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The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

February 2, 2017 @ 11:51 pm
Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe. Today, mere minutes from his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, the Williamsburg Winery brings Mr Jefferson's dream to fruition. The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred is a thriving vineyard and member of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the heart of Coastal Virginia's historic region. "Everything you need to eat, drink, and feel at home." The Williamsburg Winery features a winery, tasting room, vineyards, restaurants as well as overnight accommodations. As their website boasts, "Everything [...]

Essentials for Visiting North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley Wine Region

January 19, 2017 @ 9:34 am
Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina you'll find the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. The area west of Winston-Salem, once famous for it's Gold Leaf Tobacco is quickly gaining notoriety for a new yet old crop. The Grape. The first federally-recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the state is producing award-winning wines and attracting visitors to taste and enjoy. Finding the Yadkin Valley Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge just west of Winston-Salem, 65-miles north of Charlotte, and a little over two hours west of Raleigh, The [...]

October is Virginia Wine Month on the Monticello Wine Trail

Thomas Jefferson had a vision for viniferous activity in his beloved Virginia.  Though perhaps his grape-growing dreams didn't come to fruition in his life time, today the wine industry is thriving all around his historic home.  So much so, that Virginia is now a destination for wine tourism. The Monticello Wine Trail In the Blue Ridge Mountains, fall temps and brilliant foliage usher in Virginia Wine Month along the Monticello Wine Trail.  The Monticello Wine Trail is comprised of 30 magnificent wineries all within close proximity of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.  Member wineries welcome visitors from all over the country [...]

Myrtle Beach bound? Duplin Winery – The Winery of the South – is now open

Cool, Sweet & Easy Wines for Three Generations - That's the motto at Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, North Carolina.  The family-owned winery and vineyards has expanded operations and is now open for business on U.S. Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I visited their new facility and met with Jonathan Fussell of Duplin.  Fussell took me on a tour of the winery where I experienced first-hand, delicious wine and southern hospitality.  After my time there, I'm certain, Duplin Winery will quickly become a landmark in this beach community. About Duplin Winery Fussell's family began growing muscadine [...]

What you need to know before visiting the Biltmore Winery

March 13, 2015 @ 9:16 am
What you need to know before visiting The Biltmore Winery In 1985 the winery on the Biltmore Estate first opened its doors to the public. At the time, William Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt, called it, "the most historic event since my grandfather had opened his estate to his family on Christmas Day ninety years earlier.” Today The Biltmore Winery is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. The winery produces over a million bottles a year and Biltmore wines can be purchased in 21 states. 30 years later, The Biltmore Winery is renowned for its award-winning wines and is the most visited [...]