Raffaldini and Childress the Best Grape

Find the Best Grape at the end of the page!!!

We love helping visitors to are site learn more by reviewing the different wines and wineries located in the state of North Carolina but we also like to give credit to other sites that find the different wineries located in our state worth talking about. The other day I was reading the news and found a site named Bunkycooks.com had wrote a review featuring two of our Yadkin Valley wineries, raffaldini & childress vineyards.

This is an excellent review of this two wineries with a few get pictures of what these places look like. Read their Review.

We have also wrote our own review on each of these wineries which you might be interested in reading: Raffaldini & Childress vineyards.

Bunky Cooks say what?

If you would rather stay right here on this page we will try to sum up some of the finer points this other website made about these two Yadkin Valley Wineries.

From reading their article the people at Bunky Cooks website are very knowledge about wines and have travel to many different countries in Europe and all across the United States visiting different wineries and learning as much as possible about wine grape cultivation. Seems like a very interesting website if you are looking to learn more about wines.

Read their Review

Their article on Raffaldini & Childress vineyards begins by speaking about the history of an historical Yadkin Valley as it once an area in the United States know mainly for growing tobacco. If you have ever heard the term, “Tobacco Road” this is the area that term is referring to. But with the down swing of the tobacco industry, the land owners needed to field another use for their land and many turned to cultivating wine grapes.

After speaking of the history of Tobacco the article then goes on to speak about the grapes grown in the vineyards at each of these wineries. It discusses the challenges the farmers face based on the soil type of the land and the climate of found in this area of North Carolina. From this we learn that the grapes here will produce wines that are very low in pH and this causes a challenge to winemakers to get the right balance of tannins and pH.

Which North Carolina grape does the Bunky Cook website believe is the best. They think you should try wines made from the Sangiovese grape.

Visit our homepage to find reviews of wineries in all areas of North Carolina.

AD Agencies and Marketing Companies in Raleigh NC

Drive More Business to You with our Recommended Agencies

There are so many different Ad agencies and marketing companies to choose from in and around the Raleigh, NC area which offer a broad range of services at different prices, choosing the right for you and your business can become somewhat confusing.

Without becoming too technical,  the two main reasons you should want to hire such a company would be to help you penetrate your chosen market and ultimately increase your company’s revenues. The use of the right Ad or marketing company can help you gain an enormous competitive advantage over your competition.

Our goal here is to provide you with a list of different possibilities in the Raleigh area and to let you know exactly what type of services each of these companies are best at providing. Services such as:

Market Research
Account Management
Graphic Design
Internet Marketing

List of Raleigh Ad and Marketing Companies

Brogan & Partners


14600 Weston Pkwy., Suite 100
Cary, NC 27513

A very creative company in touch with the digital world. They provide a wide range of different services. If you are looking for a company to help you take advantage of social media Brogan & Partners is an excellent option.



1201 Edwards Mill Road, 1st Floor
Raleigh, NC 27607

If your company is in the medical or life sciences sectors, Capstrat has the experience and knowledge that fits you.



3600 Glenwood Avenue, Suite #120
Raleigh, NC 27612

A very result-orientated team. Very good at branding and website strategies. Sometimes he best way to learn about a company is to read the news written about them. ClickCulture has plenty of news. Visit heir news page to learn more.

Crittenden Advertising


5540 Centerview Drive, Suite #412
Raleigh, NC 27606

Need help with images and graphics? Crittenden has worked with the PGA tour and he March of Dimes.



112 East Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Has done work for many different large corporations. Has proven to be successful.

Glyph Interface


110 Banks Drive, Suite #200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you are looking for a mobile application then Glyph Interface might be the best option. Visit their site to learn more about mobile marketing.

Howard, Merrell & Partners


8521 Six Forks Road, 4th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27615


List of Places in Raleigh NC

This page is for you people looking for information about different places in Raleigh, NC. Below, you will find an alphabetical list of many different places in he city with links that lead to more detailed and helpful information.

Whether you are looking for fine dining, a financial advisor, the best pizza in the city or an accountant you will find our recommendations below.

List of Places and Services in Raleigh

Ad agencies – Need help marketing your product or service? Looking for employment? See our list.

Apartments – Looking for a place to live? See our recommendations.

Airports – Need to travel?

Attorneys – Need help with a legal problem?

Bakeries – Cookies, cakes and other pastries. What could be more delicious?

Banks – Need to deposit your paycheck? Need a small business loan or a mortgage?

Bookstores – Find the best book or author signings.

butcher’s – Buy he best fresh meat.

Café – Enjoy the afternoon sipping on coffee or tea, try cakes or sandwiches.

craft market – Places to buy and sell hand made items.

Community Colleges

department store – The best places to shop for clothes, appliances and other items in Raleigh.

cinema/movies – Locations to see the lastest movies at the cheapest prices.

gym – Get fit and lose weight at the best gyms in the area.

hairdresser’s – For a simple haircut or for great style.

Wineries – A list of the best wineries located near the city of Raleigh

We started keeping track of the categories listed above in 2013. As new businesses and services move into the city we will update our lists.

