The Continuing Saga of Our Wine Education

WSET and CMS Lapel Pins

If you have been following our blog posts then you know that a few of us within the company have been working on our wine certifications. We have been specifically focused on the curriculum from the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET) that is globally recognized wine education and certifying organization based in the United … Read more

A New Year, a New Limo Van…

Our new limo van!

Happy New Year everyone! 2022 was a record year for us and we are really excited to see what 2023 has in store for us! We figured we would start things off with a bang by adding another limousine van to our fleet. This will be our second up fitted van with the limousine configuration … Read more

Why Destination Weddings are Here to Stay

Castle LadyHawke Weddings

Asheville is an amazing city for a destination wedding. With its historic architecture and stunningforests, it’s got so much to offer, whether you want a city-slicker-style wedding or a more rural,boho chic one. Like most places in the last few years, however, destination weddings tapered off. In fact, almost allweddings were postponed, cancelled, or held … Read more

And Then There Were 10!

Van in Black

Van in Black is pleased to announce that we have expanded our fleet once again with the addition of 2 brand new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. These two additions bring our fleet size to 10 which is a proud milestone for us since we only started this business in 2018 with one man and a van. … Read more

Asheville Beer Tours

Asheville Beer Tours

I am not sure what this says about those of us who live in the Asheville area, except that maybe we like beer, but there are a lot of breweries in and around Asheville. This is with a big emphasis on the phrase “a lot“. Seriously! Saying Asheville is a beer city is like saying … Read more

Nominated as the Best Wine Tour Company!

Asheville Wine Tours - 10 Best

We are very excited (and extremely humbled) to announce that Asheville Wine Tours, which is a Van in Black company, has been nominated as a “10 Best” wine tour company in the United States by USA Today. Asheville Wine Tours is the only North Carolina company to make the list of 20 wine tour companies. … Read more

Some Wine With Your Hike?

Hike and Wine with us!

This could also be titled “A Hike With Your Wine?”. Either way you title this, I think you know where I’m going with this. Yes, there are a lot of wineries in the areas of North and South Carolina that we service but there are also miles of hiking trails (literally thousands of miles) that … Read more

A Day in the Cellar

A Day in the Cellar at Mountain Brook Vineyards

Sure Spring weather can be fickle –a little sprinkle of rain, intermittent sunshine, some clouds, and maybe some serious gusts of wind that send you running for that jacket buried somewhere in the depths of your car, and now you are seriously rethinking the plans you made for a weekend of enjoying wine and the … Read more

WSET Level 2

WSETLevel2

Our three employees who recently completed their WSET Level 1 in wines certification have now moved up to Level 2. They successfully completed the instruction and testing to achieve a Level 2 in wines certification from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) organization. Two of our employees passed their exam with merit and one … Read more

Some of our Favorite Food Trucks

Haus Heidelberg Food Truck

As one of the leading providers of wine tours (maybe even THE leading provider) in Western North Carolina, we end up at wineries often, very often and we’re super stoked about it! We have vehicles at the wineries constantly from the vineyards around Asheville, Hendersonville, and Tryon up to the Appalachian High Country, and way … Read more