North Carolina Wine Month

September is North Carolina Wine Month! To get things started this year, there will be a special kickoff event held at Childress Vineyards.  Media guests from all over the state are being invited to this event.

During the event, we will feature an official presentation of the Governor's Proclamation recognizing September as North Carolina Wine Month. 

After the presentation, there will be a speed tasting event (picture "speed dating" but with wineries instead). Media guests will have an opportunity to taste wines from different wineries across the state, showcasing what North Carolina Wine is all about. 

Event Details

When: Tuesday August 29th, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.
Where: The Pavilion at Childress Vineyard

This event is by invitation only.  

If you did not receive an invite and would like to, please send us a note on our contact us page and we will send one along.  

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Judges at the NC State Fair Wine Competition. Notice the plastic cup for spitting and the dump bucket to pour out extra wine.

More About Speed Tasting

The main tasting event will be a Speed Tasting event.  For this event, guests will be seated at tables in the middle of the room.  At the start of the event, a North Carolina Winery will be assigned to each table.  The winery will have 5 minutes to pour a sample of their wine and talk about it to the guests at the table.  At the end of the 5 minutes, the winery will then move to the next table.

---Pro Tip---
We highly recommend you take the following steps when participating in this event:

  1. Swirl - take a moment to swirl the wine in your glass to get some air into it.
  2. Smell - stick your nose right into the glass and sniff.
  3. Sip - take the wine into your mouth, swish it around,  and see how it tastes.
  4. Spit* - this is important as you'll be tasting about 12 wines, we want this to be a safe event and we want you to appreciate all of the wines you taste!

*Spit cups, dump buckets, and water will be provided on each table. 

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