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 →

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Villa Rosa – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Villa Rosa from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A sweet red blend table wine. Soft nose of plum and jam Ripe blueberries on the tongue Lingering finish of coffee and chocolate Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale. Appearance: 2.5 Aroma: 4.5 Taste: 5.5 Aftertaste: 3... 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 →

Grape History of Tryon

Below is an excerpt of a current writing project.   In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, Tryon table grapes and wines produced from grapes grown in the region were served in the finest restaurants all over the United States of America. It was often heard in New York, “give me Tryon grape.” The wines became... Continue Reading →

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