Events & Tastings
We’re so excited to have in-person WINE EVENTS on the books! Join us for some wine tastings and wine dinners, and share a glass with us.
UPCOMING WINE DINNERS AND TASTINGS:
Pop Up Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds, owner and winemaker of Reynolds Family Winery
Wednesday, June 29th 2022 at Poppyseed Market 6:30pm
$115 per person, all-inclusive
Raleigh NC 27615
Please list any food allergies in the notes section. This will be a buffet with options, and we are unable to change the menu once the dinner is upon us. Tickets Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
Fe Wines Dinner
with Joe Filippini, General Manager of Fe Wines
Thursday, August 18th, 2022
Fe occupies an elevated bench in the narrowest stretch of the Napa Valley, amid nearly two thousand acres of untamed parkland. Our vineyard is buffered by redwood, manzanita, ponderosa pine, and wild native grasses.
This pocket of Spring Mountain feels far removed from the rest of wine country. Ghostly Spanish mosses hang from ancient oak trees; warm fragrant breezes and birdsong are often the only sounds we hear. Our wine is an expression of this unparalleled terroir.
We are stewards of land belonging to foxes, wild peacocks, bluebirds, and coyotes. Whether building with reclaimed timber or farming organically, we are advocates for the natural sanctuary our vineyard inhabits, on this lower slope of the Mayacamas Range.
We follow what the terroir dictates. We have planted fruit trees, herbs, and vegetable beds, and we have established a vineyard devoted to the classic noble grape varieties of Bordeaux. They are the most honest translators of this place, and our vine rows require very little intervention.
Seven years of deliberate viticulture went into our first vintage. Our six densely planted blocks of vines are cane-pruned to create a shade canopy in the heat of summer. We plant nitrogen-fixing cover crops rather than artificially amending our soil, and we fight off pests by providing habitat for winged predators.
Our east-facing vines enjoy a temperate microclimate. At daybreak, as the silhouette of the Vaca Mountains appears over the Napa River, fogs roll in from the west and the south. A forested preserve shoulders our estate on two sides, further cooling our vines with its shaded embrace.
Our volcanically derived Aiken soil type is rich in iron, which promotes chlorophyll production and thus photosynthesis. While the surface layer is rocky and well-drained, sublayers of loam and clay hold moisture. These conditions often make for brutal, highly tannic wines, but Fe is notable for its silky finesse.
Enjoy dinner with an exclusive tasting of Fe's 2018 and 2019 wines in the comfort of a private home. Please email Kelli@taylorswineshop.com for information.
Raleigh, NC 27612
Andrew Geoffrey Wine Event with owner and winemaker Peter Thompson
Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 6:30pm
Since visiting the Napa Valley as a college student in 1973, Peter Thompson set his sights on producing world class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1995, after a 2-1/2 year search for the ultimate mountain vineyard site, Peter selected the property at 2000 feet atop Diamond Mountain. Having purchased undeveloped land with unlimited potential, Peter assembled a team consisting of viticulture and enology specialists to plan and execute planting of a state-of-the-art vineyard. Peter and his team navigated through the newly enacted Napa Valley Hillside Ordinance to clear the land and draft the most extensive erosion control plan ever devised in the Napa Valley, specifically designed
to take advantage of the renowned Diamond Mountain volcanic soils, 13 acres were carved out and planted
to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard was christened Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards after Peter’s two sons, Andrew and Geoffrey, and currently enjoys a reputation for producing mountainside grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine of unprecedented quality.
Email email@example.com for details!
Save the Date! Elyse Wine Dinner at Midtown Grille
Free In-Store Wine Tasting Friday, June 24th from 6:30-8:00pm
Come taste some fresh summer wines with Ariel from Advintage Distributing! We kindly ask that you park at the church next to the Vet, so we leave the Vet's spaces for their customers. Thanks!
Champagne Henriot Evening at Northside BistroJoin us for an event with special guest Chris Lozano
Barnett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Winemaker David Tate
$135.00 per person, all-inclusive
Burly Wine Dinners with owner Hank McCrorie
Raleigh NC 27615
Free In-Store Wine Tasting featuring Jerome Mader from Mader in Alsace
Friday, April 29th, 2022 6:30-8pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
$115 per person, all-inclusive
In 1981, Doug and Darci Hill settled down on an acre of land at the northern edge of Yountville. Their children, Ryan and Carly, grew up playing in the vineyards, tending chickens, and played baseball and basketball. They also helped their neighbors grow organic fruits and vegetables for the local restaurants including Thomas Keller’s world renowned French Laundry restaurant.
Hill Family Estate produced their first wines in 2001, and today are making a wide range of highly rated wines from Atlas Peak, Carneros, and Oak Knoll. They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated.
