News & Notes – September 2017

Andy Woolgar

PinotageWell here we are, September already! Is it just me or are all of these months going by too quickly?

Traditionally the month of September here in North Carolina remains warm and humid but I can’t help feeling that most people are already in ‘fall-mode’. Despite the heat of the last couple of months we have seen record sales of our Pinotage red wine, and at the end of this month we’ll receive our new shipment with the new brand new vintage 2016 Pinotage, in time for the fall.

Pinotage is our ‘heritage wine’ and pairs extremely well with smoked Gouda and other mild to medium cheeses, plus any meats you happen to cook on the ‘Braai’, or grill! If you are yet to taste this amazing African creation I suggest you call into one of our stockists and pick up a bottle. The current 2015 vintage is scarce so if you find one, enjoy it!

Besides Pinotage we make several other red varietals such as Merlot, Shiraz, our Foundation Stone Red Blend which is Shiraz-based, and two delicious 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines. All are well balanced, using older oak barrels to ensure very palatable wines.

We keep our website updated with all locations that sell our wines. Click on the links below to discover our retail and restaurant customers.
Restaurants
Stockists

These lists are updated once a month.

Remember too that all of our clients and fans are welcome to visit the 5,500 sq ft event space we have in High Point, NC, by appointment only. We love to show off the space and conduct private educational tastings for groups of 6-20 on days, evenings and weekends subject to availability. If you’re interested in scheduling one of these events please call our office at 336.781.0645.

We are also taking bookings for Christmas and New year’s Eve private parties! Please call the same number for details. Our event space consists of several beautifully decorated rooms, a tasting table and bar, plus an enclosed outdoor patio space with fire pit and Edison lighting.

 

SEPTEMBER Wine Dinners

Make it a date and attend one of our wine dinners in September!

We have three wine pairing dinners scheduled for the month of September, each one with uniquely crafted pairings. I am sure they’ll be fun and as always we’ll make them informative. Two are with relatively new clients, Grape & Barley Wine Bar in Gastonia and Vidalia Restaurant in Boone, and then we have a dinner at TESSA Farm to Table restaurant in Greensboro.

To book your place please call the following:

Grape & Barley on 11th, 704.864.2718
Vidalia Restaurant on 19th, 828.263.9176
TESSA Farm to Table on 19th, 336.763.1256

 

SEPTEMBER PUBLIC TASTINGS AND DINNERS

6th, Brewer’s Kettle in Clemmons, 5pm-7pm, with Charles
8th, Salisbury Wine Shop, Salisbury, 6pm-8pm, with Charles and Andy
9th, Benchmark Provisions, Boone, 2pm-4pm, with Charles
11th, Grape & Barley, Gastonia, Wine Dinner, with Charles and Andy
13th, Radisson Hotel, High Point, 6pm-8pm, with Charles and Andy
15th, City Beverage, Winston-Salem, 4pm-6.30pm, with Charles
19th, TESSA, Greensboro, Wine Dinner, 6.30pm, with Annabel and Andy
19th, Vidalia Restaurant, Boone, Wine Dinner, 7pm, with Charles
20th, Brewer’s Kettle, High Point, 5pm-7pm, with Charles
22nd, Raleigh Butcher’s Market, Raleigh, 4pm-6pm, with Annabel
29th, Southern Season, Chapel Hill, 5pm-7.30pm, with Annabel

Welcome Annabel!

Our newest member of the sales team is Annabel Butler. Annabel is a former student at Appalachian State University, and is based in Chapel Hill, NC. She will cover the Raleigh-Durham, Wilmington, New Bern markets and west as far as Greensboro.
NEWS SNIPPETS

Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Restaurant in Winston-Salem added our Sauvignon Blanc to their fall wine list!

New customer, Indian restaurant AGNI are selling 4 of our wines which pair extremely well with ethnic Indian cuisine.

Thanks to everyone that attended our tastings and wine dinners in August, and we hope to see you again at a future event!

New placement: Appalachian Wine Market in Asheville, selling our Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage.

Vin Master in Charlotte are also a new client, with 4 of our wines available to purchase.

Spotted Dog restaurant in Raleigh are also new, adding 2 wines to their list!

Wine Spectator top 100 recipient, ‘Gamekeeper Restaurant & Bar’ in the mountains are carrying our Chardonnay and Shiraz wines too.

1618 Midtown Restaurant and Wine Bar in Greensboro are re-listing our Pinotage and Brut Rose N.V!

Winston-Salem’s Diamondback Grill are listing our Foundation Stone Rose, Chardonnay and Pinotage on their wine list.

August tastings and Wine Dinners

Many thanks to everyone that came to our many tastings around the state, and to our wine pairing dinners during the month of August, and thanks to all of the venues.

We had a great time meeting new people and seeing many familiar faces at all events, and we greatly appreciate your patronage.