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Events & Tastings

We’re so excited to have you join us for some wine events, tastings and wine dinners. Come and share a glass with us.  
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Parking update for all in-store events at Taylor's Wine Shop: Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!

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UPCOMING WINE DINNERS AND TASTINGS:        

WINE TASTING 

Free Wine Tasting!

Featuring Selections from French Libation

Friday, March 1

5:30-7:00pm

FREE

We're excited to host Thibault Petiet from French Libation wine imports portfolio. They represent a fantastic lineup of small, family owned, French wineries. Lots of fun wines in the lineup for this Friday featuring some incredible values.

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This event is SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist. 

Marques de Murrieta Rioja Wine Dinner
with Kerry Knight from Maisons Marques and Domaines and
Guest Chef John Scarangella (from Northside Bistro)
at a private residence near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
6:30pm
$225.00 per person, includes gratuity
This event is SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist. 

 

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free wine tasting

 

Free Wine Tasting with Kerry Knight from Marques Maisons & Domaines

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

5:30 pm to 7pm at taylor’s Wine shop.


Remember, we have free parking available at the little white church lot down the street. We cannot park in front of our neighbors at the vet.

 

 

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Free Wine Tasting  

Free wine tasting on Friday, March 22 from 5:30-7:00 with Ignazio Giovine, winemaker of Edoardo, Valerio, Fede, Nizza, and more!

 

Remember, we have free parking available at the little white church lot down the street. We cannot park in front of our neighbors at the vet.

 

 

 

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MICHAEL TRUJILLO WINE DINNER

Trujillo Wine Dinner with Michael Trujillo
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
6:30pm

We're bringing the Napa Valley to you!  Come meet the owner and winemaker of Trujillo Wines, Michael Trujillo!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS & TICKETS >>>

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wine dinner

G.D. Vajra Barolo Wine Dinner with Kevin Natoli

at the Carolina Exotic Car Club
3107 Glen Royal Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27617
6:30pm
Non-Refundable 7 days in advance
We have a wonderful relationship with the Carolina Exotic Car Club.  This will be a seated dinner limited to 22 guests.  

 

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free wine tasting 

Free Wine Tasting
April 5th, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
This is a free in store wine tasting with Geremy Pritchard of Grapevine Distributing pouring selections from their portfolio featuring the wines of Bordeaux!
Parking available in the little white church parking lot.

 

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Free Wine Tasting - Bordeaux & Beyone

April 19th, 2024

5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Join us as we pour Bordeaux and Beyond with Jac Brown of Tryon Distributing.

Parking available at the little white church parking lot.

 

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champagne Henriot wine dinner

 APRIL 25TH, 2024

Champagne Henriot Wine Dinner with Chris Lozano
Thursday, April 25, 2024
At  Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
6:30pm
$250 per person, includes gratuity
Our number one Champagne guy C-Lo is back!  And equally as exciting as spending time with Chris Lozano is that we're teaming up with Second Empire for this unforgettable Champagne Henriot Dinner.  Chef is putting the final touches on the gorgeous pairings for this four course dinner, and we will post the menu as soon as it's ready.  Click here for full details, champagne list and tickets >>

 

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free wine tasting

FREE WINE TASTING with winemaker Jamey Whetstone.

FRIDAY, MAY 10TH, 2024

5:30 PM - 7 PM at Taylor's Wine Shop

Jamey Whetstone, winemaker for Noah River, Spoken West, Solroom and Time Place Wine Co will be in town for this awesome in-store wine tasting event! Come meet the winemaker! If you've never met Jamey, he's also a Carolina native, growing up in SC before moving to Wilmington to finish High School; attended App State, but then transferred and graduated from College of Charleston. He then moved to Napa and was Ehren Jordan's cellar rat at Turley, before going to Burgundy and working at Dujac. He's funny, smart and we know you will just have a fantastic time at this event!

Please remember that we have parking available only at the little white church lot. We cannot park in front of the vet next door. 

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wine dinner 

MAY 17TH, 2024

Hill Family Estate Wine Dinner with Ryan Hill
at the Carolina Exotic Car Club
3107 Glen Royal Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27617
6:30pm
Drumroll, please.....
Ryan Hill is coming back to Raleigh!  We at Taylor's have been long time fans of the Hill Family Wines, and we're thrilled to share this opportunity with you.  Join us for a delicious buffet style dinner prepared by CECC Executive Chef Robert, feast your eyes on the gorgeous exotic cars, motorbikes, and airplanes, and taste Ryan Hill's newly released vintages of Hill Family wines.

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SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, September 20th, 2024
Thomas Rivers Brown Wines - Tutored Tasting


This special event will be a Tutored Tasting of a wide range of wines made by the renowned Thomas Rivers Brown, led by Scott Flory who represents the entire portfolio of Thomas Rivers Brown wines, including Rivers Marie, Pulido-Walker, Boars’ View, Aston Wines, Casa Siena, Caterwaul, Mending Wall, Matthew Wallace… details coming soon!

 

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TWO BLACKBIRD EVENTS!
Wednesday, October 2  Blackbird Blending Seminar with Bill Schlissel
Thursday, October 3  Blackbird Wine Dinner with Bill Schlissel

 

BLACKBIRD VINEYARDS
Blackbird Vineyards Wine Blending Seminar
with Bill Schlissel 
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
6:00pm
$85.00 per person
Carolina Exotic Car Club Classroom
3107 Glen Royal Rd.
Raleigh, NC   27617
TICKETS NON REFUNDABLE 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
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Blackbird Vineyards Wine Dinner with Bill Schlissel
Thursday, October 3th, 2024
6:30pm
Lakeside Kitchen
2450 Alumni Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27616

$175.00 per person, includes gratuity

 

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND TICKETS >>>

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Lerner Project wine dinner

SAVE THE DATE! Lerner Project Wine Dinner with Proprietor Stu Lerner and his winemaker and business partner Russel Bevan!

Wine selections and details will follow.
All of these wines are extremely limited, and most are only available from the winery. Here’s your chance to taste these highly acclaimed wines, learn from the winery owner and winemaker of 100 Pt. wines, and purchase these collectibles from Napa Valley while being here in Raleigh.

Save the date:
Friday, November 15, 2024
6:30pm

More details to follow.

#savethedate #taylorswineshop #wine #winery #winedinner #raleigh #events #wineevents #dinner #lernerwinery

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Past Events: 

 
 free wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting this Friday!
South American Wines with Michael Maller of Mark Orsini Wines
Friday, Feb 23rd
5:30-7pm
FREE
Join us this Friday for a free wine tasting of South American wines. If you didn't already know, our resident "wine guy/buyer" Cory, just returned from a trip to Argentina's principal wine region, Mendoza. Friday's tasting will feature wines from the fantastic, family owned properties that he was fortunate to visit. We're sure you'll be as impressed as he was with the wine's we'll be tasting, even if you don't get to visit in person!
  
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Bordeaux wine dinner 
This event is SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist.
Bordeaux Wine Dinner featuring Three Esteemed Chateaux:
Château Fourcas Hosten, Listrac Medoc 
Château La Dauphine, Fransac
Château Jean Faure Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion
With Estate Directors Lisa Sauniere (La Dauphine) and Marie Laure Latorre (Jean Faure) 
Monday, February 26, 2024 at Bodega Tapas-Wine-Rum
110 South White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587- 6:30pm
TICKETS NON REFUNDABLE 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
Calling all Triangle wine and food lovers!  We have the Bordeaux Estate Directors of Château Jean Faure and Château La Dauphine coming to visit with us in NC, and we're teaming up with our great friend and amazing French Chef Serge Valcoz-Vigne for an unforgettable Bordeaux Wine Dinner.
 
This event is SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist. 
 
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luc belaire tasting
 
Luc Belaire Valentine's Tasting
February 13th, 5:30 PM to 7 PM at Taylor's Wine Shop
This is a special Luc Beliare Tasting of 5 of their bubblies; the Rare Rose, Gold, Luxe, Luxe Rose and Bleu. We love Luc Belaire and can't wait to share them with you.
 
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Sip, Shop & Sign
February 2nd, 4 pm to 6 pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop 
Sip, Shop, and Sign tasting benefiting Frankie Lemmon through the Triangle Wine and Food Experience is on Friday, February 2 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Taylor’s Wine Shop.

Winemakers will be Steve and Cameron Reynolds from Reynolds Family Wines, Sam Lando from Lando Wines, and Chris Cottrell from Bedrock.

Come sip, shop & sign with us! Meet the winemakers, taste their wines, and take home some signed bottles!

There will be tickets sold at the door for $25. The ticket includes a Riedel wine glass to take home with you and a donation to Frankie Lemmon.
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Get ready for the 2024 Triangle Wine and Food Experience 🤗 We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a wine dinner at Carolina Exotic Car Club Featuring Reynolds Family Winery on Thursday, February 1, 2024 6:30pm

⬇️ LEARN MORE & GET TICKETS  ⬇️

https://trianglewinefood.org/events/twfe-taylorswineshop/

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 Free Wine Tasting

January 19th, 5:30pm to 7pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Usually in January we feature "After Dinner Wines" but this year we've decided to focus on Portugal, the country that produces one of the world's most famous style of after dinner/fortified wine: Port! We couldn't do a Port tasting without including the wines of our new favorite Port House, Borao de Vilar, which means Antoni Uroz will be back behind the counter for what promises to be a fantastic tasting of both Port and dry, table style wines from Portugal.

