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Well I love this!

The Tar Heel state just made a very exciting list!

Traveler Magazine just released a list of the 7 most up-and coming wine regions in North America, and North Carolina made the list.

Here’s the top 7:

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Seattle
  • Twin Cities
  • Pittsburgh
  • Central North Carolina
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Toronto


When writing about the upcoming wine scene in the Carolina’s, the magazine had this to say,

“North Carolina has proclaimed itself the only place in the world where every major type of wine grape grows well—and has done so for several centuries. At the Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery, for example, located within a two-hour drive of Asheville, Charlotte and the Research Triangle, winemaking has been in the family for generations. The vineyard’s Vermentino, which yields a medium-bodied white wine, was the first of its kind to be planted on the East Coast of the U.S.”


Cheers to that!