Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend

 

April 20- 22, 2018
Seven Exciting Venues
Hendersonville, NC

The Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend features Henderson County wineries and cideries partnering together to present a new signature weekend filled with a long list of activities including: artisan hard cider, local wines, food, educational programs, music, tours and more.

Events will take place at seven scenic and unique local venues:

  • Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider – taproom in a repurposed barn surrounded by family-owned apple orchards – specializing in Normandy-style hard cider, brandy and pommeau
  • Bold Rock Hard Cider – the North Carolina facility of one of America’s leading hard cider producers – in the heart of scenic farm country in the Mills River Valley
  • Burnshirt Vineyards – beautiful estate winery and event centers overlooking the vineyards – NC Vineyard of the Year 2015 & 2016
  • Flat Rock Hard Cider – locally-owned cider producer with a cozy taproom in a century-old restored commercial building on Main Street
  • Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion – new mountaintop event center with expansive vistas, located in the Point Lookout Vineyards
  • Saint Paul at Flat Rock – new tasting room and cafe founded by Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards in the historic Village of Flat Rock
  • Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards – winery and tasting room nestled between orchards and vineyards

Many events are free.  Ticketed events can be reserved by contacting the individual venues.

Download a Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend calendar of events brochure.

The weekend coincides with the apples in bloom. The apple trees produce gorgeous delicate spring blossoms waiting on bees for pollination to produce some of the best apples in Western North Carolina. The apple blossom varies in color according to the type of apple tree and is best recognized as white or pink. North Carolina is the 7th largest apple-producing state in the nation and Henderson County is the largest apple-producing county in North Carolina, producing 85 percent of all the apples grown in the state. The County grows more than 40 varieties of apples. Enjoy the Apple Country Trail, a self-guided driving tour in and around Henderson County’s apple country for apple products and view the orchards. Click to download the self-guided Apple County Trail tour.

Click here for lodging or area information or call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244.

Schedule listed below:

Friday, April 20

  • Burntshirt Vineyards Winery Tour-take a tour of the winery with our winemaker Preston Thomas. Explore the beautifully landscaped grounds while you enjoy a glass of Burntshirt estate-grown wine -2 pm -FREE (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Bottle Signing with Winemaker Preston Thomas -Burntshirt Vineyards winemaker Preston Thomas will be signing purchased bottles of our delicious estate rose -3-6 pm -FREE (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend Kickoff-Come hear a well-known regional band on our outdoor stage (music 6-9 pm), with cider making tours all day
    (taproom open noon-10 pm) plus BBQ and other tasty dishes available from our food truck-FREE admission and tours (Venue: Bold Rock Hard Cider)
  • Dinner-Dance -LOW COUNTRY BOIL-Cider/Wine Weekend Kick off­ Dine in the Meadow at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards on some great Low
    Country Boil while sipping wine and ciders. Live music and dancing. Roast marshmallows over the fire. Registration tables will be set up at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard rs for other weekend activities at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards, Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders and Saint Paul of Flat Rock. Start the weekend off by planning your next two days in town. Don’t miss out on any of the special events being held at these 3 locations. Kickoff event/dinner by reservation only. -$ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)
  • Do You Know Pommeau?-Special spirit tasting featuring Pommeau and Ap­ple Brandy/Calvados -tastings on the hour all day-11 :00 -7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm Sunday-$ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Free Range Apple Blossom Orchard Hike or Bike -30 acres of orchard and vineyards to explore -enjoy a picnic, or just a hike or bike ride around the property-11:00-7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm Sunday-FREE (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Pizza and Live Music-Come join us at the taproom for FREE pizza and live music -305 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC -7:00 pm -FREE (Venue: Flat Rock Ciderworks)
  • Wine Tastings & Tours with Live Music -We will be doing wine tastings and tours from noon until 9pm. Live music in the Pavilion, 6-9 pm. Guests can tour our new facilities and the vineyard, taste our wines and meads, purchase a cup of coffee or espresso from our coffee bar and enjoy 30-mile views while they listen to live music -FREE (Venue: Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion)

