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”

Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley

Impromptu Labor Day trip to the Yadkin Valley AVA in North Carolina. Knew of a couple of wineries in the AVA which we hadn’t yet enjoyed a visit. So with intent we traveled! First stop at Golden Road Vineyards. We rated our experience at Golden Road Vineyards very favorably and highly recommended. Give it anContinue reading “Quick Trip to the Yadkin Valley”

Wine Competition Process

I decided back in July to try and gain a better understanding of what drives our views on our blog. 🍷🍷 This September we will try the formula of consistent content. I hope we can……lol!! Tonight’s content could be construed as a bitch session….but maybe it’ll be insightful to some! August 29th we held theContinue reading “Wine Competition Process”

Dynamis Estate Wines Is Open For Excellence!!

Sound the trumpets! 🎺 Tell your friends! 📢 Pop those Corks! 🍾 Dynamis Estate Wines, North Carolina’s premier luxury winery is open for excellence!! 🍷🍷 Open for reservations starting June 1st! We enjoyed the Incredible experience to visit before they officially opened to the public. We were blessed with an amazing opportunity to join severalContinue reading “Dynamis Estate Wines Is Open For Excellence!!”

Awards Announcement – 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition

The 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition was judged May 7th at The Belmont Inn in historic Abbeville, South Carolina. The Palmetto Wine Competition serves to increase exposure for commercially licensed wineries in South Carolina. The event is made possible by our generous and supportive sponsors, Van in Black, Bristow Beverage Law, and the Belmont Inn. VanContinue reading “Awards Announcement – 2022 Palmetto Wine Competition”

Weekend April 22-24

It was a full weekend for sure. Friday evening we dined at the CARO-Mi Dining Room in Tryon and afterwards enjoyed an amazing Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir at Bodega Noir in Landrum. Bodega Noir is quickly becoming one of favorite hangouts! Saturday we enjoyed the Pig Pickin celebration at Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery and afterwardContinue reading “Weekend April 22-24”

Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir

The Wine: Saveurs du Temps Vintage 2020 100% Pinot Noir Indication Géographique Protégée Pays d’Oc 13% ABV Medium ruby in color Nose: Medium intensity of red fruit with red cherry, redcurrant, red cranberry, mushrooms and spice. Would definitely benefit from decanting 60 minutes or longer. Taste: Youthful yet rounded tannins showing red cherry, dried redContinue reading “Saveurs du Temps Pinot Noir”

Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino

WINE: Paolo Bea, Cerrete, Montefalco, Umbria, Sagrantino VINTAGE: 2015 COLOR: Medium Ruby NOSE: Amazing! Needs to open 30 to 60 minutes. Alcohol is present, licorice, toasted almonds, and leather until it opens up with very expressive layers of red currant, red cherry, and very ripe red plums. TASTE: Dry with polished tannins and harmonious layers.Continue reading “Paolo Bea Cerrete Sagrantino”