Winery Tours

The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe.…

Essentials for Visiting North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley Wine Region

Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, North Carolina Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina you’ll…

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…

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. …

What you need to know before visiting the Biltmore Winery

March 13, 2015
What you need to know before visiting The Biltmore Winery In 1985 the winery on the Biltmore Estate first opened its doors to the…

Childress Vineyards is a winning pit stop in Lexington, North Carolina

January 17, 2015
Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina After a fun visit to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord to celebrate my son’s…

Harvest on the Half-shell at Virginia’s Philip Carter Winery

November 12, 2014
The vineyards at Philip Carter Winery in Hume, Virginia   Rolling hills, vibrant leaves, the fragrant aroma of wood burning…

Sip and savor fall colors in the North Carolina Mountains

October 15, 2014
View from the patio at Linville Falls Winery It’s the time of year when tourists head for the hills. Okay they’re a…

Discovering North Carolina’s Haw River Wine Trail

May 21, 2014
  In the center of North Carolina between the mountains and the coast the Haw River flows. The land along its shores  between…

Carmel ramps up the wine-tasting experience

April 7, 2014
A guest post by Michael Hepworth courtesy Trip Advisor The town of Carmel is certainly a unique place to visit. First of all the…

The Winery at Bull Run – where history and fine wine converge

As a child I visited what my father reverently referred to as the “hallowed grounds” at Manassas, Virginia. The Stone Bridge…

Sunday Snapshot!

October 13, 2013
It’s always exciting to be invited to share my work on another travel blog.  Today I’m honored to have a photograph…

Fried Chicken and Bubbles; a fun pairing at Virginia’s Early Mountain Vineyards

August 2, 2013
  When I first heard the name of the event I had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept. Fried chicken with bubbles?…

Paradise Springs Winery – “The Gateway to Virginia Wine Country”

July 17, 2013
Driving through the D.C. suburbs in Northern Virginia one’s first thought isn’t, “I’m in wine country.” Traffic,…

Mermaids aren’t just folklore in Norfolk’s Ghent district

May 14, 2013
Mermaids. Mysterious maidens appearing in the folklore of many cultures around the world. The mythological creatures from the sea…

Chatham Vineyards on Virginia’s Eastern Shore – Bordeaux Meets the Chesapeake

April 17, 2013
  Perhaps less renown than other viniferous regions of the state, the Historic Eastern Shore of Virginia is an amazingly beautiful…

Five things you’ll love about Helen, GA during the holidays

December 15, 2012
Helen, Georgia is a re-creation Bavarian village nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia boasting a rich heritage…

Temecula – California’s other wine country

September 28, 2012
    While visiting San Diego I ventured outside the city and took a day trip to the wine country in Temecula. Prior to…

Kayaking winery tour – a perfect combination

September 12, 2012
  I have found the most unusual winery tour.  SouthEast Expeditions on Virginia’s Eastern Shore combines a water adventure…

Make a stop on the Dahlonega Wine Trail in North Georgia

August 7, 2012
  Driving through Dahlonega in North Georgia the green road signs are easy to see and worth following. The breathtaking views…

An Urban Winery in North Carolina

May 7, 2012
  I recently visited an Urban Winery in Morrisville, North Carolina.  It was a fascinating and educational visit.  Having…