Why Have an Elevated Wine Experience?

An Elevated Wine Experience

You might be wondering what is an “elevated wine tour”? Let’s start with some important facts: North Carolina boasts more than 200 wineries and 2,300 grape-bearing acres producing more than 1.1 million cases of wine each year and generates around $1.97 billion per year in economic impact and 10,000 jobs. Almost 2 million tourists a … 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

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

It’s Pruning Time at the Vineyards!

Winter at Parker-Binns Vineyard

The Tryon Foothills experienced several inches of snow and freezing temperature during the month of January. As a consumer of wine, WSET Level 1 Certified, and having a budding interest in vineyard management, I was curious as to how weather, specifically, the latest blast of winter, has impacted the local vineyards and what vineyard management … 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

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

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

Asheville Wine Tours

Asheville Wine Tours

Asheville is quite possibly the quintessential city for Western North Carolina experiences.  The location is perfectly situated in the mountains and is either the direct host of the experience or the perfect gateway to it.  When it comes to wineries, Asheville is both!  While it doesn’t host too many wineries, and none of them have vineyards attached to them, Asheville does directly host two wineries inside the city limits; one which has the unique distinction of being the most visited winery in America (more on this later).  Asheville is also the gateway to a number a quality wineries and vineyards that are all less than an hours drive from the city.  At the time of this writing, late 2019, there are at least ten quality wineries that are viable options for any Asheville wine tours.  So if you are in Asheville and want to checkout the winery scene, here are some options to definitely consider:

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