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Sunset at the Vineyard

So You Booked a Winery Tour. Now What?

As Autumn approaches in the Carolinas, a lot of people will go out on winery tours as either self guided excursions or with a transportation service like the Van in Black.  Wineries are beautiful anytime of year but there is something special about them as the Fall blankets the area in beautiful colors.  The weather is also perfect as it isn’t too warm during the day and the evenings have just the right nip in the air.  It is a very nice time to enjoy the 200+ North and South Carolina wineries available to visit!  So once you plan a date or book a tour with a company, now what?  It is going to be the perfect day, etc. but there are 200+ wineries to choose from.  How do you even begin to plan something like that?  Furthermore, what should I expect the day of the event?  We have a few suggestions that, hopefully, will help:

Asheville Skyline

Airport Shuttle Service to Asheville Airport (AVL)

The Van in Black is pleased to announce that they are now authorized to provide shuttle van service for both arriving and departing travelers at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).  As with the other airports we service (GSP and CLT), the Van in Black brings a specific niche to the area with our larger sized shuttle service that has substantially more capacity than a taxi, ride-share, or typical shuttle van. It is perfect for large families or groups traveling together with an abundance of luggage.  Whatever you have, we can handle it!  This ultimately provides a more cost effective option to large families or groups with the added coolness factor at no additional charge (who doesn’t want to get picked up by the Van in Black?).  Call us today to book your pick-up or drop-off at the Asheville Regional Airport!

Charlotte Skyline

Airport Shuttle Service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport(CLT)

The Van in Black is pleased to announce that they are now authorized to provide shuttle van service for both arriving and departing travelers at the beautiful Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) of North Carolina. The Van in Black’s large size brings additional on-demand shuttle service to Charlotte for large families and groups that need more than a typical taxi, rideshare, or smaller shuttle van. With a total capacity for up to 11 people with luggage, the Van in Black provides a cost effective solution that is comfortable and flexible; not to mention the added coolness benefit from driving up to the airport in the Van in Black! Call today and book the van for your transportation needs into or out of CLT!

Airport Shuttle Service

Airport Shuttle Service for Large Groups

Airport travel can be a challenge when you have a large group of people (6-10 people or more!).  Whether it is a large family, a business team, a church group, or sports team; the challenges of dealing with everything involved with air travel is compounded when you have a large group.  This is especially true when you are dealing with an extended trip that requires more than just a simple carry-on for 1 or 2 days of travel. 

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon International Equestrian Center

The FEI Equestrian World Games are coming to Western North Carolina in September of 2018 (9/11 – 9/23).  This is expected to bring an enormous amount of people into the tiny community of Mill Spring, North Carolina which typically has a population of less than 5,000 people.  During the games the total spectators present are expected to exceed 50,000 people per day.  That is a lot of people!  Will Mill Spring and the surrounding communities be able to handle this sudden population explosion?  Absolutely! 

Downtown Greenville South Carolina

Airport Shuttle Service to Greenville-Spartanburg Airport(GSP)

The Van in Black is pleased to announce that they are now authorized to provide shuttle van service to both arriving and departing travelers at the beautiful Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP) of South Carolina.  With space for up to 11 passengers with luggage, large families or groups using GSP will find the Van in Black’s large capacity a helpful, comfortable, and cost effective method of getting to or from the airport.  As an added benefit there is the coolness factor of riding in the one and only – Van in Black!  So call today and book the van for your airport transfer needs.  Let us know when you arrive or depart and we will take it from there!

Craft Breweries in the Carolinas!

Is Beer Your Thing?

The microbrewery trend that has been slowly growing across America over the last decade has certainly not missed the Carolinas.  Microbreweries are sprouting up all over the Carolinas and they are thriving!  Each one offering their own unique and flavorful take on the centuries old art of brewing while creating an atmosphere where people can gather and enjoy their latest creations.  Like many of the wineries of the Carolinas, they come in different sizes and have different offerings above and beyond their beer samplings.  Some may just stick to the beer and offer light snacks to go with it while others may have full service restaurants with live entertainment, gift shops, etc.  The variety and diversity of each brewery truly contributes to the experience and defines the vibe of the city that hosts them.  What better way to spend an evening with your friends who like beer than visiting three or four (or more!) breweries one afternoon or evening.  Let the Van in Black be your designated driver so that everyone in your party can enjoy themselves.  You could drive yourself, but why?  You define the locations and we get you there safely.  Whether you want to tour breweries in Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Spartanburg, or any of the surrounding areas, the Van in Black is available when you need us.

The Van in Black is So Big…

How big is it?  It is so big that, in theory, if you wanted the van to pick you and your Smart car up in Charlotte and drop you off in Asheville, it could happen:

Smart Car Inside Van In Black

Yeah, this could really happen!

How May We Serve You?

How May We Serve You?

Need passenger van service?  The Van in Black is ready to serve you! Serving Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, specifically, the areas around and in between Charlotte North Carolina, Asheville North Carolina, and Greenville/Spartanburg South Carolina we’ve got you covered!  In case you are wondering, here are a few statistics about the Van in Black that you might find interesting:

An Autumn Winery

Where is Your Favorite Winery in the Carolinas?

Both North and South Carolina have a number of wineries that are popular spots to visit and tour.  The North Carolina winery scene is a little more established than South Carolina which is evident by the sheer number of wineries already established in North Carolina.  However, more and more South Carolina wineries are popping up and the local wine scene there is rapidly growing.  The good news is that wherever you are in North or South Carolina, there are probably a number of wineries that are reasonably close to you and make a great day trip, they’re easy and inviting to visit for a tour, tasting, lunch, or all of the above.