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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

Hire Van in Black for a Memorable Concert Experience!

Concert Transportation

Attending a concert with friends is an exhilarating experience, filled with excitement, great music, and unforgettable memories (Talking to you Taylor Swift fans!). However, organizing transportation for a group of friends can be a daunting task, especially when considering logistics, safety, and convenience. This is where Van in Black can step in, offering a transportation … Full Story

Famers Markets + Wine Pairings: Keeping it Local

Wine and the Farmers Market

A carnival of colors, sights, sounds and smells welcomed me as I strolled through the stalls of our local farmers market on a recent Saturday morning. I was immediately overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of juicy ripe blackberries and freshly picked peaches, succulent watermelons, figs, deep, purplish red beets, the brilliant yellows of summer squash, … Full Story

Autumn is Approaching!

Autumn is Coming!

Fall is coming to North Carolina, really, it is, despite the searing heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms that roll predictably through the North Carolina Foothills every afternoon during the summer. As you begin to think about cooler days, vibrant colors, and fall activities – think wine tours! Booking a tour of North Carolina wineries with … 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