Get To Know Us

Bob and Jen

We’re a husband and wife team, who have been together since 2002. Both of us were born and raised in North Carolina—Bob in Matthews, Jen in Raleigh—and fell in love in college at UNC-Wilmington. We have family stretching across NC and down into SC as well. Our roots run deep within the Carolina soil.

Together, we enjoy celebrating and exploring all that NC and SC have to offer, which are never-ending treasure troves. With more than 100 wineries in North and South Carolina, there’s a lot to taste and explore. As the parents of four young children, we use day trips and short outings to reconnect and explore our home state.

Other interests:

  • Sustainability
  • Local farming
  • History
  • Local tourism

Introducing the Love of Wine

For the longest time, I envied friends and family that could relax, unwind, and visit over a glass of wine, my husband, being one of them. I, however, didn’t have a taste for it. There was no sipping on a swing, enjoying a beautiful breeze. No snuggling with glasses in hand beside a toasty fire. I just didn’t enjoy it. Everything about it was beautiful though. The ambiance. The glasses. The aromas. The colors. Talk about sophistication. I, unfortunately, didn’t have the palate for it. Despite how badly I wanted to like it, I just couldn’t. I couldn’t…until…Treehouse Vineyards. We joined a tasting party at Treehouse for a family member’s birthday, and I was overjoyed to find and fall in love with a few bottles. Thank you, Tack Shack Red! I’m not sure if it was a change in palate or higher quality wine that opened my senses to the world of wine, but I knew I had to experience more wines.

Wine Carolinas

Fast forward a few years, we have taken this appreciation of wine and have decided to completely embrace it, setting out to explore the rich variety of wines that the Carolinas have to offer. We plan to visit all of the wineries in NC and SC, highlight their wines, celebrate the wineries, and share our experiences with you. Join us each month as we share our thoughts on wineries, wine tours, and wine tastings throughout the Carolinas.

Go local. Drink Carolinas. 🍷

Bob & Jen

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