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BRCC, wineries team up for festival

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The first Blue Ridge Wine and Artisan Cider Festival will be held this weekend as area wineries team up with Blue Ridge Community College to celebrate local wine and hard cider and raise money for scholarships. The Saturday afternoon festival also features music and food.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community College | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry

Henderson County Business

Vineyards, BRCC team up for fall wine festival

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Wineries and cider makers are teaming up for a new fall wine festival that could attract up to a thousand people for tastings, food and music.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry

North Carolina Business

Southwest NC mountains in new viticulture region

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The federal government has designated a new wine grape-growing area that includes two counties in southwestern North Carolina.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Henderson County wine industry | viticulture

Henderson County Business

LIGHTNING PHOTOS: WNC Wine Festival

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Nick Mossa and Courtenay Gannon made a spur-of-the-moment trip from Charleston, S.C., to Hendersonville after reading on a travel website that one of this weekend's events was the WNC Wine Festival.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Henderson County wine industry

Henderson County News

Five wineries featured Saturday at WNC Mountain Wine Festival

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The second annual WNC Mountain Wine Festival this weekend features five wineries, a lineup of musical guests and food.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County wine industry

Hendersonville Business

Falderal wine shop to close

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Falderal Winery, a downtown wine shop at 131 Third Ave. West, is closing next week.   Read Story »

Tags: Historic Downtown Hendersonville | retail | Henderson County wine industry

Henderson County Business

Tasters toast first mountain wine festival

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Several hundred tasters sampled wine from the area's new wineries and enjoyed music under beautiful fall weather at the first Mountain Wine & Music Festival on Saturday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County wine industry

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

People, pups enjoy Bark & Wine event

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Hershey, like his brother Reeses, keeps one ear up and one ear down. He's timid and a tad trembly but docile. He has a soft coat.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | animal control | Henderson County wine industry | animal adoption

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