From the mountains to the coast, the wine industry in North Carolina is growing. Vineyards have sprouted all across North Carolina and the business that was rendered all but dead during prohibition is revived and thriving once again.
I had the opportunity to speak with Lauren Jeffcoat of VisitNCWineCountry.com. Jeffcoat's enthusiasm about the resurgence of grape growing and wine production in the state is evident when she speaks. She's dedicated her website to spreading the word about the award-winning offerings of the Tarheel state.
As her website notes, "from backyard cabins to Italian Chateaus, North Carolina Wine Country has something for everyone."
In addition to spreading the good news about North Carolina wines, twice a year Jeffcoat organizes Sip Trips bringing visitors directly to the source of her passion.