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 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 →

Meet the Judges: 2020 Palmetto Wine Competition

The Palmetto Wine Competition seeks to promote awareness of the twenty plus commercially licensed wine, mead, and cider producers of South Carolina. This year the competition is to be held at Carter's Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Inman, South Carolina.  The 2020 panel consist of eight highly qualified judges from many different sectors of the... 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 →

The Moments We Celebrate!

We all go through those periods of time in our lives, where life is fast and uber emotional. For us, July 2019 certainly fit that mold. The month starts off with big Independence Day celebrations, plus Jenni and I both have birthdays in July. We celebrated our birthdays with great friends visiting incredibly fun vineyards... 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 Roadside Signs

Upon finally reaching our desired winery, we will most times stop and snap a picture of the roadside sign. Let us share a few of our favorites. Starting off big! I love the billboard size sign announcing your arrival at Sanctuary Vineyards. Check out the huge saw blade welcoming you to Woodmill Vineyards. CityScape Winery... Continue Reading →

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