NC Wine Guys Present: Cork Talk

NC Wine Guys Present Cork Talk
NC Wine Guys Present Cork Talk

We’re excited to announce we are starting a podcast!  Join us as we chat with vineyard owners, winemakers, and other key people in the industry.  Each month will feature a new guest.  As we start off, we’re interested in exploring the unique stories behind each vineyard or winery.  If you like what you hear or if you have any suggestions, please send us your feedback.  Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.  

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  • Shruthi Doopathi and Jeff FrisbeePreserving the Family Farm
    In this episode, we interview Shruthi Dhoopati and Jeff Frisbee of Addison Farms Vineyards in Leicester, NC. Jeff tells us about the history of the vineyard and how it started out as farmland for his […]
  • The Grape Pack superimposed on muscadine vines.The Grape Pack
    We’re celebrating North Carolina Grape Month with a special episode featuring two grape experts. We interview Dr. Sara Spayd and Dr Mark Hoffman of North Carolina State University (Go Pack!). […]
  • a collage of outside pictures of Zimmerman Vineyard with the Great Wines No Myth tag line superimposed.Great Wines No Myth
    This episode takes us to Trinity, North Carolina where we recorded with Leslie Zimmerman and Christie Otranto of Zimmerman Vineyards! The vineyard and tasting room sit on a portion of the 140 acre […]
  • Cork Talk Featuring Grove WineryA Haw River Hot Spot
    In this episode, we interview Max Lloyd of Grove Winery in Gibsonville, NC. Max originally started a vineyard up in Virginia back in 1995. His family has been growing gapes and making wine for […]
  • Cork Talk Featuring Shelton VineyardsGiving Back to the Community
    In this episode, we’re featuring Shelton Vineyards! Mandy Houser, Chip Shelton, and Ethan Brown join us in our second virtual recording episode. Mandy and Chip take us back to the early […]
  • Give it a Try: Dover Vineyards
    This episode features Elizabeth Anne Dover of Dover Vineyards! We took a slightly different approach to recording this episode as we’re still observing social distancing. Elizabeth Anne talks […]
  • Learning from Nature: Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
    This episode features Pat and Clyde Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery! Pat and Clyde both ended up in North Carolina for work. When they met they soon started looking for land for a […]
  • Following in the Footsteps of the Rhone
    This episode features Michael Zimmerman of Junius Lindsay Vineyards!  We talk with Michael about why he’s growing grapes and how he first conceived of the idea.  As he tells it, he has a love […]
  • Wine & Cider: Family Style
    This episode features Sean and Patricia McRitchie of McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks! This family business has deep roots in the wine industry on the west coast. After settling in North Carolina, […]
  • A Special Place Where Dreams Come True
    This episode features the team from Elkin Creek Vineyard in Elkin, North Carolina!  We met up with Louis and Carrie Jeroslow and Jennifer and Nick White one evening.  In our discussion we listened as […]
  • Mead Making Starrs
    This episode features Ben and Becky Starr of Starrlight Mead in Pittsboro, NC! Ben and Becky caught the mead making bug after falling in love with it at a Renaissance faire. For the past 8 years, Ben […]
  • Wright Wine Sanctuary
    In this episode we sit down with John Wright of Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, NC.  Growing grapes on the coast may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Currituck and the […]
  • All You Mead is Love
    In this episode, we sit down with Diane Currier of Honeygirl Meadery in Durham, NC!  Diane was turned on to mead making in her early days as a home brewer.  She talks about her surreal experience of […]
  • NC Wine Goes Urban
    This conversation takes us to plēb Urban Winery in Asheville, NC to celebrate their 1st anniversary party!  Learn about what it means to truly be an urban winery and make wine more accessible to the […]
  • Cork Talk Featuring Shadow Springs Vineyard & Windsor Run CellarsFrom the Board Room & Classroom to the Farm
    This episode features Chuck and Jamey Johnson of Shadow Springs Vineyard and Windsor Run Cellars.  We discuss how the they traded in the 8 to 5 corporate job for something they’re more […]
  • Cork Talk Featuring Banner Elk WineryWine, Sangria, and S’mores!
    Bonus Episode!  Banner Elk Winery & Villa is a mainstay of the High Country of North Carolina.  No matter the season, this winery is always a popular destination.  The wines are delicious, the […]
  • Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do
    Laurel Gray Vineyards is located in the Swan Creek AVA, part of the Yadkin Vally in North Carolina.  Listen to the story of Kim and Benny Myers about how they transform Benny’s family farm into […]
  • From Shine, to Milk, to Wine
    We sit with Charles and Ann Edwards of Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyards on a warm spring evening.  Listen as they tell us how a family farm transitioned from moonshine to dairy, and is now producing […]
  • Cork Talk with Raffaldini Vineyards
    This episode we chat with Jay Raffaldini from Raffaldini Vineyards. We discuss how Jay discovered his property and has put a lot of effort into bringing a bit of Chianti to North Carolina. Jay wants […]
  • Cork Talk at the 2019 #NCWine Blogger Summit
    As a special treat, we bring you the panel discussion from the 2019 #NCWine Blogger Summit held on March 25th, 2019. On the panel we interviewed four winemakers about some of the challenges of making […]
  • NC Wine Guys sit down with Silver Fork for Cork TalkCork Talk with Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery
    Episode 4 takes us to Silver Fork Winery & Vineyards. We sit with owners Jennifer and Ed talking about their love of wine and how they are making Silver Fork part of their authentic lifestyle. […]
  • Cork Talk with Piccione Vineyards
    Our third episode of Cork Talk brings us to Piccione Vineyards. We chat with Bill and Hailey about why Bill decided to start a vineyard here in North Carolina, how he caught the wine bug, and how […]
  • Hanover Park Vineyard
    Episode two finds us sitting down with Michael and Amy Helton of Hanover Park Vineyard. Michael and Amy truly are pioneers in the North Carolina wine industry having planted the first vineyard in […]
  • Jones von Drehle
    Join us for our first episode! We sit down with Diana & Chuck from Jones von Drehle Vineyards. Diana and Chuck discuss how they discovered a prime vineyard location in Thurmond, North Carolina. […]
  • NC Wine Guys Present Cork TalkCork Talk Kicks Off
    We’re excited to announce that we’re starting a podcast!  We’re calling it Cork Talk.  We’ll be meeting with important people in the wine industry starting with our […]

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