This is a free event and we have additional parking available at the little white church parking lot.

 

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champagne tasting

FREE WINE TASTING 

Dec 29th, 5:30-7:00pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Bubblies with Scott & Deb

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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holiday wine tasting

FREE WINE TASTING 

Saturday, Dec 23rd, 3-5pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Special Saturday Tasting With Ariel

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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event

Free Country Ham Biscuits

Saturday, December 23rd from 8am - 11am or Til there Gone!

at Taylors Wine Shop 

 

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FREE WINE TASTING 

Dec 22nd, 5:30-7:00pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Andoni's Holiday favorites from Spain and Portugal

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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FREE WINE TASTING 

Dec 15th, 5:30-7:00pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Details coming soon!

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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Reynolds Family Winery Dinner with Cameron Reynolds at Carolina Exotic Car Club

SOLD OUT! Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist
Friday, December 8, 2023
at the Carolina Exotic Car Club, 6:30pm
$165 per person, all-inclusive
We are so thrilled to continue the tradition of annual wine dinners with one of our favorite wineries. This installment of the Cameron Reynolds and Taylor's Wine Shop Show will be at the Carolina Exotic Car Club, which is an event on its own! And of course, there will be a Penta Tequila toast :) A buffet style dinner will be served and the event is cocktail style. Read on for more enticing details!
Non-Refundable 7 Days in Advance.

 

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Reynolds Family Wine Dinner Benefitting Theatre Raleigh

 

Thursday, December 7, 2023
at Theatre Raleigh, 6:30pm
$165* per person, all-inclusive
*All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Theatre Raleigh
Taylor's Wine Shop's relationship with Steve Reynolds goes a long way back.  We are so thrilled to continue the tradition of annual wine dinners with one of our favorite wineries. Steve's son, Cameron Reynolds, will be joining us at this event and we are so excited to have him back. And of course, there will be a Penta Tequila toast :)   Come indulge with us, help support the Arts, eat some incredible food by Mitchell-Casteel A Fine Catered Affair, and enjoy hobnobbing with Cameron Reynolds.  Full Details >>>
Non-Refundable 7 Days in Advance.

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WINE TASTING FRIDAY - FREE!

FRIDAY, Dec 1st, 5:30-7 pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Join us for fun and free wine tasting Friday with Don Cervellini of Johnson Brothers Dist with Holiday Favorites!

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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Thanksgiving wine tasting 

PRE-THANKSGIVING TASTING - FREE!

TUESDAY, Nov 21st, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Join us for a Special Tuesday, Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting with Ariel of Advintage Distributing

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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WINE TASTING FRIDAY - FREE!
FRIDAY, Nov 17th, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
Join us for a fun and free Wine Tasting Friday with Michele D'Aprix, Owner & winemaker of Pentimento Bordeaux!
Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.
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 Burgundy Wine Dinner with Importer Steve Pignatiello and Chef Serge
 Wednesday, November 15, 2023 , 6:30pm 
AND
Tuesday, November 14th 6:30pm 
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
 $175 per person, all-inclusive
Burgundy, France is a region steeped in ages of wine history and excitingly distinctive terroir.  Wines hailing from this region are mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with some sparkling thrown in, and they are as diverse as they are delectable. Come learn about this incredible wine region from "The Burgundy Wine Man" Steve Pignatiello, who has an extreme passion for Burgundy and owns P. Comms Intl Burgundy Importer.  Scroll down to learn more about Steve.
We're thrilled to welcome back Serge Falcoz-Vigne as our guest Chef for this gorgeously paired and coursed meal.  He is as talented as he is entertaining, and his excitement for this dinner is palpable.
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WINE TASTING FRIDAY - FREE!

FRIDAY, Nov 10th, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Join us for a fun and free Wine Tasting Friday with Collin Moody of Ararat Imports!

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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WINE TASTING FRIDAY - FREE!

FRIDAY, Nov 3rd, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Join us for a fun and free Wine Tasting Friday with Andoni Uroz, owner of Uroz Beverage featuring Spanish and Portugues Wines!

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

Blackbird Vineyards Wine Blending Seminar with Bill Schlissel 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 
6:00pm
$75.00 per person, all-inclusive
Carolina Exotic Car Club Classroom
3107 Glen Royal Rd.
Raleigh, NC   27617
TICKETS NON REFUNDABLE 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
 THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.
Here's your chance to be a winemaker for a day! Bill Schlissel from Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley will guide you through a wine blending seminar.  He will discuss the art of blending, and you will use single varietal Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon to create your own red blend.  This is educational, interactive, and fun!  Following the blending seminar, Bill will walk us through a tasting of the four Blackbird Vineyards Red Blends:
Blackbird Arise 2019
Blackbird Illustration 2018
Blackbird Paramour 2016
Blackbird Contrarian 2016

  

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WINE TASTING FRIDAY - FREE!

FRIDAY, October 27th, 5:30-7pm
Join us for one of monthly fun and free Friday night wine tastings featuring Scott Langston of Freedom Beverage featuring Washington & Oregon Wines

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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SOLD OUT!

Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist.

Hendry wines

Hendry Wine Dinner with Therese Brown and Chef Michael Pupillo

Thursday, October 12, 2023 
6:30pm
$135.00 per person, all-inclusive
SOLD OUT!
Tickets Non - Refundable 7 Days in Advance
Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist.
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

Come see what eight decades of farming in Napa Valley tastes like!  

Hendry has been in the Top 25 Wineries list in the San Francisco Chronicle in 2021, 2022, and 2023.  In 2021 they were listed in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 Wineries.  Therese Brown, Hendry's National Sales Manager, will be here from the winery to teach us all about this unassuming family-run estate.  

We are stoked to be partnering with Chef Michael Pupillo for this dinner. Michael is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and formally started his career at Panama Hatties, which was rated one of Long Islands best restaurants consecutively for 4 years. He then traveled extensively through France, Spain, Italy, and Sicily as a stagiaire to further his knowledge and craft. Michael then settled at the Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach for 8 years. After moving to North Carolina, Michael worked at the Washington Duke Inn and Rose Hill Conference Center before settling in Asheville where he is currently the Chef de Cuisine at the Omni Grove Park Inn Sunset Terrance, Great Hall Bar, and Edison Restaurant.  

SOLD OUT!
Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist.

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FREE WINE TASTING

Friday, October 13th, 5:30-7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
Join us for one of our fun and free, Friday night wine tastings featuring Jeremy Overman of 3 Keys Distributing featuring Washington State Wines

Parking reminder - please park at the little white church down the street. We cannot park at the veterinarian spaces next door.

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Two Champagne Henriot Afternoons with Chris Lozano (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.
At a private home in North Raleigh
4:00pm
$125 per person, all inclusive
This is much better than High Tea, Y'all!  WE LOVE CHAMPAGNE!!!  Join us for an afternoon of Henriot Champagnes and unique and tasty bites created by Guest Chef Matt Fern.  As if that's not enough, we have our FUN and FUNNY Henriot expert back again!  Chris Lozano, better known as C-Lo, will be here, fresh off his trip to the Henriot Champagne House, to share the stories and history of these gorgeous wines.   
 
SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

 

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WALK FOR HOPE

 2023 Walk for Hope

Join us for the 35th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk for Hope, Walk & Festival

The Angus Barn • Raleigh, NC

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Walk for Hope: 10 a.m. 

>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO WALK  <<<

Make sure to select our fundraising team (Taylor's Wine Shop - Captain Geoffrey Gershaw) when signing up.


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free wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting
Friday, Sept 29th, 5:30-7pm 
Free in store tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop
Featuring Eddie Pellino of The Haw River Wine Man
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 Tate Wine Dinner with owner Suzanne Tate

SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Friday, September 22, 2023
6:30pm

$130.00 per person, all-inclusive

At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

Oh YEAH!  We've been looking forward to this!  Tate Wines owner Suzanne Tate will be hanging out with us in Raleigh and sharing her brand new Fall releases on Friday, September 22, 2023.  Suzanne has done many events with us at Taylor's over the years, and we are super fortunate that she is coming back to visit!  It's been a while since they've had any wine to offer, so we are pumped to have this killer lineup for you this fall.  Suzanne and her family live in St. Helena and they started Tate in 2011.  All of you fans our there, this dinner should sell quickly.  
Our guest Chef for this evening will be Kyle Teears, executive Chef at The Willard Rooftop in the AC Hotel Downtown Raleigh.  After working at Saint Jacques and Whiskey Kitchen, Kyle is amped to bring Farm to table food downtown Raleigh, where he relishes in the opportunity to build his own locally sourced chef's kitchen.  This will be a four course menu paired with Suzanne's gorgeous wines.
 Dinner Menu:
Reception
Tate Miss Gay Rosé 2022
First
Crispy guanciale,  candied marcona almonds, roquefort, brioche crostini
Tate Spring Street Chardonnay, Yountville 2022

Second 
Duck prosciutto, arugula, roasted pistachios,  orange vinaigrette
Tate Spring Street Merlot, Calistoga 2019
Third
Tri-pepper seared skirt steak, strawberry demi glace, Robuchon potatoes
Tate Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Fourth
Raspberry and strawberry meringue, vanilla ice cream, mint chutney
Tate Jack's Vyd Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
  Tickets Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.

 SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST

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Wednesday night wine tasting

Special Wednesday Night Tasting

Wednesday, Sept 20th, 5:30-7pm

Free in store tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop

The Small Vineyards Portfolio is one of our favorite suppliers of Italian Wines and the new batch has just arrived. Perfect timing for Italian Wine Month at Taylor's!  Jodi Allan is the stateside representative for August Wine Group's "Small Vineyards Portfolio" of wines.  To be a member of the Small Vineyards program, a winery must be "Small" (produce less than 10% of the regional average in cases), be family owned, farm their vineyards organically & sustainably, and be hand harvested and sorted (no machines!).

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free wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting

Friday, Sept 15th, 5:30-7pm 

Free in store tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Featuring Elia Gentili of Sunrise Wine Imports

 

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Vineyard 36 Wine Dinner with Owners Jason Earnest and Cam Ward

SOLD OUT! PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Friday, September 15, 2023 6:30pm
$180.00 per person, all-inclusive, including Valet
Carolina Exotic Car Club
3107 Glen Royal Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27617

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burly wine dinner sept 8th 2023
Burly Wine Dinner with owner Hank McCrorie
Friday, September 8th, 2023
6:30pm
Lakeside Kitchen at Park Alumni Center
2450 Alumni Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27616

$150.00 per person, all-inclusive
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burly wine tasting event
Free Burly Wine Tasting Event
Just Announced!
Free Wine Tasting this Thursday, September 7th 2023
5:30pm - 7pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
with Hank McCrorie !

Come and taste a few of Hank's soon-to-be-released 2021 vintages (and a fantastic chardonnay)!

We will be pouring:
Burly Chardonnay 2019
Burly Sciandri Vineyard Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Burly Simpkins Vineyard Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Burly Special Selection from Simpkins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Hank McCrorie
Burly Wine

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walk for hope donuts fundraiser

Walk for Hope 2023 Fundraiser

Donuts & Coffee

 Duck Donuts
Saturday, August 26 from 10:00am -12:00pm or when we run out!
At Taylor’s Wine Shop

100% of proceeds directly fund mental illness research and treatment.

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free wine tasting Taylors wine shop

Free Wine Tasting

August 25th, 2023
5:30pm - 7pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Join us for another fantastic WTF - Wine Tasting Friday with Matt Weiss of Winebow Distributing.  Matt is a certified sommelier and host of the NC Food & Beverage podcast and is full of great info.  Sure to be a fun and informative evening!

 

Free Wine Tasting

August 11th, 2023
5:30pm - 7pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Come taste some great wine with Michael Maller from Mark Orsini Wines. He will be pouring fantastic wines from Austria, Alsace and German regions. Wines from these regions will also be on sale in August so its a great time to try before you buy!

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 sake and wine tasting

Free Sake & Wine Tasting

July 21st, 2023
5:30pm - 7pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Join us for in-store tasting featuring Sake & Wine with Keith Russell of Tryon Distributing

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Join us for a free beer tasting featuring fantastic brews from Hatchet Brewing Co. on July 22nd from 4-6pm at Taylor’s! Remember, event parking is available at the little white church parking lot.
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Come cool down with us on Saturday, July 15th from 4pm until 6pm and taste some cold beers from Railwalk Brewery & Blush Crush Rosé!

Free tasting will be at our shop and as always, we have event parking is available at the little white church lot. 🥳
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free sake wine tasting

Free Sake Tasting

July 14th, 2023
5:30pm - 7pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

Join us for a free in-store Sake tasting with Don and Samara of Johnson Brothers Distributing

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Powell & Son in-store Wine Tasting
June 23rd, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop
We're excited to welcome Kim Woodward, the USA rep for one of our favorite Australian Wineries, Powell & Son.  If you're a regular reader of the Taylor's emails or visitor of the shop, then you probably already know that we're a big fan of the Powell & Son Wines. For those of you unfamiliar with Powell & Son Winery, Dave Powell is the former winemaker and founder of Australia's iconic Torbreck Wines, whose The Laird Shiraz ($425) and RunRig Shiraz/Viognier ($225) are often  mentioned alongside Australia's most sought after wines like Grange, Hill of Grace, and Astralis. After leaving Torbreck, Dave and his son Callum founded Powell & Son and the wines they've been crafting at their Riverside winery have done nothing to diminish the incredible winemaking legacy Dave achieved at Torbreck.
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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Friday Wine Tasting
Friday, June 9th, 5:30pm to 7pm
at Taylor’s Wine Shop
Steve Sommerville, owner of Ocean South Imports, will be here to pour selections from his portfolio featuring selections from Eastern Europe (Georgia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia).
Wines have been made in this region of the world just as long, if not longer than the Western European countries that we're most familiar with. For a variety of reasons, they've been largely unavailable in the USA, but in recent years they've begun popping up. Should be a fun, delicious and eye opening tasting for all!
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Vineyard 36 Wine Dinner with owners Jason Earnest and Cam Ward
at a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop
Friday, June 2, 2023
6:30pm

It's here! The long awaited release of the Vineyard 36 2021 vintage!  Taylor's Wine Shop is so excited to offer this opportunity to our awesome fans of Fine Wine and the Carolina Hurricanes.  These gents (Jason, Cam, and Tim) have been raising the bar since the inception of their Vineyard 36 Winery.  Help us celebrate the 2021 vintage launch with a Food and Wine Party!  After having just one wine available for the whole 2020 vintage, they are stoked to share with you a full lineup of 2021 vintages.  Winemaker Keith Emerson has outdone himself, for certain.  Cam Ward was recently inducted into the Carolina Hurricanes Hall of Fame.  Here's your chance to taste these new releases, mingle with Cam and Jason, and enjoy some fantastic bites from our friend and guest Chef Matt Fern!  Many of you know Matt as a hospitality guru in Raleigh, having been beverage director for AC Restaurant Group, partner in Poole's Diner, or head of the food and beverages at Longleaf Hotel and Lounge.  Matt's the proud owner of his dream come true, (ish) Delicatessen.  His warm demeanor and crazy culinary creativity make him one of a kind.  We have yet to curate this menu, but it will definitely be awesome!

This will be a serve yourself cocktail style dinner, so come casual, hungry, and happy!

Dinner Wines

The Foundation Red 2021 (Regularly $60)

The Black Aces Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 (Regularly $135)

The King's Storm Cabernet Franc 2021  (Regularly $120)

OVR 2021 (Regularly $184)

Five Bands 2021 (Regularly $238)

 

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bubbles and brisket event

Taylor's Wine Shop is proudly sponsoring

Bubbles And Brisket #3
June 3, 2023
Smoky Hollow
421 N. Harrington St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
2:00-6:00pm
Brought to you by the North Carolina Food and Beverage Podcast:

The 3rd Annual Bubbles and Brisket is an event that features 10 BBQ pit-master chefs and an array of sparkling beverages ranging from Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco, Beer, Sodas to Non-alcoholic and Boozy Cocktails. 

With the purchase of a ticket, guests will enjoy various styles of brisket and side dishes prepared by the best talent in the state, along with sampling multiple styles of sparkling wine from around the world. 

We will also feature amazing local breweries and other sparkling beverages to purchase. There will be games, music and desserts to round out the event.

Tickets are $75/each. Early Bird pricing is $65 for the first 2 weeks (April 21st-May 4th). Group tickets of 6 are the value of 5 tickets ($375) and VIP tickets available for early entrance to the event and more. 

Some of  the featured Chefs: 
Lawrence BBQ's Jake Wood
Corner  Boy's James Sampson
Dampf BBQ's Nick Dampf
Bestow Baked Goods' Kyle Sutton
Midwood Smokehouse's Matt Barry
Longleaf Swine BBQ's Adam Cunningham and Marc Russell
Alley 26's Chef Carrie Schleifer
Wine provided by Winebow and Taylor's Wine Shop

 

Beer Vendors will be Hatchet Brewing and Tarboro Brewing Company

Non-Alcohol Vendors will be Umbrella Dry  Bar and Devil's Foot Beverage Company

Dessert by Andia's Ice Cream

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Free beer tasting
Free Beer Tasting with Salty Turtle Beer Co.
Saturday, May 13th, 4-6pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop 
We are so excited to kick off warm weather season with a delicious brewery out of Surf City, NC, Salty Turtle Beer Company. Come by for a free beer tasting from 4-6pm on Saturday, May 13th! We have event parking available at the little white church’s parking lot.
 
