Making Iconic Southern Wines

In this episode, we visited Mark Friszolowski, the wine maker at Childress Vineyards in Lexington, NC for an extended interview! Mark joined Richard Childress in opening the vineyard and winery in the early 2000s. Since then, Mark has been a fixture in the North Carolina wine industry and has made elevating the quality of North Carolina Wine a driving force in his work. This is part one of a special two part episode. Come back in July for part two!

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Posted by Matt Kemberling


Beverly Williams

Hey wine guys. I listen to almost all of your podcasts and this one is tops for understanding NC wine. I can’t wait to next month to hear the second part.

Matt Kemberling

Thanks for the feedback! We’re glad you liked this episode with Mark. It was very fun to record and we learned so much while we were there.

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