April 16, 2013
Nine North Carolina vineyards and wineries featured at Atherton Market for a wine tasting event - “First in NC Wine & Cheese Flight”
The Charlotte World Trade Association and the N.C. Department of Agriculture are hosting a wine tasting event at the Atherton Market to support the NC wine industry. It’s a meet and greet social from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, offering a combination of fun and education. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, supplied by “Simply Local”, in collaboration with Charlotte restaurant Carpe Diem, who will prepare accompaniments to the wine selection.
Cost to attend is $30, and pre-registration is required.
North Carolina ranks in the top-five destinations in the U.S. for wine travelers and enthusiasts; visitors can enjoy more than 100 wineries and 400 vineyards from the mountains to the coast. Today, North Carolina ranks 10th in wine and grape production in the United States. The number of wineries has grown five-fold and grape acreage has more than doubled in the last decade. Overall, the North Carolina wine and grape industry generates an annual economic impact of $1.28 billion and supports nearly 7,600 jobs.
Atherton Market is located at 2104 South Boulevard. The market is a community hub in the South End neighborhood, walking distance of Dilworth, showcasing small local farms and talented chefs and artisans. Atherton Market offers a vibrant environment aiming to educate consumers on how to grow, select, use, and prepare seasonal ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.athertonmillandmarket.com.
Additional inquiries, please contact Ms. Sarah Peeler at email@example.com or call 704.968.3166