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SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — The sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place Wednesday on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology. After a full day of workshops, lectures and talks from industry professionals from wine-producing regions as diverse as California, Italy and France, symposium participants got […]

NC State Fair judging results in many medals

NC State Fair judging results in many medals

The hustle and bustle of a busy school day was replaced with the clink of glass and murmured opinions in August at Surry Community College. The college was hosting the 2017 North Carolina Commercial and Amateur Wine Competition in its Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology. Four tables seat the 16 judges who […]

Annual wine symposium at Surry on Nov. 8 features industry experts

The sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium hosted by Surry Community College on Nov. 8 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on the college’s Dobson campus will include a bevy of leaders within the grape growing, winemaking, and wine marketing industries. The symposium’s focus this year is “Finding the […]

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

One of the latest wine festivals of the year takes place in the Yadkin Valley, and this year is the 14th edition of the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, held in downtown Yadkinville the third Saturday of October, Oct. 21 for 2017. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., numerous wineries will set up in the streets […]

Wine not only gift for wine lovers

Wine not only gift for wine lovers

When traveling the Yadkin Valley Wine Country, many places have perfect choices for wine lovers and their friends. “A bottle of wine accompanying some other gift like bottle art or coasters would be a very nice gesture for a coworker or a friend,” said Adagio Vineyards Tasting Room Manager Douglas Sanders. “Just something at Christmas […]

Calendar of events

Oct. 14-15 • Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, as are tours and tastings. Visit sheltonvineyards.com for more information. Oct. 21-22 • 2 to 4 p.m., Roaring River Vineyards, 493 Brewer Mill Road, […]

Purple Feet Festival set for Saturday

OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Silver Coast Winery will be hosting the “Purple Feet Festival” Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as the winery celebrates the grape. The winery, 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, is in partnership with Special Kids Sponsor Foundation, which benefits children in foster care. Come enjoy live music by […]

Surry Community College hosting N.C. State Fair wine competition judging

DOBSON — Surry Community College is hosting the North Carolina Commercial and Amateur Wine Competition judging Aug. 18-20 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on Surry’s Dobson campus. “The Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology is the center for grape and wine education in North Carolina, and we feel […]

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