New Owners Share Grand Vision for Mountain Brook Vineyards!

Mountain Brook Vineyards sits beautifully nestled in the foothills of Tryon, just minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center. The current tasting room sits high atop the vineyard property and offers dramatic mountain views looking over the four vineyards. New Owners, Vickie and Jonathan Redgrave recently shared with us thier grand vision for Mountain Brook.Continue reading “New Owners Share Grand Vision for Mountain Brook Vineyards!”

The Outer Banks Anniversary Escapade

Last couple of weeks we ended up just staying super local because of everything we had going on. Weekend 12 was anniversary weekend for us! I’m amazed that it has already been a year. So we started our vacation out by just getting a few errands done on Thursday. After all that was complete weContinue reading “The Outer Banks Anniversary Escapade”

Final Thoughts and Press for the inaugural Palmetto Wine Competition

We are thrilled with the following press of the inaugural Palmetto Wine Competition from the Index-Journal in Greenwood, South Carolina. Staff writer St. Clair Donaghy attended the day’s events and we are thrilled to see included comments from several participating winery owners and our judges. Please take a moment to read the article. We appreciateContinue reading “Final Thoughts and Press for the inaugural Palmetto Wine Competition”

Winery Escapade Weekend 9 2018

So we stayed local this weekend because my son was going to be in town briefly and I wanted to see him and his lovely girlfriend. We went to Mountain Brook Vineyards. It had warmed up nicely so we sat out on the porch that overlooks part of the vineyard and the mountains are inContinue reading “Winery Escapade Weekend 9 2018”

Muddy River Distillery – Belmont NC

This past Saturday we set out for something a little different. We were participating in a chili cookoff at our church that evening so didn’t want to venture too far. The story of how we chose Muddy River Distillery is a little interesting. Monday before, being a Holiday, we were looking for fun places toContinue reading “Muddy River Distillery – Belmont NC”

Winery Escapade – Weekend 6 and 7

So after getting a late start on Saturday the 10th, we headed to Hamptonville, NC. We stopped at Windsor Run Cellars first. We did the distillery tasting there first. They have 3 different spirits that are made from grappa and one from honey. This is the second time we’ve been to the distillery and we now haveContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Weekend 6 and 7”

Winery Escapade- Weekend 4 2018

This weekend we got a late start partially because we knew we weren’t going far because we decided to stay in SC so we could talk to a couple of the wineries about our up coming SC Wine Competition and partially because we had some errands to run before we could start the weekend fun.Continue reading “Winery Escapade- Weekend 4 2018”

Winery Escapade – Weekends 2 and 3 of 2018

We got sort of a late start Saturday (1/13) due to some errands we had to take care of before we could go. We met some dear friends, Pam & Will, at Misty Creek Vineyard in Mocksville, NC. We were greeted by Bear and Merl (Barry said someone else named him for them, it’s Merl as inContinue reading “Winery Escapade – Weekends 2 and 3 of 2018”

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”