NC Wine Month

In The Wine Light – North Carolina Wine Month 2021

May is North Carolina Wine Month. Celebrate everything you love about #NCWine!

In the Wine Light we celebrate North Carolina Wine Month!  Back in May for second year, NC Wine Month 2021 looks to be more celebratory than the 2020 version.  During 2020, wineries were closed for onsite consumption until May 23rd due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fast forward to 2021, and it’s nearly business as usual.

With the pandemic improving and the great weather in May, there’s even more of a reason to celebrate.  Head out and visit (safely) wineries, vineyards, meaderies, and cideries in the month of May.  Take your masks.  Wash your hands.  Keep your distance, but ENJOY!  

Share your fun on social media.  Use the hashtags #NCWine and #NCWineMonth.  

If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate NC Wine Month, here are some of the special events and promotions we’ve found so far:

  • Botanist & Barrel in Cedar Grove will be celebrating with new wine and cider releases.
  • The Surry Wineries, an association of 20 wineries in Surry and Wilkes Counties, are all banding together to promote wine month!  
  • Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery in State Road released a new wine on Friday, April 30th to honor their vineyard dog, Max.  The 2017 “To the Max” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.  Expect this wine to be a big NC Wine Month hit!
  • Brandon Hills Vineyard in Yadkinville released their 2015 Raptor Red on Saturday, May 1st.  Raptor Red is Brandon Hills’ signature red blend.  We got a sneak peak last fall.  It’s great wine, you’re sure to enjoy.  The release also includes food and live music.
  • FernCrest Winery in Andrews released their new Autumn Rosé on Saturday, May 1st.  This wine is made from their vineyard’s Cynthiana/Norton grapes and finished sweet.  Later in the month, look for their Black Lady wine made from local blackberries and organic blueberries and finished sweet.
  • Zimmerman Vineyards in Trinity will be releasing their new Sparkling Rosé, Rosé Rush with a special release party on May 14th at 6pm.  For $50 per couple, enjoy a bottle of this new rosé along with a charcuterie board.  Contact the tasting room to reserve your spot.  In addition, Songwriter Sundays continue all month!  This features local artists singing original tunes.
  • Wineries and vineyards across the state are giving away picnic sets.  Check your favorite winery or vineyard’s social media pages for details!

Stay tuned for other ways to celebrate all month long!  Keep checking back on this post, we’ll be updating it all month long.


Posted by Joe Brock

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