WSET Level 1

WSET Level 1 Pin

Congrats to our three employees (myself included) who have successfully completed their WSET Level 1 in Wines certification. What is WSET and what does this certification mean to our customers? I am glad you asked! What is WSET? WSET in an acronym for the Wine & Spirt Education Trust. This is a global organization, headquartered … Read more

2021 Tryon Christmas Light Show

Holiday Light Tours

It may seem hard to believe, but the holiday season (the most wonderful time of the year!) is just around the corner! With this season comes all of the fun, excitement, tradition, and good times that everyone welcomes and always looks forward to each year. A newer event that has quickly turned into a holiday … Read more

Charlotte Wine Tours

Charlotte

Charlotte, the largest and most populous city in North Carolina, has a number of great wine tour options available to anyone who wants to start a wine tour originating from the Queen City. The city is a crossroads to the two very different wine styles contained inside the state; you can easily get to wineries … Read more

Autumn Wine Tours

Carolina Winery Autumn

I know. The title of this blog post is enough all on its own. I really don’t need to say much beyond this as you already have wonderful images, feelings, and thoughts in your mind that evoke those “Fall Feelings”. If you have visited a Carolina winery in the Autumn, you already know. There is … Read more

Here We Grow Again!

Van In Black Limo Van

Only two months after announcing the most recent addition to our fleet, the 14 Passenger Luxury Van, Van in Black is pleased to announce that we are adding another luxury option to our fleet, a true limousine configuration. Staying consistent with our previous announced partnership with LA West Coaches, a world leader in luxury coaches, … Read more

Wine Tours Near Me?

Wine Tours Near Me?

So you are visiting North Carolina and you want to know “What Wine Tours Are Near Me?“. There are, after all, 200+ wineries in the state. The odds are good that there are plenty of wineries near you to visit. If there are plenty wineries then there should also be plenty of tour options available … Read more

Here We Grow! (part II)

Luxury 14 Van

Just nine months after our last announcement, Van in Black is pleased to announce that we have added yet another van to our fleet! This new vehicle brings into service an elevated class of comfort; Van in Black has selected this van (and some future vans….stay tuned!) from LA West Coaches. This particular van can … Read more

The Winery Experience

The Winery Experience

The French have a word that is used to explain, in a single word, the complete environment that is involved in the making of a specific wine. It is very deep in its meaning and is used to describe everything from the physical aspects like climate, soil, and terrain to even non-physical aspects like the … Read more

Asheville Urban Wineries

Marked Tree Urban Tasting Room

There are a number of great wineries available to visit from the Asheville area. These are wineries with attached vineyards (the traditional “winery experience”) and we have written about them here. But what if you want to stay inside the city or don’t have time for a full day excursion? You will be happy to … Read more

North Carolina Wine Tours

North Carolina Wine Tours

The wine industry in North Carolina is exploding in terms of both growth (the number of wineries) and popularity (the number of people visiting the wineries). It is a huge economic boom for the state having almost a 2 billion dollar impact on the economy and supporting over 10,000 jobs. While all of this sounds … Read more