Cider Tasting – Flat Rock Cider Company

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 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... Continue Reading →

OTTO – Marked Tree Vineyard

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... Continue Reading →

Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Vidal Blanc from Burntshirt Vineyards. Non-Vintage Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Color of light straw., almost golden. Nose of pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Semi-sweet Notes of Bosc pears, Granny Smith apples, pink grapefruit, mint, and almonds. 12% ABV AWARDS Double Gold – 2018 Dixie Classic Best... Continue Reading →

Marked Tree Vineyard – Flat Rock, NC

The tasting room sits at an elevation of 2300’ and built squarely on The Eastern Continental Divide. Offering picturesque mountain views in each direction, with Mount Pisgah to the South and Mount Tryon the North, partners Tim and Lance have designed their tasting room to fully accentuate those incredibly gorgeous mountain views. Picture Perfect Post... Continue Reading →

Chloe Rosé – Marked Tree Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chloe Rosé from Marked Tree Vineyards in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Vintage 2018 Estate grown blend of 90% Cab Franc and 10% Lemburger. Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA. Produced in the Saignee style. Light salmon in color. Off dry and light. Strikingly refreshing. Nose of stone fruits... Continue Reading →

Queen – St. Paul Mountain Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Queen from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Sweet Red blend, 80% Cabernet Franc. Aged 6 months in oak. Expressive red plums, blackberries, cherry cola, and fresh vanilla bean on the nose. Flavor notes of overripe blackberries, figs, fresh baked cherry pie right out of the oven, black... Continue Reading →

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