Van in Black: Tour in Style

Blogging brings about some fun and unique opportunities. This particular opportunity just totally wowed us! The Van in Black offers fun tours with style and class. Getting your group where you want to go in a black Mercedes van which can seat up to eleven. I mean cruising down the road with Ryan at theContinue reading “Van in Black: Tour in Style”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

Weeken Escapde – Week 42 – Smallest Winery in the Country?

Thinking we’d view some Fall foliage, Saturday we headed toward Andrews  and Murphy, N.C.  This area is part of the Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area. This AVA of the Southern Appalachian Mountains straddles the North Carolina and North Georgia Mountains around the North Carolina – Georgia state line. It is one of the nations newest AmericanContinue reading “Weeken Escapde – Week 42 – Smallest Winery in the Country?”