Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery January 2020
NC WINE TRAVELER
RAYLEN Vineyards and Winery-Mocksville, NC
The history of RayLen Vineyards and Winery goes back to 1998 when the property which was a Dairy farm for a century was acquired by the Neely Family to start a vineyard and create wine. Their wine-maker was Steve Shepard who had worked in several wineries first in W. PA and later in the Yadkin Valley NC and he continues to work today after 25+ years to ensure the quality of their wine.
The first wine was produced in 2001 and they have won many medals for their wines in various competitions. A signature wine CAT 5 after a decade won a Best of Show at the NC State Fair Competition in 2011 with their blend of wines to include: Red Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Petite Verdot. It is believed that as long as they produce this wine it will keep any CAT 5 Hurricanes ‘away from NC’ and it has the distinctive symbol on it’s label and SO FAR , it has worked for almost a decade. CAT 5 Wine also was featured on the TODAY Show in December 2011 as a featured and recommended wine from NC.
Besides the proximity to the TRIAD near Winston-Salem NC and Interstate 40 ; Raylen has many family-friendly events to include Festivals, free Music, Dog days, Craft Shows, Book reviews and other activities for its visitors and club members.
RayLen is the first totally solar powered winery in the state of NC helping to protecting the environment. Hope you will take advantage and visit a local NC winery near your home!!!
Triad Brewers Alliance
The Triad Brewers Alliance formed in 2017 to serve breweries in the Piedmont Triad and to promote the Triad as a destination location of North Carolina. We currently serve 20 breweries across the 11 counties of the Triad. Visit our website to learn more about our mission, breweries, and events!
Old Nick Williams Co. Farm & Distillery
2675 Williams Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
We at Old Nick Williams Farm & Distillery are happy to announce the opening of The Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar. We now offer handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine at the distillery. So come out for a tour or just relax at the new Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar.
(Daily drink specials)
Fainting Goat Spirits
115 W Lewis St, GSO, NC
Tours and Tastings Schedule
Fridays 3-7 PM
Saturdays 1-6 PM
Sundays 1-5 PM
FOOTHILLS Brewing Co
638 W 4th St, WS, NC
Brewery and Tasting Room
3800 Kimwell Dr. WS, NC
Craft Happiness IPA Project features a new IPA every month, and dedicates a portion of sales to an area of need somewhere NC
Hazy double IPA with a slightly sweet malt base. Hop flavors and aromas run the gamut of the “juicy” spectrum. Apricot, peach, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya…it’s all there. Triple dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Idaho 7.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 29.2 oz. STOVEPIPE CANS
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.2%
Bitterness (IBUs): 51
Raylen Vineyards – raylenvineyards.com
3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC 336-998-3100
Mon – Saturday: 11AM – 6PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
12/6-12/8: 2018 Bourbon Barrel Select Wine Release
Join us for a wine release! Our Bourbon Barrel Select (BB Select) utilizes the newest way to experience red wine: Bourbon barrel aging. This special wine, vinted from Cabernet Sauvignon, was aged for six months in authentic Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels originally used for aging bourbon. This technique adds flavors of vanilla and oak, black fruit and hints of baking spice. This bold red will pair well with hearty beef dishes and game.
Enjoy complimentary sips of the new 2018 vintage. We will also be offering a 15% discount on single bottles of our 2018 BB Select from December 6th until December 8th.
Incendiary Brewing Co
486 N Patterson Ave, WS NC
Southend Brewing Co
117B W, Lewis St. Greensboro
Monday-Thursday- 4pm- 11pm | Friday- 2pm- 12am
Saturday- 12pm- 12am | Sunday 12pm – 10pm
The upcoming Imperial Stout was released on Black Friday:
General Folly 8.3%
The Wit – Witter Wonderland ~4.5% ABV
Scottish Ale – Tír na nÓg ~6.7%
Four Saints Brewing
218 South Fayetteville Street Asheboro, NC
Impending Grace Imperial Stout (2019) Stout – Russian Imperial
10% ABV 75 IBU
Deep, warm, and powerful – that’s how grace is interpreted by us here at Four Saints. That’s how Impending Grace Imperial Stout tastes as well. Dark cocoa flavors play with the sweetness of the added local honey. Roasted and burnt malt flavors are highlighted by the warming alcohol experience. Enjoy this beer slowly and with some meditation to discover the grace in your life.