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 →

O’Cellars Meritage – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight in celebration of #OTBN #NCWine is the Meritage from Burntshirt Vineyards.  Vintage 2016. Bordeaux blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Petit Verdot 19%, Cabernet Franc 16%, Merlot 9%, Malbec 8%.  Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA Keep in mind, Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Click link above to learn... Continue Reading →

Altitude 3400 – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Altitude 3400 from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Non-Vintage Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Deep purple in color. Pronounced nose of cherry, plum, cola, and tertiary hints of dark roasted coffee. Off dry and medium bodied with approachable... 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 →

Meritage [Mer-i-tij] not [Mer-i-tahj]

The Meritage Alliance states on their website, that a Meritage is the very best of a winemaker's craft. A winemaker's top blended wine crafted by blending traditional noble Boudreaux style grapes. Distinguishing the best blends from those more common blends of red table wine. Meritage is currently considered one of the fastest growing wine categories... Continue Reading →

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