Cedar Grove Community Provides Home for Botanist & Barrel

CEDAR GROVE , NC- An unassuming blueberry farm, located immediately off NC Highway 86 in the Cedar Grove community, just north of Hillsborough, is home to a unique business. Botanist & Barrel. A cidery/winery, is owned and operated by the brother and sister team of Lyndon and Kether Smith and their spouses, Amie Fields and …

Something for Everyone at Tunnel Creek Vineyards

ROXBORO, NC- Breathtaking, peaceful, relaxing, entertaining, and tasty are just a few of the adjectives I use to describe my visits to Tunnel Creek Vineyards , located in North Central North Carolina and Southside Virginia.  The manicured grounds, exquisite facilities, and hand-trimmed vines magnify the grandeur. Tunnel Creek offers live music on weekends, and has …

A Place and Wines for All Seasons – Tunnel Creek Vineyards

By Norwood Walker Winter Winter has a way of stripping away and leaving things in all their naked beauty. The support sticks and wires were lined up, silent sentinels with bare vines clinging to them on the hillside going down to the venue. Row after row, they had a beauty of their own. Spring, summer …

Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

South Boston, VA By Candace Baskervill July 26, 2019 at Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center Growing up in a family proud of their home grown, prize winning fruits and vegetables, I know that there are certain things to be said about good soil. Every good tradition, like every good fruit or vegetable starts with …

Two Witches Winery and Brewery

Story and photography by Meredith Bernard Blazing new trails, or in some cases brewing them, can be a long process, but you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has made better progress than Ethan and Julie Brown. When Julie’s parents Marvin and Caren Jefferson harvested their first grapes from their Pittsylvania County vineyard in …