We do not work for any individual winery located in the state of North Carolina but a portion of our income does come from promoting all the different wineries in the state. Because of this we are always thrilled to see other blogs and websites report on NC wineries. In January of 2014, on the website journalnow.com, we came across an article titled Wine Wisdom, which lists nine different things you may not know about North Carolina wines.
It’s a well written pieces that you can read here.
The article makes a few good points and some that can be argued:
1. North Carolina was the largest wine producing state before Alcohol Prohibition occurred in 1920? We are not entirely convinced this is true. Up until the Civil War, the largest wine producing state in the USA was Ohio. As the war began and continued through the 1860′s many of the wineries and vineyards shut do since many of the workers were fighting in the war. But once the war ended, wine production in Ohio did resume, as it did in Other wine producing states.
And what happened to Ohio once Prohibition in 1920 hit? The wine grapes that were would have been used to produce wine were instead used to produce juices and jellies.
Do we disagree with any of the other points listed in the journalmow.com article?
2. Biltmore Estate is the most visited winery in the United States? This is a huge estate located in Asheville, NC, it is a registered U.S. National Landmark. There are many different attractions and reasons why people visit here. While it does attract an enormous amount of visitors each year only a percent of these visitors come for the winery. It’s not completely accurate to say this is the most visited winery in the United States.
The article does make some other good points we just think they didn’t take their time to research some of their claims. If you would like to learn more about the best wineries to visit in different areas of the state please visit, visit our homepage.