Saturday, December 10, 2016

Linville Falls Winery in the Mountains of NC

After our somewhat strenuous hike down to the lower falls of Linville Gorge Erica and I decided to reward ourselves with a visit to a local Winery, Linville Falls Winery All the way up the Gorge Trail on this somewhat warm fall day we kept encouraging ourselves with the promise of wine and relaxation.  And it was just as we imagined...wonderful:-)

Here is a description from their website..
"Family owned and operated, Linville Falls Winery is the culmination of a life-long passion for wine by owner, Jack Wiseman. Wiseman has dreamed of growing grapes and opening a winery for more than 25 years, and now he and his family are pioneering a new High Country wine in Linville, North Carolina. Nestled in the lower end of Avery County near the Blue Ridge Parkway is a state of the art tasting room on a 40 acre farm with its staple grapes Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, blueberries and raspberries. The winery is perfectly situated at 3200 feet with warm days, cool nights and minerally balanced soil. This magical combination of high elevation and microclimate terra produces a wine unique to the region with complex flavors creating award winning wines."


Christmas trees and grapes what a wonderful combination...
More from their website...
"With over a million Christmas trees in production, Jack Wiseman has been at the forefront of the world-famous Fraser Fir Christmas Tree industry. Jack's passionate desire to grow, cultivate and harvest trees has led him to do the same with his vineyard."




Tasting room.  Look there is Erica.

Nice Patio and View





Yes, we found another great winery.  If you are in the Linville Falls area and you like wine I suggest you stop in and enjoy the wines of Linville Falls Winery.  You will be glad you did.
Happy Travels and Wine Tastings!
KathieyV:-)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Restaurant Adventures....Woodlands Bar-B-Que in Blowing Rock NC

One place that has become a regular stop for me on my Blowing Rock Adventures is Woodlands Bar-B-Que.  Rustic atmosphere, great barbecue and, every time I have been there, live music.

"Our Restaurant’s Menu features barbecue beef, pork, chicken and ribs plus home style Mexican food. Family oriented with a rustic atmosphere."
Woodlands


"Serving North Carolina Barbeque in Blowing Rock NC since 1977."
Woodlands
It was my first time getting their chicken BBQ.  It was great.
One of my daughters favorite desserts at Woodlands is the Blackberry Cobbler.
They ran out the night we were there.  No worries because we will be back:-)
If you find yourself in the Blowing Rock area I suggest you visit Woodlands Bar-B-Que.  I know you will enjoy it:-)
Happy travels and eating.
KathieyV