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 and charcuterie plates. We enjoyed a bottle of the Traminette on the porch patio while relaxing to the soothing sound of the rapids of the Roaring River.
The winery offers several cabins available for overnight accommodations plus an event venue. The cabins offer a real rustic elegance.
The scenery along the river is simply spectacular. We were fortunate to be given a tour by owner Tom Silvey.
The blog on their website is a very interesting read. Detailing owners Tom and Josephine Silvey’s planning and development of the vineyard and winery. Time to get going so we procured a bottle of the Traminette and the Viognier to take home with with us.
We headed back toward Yadkinville to visit Brandon Hills Vineyard. This winery first established in 2005, closed up for awhile. Purchased by Larry Müller, the tasting room was completely remodeled and the winery is back open for business. Brandon Hills has an excellent White Merlot which we were more than excited to try again. Larry is great fun to visit with and we expect him to enjoy much future success. The view from the porch overlooking the vineyard is fabulous.
We couldn’t resist bringing a bottle of the White Merlot home, and also the gold medal winning Amoretto Amore.
Sunday we drove over to see our friends Charles and Anne at Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyards just outside of Shelby. They were hosting a 75th birthday party for a young lady and thereby quite busy. We got a glass of wine and relaxed in the back barn where we made some nice new friends.
Just couldn’t leave without picking up another bottle of the CD Baker 2016 Cab Sauv Aged in Bourbon Barrels. Read our blog review about this bold wine.
With that another weekend escapade comes to a close. Happy Weekend Wining!