Weekend Winery Escapades -1st in November 2022

How about a Winery Escapades blog! Just a recap of our weekend adventures! 🍷Our new tradition is to start our weekend early! Like Thursday evening kind of early! Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina is just 30 minutes from us – and they stay open late! Open until 7pm on Thursday evening! It’s normallyContinue reading “Weekend Winery Escapades -1st in November 2022”

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! Meanwhile… ….and Josh and Deb @ Cityscape Winery in Pelzer, SC share a snow pic of the brand-new soon to be opened Tasting Room! Cheers 🍷🍷

Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine

Harvest coming in grand for North Carolina wineries! Show us that beautiful fruit! Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery starts this show with Savannah harvesting the Petit Manseng. Her husband Lance, assist Justin with the winemaking. Linville Falls Winery makes a cameo with some beautiful Seyval Blanc! Locklear Vineyard and Winery mechanically harvested a bountiful yield ofContinue reading “Show Us Your Grapes #NCWine”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – April-July 2021

Got’a stop and check progress of the major expansion at Cityscape Winery in Pelzer. Picked up Wine Club selections at Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock! You know you’ll find us at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Love our friends at Wandering Bard Meadery in Greenville. Always fun to visit Fat Ass Heifer Cidery in Campobello.Continue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – April-July 2021”

Virginia Virginia Virginia! Discover NCWine Now!

As I formulate this writing in my mind, I feel it’s important to stress that I intend not to isolate, call out, nor pick on any one individual. Though as I listened to the recap of the NC Wine Guys zoom presentation of Open That Bottle to kick-off NC Wine Month, this one thought continuedContinue reading “Virginia Virginia Virginia! Discover NCWine Now!”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021

Covid took our New Years Eve celebration, however we still managed a few visits to several local establishments. Warmth and wine are the theme of our January escapades! January 2 – we start the year off right and take advantage of the mountain top open air tasting room at Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville. Doesn’tContinue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately – Jan-Feb 2021”

Where We’ve Wined Local Lately! December 2020

I started thinking that we haven’t shared much lately regarding our local winery escapades. So just where have we wined local lately? We recently stopped by to visit with our friends at Wellborn Winery in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Tony and Debbie opened Wellborn Winery in the Woods back in 2018 and have been wellContinue reading “Where We’ve Wined Local Lately! December 2020”

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 inContinue reading “OTTO – Marked Tree Vineyard”