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Upcoming Events – January and February – Duplin Winery

Wedding Planning, Dinners and Music and don’t forget Valentine’s Day!

If you missed the end of the year wine tasting event at Duplin Winery you missed out on a lot of fun and great tasting wines and foods. No use crying over spilled milk. 

If you’re curious what wines you should taste when visiting, if you enjoy sweet wines you definitely need to try Duplin’s, Carolina Red and if you do, there’s a good chances you will be leaving with a few bottles if not a case.

However, let us get back to the main reason we are writing this page, we want to inform you about a couple excellent events that are taking place at Duplin in the months of January and February of 2014.

A Few Nights of Interest

January 18th Bridal Event - If you are in the process of planning a wedding or might need ideas for near future possibilities there will be a bridal expo on 18th a Saturday afternoon at the winery. You will find a ton of the best vendors in the Rose Hill NC that cater to the wedding industry. From dresses and cakes to DJ’s and florists.

This event lasts from 11 AM to 4 PM and there will be door prizes.

The cost of the event is either $5 if you pre order or $8 at the door. If you do want to pre order you can find more contact information on this winery here.

A Murder Mystery Dinner on January 25th a Saturday -  We have been to a few of these types of dinners but never at Duplin though. Some have been entertaining, others not so much.

The cost is $55 per person and begins at 3:30 and ends at 9 PM.

The day/evening consists of at 3:30 a tour of the winery and restaurant followed by wine tasting then at 5:30 you will be seated for dinner and Let the food and Mystery begin!!!

Other Events at the Oldest Winery in NC

February 8th – Art Class. This class will be taught be the local artist Ann Farrior and cosnists of canvis art that you will be taking home with you. The event also includes lunch and 1 glass of wine.

Valentines Dinner - To reserve you spot call 910-289-4046. Dinner stats at 5:00Pm on Friday the 14th of February and the events lasts till 9 PM.

Saturday, February 15th - A mix of music most favorites from the 50′s and 60′s. Begins at 3:30 pm and lasts till 9:00 PM. Inclues a tour, wine tasting, dinner and music.

If you want to learn more about Duplin Winery read our review.

Visit Elkin NC Wineries

Elkin, NC a picturesque small town located in the beautiful Yadkin Valley Region of North Carolina. This is a great place to visit for many reasons. And one of these reasons is the abundance of wineries.

If you’re interested in learning more about these wineries and there locations in and near Elkin then you’re on the right page.

Did you know? The Yadkin Valley Region is both North Carolina’s largest wine region and also a nationally recognized wine region.

How many wineries are located Near Elkin NC?

There’s actually only 4 or 5 wineries located within the city limits of Elkin: Brushy Mountain Winery, Slightly Askew Winery, Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery and Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery. That’s actually 4 not 5. And all four of these are good wineries with something unique to offer you.

But don’t limit yourself. If you take a look at the map below you will see 28 different wineries are actually located within a decent driving distance, 10 to 20 miles from the city of Elkin. This is a great place to be if you love wine and visiting wineries. Many people refer to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region of North Carolina as being the Napa Valley of the East Coast.

Below the image you will find mention of a few of these wineries and also links to more in-depth reviews of each.

Elkin NC Wineries

List of Wineries near Elkin, NC

Brushy Mountain Winery - This winery is located in downtown Elkin. If you’re a person wanting to gaze out at beautiful grape vineyards then this probably isn’t the place for you. This establishment is inside a brick building and serves as more of a gathering place in the downtown area. Inside you will definitely find a friendly atmosphere and some very good wines. Read our review

Address:  125 W Main St, Elkin, NC 28621

Slightly Askew Winery – This is also not a winery located on a huge vineyard estate. It’s located just a few minuted from the downtown area. They make all their wines on-site and have close to 30 different wines to choose from. Reds, Whites, Fruity, Sweet and dry wines. Hey!!! If you are considering visiting Elkin, NC this winery does have a vacation house you may want to check out. The inside looks awesome!!!

Read our review

Address: 913 N Bridge St, Elkin, NC 28621

Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery – Unlike the two city wineries mentioned above, Elkin Creek Vineyard is located on a beautiful vineyard. If oyu are looking for a special place to visit, this is a cozy place that has a lot to offer. They offer a nice range of wines, you are free to walk around the land and enjoy the beauty of nature, there’s a stone oven inside where they make delicious pizza. The dining is a very nice experience.

