The Great Jen-Nis Weekend Winery Escapades

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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 nutmeg. Sweet with low-medium acidity and light bodied. Pronounce flavor intensity showing green apple, nutmeg, …

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Tonight’s wine is the special release Apple Cranberry Hard Cider from McRitchie Ciderworks. Artisan hard cider produced from North Carolina mountain grown apples blended with sweet-tart cranberries. Beautiful reddish-pink in color. 7% ABV Apple flavors shine with a cranberry finish. Well balanced with the slight tartness from the cranberry. This is a very good quality …

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As I formulate this writing in my mind, I feel it’s important to stress that I intend not to isolate, call out, nor pick on any one individual. Though as I listened to the recap of the NC Wine Guys zoom presentation of Open That Bottle to kick-off NC Wine Month, this one thought continued …

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We’ll keep this pinned toward the top of our page and do our best to keep it updated as we hear interesting industry tidbits. E-mail tidbits to WineryEscapades@gmail.com or text Dennis @ 864-357-1435 Let’s get going!!! A new Cidery is planned for Raleigh. Shady Grove Cidery plans to open in 2022 as a tenant in …

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Crimson Creek – JOLO Vineyards. Yadkin Valley AVA. Vintage 2019. From the back label: The 2019 growing season here in Pilot Mountain was marked by very little rainfall, warm sunny days with a constant breeze flowing through the vineyards. This ripened the fruit slowly and at the same time dehydrated the fruit slightly which reduced …

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Our wine tonight is the Crimson Sunset Red Wine from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Blend of estate grown Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of red plum, red cherry, and raspberry. Off dry, medium bodied with approachable medium …

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Our wine tonight is the Barrel Select Pinnacle Heritage Ted Wine from Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Proprietor: Richard Childress Winemaker: Mark Frizolowski Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Barrel Select Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Medium ruby in color with a light garnet rim. Nose of blackberry, elderberry, black cherry, mocha, and leather. Medium …

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Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Yadkin Valley AVA Winemaker Kevin Elder. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim. Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished in …

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I started thinking that we haven’t shared much lately regarding our local winery escapades. So just where have we wined local lately? We recently stopped by to visit with our friends at Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Tony and Debbie opened Wellborn Winery in the Woods back in 2018 and have been well …

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Our Holiday wine tonight is the Burch-Bleu from Carolina Heritage Vineyards in Elkin, North Carolina Yadkin Valley AVA USDA-Certified Organic vineyard. 50-50 Blend of estate Blueberry and Chambourcin wines. Dark purple almost indigo in color with a bright short rim. Long slowly cascading legs. Takes some time to properly open up. Serve at cellar temperature. …

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