Winery Escpade – Weekend 1, 2018

 Saturday we head out to Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill, NC. I had wanted to go back there for quite sometime and Dennis made it happen this weekend. We first stopped in Historic Downtown Gold Hill and met some really interesting and fun people. We shopped in the antique store and found a Merlot key hookContinue reading “Winery Escpade – Weekend 1, 2018”

10 Awesome Reasons to Visit North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA

Why should you visit North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley? 1, The Wine Practically every variety of grape can be grown in the Yadkin Valley producing a diverse selection of world class award wining wines. Bold reds such as Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Barberra, Montepluciano, Sangiovese, Malbec, Chambourchin, and more. Crisp whites such as Riesling, SeyvalContinue reading “10 Awesome Reasons to Visit North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA”

Winery Escapade -Weekend 49: The Snow Blog

Ole man winter hit hard across the Southeastern United States this weekend. Many of our favorite local wineries were blanketed in a picturesque covering of fluffy white snow. The snow pictures starting showing up Friday across our social media feeds. Josh Jones snapped the below shot of Pinot the Pig at CityScape Winery in PelzerContinue reading “Winery Escapade -Weekend 49: The Snow Blog”

100 is Grand!

Our 100th North Carolina Winery. Woo Hoo! Back when I wrote our bio for WineryEscapades.Com,  I penned the following. It’s safe to say our hobby has turned into an obsession. What started as a way to spend time together, has turned into a way of life.  Our ultimate goal is to promote fun at local wineries.Continue reading “100 is Grand!”

Winery Escapades -Weekend 47

This past weekend was full of fun! We started Friday by trying to locate some fajita seasoning but for some unknown reason the part of the Blue Ridge Parkway we needed to get to was closed. So…. Dennis & I regrouped and decided to go to one of our favorite wineries in Morganton, Belle Nicho. JanetContinue reading “Winery Escapades -Weekend 47”

Winery Escapade – Weekend 46

This past weekend was a lot of fun! Friday night we checked out a new restaurant in downtown Spartanburg called Mezcal. It was really nice and the food was great. We then checked out the new wine bar, Bond Street Wines, also in downtown Spartanburg. We met some fun people and had a very niceContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Weekend 46”

Winery Escapade – Weekend 45

Friday evening we had the pleasure of dining in Tryon, N.C. at an old favorite. The Caro-Mi Dining Room offers family style servings of Southern comfort food in a rustic cabin along the banks of the Pacolet River. The Caro-Mi does not serve alcohol, however brown bagging is allowed with a small service fee. SoContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Weekend 45”

Winery Escapade – Weekend 44

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 sandwichContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Weekend 44”

Favorite Vineyard, Winery, and Wine Photographs 

Thought it’d be cool to share some of our favorite pictures in one blog post.  Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyards – Shelby NC Brandon Hills Vineyards -Yadkinville, NC Roaring River Vineyards – Traphill, NC Wine under full moon over the OBX  –   Photo by Alan Rogers Goat Yoga – Cats Paw Winery – Rock Hill,Continue reading “Favorite Vineyard, Winery, and Wine Photographs “

CD Baker 2015 Cab Sauv Aged in Bourbon Barrels

As Jenni will attest, I’m a self confessed Cab Sauv snob. It is generally my opinion, a Cabernet Sauvignon is either good, or it is not. There seems to me absolutely no in-between. Cab Sauv is known to pair well with steak, or beef in general as a full-bodied red, high in tannins and alcoholContinue reading “CD Baker 2015 Cab Sauv Aged in Bourbon Barrels”