Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition

The French Broad Vignerons are set to host the annual Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition the weekend of September, 17 and 18. This competition invites commercial and amateur entries. The first day of the competition with judge vinifera and hybrid wines, with muscadine and fruit wines judged on the following day. Members of theContinue reading “Western North Carolina Regional Wine Competition”

Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Select. Kick Ass Hard Cider. Aged 6 months in bourbon barrels. Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Light gold, very clear and brilliant in color. Moderate carbonation with tiny tight bubbles. Complex notes of apple, vanilla, caramel, and coconut on the nose. Semi-dry with moderate mouthfeel and balanced tannins and acidity.Continue reading “Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider”

2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards Wines in North Carolina are typically produced for immediate consumption. Though we certainly know some will cellar well for up to 8-10 years! So with this 8 year old Merlot, there was naturally some concern. Well rest assured, this wine has held up remarkably well. Amazingly, this MerlotContinue reading “2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards”