Villa Rosa – Burntshirt Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Villa Rosa from Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina. A sweet red blend table wine.

Soft nose of plum and jam

Ripe blueberries on the tongue

Lingering finish of coffee and chocolate

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 2.5

Aroma: 4.5

Taste: 5.5

Aftertaste: 3

Impression: 2

Total: 17.5 Silver Medal worthy!

13% ABV

Priced at $20 a bottle.

Ships: Multiple States via Vino Shipper

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Catawba White – Waldensian Heritage Winery

Our wine tonight is the Catawba White from Waldensian Heritage Winery. A light pink wine with a soft fruity nose and crisp complex flavor notes of exotic fruits.

The Waldensian people have long produced wines and their traditional wine making techniques have passed through centuries of generations. The Waldensian movement originated in the twelfth century and the Waldensian people have been long persecuted in Europe as their teachings were in conflict with the traditional Catholic Church. The North Carolina settlement in Valdese arrived in the late 18th century. Waldensian Heritage Winery is “legally” the third oldest winery in North Carolina. However, these traditional wines have been produced in Valdese for generations.

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 2.5

Aroma: 4

Taste: 5

Aftertaste: 2.5

Impression: 2

Total: 16 – Silver Medal worthy!

Priced at $8 a bottle.

Ships: Only in North Carolina

Seyval Blanc – Goodwater Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Seyval Blanc from Goodwater Vineyards. Semi-dry, light, and crisp with soft finish of clove.

We visited the tasting room at the vineyard in Mosheim, Tennessee, and they also gave two other tasting rooms, Pigeon River Winery in Hartford and Knotty Creek in Newport.

We also visited The Island in Pigeon Forge where we tasted wine at Bootleggers Winery and moonshine at Ole Smokey Moonshine. When at Ole Smokey always ask for Tish, trust us on that. She’s too cool!

Catawba White -Waldensian Heritage Wines

Our wine tonight is Catawba White, a sweet traditional white wine blend, from Waldensian Heritage Wines in Valdese, North Carolina. The owners/winemaker’s are Waldenses, direct descendants of the Waldensians of 12th century Italy. Interestingly, Valdese, North Carolina is home to the largest Waldensian colony outside of Italy. Since 1967, an outdoor drama is performed each summer downtown Valdese in honor of their North Carolina heritage. Waldensians have been long renown for their winemaking. Click this link to learn more about the Waldensian Heritage.