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 →

Winery Escapades Store

Open for Business! Our Winery Escapades Store is open for business! WooHoo🍷🍷 Stocked with fun practical wine themed products, you can browse the entire store at the below link. Click Here to Enter the Store Winery Escapades Whimsical Store. ....or check out some of our favorites below! 🍷🍷🥂 You’re find 12 oz Insulated Tumblers like... 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 →

Zinfandel Blanc De Noir – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the 2019 Zinfandel Blanc de Noir from The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Light pink in color This semi-sweet rosé presents a soft nose of grapefruit, watermelon, and strawberry. The tongue presents notes of honeydews, strawberries, papaya, cherry, and lavender, with a lingering vanilla, mint, and almond finish. 11% ABV... Continue Reading →

Road to 150 – NCWINE

Last Saturday Jenni and I were fortunate to enjoy visiting our 150th North Carolina winery. Our number 150 was Pilot Mountain Vineyards. Sure, that is certainly a lot of different wineries. The Website VisitNC.Com estimates about 200 plus different wineries across the state. Many that we have visited have closed over the years and of... Continue Reading →

Winery in Pictures Volume 4

Grape Clusters Protected by Netting Cabernet Franc Elkin Creek Vineyard Campground Vino! Enoree River Winery View at Piccione Vineyards Stone Ash Vineyard St. Paul Mountain Vineyards Jenni and Pam Framed @ Parker-Binns Vineyard Sugar Tit? Distillery? Open Bottles at 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Keepers Cut Meadery Mountain Brook Vineyards Kick Ass Cider and Kan-Gria White... Continue Reading →

THE GRAPE RESURGENCE:

Four wineries in the Tryon Foothills are keeping the viticulture and winemaking tradition going with live music, fine wine, and smiling faces serving up the weekend fun. Each winery offering a vibe unique and different yet intrinsically enticing.

Winery Escapades in Pictures Volume III

Burntshirt Vineyards Hendersonville Fat Ass Heifer Cidery Cheers @ Wandering Bard Meadery Taking in the view @ Marked Tree Vineyard Picture Perfect Postcard Views @ Marked Tree Vineyard Wine on the Terrace @ Red Horse Inn Rosé all Day @ Mountain Brook Vineyards Pinot the Pig @ CityScape Winery Mini-Bottle Wine Tasting @Old Rock Quarry... 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 →

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