose of pink grapefruit, banana, papaya, pineapple, and tangerine. Bold in depth flavor notes of bananas foster, grilled pineapple, freshly squeezed lemon, green melon, mango, plantain, and star fruit. Winery Escapade scoring … Continue reading Our Wine Tonight – Petit Manseng