Saturday, April 21

  • A SparkIing Night Event -Join us under the stars to taste our 1st-class, award-winning sparkling wines. We are one of the few wineries in NC capable of producing sparkling wines. A night for toasting and tasting our current vintages of award-winning celebration wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and jazz! -6:00 pm -7:30 pm -$ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)
  • BBQ and Live Music -Come join us at the taproom for live music. Local BBQ available -show starts at 7 pm -FREE show (Venue: Flat Rock Cider works)
  • Bold Rock Food Truck Festival – Join us for a day filled with delicious local food from a variety of Western NC food trucks and Bold Rock’s own food trailer. Hourly tours of our apple pressing barn and production facility, pl us live music from noon until 10 pm -FREE admission and tours. (Venue: Bold Rock Hard Cider)
  • Brandy and Cigar Bar -What pairs better than brandy and hand rolled cigars? Brandy/Calvados tasting and cigar bar experience -5-7 pm -$ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Burntshirt Vineyards Winery Tour – Take a tour of the winery with our winemaker Preston Thomas. Explore the beautifully landscaped grounds while you enjoy a glass of Burntshirt estate-grown wine -2 pm -FREE tour (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Can’t Tapas This – Tapas/wine pairing -small plates featuring local foods and cheeses paired with Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards wines-noon -2:00pm -$ (Venue: Saint Paul at Flat Rock)
  • Cooking and Apple Demonstrations – Apples are the center of attention this weekend, so why not learn how to prepare them many ways? -1-3 pm – FREE (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Cooking with Wine Demonstration – Wine is not just for drinking! -Learn how to use wine in the kitchen to create a great meal -3-5 pm -$ (Venue: Saint Paul of Flat Rock)
  • Crest of the Blue Ridge Private Group Tastings- Wine ,Ciders & Spirits! – Reserve a trip for your group in a private chauffeured van to our mountaintop venue (the highest in the county). We will guide you through an intimate private tasting of our wine, cider, Pommeau and Brandy/Calvados while enjoying a panoramic view of the mountains situated above the first vineyard we planted. Included with your tasting we will provide a picnic basket of local cheeses and snacks to be enjoyed. BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY-CALL TO ARRANGE THIS PRIVATE EXCLUSIVE EVENT FOR YOUR GROUP -Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards-828-699-7507 $ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)
  • Do You Know Pornmmeau? – Special spirit tasting featuring Pommeau and Apple Brandy/Calvados – tastings on the hour all day –  1:00- 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6pm Sunday – $ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Exclusive Estate Vineyard Tour – Take a rare tour of our estate vineyards with vineyard manager Eric Case during bud break -4 pm – FREE (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Free Range Apple Blossom Orchard Hike or Bike -30 acres of orchard and vineyards to explore – enjoy a picnic, or just a hike or bike ride around the property-
    11 :00 -7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm Sunday- FREE (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • French Experience Gourmet Cooking Class – Our French chef will teach you how to prepare an impressive French dinner. Bonus at the end of the class: you get to taste all the dishes!! – 5-7 pm – $ (Venue: Saint Paul at Flat Rock)
  • From Orchard to Press to Bottle – Enjoy a tast ing of our Normandy-style artisan ciders while visiting with owner/farmer Alan Ward, apple grower/cider press; Wayne Barnwell, a family member with over 50 years of cider-making experience; and Stephen Rigby, our winemaker, the one who turns the freshly pressed cider into award-winning artisan cider. Meet the team that grows, blends, ferments and sparkle all our ciders and wines! -1 1 am-1 pm – FREE (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Live Music at Burntshirt Vineyards- guitarist extraordinaire Eric Congdon performs in the Burntshirt Vineyards Pavilion-ericcongdon.com – 2- 5 pm -FREE (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • LocaI … Local. .. LocaI … ! Wine & Food Pairings – Feast on local cheeses and local small plate cuisine prepared by our culinary partners using local ingredients. 11 am -7 pm – $ (Venue: Saint Paul of Flat Rock)
  • Mountain Top Coffee – The coffee shop will be open and serving our very own fresh roasted coffee and espresso drinks that our guest can enjoy with fresh pastries and goodies from our kitchen. Enjoy the morning overlooking the vineyards and take in the 30-mile views from the top of Point Lookout and the Pavilion – 8am – Noon -FREE (Venue: Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion)
  • Mountain Top Live music festival, and charity event- We will have a number of music performances all day and special events for our charities. Wine and mead tastings with food pairings. The coffee shop will be open and serving tasty treats, too. We will cap the night with a headline musical performance (weather permitting) on the Point Lookout stage – noon-10 pm – Admission: Donation to charity (Venue: Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion)
  • The Art of Blending· – Our winemaker guides you through a fun, informative and creative session of wine blending. Help create new blends for our new spring wine release. Tap into your inner winemaking skills! 1-3 pm – $ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)
  • Vintner’s Table Food Trailer – Enjoy lunch from our Vintner’s Table food trailer. Serving salads, sandwiches and artisanal cheese boards – 2695 Sugarloaf Road – Hendersonville, NC – Noon-6 pm – 828-{i85 -2402 -burntshirtvineyards.com – $ (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Wild Cat Brothers Coffee House at Appalachian Ridge – drinks brewed exclusively with Sharewell Coffee – dedicated to sourcing and roasting quality ethical coffee with the utmost integrity- organic, fair trade. Meet the roaster, who will guide you through an espresso tasting. Unique coffees blends from around the world, roasted and blended locally. Plus freshly made apple pastries creations from our French pastry chef- 10am -noon Friday and Saturday; noon- 6 pm Sunday-$ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Wine Styles, Blind Tasting Event – Our wines compete on a state,national and international basis. Experience for yourself the different styles of wine produced in various regions. We will lead you in a blind tasting of wines from around the world. Hors d’oeuvres included for your enjoyment! – 4- 6 pm – $ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)
  • Wine Tasting, Live Music and Great Food-All day Saturday 4/21- Great Food for Any Mood food truck will be on site both days with a special Brunch Menu from 11 am until 1 pm Saturday and noon until 2 pm Sunday. Lunch menu available during the afternoon. Enjoy live local musical entertainment all day! Sangria special available all day- $ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)