And they also have cabins that you can rent. Overall this is a great place to visit. Have a look at their cabins.

Read our review 

Address: 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd, Elkin, NC 28621

Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery – A great place to visit if you like “Wines and Music”. There’s a fairly wide selection of different wines here and the overall quality is considered to be excellent by most everyone who has visited.  This does sit on a vineyard that is very well manicured and beautiful. If you are looking for the perfect place in Elkin, NC to host a special event they do Birthdays, Weddings, Reunions, etc. Visit there events page for more information

Read the review of this NC Vineyard

Address: 170 Heritage Vines Way, (on Highway 268 – 3 miles east of Elkin, NC), Elkin, NC 28621

Other wineries near Elkin, NC

The map at the top of the page showed there are 28 different wineries within a short driving distance from Elkin. Rather than listing all 28 on this page you can visit our Yadkin Valley Winery page. This page lists all the different choices and links to reviews.

Return to our homepage to learn more about North Carolina.

Wine Making in Hendersonville NC

Interested in finding and learning a new hobby? Or maybe you’re looking for way to perfect your skills? Is wine making the hobby you’re interested in? If so, why not learn from professionals at Falderal Winery? Here you will find people with decades of experience of producing award winning wines?

If you’re near Hendersonville, North Carolina then the perfect opportunity exists for you to learn wine making from the professionals at Falderal Winery. If you are unfamiliar with the city of Hendersonville, it’s just south of Asheville.

Falderal holds wine classes two days a month.

  • The first class is usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • The second class usually falls on the last Thursday of the month.

On these days the classes begin at 5 PM and last until 8 PM.

But before jumping in the car you should call Falderal Winery to make sure you have the correct date and time. You can reach the winery at: (828) 693-7676. You could also visit their events calendar where you will find the dates and the time for these classes marked on a calendar. See Here.

Address: 131 3rd Avenue West Hendersonville, NC.

If you want driving directions you can visit our review page where you will find a map that will provide you with driving directions from your current location. See Here. The map is located at the bottom of the page.

The classes offered 

Wine making 101 – Covers the basics from fermentation to bottling. The class involves learning to make wine by using wine a wine making kit.  Great for beginners or even those with experience that need to brush up on their skills.

Wine making 102 – A more intense class which involves learning to produce wine from fresh fruit rather than a kit. This class is taught during the harvest months, August – October. This is a great class for people who grow their own fruit and want to learn how to turn it into wine!!!

Visit our review page of Falderal Winery in Hendersonville NC.


A lot of events at Cypress Bend Vineyards in NC

Cypress Bend Vineyard NC

Jazzy Friday!!! Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram, NC would like to invite you to enjoy the music of the The Mike Wallace Quartet. This Friday the 18th of January 2013  The Mike Wallace Quartet

Please join us this Friday for another fantastic evening of live jazz music provided by the Mike Wallace Quartet! The evening will be just right for the sounds of jazz music. Gates open at 6 pm with live music beginning from 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission is $10 per person at the door. Reservations for 8 or more are accepted prior to 3 pm on Friday with prepayment.

We have a Food Vendor on site that will be selling delicious menu items featuring:

Pork Chops, BBQ, Hot Dogs, Ribs and Soup of the Day! So tell all your friends and family to come out and enjoy an evening at Cypress Bend Vineyards!

We want to remind you, please, no other alcohol is permitted on the premise. We thank you for your support and please remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver.

This North Carolina Vineyard is located just south of Fayetteville. Get directions on the map below.

21904 Riverton Road
Wagram, NC 28396

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Mark your Calendars in February for the Tony Barnes Band!!!

NC winery events

The evening will be filled with sounds of south as the Tony Barnes Band will play live music featuring Classic/Southern Rock and Country. February 22nd, March 8th and March 22nd. Gates open at 6 pm with live music from 7 to 10 pm. Admission $10. Enjoy our award winning wine as you dance the night away here at the winery.

We thank you for your support and please remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver.