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Sold Out - Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be put on the waiting list
Switchback Ridge Wine Dinner with owner Kelly Peterson
and Guest Chef Matt Fern
Thursday, May 18, 2023
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
6:30pm
$120.00 per person, all-inclusive
 
Switchback Ridge produces some of Taylor's Wine Shop's favorite wines from their beautiful Peterson Vineyard property in Calistoga. Kelly Peterson founded Switchback Ridge in 1999 with the dream of continuing her family’s legacy that began with her great-grandparents over 100 years ago.  When he was a boy, Kelly's father, John Peterson, helped plant a special vineyard of Petite Sirah that is still producing wine today.  Kelly grew up in Calistoga and spent most of her childhood on the family's vineyard.   Above all she is most proud of her daughter, Ashley, who joined the company in 2015 and her son, Devon, who is currently studying viticulture and enology. With the future of Switchback Ridge in good hands, she looks forward to focusing on her most recent and cherished role as “Mimi” to her granddaughters, Ava and Eliza, the sixth generation already in training!  
Their Peterson Vineyard is now planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petite Sirah. Come taste her new vintages, including some wines that are only available at the winery.  Kelly is one of the sweetest and most genuine vineyard owners in Napa Valley.  
And, drumroll please.....Matt Fern is moonlighting as our guest Chef!  Many of you know Matt as a hospitality guru in Raleigh, having been beverage director for AC Restaurant Group, partner in Poole's Diner, or head of the food and beverages at Longleaf Hotel and Lounge.  Matt's the proud owner of his dream come true, (ish) Delicatessen.  His warm demeanor and crazy culinary creativity make him one of a kind.  We have yet to curate this menu, but it will definitely be awesome!
This will be a serve yourself cocktail style of dinner, so come casual, hungry, and happy!
Event Wines
Switchback Ridge Semillon 2022
Switchback Ridge Merlot 2018
Switchback Ridge Merlot 2019
Switchback Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon  2019
Switchback Ridge Petite Sirah 2019
Tickets Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.  
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wine tasting with sunrise wines
Free In-store Wine Tasting
May 19th, 2023, 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
This is a free in store wine tasting featuring Sunrise Wines with Elia Gentili 
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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Benevolent Neglect Wine Dinner
with owner and winemaker Matt Nagy
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:30pm
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

$85.00 per person, all-inclusive

At Benevolent Neglect, they search across California, from coast to mountains, from Mendocino to Carmel, to find the unique and the magical standout vineyards that showcase their own unique terroirs.  Using a minimal intervention philosophy to winemaking, these unique vineyards yield wines that are pure and clean, fresh and delicious.  Matt Nagy is the owner and winemaker for BN Wines.  He worked several harvests across the world before settling in the Napa Valley to work for some of this generations greatest wine talents.  After stints in New York, New Zealand, and Washington Matt apprenticed first under Thomas Rivers Brown making world class wines as his cellarmaster.  Shortly thereafter, Benevolent Neglect was started, and as it grew he took a new job to work with Steve Matthiasson. Two masters of their crafts in the Napa Valley.  We at Taylor's Wine Shop have been supporting Benevolent Neglect since its inception, and we're super excited to have Matt as our guest.

AND we've got our new downtown Raleigh whole hog BBQ guys at Longleaf Swine handling the catering!  But it's not your average BBQ, for certain. The patience and satisfaction that comes from slow smoking meat with an all wood fire is what it's all about for Longleaf Swine's owner Adam, that's where he's happiest.  This will be a serve-yourself cocktail style of dinner.  All the better to really get to know Matt and his wines.  In the spirit of collaboration and generosity, Matt is sending us some wines that are not normally in distribution for this dinner event!
Benevolent Neglect Allora White Blend 2022
Benevolent Neglect Rosato of Counois 2021
Benevolent Neglect GSM 2019
Benevolent Neglect Red Blend 2019
Benevolent Neglect Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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benevolent neglect wine tasting

Free In-Store Wine Tasting of Benevolent Neglect Wines with owner/winemaker Matt Nagy
May 4th, 5:30pm -7:00pm
at Taylor's Wine Shop
 
In case you can't make it to the Benevolent Neglect wine dinner on May 3rd, we have a special in-store, free wine tasting, on May 4th with Matt Nagy. 
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
 
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SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Barnett Vineyards Wine Dinner
with Winemaker David Tate
Friday, May 5, 2023 at 6:30pm
4325 Glenwood Avenue Unit 5004
Raleigh, NC 27602
$135.00 per person, all-inclusive
A Taylor's Wine Shop annual tradition!  On Friday, May 5th at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse Crabtree, we'll host David Tate, winemaker for Barnett Vineyards.  Not only is David one of the top winemakers in the Napa area, but he is also full warmth, fun, and great stories!  We've had the pleasure of hosting David for many wine dinners, and we're beyond thrilled to continue the tradition.
  David has been the winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for fifteen complete vintages, beginning with 2007. David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When he is not doing all things wine he is hanging out with his son Nolan and tinkering around on his vintage VW bus. His favorite wine is the one in his glass!
 
Stay Tuned for the Dinner Menu to accompany these wines:
Reception:
Barnett Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2021
First Course
Barnett Vineyards Sangiacomo Chardonnay, 2021
Second Course
Barnett Vineyards Tina Marie Pinot Noir 2021
Third Course
Tate Reason Vineyard Merlot 2019
and
Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mt. District 2017

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Vivs fridge tasting

Viv’s Fridge Tasting with Vivian Howard
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
At Taylor’s Wine Shop

We are so excited to be hosting Vivian Howard for a tasting of her Viv’s Fridge food items!

Parking for this event is only available at the “little white church” down the street. We cannot have any event parking in our parking lot as we need to have customer access for the gas pumps, fueling stations and for safety reasons. We definitely cannot use any parking at the vet next door since that is their lot for their customers. We kindly ask that all parking for this event take place at the church parking lot so we can continue to host these fun and delicious events! Thank you for your understanding :)

About Viv’s Fridge:
IMAGiNE HAViNG A ViViAN HOWARD MEAL AT YOUR FiNGERTiPS 24/7.
This is kinda like that. Viv’s Fridges are smart refrigerator extensions of Chef & the Farmer, her restaurant in Kinston, NC. Stocked with next level meals, this is take & bake, boil & toss, steam & eat food like you’ve never imagined.

DiNNER HAS NEVER BEEN EASiER
Swipe your credit card on the side of the machine and the door opens to a variety of seasonal prepared dishes and snacks. The food in Viv’s Fridge tastes like it took all day to cook... because it did! But you don’t have a kitchen counter full of dirty pots and pans to show for it.

 

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Free wine tasting

Free Wine Tasting
April 28th, 2023 at Taylor's Wine Shop
5:30pm - 7:00pm  FREE
Featuring Jac Brown of Tryon Distributing
"The Rhone Wines of E. Guigal"

 

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Free wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting
Friday, April 21st
5:30-7:30
Southern France with Scott Langston of Freedom Beverage
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
 
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free beer tasting
Free Beer Tasting
with Raleigh's own, Edit Beer Co.
Saturday, April 15th, 4pm - 6pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
Free event!
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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Moffett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Trent Moffett
SOLD OUT!  PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO  BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST

Thursday, March 30, 2023
At a private home in North Raleigh near Taylor's Wine Shop
6:30pm
$100 per person, all-inclusive
We just couldn't pass up this opportunity!  We just got the nod on a wine dinner with our good buddy Trent Moffett from Willamette Valley! He's one of the most genuine, friendly, and talented winemakers that we know.  AND we've got our new downtown Raleigh whole hog BBQ guys at Longleaf Swine handling the catering!  Pulled Pork, Brisket, plus all the sides.  But it's not your average BBQ, for certain. The patience and satisfaction that comes from slow smoking meat with an all wood fire is what it's all about for Longleaf Swine's owner Adam, that's where he's happiest.  This will be a serve-yourself cocktail style of dinner.  All the better to really get to know Trent.
Moffett Vineyards traces its legacy to the Livingston Moffett Winery, which was founded in 1976 in the heart of the Napa Valley by Trent Moffett's 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 its successor Moffett Vineyards.

For 9 years his estate winery was located and atop Howell Mountain, above the Napa Valley, where 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.

