The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapades

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Masala – World’s Edge Meadery. Hendersonville, North Carolina Mead infused with natural Chai Tea flavor. Color of polished gold, very clear. Prominent nose of chai tea with notes of wildflower honey, almonds, and vanilla. Flavor notes of sweet honey, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, and vanilla. Medium finish with notes of honey and baking spices. …

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Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco, …

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We’ll keep this pinned toward the top of our page and do our best to keep it updated as we hear interesting industry tidbits. E-mail tidbits to WineryEscapades@gmail.com or text Dennis @ 864-357-1435 Let’s get going!!! A new Cidery is planned for Raleigh. Shady Grove Cidery plans to open in 2022 as a tenant in …

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Our wine tonight in celebration of #OTBN #NCWine is the Meritage from Burntshirt Vineyards.  Vintage 2016. Bordeaux blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Petit Verdot 19%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 9%, Malbec 8%.  Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Keep in mind, Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Click link above to learn …

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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 …

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Our wine tonight is the 2018 Ghost House Red from Marked Tree Vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Vintage 2018. AVA – Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County . Blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Brilliant ruby in color with a darker garnet rim. Nose of red licorice, bing cherries, and caramel. Light bodied …

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I started thinking that we haven’t shared much lately regarding our local winery escapades. So just where have we wined local lately? We recently stopped by to visit with our friends at Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Tony and Debbie opened Wellborn Winery in the Woods back in 2018 and have been well …

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Our wine tonight is the Black Rock from Sawyer Springs Vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Dirty Boots, Stained Hands, Classic Wine. AVA – Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Inky in color with a beautiful garnet rim. A special field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Decanted for 30 minutes before pouring first glass. …

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We enjoyed a visit to Jeter Mountain Farm. An apple orchard just outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Perfect to coincide with North Carolina Cider Week! Jeter Mountain Farm is only open during Apple Harvest season. The farm offers hayride tours of the orchards, a large event center, plenty of green space to spread out, a …

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Our wine tonight is the OTTO white blend from Marked Tree Vineyard. OTTO = Old Two Tops Oak. Impressive old oak on the property which continues to rise above the farm’s old homestead.  Vintage 2018 Predominantly Vidal Blanc, listed as a blend…so we suspect blended with estate grown Chardonel and Grüner Veltliner.  Light yellow in …

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