Come join us in the NC wine county for our Sip & Savor Series. This tour is a partnership between BigTasteBestPlace and the NC Wine Gals.
On this tour series, we are featuring amazing NC wine from the Yadkin Valley and special food pairings from the best up-and-coming chefs in Charlotte. Each tour will visit 3 vineyards and offer food & wine pairings at each. This tour represents how North Carolina wine is meant to be enjoyed, along with the best local (and delicious) food.
Your day begins with a fun wine & pastry pairing. This is one of our most popular pairings of the day. It will blow you away with how much food can influence the taste of wine.
Next, we hop into the NC Wine Gal van for a 60+ minute drive to our first vineyard. where we will enjoy a local NC meat & cheese board from Off the Block charcuterie alongside a local dry-style rosé.
After imbibing on meat, cheese, and tasty rosé wine, we board the van for vineyard number two where we will try additionally paired foods from one of our local chefs (full schedule & menu are below) and 2 different wines.
The third vineyard will be on the sweeter side as we enjoy a specially prepared dessert & more wine.
What wines will I try on this tour? You will try a mix of different style wines that range from sweet (breakfast pairing) to dry rose, whites or reds. Styles of wine paired with the food will change throughout the series as availability does.
Where do we meet on the tour? We meet at Congregate NoDa, 3117 Whiting Ave Charlotte, NC 28205.
Is there an option to make this tour private? Yes, you will need at least 8 people for a private tour. The cost is $10 extra per person for private. Private tours can request a private pickup. Please contact us if you have questions.
What time do we meet? We meet at 10:00 am on each Saturday.
How much wine are we consuming? You will try 5+ different styles of wine including one that is sweet, a rosé, red wine, and possibly white wine. Each tour date will have slightly different wine pairings.
Do you have to only drink what is provided on the tour? Absolutely not. While we include about 5 glasses of wine, you are welcome to seek out more wine as long as it falls within our length of stay. You are also encouraged to buy wine & help support the NC wine industry.
What if I need special dietary assistance? This tour has a set menu but we can make some vegetarian substitutions but will not be able to accommodate gluten-free or vegan requests. We apologize for this inconvenience.
How long are we staying at each vineyard? We are estimating a stay of 60 minutes at each vineyard.
What is the cancellation policy? No refunds are given within 5 days of the wine tour date as menus are ordered from participating chefs.