Event Wines
Moffett Chardonnay, Wente Clone, Reserve 2019
Moffett Rose of Pinot Noir 2021
Moffett Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills Terrarossa Vyd. 2018
Moffett Pinot Noir, Eola-Amily Hills 2018 
Moffett Cabernet Reserve, Rutherford 2019 

Tickets are $100 per person, all-inclusive, and limited to 30 people.  
Tickets are nonrefundable 72 hours prior to the dinner.
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Selections from Mark Orsini Wines

Friday, March 24th, 6:30-8:00, FREE

Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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FUTO Estate Wine Dinner with Jesse Rodriguez
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
6:30pm
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
 $350 per person, all-inclusive
FUTO Estate.  It's a story of true beauty and passion. On the western hillsides of Oakville, Napa Valley, lies FUTO Estate. Nestled in gently rolling hillsides between the valley floor and the Mayacamas Mountains, Tom and Kyle Futo began their winery in 2002. They expanded their estate vineyard holdings with the purchase of a picturesque property in Stags Leap District where their Cabernet vines grow on volcanic rock outcroppings. They believe the pinnacle of wine quality comes from hand farming hillside vineyards. The extra effort it takes is justified at every harvest.  Their vineyard management is 100% in-house, and they feel this is the best way to not only achieve consistency, but to also improve with every vintage. Their attention to every tiny detail is astounding. Their winery is a stunning example of artistic form that is perfectly functional. Small tanks for fermenting separate vineyard lots sit above the cellar rooms where the free run juice is fed by gravity through their minimal intervention winemaking process. No detail was overlooked in producing these world-class wines, and they are a treat to any collector's cellar. 
Jesse Rodriguez from FUTO Estate will be here to share with us the intricacies that make FUTO one of a kind.  He holds just about every wine and sommelier certification possible (Head Some at The French Laundry when they won their inaugural Michelin three-star award, SWS, FWS, CWE, DipWSET, Advanced Sommelier, James Beard Nominee), and is very close to achieving his Master Sommelier honorable distinction.  He heads up national sales for FUTO, and is a wine educator by several qualifications and by personality. We're excited to welcome him to our NC coast!
We're thrilled to have Michell-Casteel - A Fine Catered Affair back preparing a beautiful pairing dinner to accompany these wines.  They pull out all the stops when preparing and serving a four course wine dinner, and this one is shaping up to be delectable!  Stay tuned for the menu.  Here are the wines.
Reception:
2021 Helianthus Rosé $85
First Course:
2018 FUTO OV/SL  -  $330  
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
JS 98, AG 94, JD 97+
Second Course:
2018 FUTO Oakville Estate -  $500    
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
JS 99, AG 97, JD 99
 
Third Course:
2018 FUTO 5500 Stags Leap District Estate  - $500    
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
JS 99, AG 98, JD 98+

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Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards Wine Dinner
with National Sales Director Calvin Arnold 
Friday, March 17, 2023
6:30pm
at Vidrio Raleigh
500 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100
Raleigh, NC  27603
$115.00 per person, all-inclusive
SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST 
Calling all Tool Fans!  OK, and all fans of awesome and unique wines that press the envelope of convention.  Maynard James Keenan is a Grammy award-winning vocalist for the internationally revered music acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and the multimedia cabaret troupe Puscifer. Keenan, a veteran of the U.S. Army, is the winemaker and owner of Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, with 110 acres under vine throughout the state of Arizona. He has been a participating member of the Arizona Winegrowers Association since 2009.  His wines have a huge following all over the US.  In fact, we ship these wines from Taylor's Wine Shop to customers all over the country.  Come see what all the fuss is about!
National Sales Director Calvin Arnold will be leading us through a tasting of their unique wines.  Calvin is originally from North Carolina, so help us welcome him home.
Vidrio Raleigh will be preparing the following foods that will be great with these wines.
Three spreads with pita bread and vegetables:
Hummus, Eggplant, and Harissa
Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe 
Beef sliders with Fig and Onion Jam
Chicken Cacciatore 
This will be served buffet style, so come ready for a fun and educational wine party!
 Dinner Wines:
Merkin The Diddler
Merkin Shinola
Caduceus Naga
Caduceus Airavata
Caduceus Primer Paso

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Join us for a wine tasting featuring South African Wines with Two Oceans Wine Imports
Friday, March 10, 6:30-8:00, FREE
 Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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wade cellars wine tasting march 2nd 2023

George Walker with Wade Cellars is coming to Taylor’s Wine Shop on March 2nd, 2023 for an in-store wine tasting! We are still pondering the wines will update the wines and any extra details soon.

Wade Cellars Wine Tasting
March 2nd, 2023
6:30 - 8:00pm
At Taylor’s Wine Shop

 Wade Cellars was born out of Dwyane Wade’s love of the great wines of Napa Valley. Inspired by the opulent Cabernet Sauvignons of this famed American wine- growing region, Dwyane sought the advice and mentorship of his friend Jayson Pahlmeyer to collaborate in the production of Wade Cellars. Since the first vintage in 2012, the production range has expanded to a diverse collection of wines that are inspired by California’s rich winemaking tradition with a healthy dose of DWade style.

 Wade Cellars has separated itself from the crowd as an authentic producer of approachable California wines and a principled advocate for the wine industry. Established as a partnership between Dwyane Wade and the Pahlmeyer family, Wade Cellars strives to make the wine industry more inclusive to people of all backgrounds by consciously growing production and creating opportunities for access and education to all those who choose to indulge in this affordable luxury.

2021 Three by Wade Rose
2021Three by Wade Chenin Blanc
2020 Three by Wade CA Cab
2019 Three by Wade Oakville Cab
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 Free Wine Tasting! Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Feb 17th, 6:30-8pm

Join us for a very special tasting with Amanda of Empire Distributing featuring Champagne & Sparkling Wines

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Burgundy Wine Dinner with Importer Steve Pignatiello and Chef Serge

Wednesday, March 1st 2023
6:30pm
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

 $155 per person, all-inclusive

 

This has been a long time coming, my wine friends.  Burgundy, France is a region steeped in ages of wine history and excitingly distinctive terroir.  Wines hailing from this region are mainly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with some sparkling thrown in, and they are as diverse as they are delectable. Come learn about this incredible wine region from "The Burgundy Wine Man" Steve Pignatiello, who has an extreme passion for Burgundy and owns P. Comms Intl Burgundy Importer.  Scroll down to learn more about Steve.

We're thrilled to have Serge Falcoz-Vigne as our guest Chef for this gorgeously paired four course meal.   We at Taylor's have been working on a wine dinner partnership with Serge since he was the Executive Chef at St. Jacques French restaurant several years ago.  He is as talented as he is entertaining, and his excitement for this dinner is palpable.  The menu will be posted soon, and it is shaping up to be stunning. 

This event will be limited to 22 guests.

You will enjoy these wines with your four course meal.
Reception
 Jean Luc Joillot Crémant de Bourgogne NV 
First Course
Alain Patriarche Bourgogne Chardonnay "La Montagne"
and
Domaine Paul Jouard Chassagne Montrachet 2020
Second Course
Claudie Jobard Rully Le Chaume 2020
Third Course
Domaine Parent Beaune Epenottes Premier Cru 2019
and
Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques Premier Cru 2020
Fourth Course
Dessert
_________________________________________________________ triangle wine and food experience 2023February 2nd, 2023: Triangle Wine & Food Experience Dinner
Lakeside Kitchen Featuring Beaux Freres, Bouchard Pere et Fils & Champagne Henroit
February 2nd, 2023 at Lakeside Kitchen
2450 Alumni Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606
SOLD OUT!

Lakeside Kitchen at Park Alumni Center (formerly the State Club) with the amazing David Casteel from the restaurant. Discover a stunning menu of classic favorites with a southern fusion flare from Lakeside along with wineries Beaux Freres and Henriot.  
We love sponsoring this dinner each year and being part of the TWFE supporting the Frankie Lemmon Foundation. 
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Don't Miss Our Biggest Tasting of the Year!

2023 Triangle Wine and Food Experience - Sip, Shop & Sign


Triangle Wine & Food Experience - Sip, Shop & Sign Tasting Event
Friday, Feb. 3rd, 4:00-6:30pm
In-store tasting event at Taylor's Wine Shop 
$20 per person - Fee includes tasting of 10 wines, take home glass, & donation to Frankie Lemmon School (no pre-sale tickets necessary, pay at the door)
***Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!***
If you're not already familiar with it, The Triangle Wine & Food Experience is North Carolina’s premiere wine and food event. Held annually on the first weekend in February, chefs, restaurants, wineries, and spirit brands from all over the world participate in an unmissable three-day affair that includes lavish dinners and curated tastings that culminates in a grand gala & auction. From its humble inception 30 years ago, the Triangle Wine & Food Experience has grown to become one of the leading charity wine auctions in the nation, with all proceeds benefiting the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.
Help support the winemakers and wineries that support this fantastic cause and event. Taste great wines, presented by the people who help make them and if you buy a bottle or two (or more!), get them signed by the winemakers.
 
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Join us for a free wine tasting featuring Before & After Dinner Style Wines with Matt Weiss from Winebow Distributors

Friday, January 20th, 6:30-8:00pm
At Taylor’s Wine Shop
Attendee Parking - Please note! If you plan on attending the tasting, please remember that we CANNOT use the Bayleaf Vet Clinic's spots in front of their building. Extra parking IS AVAILABLE at the "little white church" just past the vet clinic. THANK YOU!
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January 12th 2023:
Hill Family Wine Tasting with Charlie Jensen, Estate Host of Hill Family Estate
January 12th, 2023 6:30pm -8pm at Taylor’s Wine
 
tasting lineup:
Stewart Ranch Albarino - Sugg: $32.99, Taylor's Sale: $29.99
Napa Valley Chardonnay "Carly's Cuvee" - Sugg: $36.99, Taylor's Sale: $32.99
"The Barrel Blend" Napa Valley Red - Sugg: $32.99, Taylor's Sale: $29.99
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Sugg: $69.99, Taylor's Sale: $64.99
"Red Door" Napa Valley Red - $112.99k
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Free Wine Tasting

Last Minute Christmas Gift Wines With Ariel Tetterton

December 22nd, 2022
6:30 - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

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Free Wine Tasting

Friday, December 30th, 6:30-8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

What a treat! We have Scott Langston from Freedom Beverage and Deb Williams coming to the shop for a very special and free wine I tasting! More details to come so save the date.

