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Edneyville Business

Moldavian visitors get closeup look at farming

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Alan Ward stooped to point a finger at the lower part of a merlot grape vine.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward | Marvin Owings

Henderson County News

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

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

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 Life

'Bark the Herald Angels Sing' as Paws meet Claus

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They decked the halls with bow wows of holly at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards when the Blue Ridge Humane Society hosted an adoption event and fundraiser featuring photos with Santa.     Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Blue Ridge Humane Society | Christmas

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

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

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

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

Henderson County Business

Saint Paul Vineyards releases dessert wine

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Billy Ellis tipped his glass for a sip of blackberry wine.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward | Henderson County beer and wine industry

Edneyville Business

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards to open

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It's a bad bet to challenge Alan Ward.   Read Story »

Tags: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards | Alan Ward