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South Creek Vineyards & Winery   0
4.5
7/29/2013

South Creek Winery is in a rural area of western North Carolina. The location of the winery is both pastoral and beautiful. Traveling toward the winery, right off South Creek Road, you’ll see a scenic horse pasture, a red barn with striking artwork, and of course a vast vineyard. The vineyard is immense and covers most of the area around the house, which incorporates the tasting room. The charming, historic, yellow farmhouse is also home to the owners Jim and Mary Rowley.

To get to the tasting room, which is distinctively marked with signage, you ... Read full review



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Island Winery (SC)   0
4.0
7/11/2013

Island Winery is located near the Hilton Head Airport in South Carolina. The road to the winery contains numerous commercial-type businesses which makes the winery seem a bit off the beaten path. Like most places on the island, trees and other natural vegetation hide the structures making them difficult to find. Using a GPS device to navigate to the premises is advised. The winery building is shared with a neighboring business but is labeled with Island Winery's circular logo. The entry is marked by a blue awning and scattered plants.

The Place:   The outside of ... Read full review



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Addison Farms Vineyard   0
3.0
6/20/2013

Addison Farms Vineyard is located off the beaten path in mountainous Leicester, North Carolina. However, the location is only about thirty minutes from the popular city destination of Asheville. If you’re looking for something to do in the area on a raining afternoon, or for a little exploring in the rural area, this might be the place. The drive to the winery is beautifully scenic; you’ll get a glimpse of what country living is really about. However, the coarse gravel driveway to the winery might be a deterrent if you drive a low car that might drag.
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Waldensian Heritage Wines   0
3.5
6/14/2013

Waldensian Heritage Winery is located minutes from downtown Valdese, North Carolina. However, when you depart the town center you might think you’re going in the wrong direction. Turning onto Villar Lane, the road on which the winery is located, is like entering a forest. A note to the wise, don’t use the directions on Waldensian Heritage’s website; they will direct you to a town kiosk. Instead, enter the address you’re your GPS, and it will take you directly to the winery. The winery facility itself looks like a rustic barn, but the land surrounding the structure, including the ... Read full review



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Raintree Cellars Winery   0
3.0
6/10/2013

Location:  Raintree Cellars’ location, next to a pawn shop in a rundown looking strip mall, might seem like an odd location for a wine tasting room, and a visit to the town of Hildebran isn’t much to brag about. However, Raintree Cellars is right off Hwy 70, which connects many neighboring towns, so if you are in the area or passing through, stop into Raintree Cellars and you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find inside.

Experience:  The owner, Ed Yoder, mans the shop and crafts the delectable wines. He has an amusing personality that makes you ... Read full review



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Carolina Mist Winery   0
4.0
6/5/2013

Carolina Mist Winery is located in the heart of downtown Lenoir, NC. If you’re looking for a winery with things to do after the tasting, and within walking distance, this is your place. There is much to do in this small town, whether it be antiquing, window shopping, or just tasting some delicious wine.

If the location doesn't win you over, the experience inside Carolina Mist will. Carolina Mist has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff who can fill you in on all the "who, what, when, where, and why's" of Carolina Mist’s winemaking adventure. ... Read full review



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Carolina Mist Winery   0
4.0

Carolina Mist Winery is located in the heart of downtown Lenoir, NC. If you’re looking for a winery with things to do after the tasting, and within walking distance, this is your place. There is much to do in this small town, whether it be antiquing, window shopping, or just tasting some delicious wine.

If the location doesn't win you over, the experience inside Carolina Mist will. Carolina Mist has a very knowledgeable and friendly staff who can fill you in on all the "who, what, when, where, and why's" of Carolina Mist’s winemaking adventure. ... Read full review



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Raintree Cellars Winery   0
3.0

Location:  Raintree Cellars’ location, next to a pawn shop in a rundown looking strip mall, might seem like an odd location for a wine tasting room, and a visit to the town of Hildebran isn’t much to brag about. However, Raintree Cellars is right off Hwy 70, which connects many neighboring towns, so if you are in the area or passing through, stop into Raintree Cellars and you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find inside.

Experience:  The owner, Ed Yoder, mans the shop and crafts the delectable wines. He has an amusing personality that makes you ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
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Waldensian Heritage Wines   0
3.5

Waldensian Heritage Winery is located minutes from downtown Valdese, North Carolina. However, when you depart the town center you might think you’re going in the wrong direction. Turning onto Villar Lane, the road on which the winery is located, is like entering a forest. A note to the wise, don’t use the directions on Waldensian Heritage’s website; they will direct you to a town kiosk. Instead, enter the address you’re your GPS, and it will take you directly to the winery. The winery facility itself looks like a rustic barn, but the land surrounding the structure, including the ... Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
4.0
3.0
3.0
3.5

Addison Farms Vineyard   0
3.0

Addison Farms Vineyard is located off the beaten path in mountainous Leicester, North Carolina. However, the location is only about thirty minutes from the popular city destination of Asheville. If you’re looking for something to do in the area on a raining afternoon, or for a little exploring in the rural area, this might be the place. The drive to the winery is beautifully scenic; you’ll get a glimpse of what country living is really about. However, the coarse gravel driveway to the winery might be a deterrent if you drive a low car that might drag.
Read full review



Red Wine White Wine Service View/Ambiance
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Island Winery (SC)   0
4.0

Island Winery is located near the Hilton Head Airport in South Carolina. The road to the winery contains numerous commercial-type businesses which makes the winery seem a bit off the beaten path. Like most places on the island, trees and other natural vegetation hide the structures making them difficult to find. Using a GPS device to navigate to the premises is advised. The winery building is shared with a neighboring business but is labeled with Island Winery's circular logo. The entry is marked by a blue awning and scattered plants.

The Place:   The outside of ... Read full review



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South Creek Vineyards & Winery   0
4.5

South Creek Winery is in a rural area of western North Carolina. The location of the winery is both pastoral and beautiful. Traveling toward the winery, right off South Creek Road, you’ll see a scenic horse pasture, a red barn with striking artwork, and of course a vast vineyard. The vineyard is immense and covers most of the area around the house, which incorporates the tasting room. The charming, historic, yellow farmhouse is also home to the owners Jim and Mary Rowley.

To get to the tasting room, which is distinctively marked with signage, you ... Read full review



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