NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!

More that 5,800 wines were evaluated by 48 judges over three days. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America and one of the most influential commercial competitions of American wine. Several North Carolina wineries won medals in the 2022 competition. The list of winners include JOLO Winery and Vineyards, Biltmore... Continue Reading →

Vineyard Snow Pics – Jan 16, 2022

It’s a winter wonderland here in the Deep South! A few of our favorite vineyards shared some snow pics! Alan was holding down the fort @ St. Paul in Hendersonville, NC Meanwhile… CeNita Winery share an majestic view of the vineyard covered in snow Haze Gray Vineyards in Dobson, NC got a nice dusting The... Continue Reading →

Wine Competitions 2022

It was a busy 2021, we were fortunate to organize two wine competitions in spite of Covid. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition with judging held in Flat Rock and the first ever American Sangria Challenge held in Tryon. For 2022, we’re planning our two state competitions. May of 2022, will be judging for... Continue Reading →

Random 2021 Photo Drop!

Point Lookout Vineyard, Hendersonville, NC St.Paul Winery and Vineyard, Hendersonville, NC Marked Tree Vineyard, Flat Rock, North Carolina Fat Ass Heifer Cidery, Campobello, SC Vineyard at the Old Place, Peachland, NC Enoree River Winery, Newberry, SC Hilton Head Island, SC Starlight Mead, Pittsboro, NC Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, NC Honeygirl Meadery, Durham, NC My Sweet... Continue Reading →

Georgia Wine Highway

The Georgia Wine Highway is back in 2022! The event is scheduled for March of 2022. Open Georgia Wine posted the below. The Georgia Wine Highway features a passport which normally cost $75, and provides for a tasting at each participating winery. Last year approximately 40 wineries and several wine tasting rooms participated. A majority... Continue Reading →

Cabernet Sauvignon – Vanderbilt Reserve

Biltmore Winery Vanderbilt Reserve Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2018 Decanted 30 minutes. Really opens up with time. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful long slow cascading legs. Medium prominent nose layered with aromas of black cherry, black currant, black plum, black licorice, dark roast coffee, cedar, and vanilla. Dry and medium-full bodied, high tannins... Continue Reading →

JOLO Wins Jefferson Cup!

JOLO Winery and Vineyards celebrated winning gold at the 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. JOLO won three gold medals, one double gold, four silver, one bronze, plus a highly-coveted Jefferson Cup! The second year in a row JOLO has won a Jefferson Cup! JOLO posted the big announcement on Facebook! Of the 750 wines... Continue Reading →

Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2020 Riesling Mountain Brook Vineyards Tryon Foothills, North Carolina Riesling Beautiful yellow gold in color. Excellent clarity. Vibrant tropical bouquet of pineapple, kiwi, mango, and lime, with hints of pear and a delicate floral note of jasmine. Hints of sweetness on the tongue…medium acidity with a medium-light body. Complex tropical notes on the tongue,... 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 →

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