Our wine tonight is the single barrel Csrménère from CityScape Winery in Greenville County, South Carolina. The grape was imported from Chilè and only 300 bottles produced.

We were honored to attend tonight’s release party featuring the music of Sloan Smith and Josh Jones now famous brisket.

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Christmas at Biltmore -White Wine

Our wine tonight is the Christmas at Biltmore Limited Release 2017 White Wine. It’s Christmas in July!

The featured artwork on the front label is original by North Carolina artist Terry Owensby. Terry’s artwork, winning the annual design contest, is inspired by long ago Vanderbilt Christmas celebrations.

Merry Christmas in July from Dennis, Jenni, Leo, and Bella, at WineryEscapades.Com

Mount Pisgah – Appalachian Ridge Cidery

Our wine tonight is the Mount Pisgah artisan cider from Appalachian Ridge. Appalachian Ridge is from the same group as Saint Paul Vineyards. The Mount Pisgah is grown, squeezed, and bottled in the mountains of North Carolina. Alcohol content is 8% and the Cider is Slightly bubbly with a really nice nose of freshly picked green apples. #NCWine

2015 Chardonnay – Judd’s Peak

Our wine tonight is the 2015 Chardonnay from The Winery at Judd’s Peak. The Winery at Judd’s Peak was located in Saluda, North Carolina and though now closed, once produced small batch hand crafted Chardonnay wines from their petit lot vineyard. This 2015 was the last vintage before the vines were uprooted from the Western North Carolina mountain soil. Our bottle signed by proprietors Kathy and Glenn, is numbered 109 of 375 total bottles produced in 2015.

Actually we love this bottle so much, we’ll just tuck it right back into the top of our wine rack. I’m not sure that we’ll ever open this bottle of Chardonnay. This bottle is representative of our love for local craft #NCWine

Cheers,

Dennis and Jenni

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Friday Night Tasting- Bond Street Wines

This Friday’s tasting was a new line of South African Wines. Highlighting four of South Africa’s best offerings: Chenin Blanc, a White blend, Shiraz, and a Pinotage. Pinotage is the Signature variety of South Africa, a cross of a Pinot Noir and a Hermitage. The Hill and Dale 2015 Pinotage is drinking very nicely would expect it to age eloquently for many years to come.