Tag: NC Wineries

An Afternoon of Drinks & Dogs

We spent an afternoon enjoying Drinks and Dogs at RayLen Vineyards~ Lots of Dog Gone Fun :) There were treats for your pooch~ And a water station for thirsty hounds~ Shhhh. . . Don’t tell Chloe & Gracie, since we didn’t bring them. . . Even though Chloe has a nose for wine and happy…

Grape Expectations

We’ve been Celebrating the Grape and enjoying Bottled Sunshine during September in observance of North Carolina’s Wine Appreciation Month. Harvest festivals with serenades, grape stomps, and harvest-to-barrel celebrations are abundant with October’s arrival.   Taking my cue from the harvest events at North Carolina wineries this month, I pulled out my grandmother’s dishes~ Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers~…

Celebrating the Grape

Our celebration of the grape continued in observance of  “NORTH CAROLINA WINE APPRECIATION MONTH” as decreed by the governor of North Carolina. We were more than happy to  guzzle taste wines in appreciation & compliance~ making our way to visit a few wineries from the Yadkin Valley area. You can see the other wineries we visited~ Shelton, Raffaldini…

Bottled Sunshine

BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE, Governor of the State of North Carolina, hereby proclaims September 2011, as “NORTH CAROLINA WINE APPRECIATION MONTH” in North Carolina and commends its observance to all citizens. Well OK then. . . I’m more than happy to observe :-)  Until last year, I was completely unaware there were 106 wineries and 400 commercial grape…

Elkin Creek Vineyard

E is for Elkin Creek Vineyard This week’s letter assignment if the letter E~ North Carolina is home to more than 90 wineries~  quadrupling since 2001. The industry has two focuses – native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes. Commonly planted vinifera grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier, which are…