Sunday, April 22

  • White Blend. This seminar will be led by winemaker Preston Thomas and general manager Krista Tiewater in The Summit center. Light hors d’oeuvres included with this seminar. Tickets: $30 general admission, $2 5 -Summit/3400 Club Members. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://www.burntshirtvineyards. com/weddings- events/event-calendar/ – 2- 4pm – $ (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Do You Know Pommeau?- Special spirit tasting featuring Pommeau and AppleBrandy/Calvados -tastings on the hour all day-
  • 11 :00- 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-{i:OOpm Sunday-$ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Free Range Apple Blossom Orchard Hike or Bike – 30 acres of orchard and vineyards to exp I Ore – enjoy a picnic, or just a hike or bike ride around the property- 11 :00- 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm Sunday – FREE (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Live Music at Burntshirt Vineyards – singer-songwriter Hope Griffin performs in the BurntshirtVineyards Pavilion -hopegriffinmusic.com- 2-5 pm – FREE (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Local … Local … Local… Wine & Food Pairings – Feast on local cheeses and local small plate cuisine prepared by our culinary partners using local ingredients. -11 am – 7 pm -$ (Venue: Saint Paul of Flat Rock)
  • Mimosa Sunday and Free Brunch – Come visit our taproom, try a cider mimosa, and enjoy free brunch – 11 am -1 pm -( taproom open Sunday 11 am-6 pm)- FREE brunch (Venue: Flat Rock Ciderworks)
  • Mountain Top Coffee at Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion – The coffee shop will be open and offering our very own freshly roasted coffee and espresso drinks. Our guests can enjoy their drinks with fresh pastries and goodies from our kitchen. Enjoy the morning overlooking the vineyards and take in the 30-mile views from the top of Point Lookout and from the Pavilion – 8 am – noon -FREE admission (Venue: Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion)
  • Wine & Mead Tastings and Tours -spend a relaxing afternoon overlooking the vineyard from on top of the world -noon -5:00 pm – FREE admission (Venue: Point Lookout Vineyards Pavilion)
  • Sunday Cidery Brunch & Bluegrass – The Bold Rock food truck will be serving brunch featuring locally-sourced meats and produce that pair perfectlywith a cold pint of Bold Rock hard cider. Easy listening music performed on the porch – FREE admission and music (Venue: Bold Rock Hard Cider)
  • Vintner’s Table Food Trailer – Enjoy lunch from our Vintner’s Table food trailer. Serving salads, sandwiches and artisanal cheese boards -noon-5 pm -$ (Venue: Burntshirt Vineyards)
  • Wild Cat Brothers Coffee House at Appalachian Ridge – drinks brewed exclusively with Sharewell Coffee -dedicated to sourcing and roasting qualityethical coffee with the utmost integrity -organic, fair trade. Meet the roaster, who will guide you through an espresso tasting. Unique coffees blends from around the world, roasted and blended locally. Plus freshly made apple pastries creations from our French pastry chef -10 am -noon Friday and Saturday; noon-6 pm Sunday- $ (Venue: Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider)
  • Wine Tasting, Live Music and Great Food -All day-Great Food for Any Mood food truck will be on site both days with a special Brunch Menu from 11am until 1 pm Saturday and noon until 2 pm Sunday. Lunch menu available during the afternoon. Enjoy live local musical entertainment all day! Sangria special available a II day – $ (Venue: Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards)

 

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