North Carolina

This Week in Wine – 10/2/11

    Trump to Mark Opening of Trump Vineyard Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump will fete the opening of Trump Vineyard Estates in Albemarle County on Tuesday with a reception including his son Eric Trump, Gov. Bob McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and Patricia Kluge. Trump’s organization purchased Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard in April for more than $6 million and next week will celebrate the revamped operation with an invitation-only affair. The reality…

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The Mother Vine in North Carolina – 400 years young!

If you saw my post last week on the 10 Facts About North Carolina Wine, you would have seen the #1 fact being the 400+ year old Scuppernong vine on Roanoke Island. Well I did a bit of digging, and I thought you might be interested to see what the vine actually looks like. The 400 year old vine actually had a lucky escape last year, when a utility contractor actually thought it was a…

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