Asheville Wine Tours – 3rd Time’s a Charm!

For the 3rd year in a row, Asheville Wine Tours (a Van in Black company), has been nominated in USA Today’s 10BEST Readers’ Choice award program for 2024 as one of the best wine tour companies in the nation. The first time we were nominated for this program, in 2022, we were a bit blown away by the recognition. We were and still are, a small company located in the hills of Western North Carolina. We are a literal “Mom and Pop” business! Furthermore, the wine region in this area is still somewhat in its infancy. We think this area is absolutely beautiful and want to share it with the world but we were up against companies from regions that are more developed and well known throughout the world like Napa, Sonoma, or the Finger Lakes of New York. Yet despite all of that, our little company placed 7th in our first year. While we would have loved to have finished in first place (who wouldn’t?), we were absolutely amazed that we placed 7th. We were nominated again in 2023 and did a little better finishing 5th place so to finish in the top 5 was quite an achievement. We are honored that we have been nominated again for 2024 and we hope to do even better this year! The contest is in full swing right now and as with the previous competitions, we need your help!

Usa Today 10best Readers Choice Awards 2024

If You Vote, We Win!

The 10Best list is a readers’ choice competition that relies solely on votes to determine the winner. The good news is that you can vote multiple times (once per day) and you don’t have to give anyone your email address or sign up for anything. It is just a simple vote and whoever collects the most votes, wins. The voting is super easy too. Just visit this website:

Vote for Asheville Wine Tours as 2024’s Best Wine Tour Company (

Once the page loads click the blue “VOTE” button and your done. It is that easy! Just remember to do this every day through the morning of July 22nd. We have a pretty good shot at claiming first place this year, but we can’t do it without you.

Do You Want a Reminder Everyday?

We get it, people have full schedules and it is easy to forget to vote everyday. We can help with that! Just click here, enter your email address and we will send you a reminder everyday with an easy link you can click on to cast your daily vote. What is easier than that? We won’t send you anything else except these reminders and they will stop when the competition ends.

We Play To Win!

As they say, “Go big or go home!” That is kind of our attitude on this. The outcome of this really isn’t going to change much for us with regards to how we deliver our tours. We will still provide the same level of service; door-to-door custom wine tours for people visiting this area. It is, however, a competition and with that we are in it to win it!

So please help a small company out and give us a vote if you have a few moments to spare. A win by Asheville Wine Tours will also help bring great exposure and awareness to the developing wine industry and agrotourism in North Carolina. This will also help the numerous farmers and workers that support the multi-billion dollar industry in our state (yes, that is billion with a B). We need your vote please and thank you!

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I am the founder of Van in Black. I also started HD Carolina (the first Carolina themed channel on Roku and Amazon Fire TV) and several other service based companies located in North Carolina. I am also a musician, photographer, wine geek (WSET Level 3 in Wines Certified with merit and Level 1 with the Court of Master Sommeliers), computer nerd, and lover of all things cool. Most importantly, however, I am a husband, father, and very proud (newly minted) grandfather.

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