Apple Pie (Spiced Apple Wine) – Carolina Heritage Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Apple Pie from Carolina Heritage Vineyards. Spiced Apple Wine A perfect Fall wine! 🍎 Spiced Apple Wine. Fermented of North Carolina grown apples with raisins, almonds, and spices added. Vintage 2017. Medium yellow in color. Smells like apple pie.... Nose is pronounced of spices, expressive of cinnamon and steeping of... Continue Reading →

Winery Escapades Store

Open for Business! Our Winery Escapades Store is open for business! WooHoo🍷🍷 Stocked with fun practical wine themed products, you can browse the entire store at the below link. Click Here to Enter the Store Winery Escapades Whimsical Store. ....or check out some of our favorites below! 🍷🍷🥂 You’re find 12 oz Insulated Tumblers like... Continue Reading →

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 →

Vidal Blanc – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Vidal Blanc from Burntshirt Vineyards. Non-Vintage Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Color of light straw., almost golden. Nose of pear, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Semi-sweet Notes of Bosc pears, Granny Smith apples, pink grapefruit, mint, and almonds. 12% ABV AWARDS Double Gold – 2018 Dixie Classic Best... Continue Reading →

Zinfandel Blanc De Noir – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the 2019 Zinfandel Blanc de Noir from The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Light pink in color This semi-sweet rosé presents a soft nose of grapefruit, watermelon, and strawberry. The tongue presents notes of honeydews, strawberries, papaya, cherry, and lavender, with a lingering vanilla, mint, and almond finish. 11% ABV... 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 in Pictures Volume 4

Grape Clusters Protected by Netting Cabernet Franc Elkin Creek Vineyard Campground Vino! Enoree River Winery View at Piccione Vineyards Stone Ash Vineyard St. Paul Mountain Vineyards Jenni and Pam Framed @ Parker-Binns Vineyard Sugar Tit? Distillery? Open Bottles at 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Keepers Cut Meadery Mountain Brook Vineyards Kick Ass Cider and Kan-Gria White... Continue Reading →

Press Release: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition Awards Announcement

The 3rd annual Palmetto Wine Competition was held August 18th at Carter’s Steak and Seafood restaurant located near Lake Bowman in Inman, South Carolina. The competition featured 68 entries of wine, mead, and cider produced from 11 different South Carolina wineries.
Organizers Dennis and Jenni Turner of WineryEscapades.Com stated, “with the Palmetto Wine Competition, we seek to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina.”

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