 

 

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Free Wine Tasting

Jac’s Favorite Christmas Cabs with Jac from Tryon Distributing

December 16th, 2022
6:30pm - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

 

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Benton Family Wine Dinner with owner and winemaker Daniel Benton
Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:30pm
$85.00 per person, all-inclusive
*******SOLD OUT ******
please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
Catered by our friends at Poppyseed Market
It just wouldn't be December without our annual tradition of hosting Daniel Benton for a holiday wine dinner!  Daniel and his wife Kara own one of Napa's only urban wineries, producing beautiful wines under the Croze and Smith-Wooton labels.  He is a Salisbury, NC native, so join us in welcoming him home for the holidays! His heart and laughter are huge, and we are so thankful we get to raise a glass with him soon.  Dinner will be delicious and casual, consisting of serve-yourself appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. Daniel is one of the most genuine people we know, and his knowledge about winemaking and Napa Valley is off the charts.  Friends, grab your tickets quickly. Limited to 20 guests.
 Dinner Wines:
Croze Chardonnay, Oak Knoll 2019
Croze Cabernet, Napa Valley 2018
Smith-Wooton Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 2020
Croze Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville 2017
Croze Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2018
*******SOLD OUT ******
please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist
Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
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Free Wine Tasting

Spanish & Portuguese Wines for the Holidays with Andoni Uroz of Uroz Dist.

December 2nd , 2022
6:30pm - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

 

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Tuesday, November 22nd

6:00-8:00pm

FREE

Special Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting With Ariel of Advintage Distributing

 

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Friday, November 18th

6:30-8:00pm

FREE

Thanksgiving Wines with Ocean South Imports

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Pulido-Walker Wine Dinner with owner Donna Walker

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:30pm

At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

We're thrilled to have Michell-Casteel - A Fine Catered Affair back preparing a beautiful dinner to accompany these wines:
2020 Mending Wall Stone on Stone
2020 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Chardonnay
2018 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $275, RP 98+, JD 98
2019 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $275, JD 99

Donna Walker and Mark Pulido began visiting Napa Valley in the 1980's.  Both with backgrounds in Pharmacy, they combined their passion for fine wine with their unwavering quest for excellence in quality.  They patiently sought out the finest blocks in the best vineyards.  The journey from the inaugural release of our 2010 vintage to building Mending Wall Winery (where Pulido-Walker wines are made) in 2014 to establishing all estate vineyards by 2019 has enabled Pulido~Walker to control every aspect of Quality, Quality, Quality (Q3) from vine to bottle. This Q3 obsession yields exceptional single-vineyard wines from diverse and distinctive locations in the Napa Valley: our Estate Vineyard on Mt. Veeder in the western Mayacamas Mountains, Melanson Vineyard located on Pritchard Hill in the rugged mountains east of Oakville, and our Policy Estate Vineyard on the valley floor on State Lane in Yountville. Each is a grand cru site producing authentic, superb wines.

 At Mending Wall Winery Thomas Rivers Brown’s winemaking technique takes a non-interventionist approach crafting natural wines that reflect their unique terroir—rich, savory, and complex—with rounded tannins and long finishes that are approachable young yet built for decades-long cellar aging. The small and intense clusters are gently handled, carefully sorted and de-stemmed—never crushed—and then cold soaked for flavorful extraction. The wine from each vineyard block and clone is separately fermented in small lots. During winemaking synthetic yeast, sulfur, acid, and enzymes are forbidden and the choicest lots are bottled without fining or filtration. Pulido~Walker wines are barrel aged in 100% French Oak from the finest Old World cooperages.

 

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Friday, November 11th

6:30-8:00pm

FREE

Veteran's Day Tasting With Matt Weiss of Winebow Imports & Distributing

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Elyse Wine Dinner at Coquette Brasserie
Thursday, November 3, 2022
 SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waiting list.
Elyse Wine Dinner with winery owner Josh Peoples
Thursday, November 3, 2022
6:30pm
Coquette Brasserie
4351 The Circle at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
$125.00 per person, all-inclusive
Drumroll please....Elyse Winery owner Josh Peoples is coming back to town!  We had a blast sharing laughs and stories with him when he was here earlier in the year, and we made sure to get him on the books for a Taylor's Wine Shop dinner this fall.  We've had so much interest in this dinner that I know it will sell out quickly.
Elyse Winery history dates back to 1983 when Nancy and Ray Coursen moved to Napa Valley to chase that dream.  Their daughter, Elyse, was born in 1986, and they started Elyse Winery in 1987.  After a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, in 1997 they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room. For the next twenty years Elyse would become the launching pad for countless Napa Valley wine lovers to explore some of the region's most celebrated vineyards.
After thirty years of stewardship, Ray and Nancy decided that it was time to retire. What began as a casual conversation over dinner evolved into the next chapter for Elyse Winery. In October 2018, Ray and Nancy Coursen sold Elyse Winery to fellow Yountville locals, Josh Peeples, and his partner, Cheryl. Perfect timing for both parties, the torch has been passed to continue the same passion for the decades to come. In addition, Josh brings his other brand Addax, also made by Russell Bevan, to the Elyse family of wines, and we will introduce that brand to you at this dinner!
We're thrilled to be partnering with Coquette Brasserie, and they will no doubt be serving up a beautifully paired three course dinner with the following wines.  Stay tuned for the menu, but know the tickets will most likely sell out before the menu is finalized.
Dinner Wines
Elyse C'Est Si Bon 2020
Elyse Chardonnay 2019
Addax Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville 2019
Elyse Morisoli Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2017 

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diamonds and ashes winery
Free Wine Tasting
Friday, October 28th, 6:30 - 8pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
Featuring Napa's Ashes & Diamonds Winery Presented by winery rep Michael Hughes
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October is South American wine month at Taylor’s Wine Shop and we are so excited to announce an in-store, free wine tasting of some fantastic South American wines.

Come join us!
South American Wine Tasting
Friday, Oct 21st
6:30-8pm
FREE
Presented by Don Cervellini of Johnson Bros. - Mutual Distributing

Reminder – all wines from South America are on sale this month. 10% off single bottles and 15% off purchases of six or more bottles.
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beer tasting

Join us for a Free Beer Tasting with Hatchet Brewing

October 22nd, 2-4pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Featuring Hatchet Brewing out of Southern Pines, NC on October 22nd, 2-4pm at Taylor's Wine Shop. We are so excited to be hosting beer tastings again and hope to see you all here!

Just a friendly reminder that when our parking area fills up, please do not park in front of the vet. Parking is available at the little white church's lot down the street. Thank you! 

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Andrew Geoffrey Wine Event with owner and winemaker Peter Thompson
Friday, October 7, 2022
6:30pm
$50.00 per person, all-inclusive (thanks to the generosity and culinary talents of Peter)
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
Peter Thompson makes some absolutely intriguing, textural, and gorgeous Cabernets from his estate vineyard in Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley.

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. 

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be prepared and provided by Peter Thompson, who is an amazing chef.  We hope you will join us for this casual, educational, and fun event!
Event Wines:
Servin Chablis 2019
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
 
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free wine tasting
 
FREE tasting with Marta Poli of Italy's Castelfeder Vineyards
6:30-8:00 pm
Friday Sept. 30th
at Taylor's Wine Shop
About Castelfeder: 

To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River, hence the regional name, Alto Adige. Driving from Lake Garda, north from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Apple trees cover the valley floor, rubbing shoulders with Schiava, Pinot Grigio, and Lagrein vines. The generational devotion of the Giovanett family is deeply Italian--the winery is run by the third generation of grape growers. Alfons Giovanett founded the Castelfeder winery in 1969 and it is now his son, Gunther, and grandson, Ivan, who have taken over the management of the winery.

This transition to the younger generation has brought a delightful qualitative shift as well as a more modern production approach. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserve level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Their mark of elegance is an inviting creaminess on the mid-palette.

 

Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet ClinicAfter our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.

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zumba fundraiser

Zumba Fundraiser

Sunday, September 25th, 10am
Stonebridge Development, Carrington Pool Parking Lot, 1000 Carrington Drive

 

Move your feet and and dance to the beat, All while raising money to fight mental illness and the stigma that so often accompanies it!! Let’s make a difference!!
100% of money raised directly funds mental illness research, Walk for Hope!
Minimum Donation $20 
Venmo @Betsy-Gershaw
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wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting

Friday September 23rd (6:30-8:00pm) Featuring the wines of Pedroncelli Family Wines and Prisoner Wine Co.
With Victoria Bolle of American Premium Beverage

We will be pouring:
Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel
Pedroncelli Winery Dry Rose of Zinfandel
Pedroncelli Winery Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel
Prisoner Wine Company Blindfold White
Pedroncelli Winery Cabernet Franc
Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet ClinicAfter our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Pop-Up Reynolds Family Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds
and co-host Rex Bost from Bost Custom Homes
Destin Neighborhood Model Home
805 Journeys Rest Lane
Apex, NC  27523
6:30pm
$110 per person, all-inclusive
Get excited, folks!  This Just In!
We're pulling out all the stops for this one.  Join us for a casual evening with Steve and get a sneak peak at Bost Custom Homes Luxury Parade home in Destin! 
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be catered by the amazing Mitchell's Catering.

