NC Wine Month 2021

In the Wine Light – Ways to Celebrate NC Wine Month!

In the Wine Light – Ways to Celebrate NC Wine Month!

In the Wine Light are ways to celebrate North Carolina Wine Month!  May is officially NC Wine Month.  And after the disaster that was 2020, folks want to get out and celebrate.

So, what are some ways to celebrate NC Wine Month? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few of our ideas!

  • Visit a local tasting room. Go for a tasting or an afternoon picnic or both! Visit to plan your trip!
  • Buy local wine! Either at a local store or better yet, from the winery itself!
  • Drink local wine! Celebrate with your favorite bottle of North Carolina wine. Dry, sweet, red, white or rosé, there’s something for everyone out there!
  • Ask for local wine at restaurants and wine bars. It’s NC Wine Month! Encourage restaurants to do their part.
  • Encourage your friends and family to join in. There are plenty of folks leaving in NC who have no idea that we’re in the top 10 for wine production in the country!
  • Talk about NC Wine on social media! Be sure to use the hashtags #NCWine and #NCWineMonth! Let’s get them trending!
  • Take a picture of what NC Wine you’re drinking! Share with us on Social Media! We’ll do our best to retweet or repost! Don’t forget the #NCWine and #NCWineMonth hashtags!
  • Follow us! We’re on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Just search for @NCWineGuys. We’ll give you tips on where to go and what to drink!
  • Follow the official North Carolina Wine accounts on social media! Find them at “North Carolina Wine” on Facebook and @ncwines on Twitter and Instagram!
  • Catch up on Cork Talk!  We’re well into season 3 of Cork Talk, our podcast all about the local wine scene in North Carolina.  Subscribe and enjoy every episode.  Find Cork Talk at our website or wherever you get your podcasts.
  • Join our Facebook group!  We’ve started a Facebook group to support the local wine industry.  Search for Support Local North Carolina Wine – #NCWine to join.

Let us know if you have other ideas!  Cheers!

Posted by Joe Brock in In the Wine Light, NC Wine Month, 1 comment
In The Wine Light – North Carolina Wine Month 2021

In The Wine Light – North Carolina Wine Month 2021

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.


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