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 →

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 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 →

Missing Our Winery Escapades!

This is not political! This is simply how we’re feeling right now in the moment. We greatly miss our wine outings, meeting our friends, and attending the many fun social events at our favorite wineries. We’re dreaming of our next trip to North Georgia and the Dahlonega Plateau AVA. Anxiously awaiting new wine club pick-up... Continue Reading →

Memorial Day Wine Weekend in Pictures

@ Bond Street Wines - A Late Season Riesling! Saturday we headed to the NC Wine Festival. Thanks Cabo Winery! Oh It Was Hot. Southern Charm Winery From Lincolnton Serving up Wine Slushies! Sunday we first visited Mountain Brook Vineyards The View Never Disappoints! Final Stop Sunday Fun Day @ Parker-Binns Vineyard Memorial Day Fun... Continue Reading →

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 →

Finding Common Ground In a Glass

The differences between our members at our small Episcopal church has me thinking a lot lately. Our small church is extremely active in our community, and despite our many differences we function much like a large family. It has dawned on me, our experiences at local wineries have likewise bought us closer to so many... Continue Reading →

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