Old Edwards Inn – Highlands NC

There exist a magical resort and spa high in the rainforest of the North Carolina mountains…….wait what? It’s true, Highlands climate is temperate rainforest with rainfall amounts approaching and often exceeding 100” of rain annually. The town of Highlands sits atop a plateau in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains at an elevation of 4,118 feet.Continue reading “Old Edwards Inn – Highlands NC”

Remembering Our Visit To The Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA

This is a repost of a blog Jenni wrote about a year ago and some notes I had added to her post. As we quickly approach our return to Highlands, thought it’d be a good time to revisit. Saturday we took off to Hayesville, NC to Eagle Fork Vineyards.It was well worth the drive! WeContinue reading “Remembering Our Visit To The Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA”

Maggie Muscat – Parker-Binns Vineyards

Celebrating #NationalWhiteWineDay So naturally we chose one of our very favorite white wines as our wine tonight. Maggie muscat wine from Parker-Binns Vineyards in the Tryon Foothills. Serve well chilled. Medium-pronounced nose of pink grapefruit, lemon-lime, white peach, banana, and bright floral notes. Beautiful pale lemon in color. On the palate this off dry estateContinue reading “Maggie Muscat – Parker-Binns Vineyards”

A Few Things We Love About North Carolina Wineries.

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. Therefore, we celebrate 2018 North Carolina wine month with our 2nd annual post of a few things we love about #NCWine. Still love that Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville wasContinue reading “A Few Things We Love About North Carolina Wineries.”

Tryon Foothills: Four off Nine

Tryon boast a rich viticulture history of growing quality grapes and producing fine wines. Four wineries are keeping this tradition alive. Each with its own unique vibe. All four of these wineries located just off North Carolina Highway Nine. When driving North from the South Carolina state line, you’ll find in the below order. AllContinue reading “Tryon Foothills: Four off Nine”

South Creek Vineyards and Winery – Nebo, N.C.

Saturday August 19, 2017 – Jenni and I visited the Morganton area and our first stop was South Creek Vineyards and Winery.  A Bordeaux style winery, owner James Rowley shared with us tales of a recent visit to several French Bordeaux Vineyards. A learning experience to ensure their wines are living up to the standard.Continue reading “South Creek Vineyards and Winery – Nebo, N.C.”

Grape History of Tryon

Below is an excerpt of a current writing project.   In the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, Tryon table grapes and wines produced from grapes grown in the region were served in the finest restaurants all over the United States of America. It was often heard in New York, “give me Tryon grape.” The wines becameContinue reading “Grape History of Tryon”

The Craft Beer Blog – Lake Norman Area

My birthday weekend so my gorgeous wife planned a weekend of craft brewhouse tours and tastings up in the area of Cornelius/Davidson/Lake Norman, North Carolina. Our close friends Will and Pam live in the area and are local brewery knowledgeable so big thanks to those two for guiding us on our local craft brewhouse tour!Continue reading “The Craft Beer Blog – Lake Norman Area”

Winery Escapade – Independence Day 2018

July 4th, 2018 was opening day for Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. We had waited in anticipation and it was great to see Tony and Debbie enjoy their grand opening celebration. A good crowd showed up and all in all the entire opening day was a huge success! Tony and Debbie have doneContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Independence Day 2018”

Mountain Brook Vineyards Dinner With Wine Pairing

The below article is a combination of writings with the main parts written by Jenni and Dennis’ musing in italics. We thought it’s be fun to present this way. Wine dinner pairings are at their core are an intrinsically social event. Perhaps a simpler way to state would be just to say they are really,Continue reading “Mountain Brook Vineyards Dinner With Wine Pairing”