And still there is more fun at Cypress Vineyards

Outdoor Movie Night at the Vineyards

What better way to relax on a Saturday evening than to watch a movie outside with a chilled bottle of our award winning wine and popcorn. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, friends and family, and enjoy the summer night turning back the clock to a movie outdoors. Whether your out with your family or on a date with that special someone, Outdoor Movie Night is sure to win the hearts of all.

Cypress Hill Vineyard Movie Night

Beach Friday- The Sand Band

Enjoy the sounds of Beach Music beginning in May throughout the entire summer as The Sand Band will fill the summer night with your favorite sounds filled with soul. Embrace the night with dancing and award winning wine as the Sand Band will sweep you off your feet with their true Carolina music.

Attention Weathervane Winery Wine Club Members

Weathervane Winery Wine Club

Happy New Year 2013!!! We would like to pass on some great news to those of you who are members of the Weathervane Winery Wine Club. And if you’re not a member of the club maybe you would like to join? It’s a great time and you will get the inside scoop on deals offered by this winery located in Lexington, NC.

To kick off the New Year Weathervane Winery announces the return of Temperature Rising and Snow Drift wines

January Event…

Sunday January 13th from 1pm until 5 pm stop by for the return of Temperature Rising and Snow Drift wines.

Taste for free both of these DRY wines. (Wine Club Members receive a free glass of your choice of either of these new wines)

We will have some snacks to go with the wine so come on by this Sunday….. Receive a 10% discount per bottle, 12% case discount, and a 17% discount for Wine Club members this Sunday only.

Must be 21+ to sample.

New Winter Hours effective 1/1/13…

Wednesday Thursday 11 until 5pm
Friday 11 until 6pm
Saturday 11 until 5
Sunday 1 until 5pm

Check our our new radio station while you work!

If you’re not quite sure where Weathervane winery is located and think you would like to visit, you can find a map to this winery here. You will also find a review of this winery on this page. To help provide visitors with the best information on the winery please leave any comments about your experiences at this winery.

Have a great day!!!


Stonefield Cellars – 2013 Winter Events

Stonefield Cellars located in Summerfield NC wants to wish you a great 2013 (this winery is only short drive north of Greensboro) and they have some great events planned to kick off this new Year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had a blessed holiday season and loved seeing all of our dear
friends and their families. It gives us great pleasure to be a part of the gathering
- to share in the joy of gift giving, of time together spent laughing and story
telling over great wine.

The fun and fellowship continues at Stonefield Cellars
into the new year with more events to bring folks together. Check out our calendar
of events for January (details follow the quick list below). What’s a great resolution
for 2013? Get the tickets, mark the calendar, make it happen! You are in control
of your destiny! : )
Calendar Quick List
January – (details are below)
Thursday 3rd – Sippin’ & Readin’ Book Club – 7-9pm
Tuesday 8th – Tunes on Tuesday – 7-10 pm
Saturday 12th – Bunco Party 6-10 pm
Sunday 13th – Artist of the Month Reception – 2-5 pm – Rendie Coleman of Renderings
Saturday 19th – Soup & Sing – 6:30 – 11 pm
Tuesday 22nd – Tunes on Tuesday – 7-10 pm
Saturday 26th – Songwriter Workshop (5-7 pm) and Concert (7:30 pm) by David Russell

February (save the dates – details will be posted on our website soon and in a followup
Tuesday 12th – Tunes on Tuesday – 7-10 pm
Friday 15th – Valentine Dinner (catered) and Concert by Travis and Stephanie Vernon
- 7-10 pm
Saturday 16th – Soup & Sing – 6:30 – 11 pm
Sunday 17th – Sweetheart Sunday (wine and chocolate pairing) – 1- 6 pm
Tuesday 26th – Tunes on Tuesday – 7-10 pm


Thursday, January 3rd – Sippin’ And Readin’ Book Club – 7-9 pm -

Stonefield Cellars Tasting Room. We will be discussing Gillian Flynn’s book entitled
“Gone Girl”. February’s selection is “Cascade” by Marianne O’Hara.

Tuesday, January 8th – “Tunes on Tuesday” – Stonefield Cellars hosts the
High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association Jam – 7:00 -10:00 pm
- Members and prospective members welcomed! If you have
questions about this event, contact Natalie at 336-689-4071.
For more information about High Lonesome Strings, visit

Bring your instruments or just come to listen – either way, it’s always a
great time! Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are for sale during
the session.

