From the Vineyard Puts NC Wine on TV

From the VineyardLover of North Carolina Wine? Then your TV thirst will finally be quenched.

A new show profiling NC Wine will debut on UNC TV Sunday, October 2nd at 1:30pm. The Salisbury Post reports that the premise will have Lisa Prince visit two vineyards or wineries to help you see the beauty that is exists in locales all across our state. Henk Schuitemaker will also join her to give a commentary on the wines discussed at the end of the show.

Having just made a trip to a few southern California vineyards, us North Carolinians have it pretty good with the experiences you get in many of our low-key tasting rooms across the state. Glad there will be a TV show to demonstrate this to the entire state now.

In the first episode, Lisa will visit Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC and the Mothervine in Manteo, NC.

To see the full schedule, head over to the The Salisbury Post.

You can follow the info on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/fromthevineyardnc

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Active Start to NC Wine Month

NC WineA number of stories are showing up this morning as we start out with a roundup celebrating #NCWineMonth:

From Vine to Wine
[Winston Salem-Journal]
Details on how the Yadkin Valley has become such a hotbed for vineyards.

Sommelier Talk: Henk Schuitemaker’s Wine List Was Born in a Barn
[Wine Spectator]
How many glasses of NC Wine is served at the Angus Barn in Raleigh?

Sustainable vineyards can be good for NC wine business
[News & Observer]
Discover how marketing and research are helping NC wine business explode.

Celebrating NC Wine and Grape Month
[NC Wine Guys Blog]
The NC Wine Guys explain how you can take part in the #NCWine movement.

NC Wines and the Best NC Wineries to Visit This Fall
[Scoop Charlotte]
A top 5 list to get you started with NC Wine. Great photos as well.

Shadow Line Vineyard takes off as Retired Couple Turns to Winemaking
[Hickory Daily Record]
A retired couple’s dream becomes a reality with this beautiful property.

Wineries celebrate N.C. Wine Month in September
[NC State]
A list of special events where you can celebrate across the State.

Daveste Vineyard

With the number of NC vineyards growing rapidly, it can be tough to select just one to visit.  Our selection process on some weekends is strictly decided by the time we have.  So we picked this one by it’s proximity to I-40 given it wasn’t far out of the way we were already headed. It also didn’t hurt that it had craft beer as the combo winery/brewery are all moving up my priority list.

Pulling up to Daveste Vineyards, you embark down a dirt road where you’re encouraged to go no more than 10mph as “there are vines growing.” As you walk in, you’re taken by the high ceilings, the original paintings and the coziness of the couch by the fireplace.

Despite the summer temps being in the 90’s most July days in NC, we still always enjoy a full-bodied red wine.  Daveste’s 2014 Malbec fits the bill. But if you want to try this one, you should make a trip quickly as our guide told us the vine died and they won’t be making any more.

Another neat experience to cap off the end of our tasting, was enjoying the 2013 Dulcinea. We were instructed by our guide, after our first taste to enjoy a dark chocolate Hershey Kiss and then taste again. The dark chocolate completely changes the flavors that comes through. The espresso flavor is much more pronounced after trying the dark chocolate. A unique and neat twist on your average tasting.

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We also had to try a flight of the craft beer they brew at Daveste. Making our way through the generous pours, the Stout left the biggest impression. Normally, the hot summer temps is not the prime time to enjoy a Stout but would like to enjoy a few of these. It reminded me a bit of the Founders Breakfast Stout that I love to enjoy each year.  Highly suggest trying the flight if making the stop.

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Overall, the venue is beautiful with multiple places to enjoy a bottle or a flight of their craft brews. Outdoor locales include multiple patios, waterfalls, or rocking chairs on the front porch. Wish we would have had more time to enjoy.

 

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