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 →

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Wine Club – Parker-Binns Vineyard

We are wine club members at some of our favorite local wineries. Tonight was the second ever wine club pickup party at Parker-Binns Vineyard. Bob, Karen, and Kelly sure put on a party for their club members. A spread of sandwiches and fruit and crackers with cheese complimented the free flowing bottles of wine. Fellowship... Continue Reading →

Rock & Rail – Jones von Drehle Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the 2012 Rock & Rail from Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery in North Carolina's Yadkin Valley. A Boudreaux styled estate blended table wine Floral nose, medium bodied, lingering flavor notes of black cherry. AVA: Yadkin Valley Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale. Appearance: 3 Aroma:... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46 of 2018

We started our weekend off with the first ever wine club pickup party at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. The party was held in the barrel room of the newly constructed production facility and featured live music, light hor d'oeuvres, and a glass of wine of your choice. Justin, the winemaker, spoke about making of the... Continue Reading →

Van in Black: Tour in Style

Blogging brings about some fun and unique opportunities. This particular opportunity just totally wowed us! The Van in Black offers fun tours with style and class. Getting your group where you want to go in a black Mercedes van which can seat up to eleven. I mean cruising down the road with Ryan at the... Continue Reading →

Tryon Foothills: Four off Nine

Tryon boast a rich viticulture history of growing quality grapes and producing fine wines. Four wineries are keeping this tradition alive. Each with its own unique vibe. All four of these wineries located just off North Carolina Highway Nine. When driving North from the South Carolina state line, you'll find in the below order. All... Continue Reading →

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