Saturday, January 12th – Bunco Party! 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Betsy Kilts will be your Bunco Party Leader and Robert and Natalie Wurz are your
winery hosts for the evening.
* Bring some food to share for an ‘intermission’ social. We will have a buffet table
set up in the hallway where you can put your food upon arrival. This can be anything
from snacks to heavy hors douvres to healthy fare like fruit kabobs.

* Stonefield Cellars is a winery that sells wine and beer, as well as non-alcoholic
beverages. There is no cover charge for this party, but beverage sales are what
keeps the doors open to provide a venue for fun community events like this. Therefore,
no outside beverages are permitted. Stonefield Cellars has over 20 wines (dry whites,
dry reds, and plenty of sweet wines) and also stocks a broad selection of North
Carolina produced beers ranging from light to amber to dark. Something for everyone.

* Here’s your chance to re-gift that item that just doesn’t suit your taste. Bring
an unwrapped gift to contribute to the Bunco Barrel!

* If you’ve never played Bunco before, Betsy will lead you through the process.
It is simple and fun and will give you a chance to meet some new folks. Note: This
is not a ‘girls only’ event – men are welcomed to participate! Singles, Couples,
girl friends, guy friends – we are open to everyone joining in on the post-holiday
pick-me-up fun!

* Reservations are required – space is limited and we need to set up for the expected
number of guests, so please RSVP as soon as possible but no later than noon the
day before, Friday, 1/11. Reply to this email or call 336-644-9908 to reserve your

Sunday, January 13th – Artist of the Month Reception – 2-5:00 pm

Rendie Coleman

Rendie Coleman, Owner/Operator of Renderings will be the featured artist at Stonefield
Cellars Winery during the month of January, 2013. Rendie offers an ever growing
inventory of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and wire jewelry trees and can
take custom orders to create a unique pieces just for you! For a representative
look at what you might be available to purchase, check out Renderings on Facebook,
Pintrest and Etsy.

Rendie discovered her love of art and crafts as a child. Art is her passion and
her therapy. Inspired by her mother’s talent, her artistic expressions take form
in beading, pottery, glasswork, jewelry design, picture framing and wood working.

Her current focus is on recycled art projects, specifically, wire tree sculptures
and aluminum jewelry. Her goal is to make each piece as funky and individual as
my clientele. She believes that art should be fun, uplifting, and expressive.

Rendie may also be contacted via e-mail at or
phone 336~303~6511.

Saturday, January 19th – “Soup & Sing” 6:30 – 11:00 pm

Reservations for Soup and Sing are Required – Please call 336-644-9908.

Soup & Sing is held once a month on a Saturday night. This is a combination pot-luck
dinner, jam session, and folk gathering for local musicians/singers that harkens
back to a time when there were no radios or TVs and music was what we made together,
face to face, an essential part of our soul as necessary as the food that nourished
our bodies. If you are not a musician but are a friend or family member of a musician
or are a Friend of Stonefield Cellars that loves wine and music, you are welcome
to come. We appreciate your support of local music and local wine! (Wine sales
provide the financial support to make this event possible.)

Large Parties/Groups Policy: Due to our policy to preserve the intimacy of the
gathering and the need to stay within our capacity limit, Soup & Sing is not an
event for large private parties or groups (more than 8 people in a single party/group).
We do however rent our barrel room for private parties and we can provide you
with contact info re: bands for hire. We also hold barrel room concerts and outdoor
music events at the winery during which we can provide concert/festival seating
for large groups.

If you are interested in attending, RSVP Natalie Wurz at 644-9908 or email
. You will be given more details about the

Tuesday, January 22nd – “Tunes on Tuesday” (see details above)

Saturday, January 26th – Songwriter Workshop (5-7pm) and Concert (7:30pm) by David

David Russell has written award-winning songs, and has collaborated and

performed with regional and national songwriters, performers and producers

(Gamble Rogers, Steve Goodman, Steve Young, John Pennell, Don Oja-Dunaway,

Charlie Robertson, Hershey Reeves, Jim Connor and Dave Durham/HankCochran, just

to name a few ). David’s songwriting heroes are writers like Mac MacAnally (who

years ago traded songs with David), John Hartford, Jimmy Webb and the great Hoagy

Carmichael. The crafts of songwriting and performing are in his blood, coming from

musical family heritage harkening from Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.

