Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the non-vintage Pea Ridge Red from Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery located in North Carolina’s Tryon Foothills. A blend of dual vintages of estate Chambourchin masterfully bottled to produce an expressive red.

A nose of cola and over ripe red berries, tart raspberry on the tongue and a lingering earthy finish. Beautiful dark ruby in color and high acidity producing a full bodied wine with great legs.

We have a real fondness for regionally grown Chambourchin and this offering from Parker-Binns doesn’t disappoint.

13% ABV

$20 a bottle

Ships to 34 states (see website)


Maggie – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Maggie from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills. This 2017 off dry white is produced from 100% Muscat Giallo.

Soft citrus on the nose, tropical flavor notes on the tongue with a lingering finish of pear and jackfruit.

Personal scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.

Appearance: 3

Aroma: 4.5

Taste: 5.5

Aftertaste: 3

Impression: 2

Total: 18 – Gold Medal worthy!

Priced at $20 a bottle.

Ships: Only in North Carolina

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


Dennis and Jenni