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Edneyville Business

Vineyards are now in 'Crest of the Blue Ridge'

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Henderson County wineries have won a key federal endorsement to designate the "Crest of the Blue Ridge" grape growing region.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward | Burntshirt Vineyards | Lemuel Oates | wineries | Crest of the Blue Ridge

Henderson County News

Duke gives $250,000 for brewery and winery training at BRCC

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Duke Energy awarded $249,867 to and Blue Ridge Community College to help train new and current workers in the growing brewery, winery and cider-making industry in Henderson and Transylvania counties.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | Sierra Nevada | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Burntshirt Vineyards | breweries

Henderson County Business

Burntshirt crushes grapes for 2013 vintage

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In what may have been a first since Prohibition, a winery started the process of making wine in Henderson County from its own locally grown grapes.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards

Henderson County Life

Grape Expectations: Wineries launch inaugural festival

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Henderson County's fledgling wine industry hopes to make the first Mountain Wine & Music Festival a catalyst for wine tourism.   Read Story »

Tags: tourism | Henderson County Tourism Development Authority | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards | Agribusiness Henderson County

Henderson County Business

Orchards, wineries talk agritourism

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Local apple growers and winery owners will be among the featured speakers at a conference on agritourism at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards on Thursday, March 28.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward | apple farming | Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards | Jim Clarke | Stepp farm

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Booze now the toast of the town

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A year ago, if you walked into a convenience store in Horse Shoe, Tuxedo or Edneyville, you couldn't buy a six-pack of beer or a bottle of wine.   Read Story »

Tags: economy | economic development | Sierra Nevada | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Burntshirt Vineyards

Henderson County Business

YEAR IN REVIEW: Booze becomes big business

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The biggest business news of the year could be summed up in a word that local leaders would not have associated with economic growth 30 years ago: alcohol.   Read Story »

Tags: business | Sierra Nevada | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | retail | Burntshirt Vineyards | Southgate Shopping Center | construction

Hendersonville Business

Vineyard burns shirt to honor namesake

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Travis Oates told a grand opening audience at Burnshirt Vineyards last week that he had drawn the short straw and got to speak for the family.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards

Hendersonville Business

Burntshirt Vineyards honored in wine competition

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Burntshirt Vineyards took top honors in an international wine competition run by the wine industry trade publication Vineyard & Winery Management.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards | Lemuel Oates | Manual Woodworkers

Henderson County Business

Burntshirt Vineyards opens Sugarloaf tasting room

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Lemuel Oates has built a business on graphics and home decoration, and from the gateway on the road to the art on the walls at his new Burntshirt Vineyards, it shows. Oates and the designers at his factory have made an attractive tasting room in an old farmhouse in the middle of an old apple orchard that has new life as a vineyard.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry | Burntshirt Vineyards | Lemuel Oates | Manual Woodworkers