Our Classic White Food & Wine Tour celebrates some truly fantastic white wines being produced in the Yadkin Valley. This tour takes you from the safety of a Chardonnay to up & coming wines making big waves such as Vermentino & Traminette. We invite you to an entire day exploring the Carolina’s fresh, bright and super classy white wines.
This is a 100% unsweet white wine tour and utterly fantastic. Check out our other winery tours departing from Charlotte, NC.
Vineyard #1 – Elkin Creek & Soft White – This wine made from Niagara grapes is so fresh and crisp. It is reminiscent of the Portuguese style- vinho verde or green wine, which has a hint of effervescence. We are pairing it with a local spicy pizza.
Vineyard #2 – Laurel Gray & Barrel Fermented Chardonnay – One of the oldest vineyards in the State, they also have in our opinion, one of the best Chardonnays. Aged in French oak barrels for 10 months, this Chardonnay is a beautifully balanced and goes divinely with roast chicken.
Vineyard #3 – Midnight Magdalena & Traminette. If you have never heard of this grape, don’t fear. Traminette is a hybrid white grape variety originally bred at the University of Illinois from Gewurztraminer. This wine is very floral with a bit of spiciness and lends itself to Asian cuisine and so we have brought an asian dish as a perfect BFF.
Vineyard #4- Piccione Vineyards – Good things come to those that wait. Our final vineyard of the day has an absolutely perfect Vermentino wine. If you love Sauvignon Blanc then Vermentino is your friend. We are having this with goat cheese and crackers & popcorn.
Return to van for 90 minute drive back to Charlotte.
This tour is $149 per person. Please check the tour dates in the calendar (usually either a Friday or Sunday).
The tour starts at 9:30 am on Fridays and 10:00 am on Sundays and last until 6:00/6:30 pm.
This is a very social tour consisting of 6 – 12 wine wanderers.
Pick-up is from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe @ 7th Street Market in Uptown Charlotte unless otherwise noted. Private groups can choose pick up location.
What wines will I try on the Classic White Food & Wine Tour? This tour will feature amazing white wines from several different grape families like Chardonnay, Niagara, Traminette, Vermentino and Muscat Blanc. While some of grapes can be served in a sweet manner, we have only selected bottles that represent, bright, fresh floral and fruity notes.
Is any of the wine sweet? No, there are no sweet white wines on the tour.
Do you offer other kinds of tours? Yes, we have several other winery tour options such as our Original Food & Wine Tour.
Where do we meet the tour? Unless otherwise stated, we meet at Assorted Table Wine Shoppe (towards the back) inside the 7th Street Market in Uptown Charlotte. Deck parking is $21 on Sunday, so we recommend taking the light rail to the 7th Street station.
What time do we meet? We meet at 9:30 am on Fridays and 10:00 am on Sundays.
How large are the groups? We take 6 -12 people on our tours.
How much wine are we consuming? We buy at least 1-2 bottles of wine at each vineyard. This breaks down to 6+ full glasses of wine per person
Do you have to only drink what is provided on the tour? Absolutely not. While we include over 6 glasses of wine, you are welcome to seek out more wine as long as it falls within our length of stay. You are also encouraged to buy any bottles you like, as many only sell their wines at the vineyard.
What are we eating on this tour? Will I be hungry when we finish? Our goal is to feed you well during this tour. We have food pairings at each vineyard and will have snacks during our drive. The daily menu consists of local goat cheese & crackers, caprese salad, roast chicken with sourdough bread & a Carolina ceviche.
What if I am a vegetarian? This tour has many vegetarian options at each stop and is a good choice for vegetarians.
How long are we staying at each vineyard? We are estimating a stay of 60 minutes at each vineyard.
What is the cancellation policy? No refunds are given within 48 hours of the wine tour date. We will allow you to reschedule to a future Carolina Food & Wine Tour date.
What other winery tours do you offer? In addition to our NC winery tours, we also lead food & wine trips to Croatia.