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”

Firesteed Pinot Noir

Firesteed Cellars Pinot Noir Vintage 2020 Wine is youthful as shown in it’s light delicate ruby red color. Decanted 30 minutes. The nose moderately shows aromas of red cherry, red plum, vanilla, smoke, cedar, and spice. On the tongue is moderate notes of red cherry, red plum, cranberry, pomegranate, vanilla, oak, spice, cedar, and smoke.Continue reading “Firesteed Pinot Noir”

Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America. It is also one of the most influential for American wines. In 2022, over 4800 wines were judged over the three day event. As one would expect, a majority of the wines entered are from West Coast wineries. However, several East Coast winesContinue reading “Winning Wines of Note at San Francisco Wine Competition”

NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!

More that 5,800 wines were evaluated by 48 judges over three days. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest in North America and one of the most influential commercial competitions of American wine. Several North Carolina wineries won medals in the 2022 competition. The list of winners include JOLO Winery and Vineyards, BiltmoreContinue reading “NC Wineries Win at San Francisco Wine Competition!”

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 🍷🍷

Wine Competitions 2022

It was a busy 2021, we were fortunate to organize two wine competitions in spite of Covid. The first North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition with judging held in Flat Rock and the first ever American Sangria Challenge held in Tryon. For 2022, we’re planning our two state competitions. May of 2022, will be judging forContinue reading “Wine Competitions 2022”