Masala – World’s Edge Meadery

Masala - World’s Edge Meadery. Hendersonville, North Carolina Mead infused with natural Chai Tea flavor. Color of polished gold, very clear. Prominent nose of chai tea with notes of wildflower honey, almonds, and vanilla. Flavor notes of sweet honey, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, and vanilla. Medium finish with notes of honey and baking spices.... Continue Reading →

Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard

Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco,... 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 →

Black Rock – Sawyer Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Black Rock from Sawyer Springs Vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Black Rock Dirty Boots, Stained Hands, Classic Wine. AVA - Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Inky in color with a beautiful garnet rim. A special field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Decanted for 30 minutes before pouring... Continue Reading →

Cider Tasting – Flat Rock Cider Company

We enjoyed a visit to Jeter Mountain Farm. An apple orchard just outside of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Perfect to coincide with North Carolina Cider Week! Jeter Mountain Farm Jeter Mountain Farm is only open during Apple Harvest season. The farm offers hayride tours of the orchards, a large event center, plenty of green space to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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