Gyms Raleigh NC

Get Ripped and Toned in Raleigh, NC!!!

What ever your fitness goals may be you will find a variety of different Gyms in Raleigh NC listed below. Also, at the end of the page you will find a list of any special deals and discounts at Raleigh fitness centers.

Special Note: Gyms and Health clubs are always opening and closing. We will periodically update this list, removing any if they go out of business and adding as new gyms open. Their are over 50 different gyms in the Raleigh area below are a few of the best. 

Gyms in Raleigh NC listed

8320 Litchford Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone number (919) 790-3848

Rapid Fitness
7101 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone number (919) 510-6994

Marvel Strength and Conditioning
6241 Westgate Rd
Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone number (919) 744-9100

Fitness Connection
7339 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone number (919) 847-8189

Functional Fitness
7901 Strickland Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone number (919) 757-2882

Life Time Fitness
1700 Regency Pkwy
Cary, NC 27518
Phone number (919) 467-7779

Fit-Rollie Personal Training
5024 Departure Dr
Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone number (919) 285-1872

Workout Anytime
1235 NW Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27513
Phone number (919) 724-4600

Koko FitClub
13220 Strickland Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone number (919) 896-7623

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
8300 Health Park
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone number (919) 847-2393

Heat Studios
400 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone number (919) 539-1978

Why Join a Gym in Raleigh, NC

I have worked-out both at home and at many different gyms. Working out at home does have its benefits and advantages but to be effective it requires the person to have some knowledge of different exercise techniques and how to perform these properly or at least the willingness to learn.

If you are new to fitness and would really like to work-out at home instead of joining a gym then let me suggest:


If you have no knowledge of even the basic exercises then  joining a gym at least for the short term will help you learn how to exercise properly. What would also help you, learning the names of different exercises and for these on YOU TUBE and watch how these exercises are properly preformed. Or there are many different videos available that will give you a comprehensive and orderly view of how to exercise.

How being at a gym helped me:

When I first joined a gym I was still in high school, I was intimidated. But one thing that really helped me to get started was by just getting in my car and driving a couple miles to work-out.

Why did this help me? Maybe I’m different from you but to me if I took the time to get in my care and drive there, then I HAD to go in and work-out. Even though I initially felt intimidated, I would have felt like a complete idiot to myself if I drove there and then turn around to go home without working out. I wasn’t going to waste my time and gas money just to drive and then turn around.

Whether at home or at a gym the key to reaching your fitness goals is to committed yourself for the long term and also proper nutrition.

Many people prefer to exercise at home and many people get great results at home with just a few dumbbells. Joining a gym is not for everyone. A few of the common reasons why a person might not join a gym:

1. The membership cost

2. Distractions.

3. Inconvenience of getting there.

5. Pushy workers trying to sell supplements and personal training lessons.

4. Unsanitary.

5. Intimidated

Raleigh Gym and Fitness Deals and Discounts


Shelton Vineyards Wines

Red, White, Blush, Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sweet: You will find a Great Variety

Maybe you plan on visiting Shelton Vineyards soon and want to learn about their wines? Maybe you are wondering if you can order their online? Or maybe you are a local person looking for a good cooking wine? For whatever reason you are searching for information on Shelton Vineyards Wines, you will find it here. 

Below you will find information on how many, what types, the most popular award winning wines are and also information about ordering online.

In 2013 Shelton Vineyards produced and sold 19 different wines. We will update this page as new products are added. Also as you view the list below if you find a wine you are interested in you can click the link to learn more specifics about that wine. Have you ever thought about visiting Shelton Vineyards? Read our review about this winery located in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina.

They produce 11 Red Wines

2011 Merlot

2011 Petit Verdot

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Tannat  - this is one was recently introduced in 2013

2011 Cabernat Franc

2006 Port

Madison Lee

2007 Family Reserve Claret

A box of six bottles – Harvest Red

Salem Fork Blush

A box of 12 bottles – 2006 Yadkin Valley Port

8 different White Wines

Madison Lee White

Sold by the case, 12 bottles of Bin 17 Chardonnay

2012 Dry Riesling

2012 Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Bin 17 Chardonnay

Harvest wine white sold in 6 bottles

2012 Riesling

2011 Estate Chardonnay

Learn more about the different weekend winery packages available 

One Blush Wine

Salem Fork Blush

Shelton Vineyards Does Produce a lot of different Dry Wines

Some of these will be repeats from what was arleady listed above:

2012 Family Reserve Chardonnay

Bin 17 Chardonnay (sold in cases of 12) and also sold by the bottle.

2011 Petit Verdot

2012 Dry Riesling

2011 Estate Chardonnay

2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Madison Lee White

Semi-Sweet Choices

Harvest White sold in a package of 6 bottles

2012 Riesling

Salem Fork Blush

Two Sweet wines at Shelton Vineyards

2006 Port

Port wine

As we already said above, as we get the time we will be reviewing each wine on the list above. If you are interested in learning more about the nc winery your can visit our review page here.

Shelton Vineyards is located at 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson, NC . The phone number to the winery: (336) 366-4724.

There are a lot of great wineries to visit in North Carolina. Visit our homepage to learn more about the choices nearest to your location.