Bannerman Vineyard One of North Carolina’s Oldest Muscadine Vineyards

For Colleen Bannerman of Bannerman Vineyard, grape growing is a family affair. Along with husband Scot and the rest of the Bannerman family, she grows Scuppernongs and the dark purple Muscadines on 18 acres near the town of Burgaw in Pender County, North Carolina. Founded in 1973 by Marilyn and Cliff Bannerman, Bannerman Vineyard is... Continue Reading →

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North Carolina AVAs

American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are designated geographical regions in the United States where wine grapes grow well. Usually, a certain grape or group of grapes will thrive there and natural barriers like mountains or rivers separate the regions. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) defines the regions for tax and marketing purposes, i.e.... Continue Reading →

Wine Is Good Business for North Carolina Growers and Vintners

  Think wine, think California, or France, or anywhere but North Carolina. Think again. Since the mid-1990’s North Carolina wines have been making a comeback and grape and wine production are pushing the Tar Heel state back to its former wine glory. Long before vines were planted in the Napa Valley, North Carolina viticulturists were... Continue Reading →

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