Six Months With an EV

The Rivian R1S

Way back in December of last year (2023) we posted an article on our blog titled “It’s Electric!“. At the time, it was about the latest addition to our fleet, which also happened to be our first electric vehicle(EV). This particular vehicle is a beautiful Rivian R1S which was added as an additional SUV to … Full Story

The Asheville Wine Scene…2024

The Asheville Wine Scene 2024

As of early 2024, when I penned this article, the wine scene in Asheville continues to be ever expanding and as one would expect, uniquely Asheville. The city has always marched to the beat of its own drum (Friday drum circle aside) which, not to get off on a tangent, is one of the things … Full Story

It’s Electric!

The Rivian R1S

Van in Black has added another vehicle to our fleet but this one is a little unique from previous additions. This is a fully electric SUV that can seat up to 6 passengers (not including the driver). For this vehicle we went with a beautiful black Rivian R1S: We have had this vehicle on order … Full Story

What is the Best Time of Year for a Wine Tour?

Vineyard Seasons

Another question that we receive often from people…What is the best time of the year to visit the wineries? Similar to some of the other questions that we receive about wine tours, this is a reasonable and perfectly legitimate question. If you are going to be visiting the area and you had to pick a … Full Story

What Is the Best Day To Go to a Winery?

Vineyard Picture

Another question that we often receive from people who are looking to setup a wine tour with us is “What is the best day to visit the wineries?“. I could respond with something very simple and cliché and say “Everyday!” or maybe even something like “Today! If that isn’t possible, then tomorrow!” but honestly these … Full Story

We Did It Again!

Asheville Wine Tours

Once again, we are super excited and humbled to announce that one of our companies, Asheville Wine Tours, has been nominated by USA Today as a “Top 10” wine tour company in the nation. This is our second year of making it to this list and during the competition for the top spot last year … Full Story

A Dash of Luxury!

Mercedes Benz S-Class

Once again Van in Black has expanded their fleet. We didn’t go with another van this time; instead we decided to go with something a little more stylish and luxurious. We acquired a Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan! This is the first sedan in our fleet and we are super excited about it! The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is … Full Story

What are the Best Asheville Wineries?

Asheville Wineries

We do a lot of wine tours that depart from the Asheville, NC region and a very common question we get asked when setting up itineraries is “What are the best Asheville wineries?“. This is a very reasonable and obvious question to ask if you are going to be experiencing an Asheville wine tour which … Full Story

Introducing “Experiences”!

Van in Black Experiences

Van in Black is pleased to announce the addition of “Experiences” to our standard offering of luxury vehicles that are bookable for various hourly events and/or services. What are “Experiences“? Exactly that…Experiences! Epic experiences to be more specific. “Experiences” are going to be curated, ticketed events, that occur on a specific date and time that … Full Story