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 →
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.
This blog is part of a series in which we will take an in depth look at the regional wine industry. Sunday's at Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon area are known as Sunday Funday. You'll likely find families with kids and old friends with dogs, and certainly a lot of regulars all enjoying a fun... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Our wine tonight is the Maggie muscat wine from Parker-Binns Vineyards in the Tryon Foothills. This Muscat wine is off dry and very light.
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 →
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 →