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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - MARCH 19: Israeli winemaker Uri Hetz rates Cabernet Sauvignon wines during a tasting session as more than 250 wines from some 60 Israeli wineries compete for coveted awards to be announced next week March 19, 2007 in Tel Aviv. Wines have been produced in the Holy Land since pre-biblical times, but the Muslim conquest of 636 AD forced a hiatus in the tradition. Currently Israeli per capita wine consumption has doubled but compared to European countries it remains low. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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!