Ryan Hill is the Vice President and Director of Sales for Hill Family Estate. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Wine Business Strategies. Prior to becoming involved with Hill Family Estate, Hill worked in the hospitality business as a dishwasher, busser, food runner, server and sommelier. Hill has worked at Gordon's, Bouchon, George's at The Cove and Nine Ten restaurants. His love for food and wine developed in the restaurant business and has carried through to Hill Family Estate. Ryan resides in Napa with his family, where he continues to grow the business while celebrating his family roots of fourth generation farming in the Napa Valley.
All proceeds of the ticket purchases go to the Frankie Lemmon School.
Join us for a very special TWFE Dinner Event with Revana Estate Vineyard and Alexana Winery
They have a gorgeous portfolio of highly rated wines.
Founded in 1997, Revana Family Vineyards is a portfolio of wine growing estates with a single purpose - to produce site-specific wines from exceptional vineyards. With estates in California’s Napa Valley, Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Argentina’s Uco Valley. Each wine conveys a distinct sense of time and place. The vision of Dr. Madaiah Revana is comprised of three remarkable brands: Revana, Alexana and Corazon del Sol. Working with the world’s top vineyard managers & winemakers, Dr. Revana provides the guiding philosophy of quality as his paramount goal and that winemaking begins in the vineyard. Bryan Weil has been making wine at Alexana since 2012. His minimalist approach to winemaking allows each vintage to tell the vineyard’s story of the growing season. Utilizing only small lot fermentations and native yeasts, Bryan creates texture driven wines of complexity, sophistication and balance.
I can't think of a better match. Trent Moffett's wines and Fall seasonal foods at Mandolin Retaurant! We were thrilled when Trent said he was coming for a visit. He's one of the most genuine, friendly, and talented winemakers that we know.
Moffett Vineyards traces its legacy to the Livingston Moffett Winery, which was founded in 1976 in the heart of the Napa Valley by Trent Moffetts’ parents, Diane and John. For 22 years Trent helped grow the family winery from the cellars to the marketplace. Upon their retirement and sale of the winery in 2005, a generational transition was made by Trent into his successor Moffett Vineyards.
For 9 years his estate winery was located and functioned atop Howell Mountain above the Napa Valley. It was here that Trent started his love affair with the Pinot Noir grape. In 2014, Trent and his wife Colleen and their three children relocated to Willamette Valley in Oregon. It is here that Trent crafts some amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while still keeps his connection with his family's Napa Cabernet.
Pinot Noir, Eola-Amily Hills, Willamette Valley 2017
Saturday, November 6, 2021: Vineyard 36 Launch Party with owners Jason Earnest, Cam Ward, and Tim Gleason at Mandolin Farm - 13520 Durant Rd. Raleigh 27614 - Time 4:00pm-6:00pm - $120 per person, all inclusive
Thursday, September 16: Wine Dinner with Hank McCrorie of Burly Wines at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh at 6:30pm
$135 per person, all-inclusive
Saturday, August 28: Wine Dinner with Charlie Plummer of Amulet Estate (Formerly Tuck Beckstoffer Estate) at Mandolin in Raleigh at 6:30pm
Thursday, August 19: Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds of Reynolds Family Wines at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Raleigh at 6:30pm $135 per person, all-inclusive
Oak Farm Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Co-owner/Director of Winemaking, Dan Panella, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30pm EST
Oak Farm Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate winery located in Lodi CA. The property originated in 1860 when William DeVries and his wife Cornelia Crowe farmed wheat and raised cattle. The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its’ heritage. DeVries was an enthusiastic lover of trees, particularly of oaks, and on the home ranch, he never allowed a tree to be cut unless it was a menace. Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand, along with the DeVries family burial plot. The Panella family arrived in the region in 1936, and began an agricultural journey that ultimately culminated with the purchase of Oak Farm in 2004. As a third generation California Farmer, Dan reveled in undertaking the task of replanting the property’s 60 acres of vineyards in 2012 to fufill the vast potential of Lodi. Dan leads a talented team of agricultural specialists to build a diverse portfolio of wines made from estate fruit and selectively sourced grapes. Please join us on April 9th and meet Dan Panella! He will teach us all about the history of their Lodi Estate while guiding us through a tasting of his classic wines.
Virtual Tasting with Burly Winery Owner Hank McCrorie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time
We are elated to launch the 2018 Burly Cabernets with a Virtual Tasting event! We have done wine dinners and in-store wine tastings with Hank from Burly for years, and this Covid-style virtual tasting will be heart-warming and memorable. The perfect way to break in his new vintages! Hank McCrorie's Burly Wines have a HUGE following in Raleigh, and it's not just because he's a North Carolina native and part time resident. His Napa Cabernets and Chardonnay are impeccably crafted and delectable. Hank is full of wonderful stories and is an absolute delight. We're sure you'll love him as much as you do his wines.