JenNis Beverage Marketing

WineryEscapades.Com has rebranded to JenNis Beverage Marketing! We build communities!!! We are a full pour creative team whose strength is building brand-loyal communities. We continually strive to be implementors of meaningful strategic and creative solutions for our craft beverage producing partners. We are sometimes quirky, sometimes serious, big-time dreamers and crunch-time realist. We lean on... Continue Reading →

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Local Vineyard and Winery Tidbits, Notes, and News!

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!!! Jones Von Drehle is constructing an amphitheater near the vineyards. Rumor is it’ll seat up to 2,000 people. My... Continue Reading →

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Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA

A new listing recently showed up on the TTB’s List of Pending American Viticultural Area Petitions. The list which is regularly updated, consist of only those AVA petitions accepted as “perfected.” The term perfected in this use, precisely means the petition meets the requirements to be designated as an American Viticultural Area. While several regulatory... Continue Reading →

Sémillon – Biltmore Estate

Sémillon Limited Release. Vintage 2020. Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville, North Carolina Sémillon is not a grape grown in North Carolina, so this fruit was sourced from Northern California. Sémillon Pale yellow in color. Moderate intensity nose of pear, apricot, apple pie, lemon, brie, and honey. Dry on the palate, medium-light acidity with a full structured... Continue Reading →

Commuter Cuvée – Grochau Cellars

Commuter Cuvée Grochau Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Vintage 2019 Medium-pale ruby in color. Medium-prominent nose of cherry, strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, and spice. Dry, light bodied, moderate tannins with high acidity. Layered flavors of strawberry, cranberry, cherry, cola, toasted oak, vanilla, and smoke. The finish is lingering, slightly spicy which is throwing us. Could... Continue Reading →

James Suckling Scores NC Wine

The esteemed and decade long tenured James Suckling is world-famous for his wine reviews and wine scores. Jame Suckling rated the 2012 Midnight Run Grand Reserve at an astonishing 93 points! Windsor Run Cellars in Hamptonville, North Carolina lies along the Western boundary of the Yadkin Valley AVA. Windsor Run Cellars posted the news online!... Continue Reading →

Strange Encounter (Cider) – Twisted Vine Winery

Strange Encounter! How awesome is that name! Hard Cider with natural pineapple flavor. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Strange Encounter The nose is expressive of apple and pineapple. Sweet and crisp, with very little carbonation. The flavor profile is layered with apple and pineapple. The initial flavor is sweet yet the finish is refreshingly... Continue Reading →

Summer in a Bottle – Locklear

Summer in a Bottle. Charlie T. Locklear Vineyard and Winery. Maxton, North Carolina. Locklear is a muscadine vineyard with six acres under vine. The winery focuses on fruit infused muscadine blends and fruit wines. Love in a a bottle is a blend of 50% blueberry wine and 50% peach wine. Gorgeous orange pinkish in color.... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Select. Kick Ass Hard Cider. Aged 6 months in bourbon barrels. Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Light gold, very clear and brilliant in color. Moderate carbonation with tiny tight bubbles. Complex notes of apple, vanilla, caramel, and coconut on the nose. Semi-dry with moderate mouthfeel and balanced tannins and acidity.... Continue Reading →

Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine

Harvest coming in grand for North Carolina wineries! Show us that beautiful fruit! Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery starts this show with Savannah harvesting the Petit Manseng. Her husband Lance, assist Justin with the winemaking. Petit Manseng Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Seyval Blanc Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested... Continue Reading →

Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update

We recently stopped by CityScape Winery to check on the construction progress of their new 10,000+ sq. ft. tasting room and production facility. With an expected finish date in December, 2021, it’s very exciting to see the building really coming along. I took the first two pictures below on our recent visit. Side View View... Continue Reading →

Carolina’s Harvest 2021

2021 harvest at North and South Carolina vineyards is winding down. We thought it’d be fun to take a look at harvest pictures from around the Carolina’s Cartersville Country Winery in Timmonsville, SC harvests the muscadine with an automatic harvester. The coolest winery in the Carolina’s was showing off their beautiful bountiful harvest of Cabernet... Continue Reading →

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