Penta Tequila toast, of course.

And this amazing lineup of wines.

Reynolds Clear Cabernet 2021
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2021
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Rex Bost is excited to invite us into his latest luxury model home that is being showcased in the Parade of Homes the following weekend.  
We are huge fans of Steve Reynolds and his wines.  He is crazy knowledgeable and his stories are priceless.  
Steve and his family have managed to fashion their dream into a wondrous reality in Napa Valley.  Their wines are driven by superior vineyard location, fanatical vineyard management, minimalist winemaking, and a bias for learning from experience.  They believe in harvesting at the peak of ripeness to create wines that are intensely flavored, luscious and approachable on release. 
Tickets non-refundable 72 hours in advance. Click below for tickets.
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
SOLD OUT. PLEASE SEE OUR POP-UP DINNER WITH STEVE ABOVE OR EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Reynolds Family Winery Dinner with owner and winemaker Steve Reynolds at Flemimg's Prime Steakhouse
Thursday, August 25, 2022
at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
4325 Glenwood Avenue, #5004
Raleigh, NC 27612
6:30pm
$135 per person, all-inclusive
Taylor's Wine Shop's relationship with Steve Reynolds goes a long way back.  We are so thrilled to continue the tradition of annual wine dinners with one of our favorite wine personalities and friends.
If you've dined with us at Fleming's for one of our beautifully crafted wine dinners, you know that Fleming's pulls out all the stops when creating their pairing menu.  Trust that the food will be amazing. Stay tuned for the menu that will compliment these wines:
Reynolds Clear Cabernet 2021
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2021
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
We are huge fans of Steve Reynolds and his wines.  Oh, and his Penta Tequila :) He is crazy knowledgeable and his stories are priceless.  
Steve and his family have managed to fashion their dream into a wondrous reality in Napa Valley.  Their wines are driven by superior vineyard location, fanatical vineyard management, minimalist winemaking, and a bias for learning from experience.  They believe in harvesting at the peak of ripeness to create wines that are intensely flavored, luscious and approachable on release. 
This will be an unforgettable evening, and we hope you'll join us.
Please list any food allergies in the notes section when purchasing tickets.
Tickets non-refundable 72 hours in advance.

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Come Taste Australia With Taylor's

Friday August 26th, 6:30-8:00pm

Featuring Ryan Fulkerson of Winebow Imports & Distributing

 

Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet Clinic

After our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.

 

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Fe Wine Dinner

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

6:30pm

 

Fe Wines are some of the hottest new wines we've brought into Taylor's since our last trip to Napa.  Fe makes only two terroir-driven bordeaux style blends each vintage. They are limited to what their gorgeous little vineyard offers them each year.  Planted on Spring Mountain to Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, winemaker Aaron Pott crafts a simply poetic Cabernet and a silky 26 Blend.  Fe is pronounced Fee, named after the Atomic symbol for Iron, found in the soil.

Enjoy an evening of catered heavy hors d'oeuvres, a toast of Champagne followed by an exclusive tasting of Fe's 2018 and 2019 wines, including their 2019 100 Point Cabernet, in the comfort of a private home.  

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fundraiser 

Coffee & Donuts Fundraiser to Benefit the 2022 Walk for Hope

Saturday, August 20th 9am - 12pm
Taylor's Wine Shop

 

Taylor's Wine Shop is proud to participate in the 2022 Walk for Hope! We believe it is important to give back to our community and help raise awareness and funds for the research and treatment of mental illness.
We are hosting the sweetest fundraiser (yummy donuts 🍩 🤤) on Saturday, August 20th from 9am - 12pm. Please come out and join us. We need your support to help this cause. Plus you get some delicious donuts and fresh coffee.
100% of the money goes directly to research.
Our Team Captain is Geoffrey Gershaw. We love the Gershaw family and each year we look forward to working with them on this cause.
A note from Geoffrey: "I'm proud to be a captain for Taylor's Wine Shop for the 2022 walk for hope. Raising money for mental illness research is a passion of mine and my team. The mental illness research occurs right here in the triangle so the money gets directly into the hands of the researcher. 100% of the money we raise goes to research. Please join my family and Taylor's in our fundraising effort for this underserved cause."

 

 

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Just Announced - Mark Your Calendar!

July 22nd 6:30-8:00pm

Free Sake Tasting

 

Featuring: Hakkaisan Honjozo, Amabuki Brewery, Ryujin Dragon God, Kukai Mango Nigori & Homare Yuzu

 

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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

Poppyseed Market 8801 Lead Mine Road #107
Raleigh NC 27615

What an awesome surprise!  Steve Reynolds is coming to NC for a pop-up wine dinner at Poppyseed Market on Wednesday, June 29th.  This will be a casual buffet style gathering, and you'll get to enjoy the following wines:
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2020
Reynolds Stags Leap Merlot 2019
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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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!

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Champagne Henriot Evening at Northside Bistro

Join us for an event with special guest Chris Lozano 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
832 Spring Forest Rd. Raleigh, NC  27609
6:30pm
$110 per person, all inclusive
WE LOVE CHAMPAGNE!!!  I'm beyond excited for our very first Champagne event, and we've chosen the perfect venue and host!  Join us for an evening of Henriot Champagnes and unique and tasty bites created by Chef John at Northside Bistro.  Y'all, this will be a match made in heaven.  Chris Lozano from Champagne Henriot will walk us through the storied history of this Champagne house while we taste through this incredible lineup.  
Event Champagnes:
Henriot Brut Souverain NV
Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV
Henriot Brut Rosé NV
Henriot Brut Millésimé 2012
Henriot Rosé Millésimé 2012
In 1640, the Henriot family settled in Champagne and began acquiring land to plant vines.  Apolline Henriot founded Maison Henriot in 1808, and it has been independent and family-owned for more than two centuries.  To shed light on her lands in Montagne de Reims, she created the first Henriot Cuvée, now known as Henriot Brut Souverain.  In 1880, Apolline's great grandson, Paul Henriot, married a young woman, Marie Marguet, from the Côte des Blancs.  This marriage gave way to a real transition of the Maison Henriot's vineyards, now having access to estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.  Come taste the current offerings from this historic family owned Champagne house, and take a walk through history with us.
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Barnett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Winemaker David Tate

This event is SOLD OUT.  Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be put on the waiting list.
Friday, May 13th at 6:30pm
4325 Glenwood Avenue Unit 5004
Raleigh, NC 27602

$135.00 per person, all-inclusive

Finally, David's coming back!  On May 13th at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse Crabtree, we'll host David Tate, winemaker for Barnett Vineyards.  We think David is one of the top winemakers in the Napa area, and his new vintages are stellar.  We've had the pleasure of hosting David for many wine dinners, and we're beyond thrilled to continue the tradition.
  David has been the winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for fourteen complete vintages, beginning with 2007. David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When he is not doing all things wine he is hanging out with his son Nolan and tinkering around on his vintage VW bus. His favorite wine is
the one in his glass!
Dinner Menu:
Lightly Fried Brie Bite & Red Onion Confit Puree
Champagne Bernard Gaucher NV Brut
First Course
Seafood Ceviche, Bibb lettuce, Pickled Onion, Avocado Aioli and Plantain Chip
2021 Barnett Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley
Second Course
Blackened Scottish Salmon, Braised Mushroom Medley, Lemon & Thyme Cream
2019 Barnett Merlot, Spring Mountain
Third Course
Spiced Lamb, Sweet Potato Mash, Asparagus and Demi
2019 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain
Bacon Wrapped Filet Medallion, Parmesan Garlic Orzo, Blistered Campari Tomato
2019 Barnett Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain
Please list any food allergies in the notes section when placing your ticket order.  Please do not reach out to Fleming's directly with these requests. Tickets Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
A little about Barnett
Having grown up in Vancouver and Stockton respectively, Fiona and Hal Barnett became enamored with Napa Valley through frequent visits on the weekends of the early 1980’s.  A vision began to form, and after an extensive search, they purchased a 40-acre property located atop Spring Mountain in 1983. The lot consisted of nothing but trees, rocks, shrubs, and dozens of rattlesnakes. After extensive work clearing, grading, and terracing the land, the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year. Since the very beginning, the intent was to produce small amounts of hand crafted wines that would showcase the unique characteristics found in grapes cultivated on such challenging, high elevation terrain.  Their first vintage was 1989.
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Burly Wine Dinners with owner Hank McCrorie 

