JOLO Wins Jefferson Cup!

JOLO Winery and Vineyards celebrated winning gold at the 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition. JOLO won three gold medals, one double gold, four silver, one bronze, plus a highly-coveted Jefferson Cup! The second year in a row JOLO has won a Jefferson Cup! JOLO posted the big announcement on Facebook! Of the 750 wines... Continue Reading →

James Suckling Scores NC Wine

The esteemed and decade long tenured James Suckling is world-famous for his wine reviews and wine scores. Jame Suckling rated the 2012 Midnight Run Grand Reserve at an astonishing 93 points! Windsor Run Cellars in Hamptonville, North Carolina lies along the Western boundary of the Yadkin Valley AVA. Windsor Run Cellars posted the news online!... Continue Reading →

Apple Pie Spiced Wine – Carolina Heritage

A perfect Fall wine!  Spiced Apple Wine!  Fermented of North Carolina grown apples with raisins, almonds, and spices added. Vintage 2017.  Medium yellow in color. Smells like apple pie…. Nose is pronounced of spices, expressive of cinnamon and steeping of nutmeg. Sweet with low-medium acidity and light bodied. Pronounce flavor intensity showing green apple, nutmeg,... Continue Reading →

Apple Cranberry Cider – McRitchie CiderWorks

Tonight's wine is the special release Apple Cranberry Hard Cider from McRitchie Ciderworks. Artisan hard cider produced from North Carolina mountain grown apples blended with sweet-tart cranberries. Beautiful reddish-pink in color. 7% ABV Apple flavors shine with a cranberry finish. Well balanced with the slight tartness from the cranberry. This is a very good quality... Continue Reading →

Crimson Creek 2019 – JOLO Vineyards

Crimson Creek - JOLO Vineyards. Yadkin Valley AVA. Vintage 2019. From the back label: The 2019 growing season here in Pilot Mountain was marked by very little rainfall, warm sunny days with a constant breeze flowing through the vineyards. This ripened the fruit slowly and at the same time dehydrated the fruit slightly which reduced... Continue Reading →

Crimson Sunset – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Crimson Sunset Red Wine from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Blend of estate grown Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium intensity nose of red plum, red cherry, and raspberry. Off dry, medium bodied with approachable medium... Continue Reading →

Pinnacle Meritage – Childress Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Barrel Select Pinnacle Heritage Ted Wine from Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina. Meritage Proprietor: Richard Childress Winemaker: Mark Frizolowski Non-vintage. Yadkin Valley AVA Barrel Select Meritage rhymes with heritage, not garage. Medium ruby in color with a light garnet rim. Nose of blackberry, elderberry, black cherry, mocha, and leather.... Continue Reading →

Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA. Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. Yadkin Valley AVA Winemaker Kevin Elder. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim. Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished in... Continue Reading →

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