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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

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

Why Fly When You Can Have a Mobile Office?

The Van in Black Mobile Office

I have noticed a trend lately that I believe may create a paradigm shift with the way corporate travelers look at short distance travel and the costs and hassle associated with flying. With the high costs of fuel, and as a result, the elevated costs for air travel, businesses are looking at either reducing the … Full Story

Asheville Cider Tours


Apple cider, specifically hard apple cider, is often an overlooked tour option when considering the numerous “adult beverage” tours that are available in and around the Asheville area. We get it, the sheer number of breweries, not to mention some urban wineries and area vineyards, can definitely overshadow some of the more niche markets like … Full Story

Spring in the Vineyard

Spring Vineyard Growth

Another Spring is just around the corner and folks are already starting to book their wine tours for this wonderful time of year in the Carolinas. It is a great time of year to be out enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Carolinas and specifically the vineyards. The weather is typically going to be warmer … Full Story