Blues, Bluegrass, Folk, these are just a few of the genres that David’s songs find
roots in.

His songwriting intelligence is matched by his great wit and charm – you will be
inspired and motivated to push your songwriting to the next level!

As a performer, David always delights with a well rounded repertoire and storytelling
that draws the listener in to an intimate experience beyond your average cafe concert.

The Songwriter Workshop. Join David and hone your writing. (5:00-7:00 pm)

David will present examples of his and his friend’s successful songs in different
genres- from jingles to art songs. An introduction to the songwriting process,

the workshop will cover: 1) song structure, 2.) lyric writing 3.)tonal tension and
structure 4) songwriting methods of the pros.

Workshop includes a syllabus and song worksheets to take home. The workshop will
be held in a relaxed setting (the beautiful Stonefield Cellars Barrel Room) with
an emphasis on the creative process. The intent is for fledgling writers to take
away fresh ideas and a spark for their work. This is a 2 hour workshop, in the
round, and is an acoustic-only event– attendees are encouraged to bring their acoustic
instruments and their songs.

David In Concert (7:30 pm) Following the workshop, David Russell will perform
in concert, including many of the songs discussed in the workshop. David Russell

Reservations/tickets Workshop $15 Workshop and Concert $20 Concert Only

CALL 336-644-9908 (winery office) or Natalie at 336-689-4071 to purchase tickets.

Dinner Options – For workshop and concert attendees: We will have a half hour break
between the workshop and concert for dinner – dinner is not included in the price.
We will order take out from our local Italian Restaurant (will take orders at beginning
of the workshop). For concert only attendees: Join us in the barrel room to eat
before the concert. Beer and wine will be available for purchase before the concert
and during intermission (no outside alcohol allowed). You are welcomed to bring
your food from home or some take-out from local restaurants such as Bistro 150,China
Gourmet, Elizabeth’s Pizza, Rio Grande (Mexican), all in the Oak Ridge Commons Shopping
Center in Oak Ridge, less than 15 minutes south of the winery.

CHEERS! Robert, Natalie, Michelle, Sarah, Anna, and Noah

Visit their website to learn more about Stonefield Cellars

The 2013 Skull Camp at Round Peak Vineyard

What’s New at Round Peak Vineyards for 2013

With 2012 coming to a close, it’s time to put together the Events Calendar for 2013.
Listed to the right is the schedule of events.  As you make plans for 2013, make
sure to “save the date” for all your favorite Round Peak and Skull Camp events.

In addition to our annual events like Wine Club Parties, Skull Camp Out, and the
Vineyard Stomp 5K, we have added a few new features, including a Skull Camp Beer
Club, that you won’t want to miss!

Friday Nights — We’re Open Late!

Beginning January 4, the Round Peak Tasting Room will be open late every Friday
night until 8:00 p.m.  Now, any Friday night you can stop by to sample a newly released
beer, or simply enjoy a pint or a glass of wine on your way home from work or out
to dinner.  We are doing this in place of our First Friday beer tastings.  Since
Friday is the day we tap our new beers, it is also the chance to try the latest
brews.  Of course, you can also pick up a bottle of wine or growler to go.

Make Your Own Signature Wine — Saturday, Feb. 23

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at wine-making?  This is your chance to create
your own signature blend to serve to family and friends.  Round Peak has a selection
of barrel-aged red varietals that are ready for blending and you get to be the winemaker!

The event begins by tasting the available wines as pure varietals.  After that,
you will experiment with different proportions to create your own signature blend.
Once you have it perfected, our staff will assist you in blending, bottling, and
labeling a case of your signature wine to take home with you.

Finally, you will be able to taste the blends made by others and vote on the best.
Round Peak will then make a limited production of the winning wine.

Two winemaking sessions available on Saturday, Feb. 23, 11:00-3:00 and 2:00-6:00.
Reservations are required and space is limited, with priority given to Winemaker’s
and Tasting Club Members who reserve their spot by January 31.  Cost is $300 per
couple (Winemaker and Tasting Club discounts apply) and price includes instruction,
wine, lunch, and a case of your signature blend.  Additional cases of your signature
blend or the winning wine available for purchase upon request.