We have just spent a lovely few days winery wandering in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. The weather was glorious, and the wine delicious. We went to several wineries but, by far, our favorite was Hanover Park Winery.
A small, family-owned winery located in rolling hills at the edge of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their farm is perfect, an old farmhouse surrounded by acres of gardens and vines. There is even a wonderful picnic area, and rocking chairs on the front porch. But it is the owners themselves who really make all the difference. Michael and Amy’s love for their winery, their product, and each other shine through the entire visit. They, and their staff, are dedicated and knowledgeable, as comfortable around true connoisseurs as they are helping novices.
The Cab Franc and the Michael’s Blend are wonderful, as are the whites, but my favorite – especially this time of year – is The Pearl. A delicious, gentle, refreshing rose’ that sits lightly on the palate. Oh, gosh, don’t take my word for it, just try them all.
The next time you are wandering around North Carolina, do turn your car toward the Yadkin Valley and wander over to Hanover Park Winery. Try their wine. You will love it. I promise. Please sip some for me.