If you love to enjoy that perfect glass of wine every now and then, or you simply can’t imagine not knowing which wine is the best and why, then attending a wine tasting should get on your ‘to do’ list.
Regardless of whether you are interested in a wine tasting, learning more about the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with a glass of wine, experiencing wine tasting at an acclaimed winery such as Banner Elk Winery & Villa will bring you to new levels of truly understanding wine.
Here are some reasons why you should go to a winery tasting room:
If you want to be able to recognize a good wine, you need to take the time to experience the level of acidity, bitterness, fruitiness, sweetness. Obviously a great wine is the one you appreciate, however, additionally a good wine has to show a good balance, a good structure. And these aspects can only be understood by being taught through a wine tasting. During a wine tasting you will learn how to pay attention to the different parts of your tongue, and your complete palate. Basically, by going to a wine tasting you’ll learn how to pick your wine.
Tasting wine is about awakening your senses to what happens when they are in contact with wine. And this is the complete opposite of being drunk - when you are drunk you can’t feel anything anymore. That is the reason why most of the wine lovers pay close attention at never crossing the line.
At a wine tasting you will be told about grapes specificities, and about appellation and country specificities which will all give you an objective way to discover what might be the taste of a particular wine. Additionally, by attending a wine tasting you’ll have the opportunity to try the wines and get familiar with all the different tastes before you actually choose a bottle to go with your next meal. By attending a wine tasting you’ll be able to expand your knowledge on the subject.
Attending a wine tasting is a great way of meeting new people and enjoying a great time with people who share the same interests as you are. Being the most acclaimed commercial winery in North Carolina's High Country, Banner Elk Winery & Villa is visited by many people all year round and boasts a laid back atmosphere and fun for the whole family, including your four-legged friends.
If you’re looking for a bottle of something exquisite, look no further as wine tasting at Banner Elk Winery will bring you samples of some of the best, award-winning wines.
Banner Elk Winery is the most acclaimed commercial winery in North Carolina's High Country. Awards received to date in 2013 include two Gold Medals at the 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition for the 2011 Banner Elk Red and 2011 Marechal Foch. Held in Sonoma County, California, this is our first International competition.
Notable awards received in 2012 include Banner Elk White with a Gold Medal in the "Other Whites" division at the 2012 NextGen Wine Competition in California, and the only Gold in this division. At the 2012 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home Gold Awards for our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (many years running) and the 2011 Seyval Blanc.
In 2011 at the State Fair competition, our 2009 Marechal Foch received the Best of Category-Red Hybrid along with a Double Gold Award. At the 2011 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home the Best of Category-Red Hybrid for our 2010 Marechal Foch and two Double Gold Awards with our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Marechal Foch. Our award winning Banner Elk Blueberry and Ice Wines continue to be popular.
So, make sure to make wine tasting at Banner Elk Winery & Villa a priority – it will definitely be worthwhile and you might just have the adventure and the experience of a lifetime.
Stop in for a tasting year round, open daily from noon until 6:00 PM.