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

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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. … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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. … Full Story

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 … Full Story

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 … Full Story