10 Awesome Reasons to Visit North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA

Why should you visit North Carolina's Yadkin Valley? 1, The Wine Practically every variety of grape can be grown in the Yadkin Valley producing a diverse selection of world class award wining wines. Bold reds such as Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Barberra, Montepluciano, Sangiovese, Malbec, Chambourchin, and more. Crisp whites such as Riesling, Seyval... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 50

Well this weekend due to a family event we decided to keep it local. All the wineries we visited we have written a blog about in the past. With that being said, here's what we did this weekend. After the family Christmas get together at my Aunt's house, we headed over to City Scape Winery. We... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade -Weekend 49: The Snow Blog

Ole man winter hit hard across the Southeastern United States this weekend. Many of our favorite local wineries were blanketed in a picturesque covering of fluffy white snow. The snow pictures starting showing up Friday across our social media feeds. Josh Jones snapped the below shot of Pinot the Pig at CityScape Winery in Pelzer... Continue Reading →

100 is Grand!

Our 100th North Carolina Winery. Woo Hoo! Back when I wrote our bio for WineryEscapades.Com,  I penned the following. It's safe to say our hobby has turned into an obsession. What started as a way to spend time together, has turned into a way of life.  Our ultimate goal is to promote fun at local wineries.... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapades -Weekend 47

This past weekend was full of fun! We started Friday by trying to locate some fajita seasoning but for some unknown reason the part of the Blue Ridge Parkway we needed to get to was closed. So.... Dennis & I regrouped and decided to go to one of our favorite wineries in Morganton, Belle Nicho. Janet... Continue Reading →

Mercer House Estate Winery-Lexington, SC

Mercer House Estate Winery is a true rural farmstead winery. Producing field blended artisan crafted dry to semi-sweet muscadine blends and fruit wines. Owner and winemaker, Shannon Mercer, utilizes traditional Native American and time honored techniques. An estate winery only uses those grapes which it grows itself. The tasting room just an old farm building,... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46

This past weekend was a lot of fun! Friday night we checked out a new restaurant in downtown Spartanburg called Mezcal. It was really nice and the food was great. We then checked out the new wine bar, Bond Street Wines, also in downtown Spartanburg. We met some fun people and had a very nice... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 45

Friday evening we had the pleasure of dining in Tryon, N.C. at an old favorite. The Caro-Mi Dining Room offers family style servings of Southern comfort food in a rustic cabin along the banks of the Pacolet River. The Caro-Mi does not serve alcohol, however brown bagging is allowed with a small service fee. So... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapade – Weekend 44

Saturday Jenni and I headed toward the North Carolina Yadkin Valley AVA to revisit a couple of wineries which we had previously really enjoyed. First stop the alluring French inspired Roaring River Vineyards in Traphill. The winery offer a diverse selection of wine, plus beer on tap. Chez Josephine's, the onsite bistro offers small sandwich... Continue Reading →

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