Georgia Wine Highway

The Georgia Wine Highway is back in 2022! The event is scheduled for March of 2022. Open Georgia Wine posted the below. The Georgia Wine Highway features a passport which normally cost $75, and provides for a tasting at each participating winery. Last year approximately 40 wineries and several wine tasting rooms participated. A majorityContinue reading “Georgia Wine Highway”

VinoWine App Partners with Virginia Wine Pass

Our friends at The VinoWine App recently announced a partnership with the Virginia Wine Pass. Mike and Mike of The VinoWine App have also opened the Reserve Tasting Room in Lynchburg. Lynchburg’s first farm winery tasting room. VinoWine App of course is our most favored wine app, useful for locating wineries nearby no matter whereContinue reading “VinoWine App Partners with Virginia Wine Pass”

Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2020 Riesling Mountain Brook Vineyards Tryon Foothills, North Carolina Beautiful yellow gold in color. Excellent clarity. Vibrant tropical bouquet of pineapple, kiwi, mango, and lime, with hints of pear and a delicate floral note of jasmine. Hints of sweetness on the tongue…medium acidity with a medium-light body. Complex tropical notes on the tongue, pineapple,Continue reading “Riesling – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain

Vintner’s Reserve Zinfandel. Soaring Eagle Collection. Eagle Mountain Vineyards and Winery. Eagle Mountain is in Travelers Rest, South Carolina and proudly offers a California wine experience. Eagle Mountain wines are produced under the expertise of distinguished winemaker George Bursick. This Zinfandel fruit was sourced from vineyards around the Mokelumne River in Lodi, California. The wineContinue reading “Zinfandel – Eagle Mountain”

Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA

A new listing recently showed up on the TTB’s List of Pending American Viticultural Area Petitions. The list which is regularly updated, consist of only those AVA petitions accepted as “perfected.” The term perfected in this use, precisely means the petition meets the requirements to be designated as an American Viticultural Area. While several regulatoryContinue reading “Pending as Perfected: Tryon Foothills AVA”

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”

Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update

We recently stopped by CityScape Winery to check on the construction progress of their new 10,000+ sq. ft. tasting room and production facility. With an expected finish date in December, 2021, it’s very exciting to see the building really coming along. I took the first two pictures below on our recent visit. Co-owner and winemakerContinue reading “Cityscape Winery – Expansion Update”

Awards Announcement – 2021 American Sangria Challenge

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseSeptember 3, 2021 American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition Jasper Winery Wins Best-in-Show in American Sangria Challenge Tryon, North Carolina – The inaugural American Sangria Challenge Wine Competition announces nineteen medal winning sangria entries. The competition was organized by JenNis Beverage Marketing, a Carolina based group focused on marketing the craft beverage industry.Continue reading “Awards Announcement – 2021 American Sangria Challenge”

Els Iced Chocolate Wine

Ernie Els Iced Chocolate Wine Sometimes, you just gotta try it! 🤣 The color is ..,well think YooHoo Chocolate drink! The nose is …..well think YooHoo with alcohol. The flavor..,well it’s chocolate! Again, think YooHoo with an alcohol kick! It isn’t bad, probably excellent to blend with. I’m think a really strong Chocolate Martini, Mudslide,Continue reading “Els Iced Chocolate Wine”

Green Tea Wine – Native Vines

What in the world of oenology is tea wine? Green Tea Wine. Native Vines Winery in Lexington, North Carolina. It’s most likely not what you think! No grape juice, no fruit juice! Just water, yeast, sugar, and tea leaves! 12.5% ABV! That’s not a typo. This is not some light bodied delicate table wine! PaleContinue reading “Green Tea Wine – Native Vines”