Please join us for a Burly Wine Dinner with owner Hank McCrorie 
8801 Lead Mine Road #107
Raleigh NC 27615
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 and Thursday, May 5
6:30pm
$100 per person, all inclusive
Hot off the press!  Hank McCrorie is coming to visit in May!  Hank is a North Carolina Native and dear friend of ours.  Our wine community has grown to love him and his boutique Burly wines, and we're thrilled to have this opportunity to taste his new 2019 vintages.  Burly did not make any Cabernets in 2020, so this is your chance to stock up to bridge the gap.  Hank's Burly Wines were born out of his drive and passion, and they are consistently some of our best selling Cabernets.  We can't say enough great things about Hank and his wines.  
And to make this even more fun, we're doing this at Poppyseed Market!  Poppyseed is a staple in our North Raleigh community.  Did you know they have expanded to include a brand new bar and amazing dinner service?  They will be preparing a special meal for us that will be buffet style.  This will be casual, delicious, and entertaining!  Space is very limited in this room, so we expect to sell out quickly.  Please note any food allergies in the note section when purchasing tickets. Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
Dinner Wines:
Sparkling Wine Reception
2018 Burly Chardonnay, Napa Valley
2019 Burly Sciandri Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
2019 Burly Simpkins Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
2019 Burly Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
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Wine Tasting at Taylor's Wine Shop

Free In-Store Wine Tasting featuring Jerome Mader from Mader in Alsace

Friday, April 29th, 2022 6:30-8pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

We are thrilled to announce an in-store tasting! Join us on Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 8pm with Jerome Mader from Mader in Alsace.
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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Cattleya and Pisoni Wine Dinner with Owner and Winemaker Bibiana González Rave
Thursday, April 28th at 6:30pm
500 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27603

 $115 per person, all-inclusive

Join us on April 28th at Vidrio Raleigh for a winemaker dinner with Bibiana González Rave of Cattleya Wines, Alma de Cattleya Wines, and Pisoni Estate!  Besides making delicious and award winning wines, Bibiana is FUN!  It's been 3 years since we've hosted her for a wine dinner, and we are beyond excited for the reunion.  If you were lucky enough to join us for our last virtual tasting with her, you got a glimpse of how wonderfully her wines have been evolving.  She will also be pouring a couple of her husband Jeff Pisoni's wines at this dinner, and what a wonderful experience it will be.
Stay tuned for the menu, that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.  Please list any food allergies in the notes section when placing your ticket order.  Please do not reach out to Vidrio directly with these requests.
Cattleya Wine Dinner Wines:
2021 Alma de Cattleya Rosé
2019 Pisoni Lucia Chardonnay
2019 Alma de Cattleya Pinot Noir
2019 Pisoni Lucia Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Alma de Cattleya Red Blend
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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Hill Family Estate Wine Dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse 
4325 Glenwood Ave Suite 5004, Raleigh, NC 27612
February 24, 2022
with owner Ryan Hill
6:30pm
$125.00 per person, All-inclusive
Drumroll, please.....
Ryan Hill is coming to Raleigh!  We at Taylor's have been long time fans of the Hill Family Wines, and we're thrilled to share this opportunity with you.  Join us for a beautifully paired Four Course Wine Dinner prepared by our amazing friends at Fleming's Steakhouse. 

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.

Dinner Menu
Reception
Lightly Fried Brie Bite & Red Onion Confit Puree
2019 Hill Family Stewart Ranch Pinot Noir
First Course
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Mixed Greens, Meyer lemon Vinaigrette, Watermelon Radish and Crumbled Herb Goat Cheese
2020 Hill Family Carly's Cuvee Chardonnay
Second Course
Fennel & Coriander Pork Medallion, Roasted Parsnip, Butternut Squash & Fig Demi Glaze
2018 Hill Family Origin Red Blend
and
Filet Mignon & Smoked Cheddar Grits, Wilted Spinach with Cilantro Garlic Pesto
2019 Hill Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Third Course
NY Strip Au Poivre & Butter Poached Lobster, Stroganoff Pappardelle, Micro Arugula
2018 Hill Family Red Door Cabernet Sauvignon
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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
6:30pm EST
Triangle Wine & Food Experience Dinner at Mandolin 
2519 Fairview Road, Raleigh NC 27618
with Revana Estate Vineyard, Alexana Winery & Bodega Corazon del Sol
WE ARE VERY LIMITED ON SEATS SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
sold out!!

All proceeds of the ticket purchases go to the Frankie Lemmon School.  

TWFE 2022 

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.

 

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Friday, February 4th, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm EST
Sip, Shop, & Sign with Steve Reynolds, Cameron Reynolds, and Sam Lando
at Taylor's Wine Shop
We are thrilled to be hosting two of our favorite winemakers at Taylor’s Wine Shop on Friday, February 4th from 5pm-7pm.  
In support of the Frankie Lemmon School and in association with the Triangle Wine and Food Experience, we are pleased to welcome Steve Reynolds, his son Cameron Reynolds, and Sam Lando to Taylor’s!  For $10 a person (payable at the door), you’ll receive a Riedel wine glass to keep and get to taste Reynolds Family Wines and Lando Wines.  Steve, Cam, and Sam will be signing bottles and sharing stories.  Proceeds from the wine sales during this event will be donated to the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.  
PLEASE park at the little white church on the North side of the Vet (looking at Taylor’s, to the right of the Vet).  Our parking lot is very small and will fill up quickly.  Please be mindful of our Veterinary neighbor’s parking places, and leave them for their customers. Questions? Email kelli@taylorswineshop.com
Cheers! 

 

TWFE 2022

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SOLD OUT
PLEASE EMAIL  kelli@taylorswineshop.com  TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Thursday, December 9, 2021:  Benton Family Wine Dinner with owner/winemaker Daniel Benton at Vidrio
500 Glenwood Ave Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27603
6:30pm
$125.00 per person, all-inclusive
I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holiday season than a wine dinner with one of our favorite friends and most talented winemakers, Daniel Benton from Benton Family Winery!  Please join us on Thursday, December 9th at 6:30pm at Vidrio for an evening of delectable food and wine pairings and even better company.  Daniel is a native of Salisbury, NC, so help us welcome him home for the holidays.  He and his wife Kara and their son live in Napa and own one of the only urban wineries Napa.  His stories and knowledge are awesome, and his laughter is contagious. Taste their newest vintages of Croze paired with Vidrio's flavorful food delights.  
Tickets are $125.00 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are non-refundable 48 hours prior to the event.  
Check out Vidrio Raleigh and stay tuned for the menu!   
If you have any food allergies, please do not call the restaurant directly.  List them in the Notes section when purchasing your ticket.  We will let you know if the Chef is able to accommodate. 
 
Reception:
Corvus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
First Course:
Grilled Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisp, Radishes, Anchovies Dressing
Croze Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019
Second Course:
Duck Confit with Wilted Fennel and Sour Cherry Sauce
Croze Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Third Course:
Aleppo and Garlic Roasted Pork with Spiced Onion Jam and Lusty Monk Mustard
Croze Vintner's Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and
Croze Vintner's Reserve Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Fourth Course:
Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake with Hazelnut, Caramel Ice Cream
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Thursday, November 11, 2021: Moffett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Trent Moffett
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Mandolin Raleigh
2519 Fairview Rd.  Raleigh, NC  27608
6:30pm
$135 per person, all-inclusive

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. 

Reception Wine
Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley 2017
First Course
Daikon Chowder with Fried Oysters, Dill Pickled Cayenne, Parsley
Chardonnay, Malliris Vyd, Willamette Valley 2018
Second Course
Ribeye Carpaccio with Dijon Aioli, Beef Fat Powder, Fried Shallots, Celery Leaves
Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills Terrarossa Vyd, Willamette Valley 2017 and
Pinot Noir, Eola-Amily Hills, Willamette Valley 2017 
Third Course
Lamb Neck, Ricotta, Arugula Gremolata, Carrots, Turnips
Cabernet Reserve, Napa 2018 
Fourth Course
Cornmeal Profiterole with Chocolate Mascarpone
There are a limited number of seats available for this dinner.  Tickets are nonrefundable 48 hours prior to the dinner.

Click Here for Moffett Info and Tickets

 

 

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

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Friday, November 5, 2021: Vineyard 36 Launch Party with owners Jason Earnest and Cam Ward at Vidrio Raleigh
500 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100   Raleigh, NC  27603
Friday, November 5, 2021
Time 5:00 - 7:00pm EST
Tickets are $100 per person, all-inclusive
v36 launch party

 

Click Here for V36 Launch Party Tickets
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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

 CLICK HERE FOR BURLY INFO

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Saturday, August 28:   Wine Dinner with Charlie Plummer of Amulet Estate (Formerly Tuck Beckstoffer Estate) at Mandolin in Raleigh at 6:30pm

 

 

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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

Steve Reynolds

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Sake Virtual Tasting Event with International Sake Sommelier Sara Guterbock on May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time
sake tasting
Modern Innovations Meet Ancient Traditions – How brew-masters & researchers are working together to craft new, dynamic styles of sake!  
 Join us as we take a virtual trip to Japan and explore their intriguing alcoholic beverage, SAKE!  Whether you are a new or experienced Sake drinker, this event will be fun and educational.  We're thrilled to have Sara Guterbock leading us through an informative tasting of 4 of her favorite Sakes.  Her passion for Sake definitely shines through.  Check out her bio below.
Sake should be served cold, so please chill your samples before we begin the event.  We recommend that you have some popcorn and potato chips within arm's reach :)  These are perfect pairings!
 
 
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Oak Farm Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Co-owner/Director of Winemaking,  Dan Panella, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30pm EST

Oak farm vineyard tasting

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.

 

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Virtual Tasting with Burly Winery Owner Hank McCrorie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time

Burly wine tasting

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.