Get To Know Us
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 190 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.
- Local farming
- 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 local Carolina wines.
It took some time, but my wife has finally come to enjoy wine. On the other hand, I’ve enjoyed wine for as long as I can remember. In fact, while many of friends celebrated their 21st birthday at college bars, I had a glass of White Zinfandel with my family at the beach. Growing up in North Carolina, my family visited Biltmore Estate often. I’ve toured the Biltmore Winery and enjoyed complimentary wine tastings. I knew I appreciated NC wine; however, I was unaware about all of the complexities and varietals comparable to wines across the country and around the world.
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 as we share our thoughts on wineries, wine tours, and wine tastings throughout the Carolinas.
Go local. Drink Carolinas. 🍷
Bob & Jen