The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

July 25, 2012


A unique North Carolina winery and vineyard tour for wine lovers everywhere

By Lauren Jeffcoat

— RALEIGH, NC—NC Wine Country, a premier provider and promoter for North Carolina wineries, today announced their first annual Sip Trip. The trip is a chartered tour to explore the North Carolina wine country with fellow wine lovers. The trip takes place Saturday and Sunday Oct. 13-14 2012 starting in Clemmons, NC. Limited seating is available and packages start at $165 per guest.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday morning for guests to check-in and receive all the details of their vacation package. The trip includes an overnight stay at a hotel with various amenities and wine tastings at five local vineyards. The vineyards include RayLen Vineyards, Westbend Vineyards, Sanders Ridge, Divine Llama Vineyards and Flint Hill Vineyards. Barbeque lunch, homemade Italian dinner and a continental breakfast is provided and included in the Sip Trip package.

In addition to dining and hotel accommodations, guests will receive a 2012 Sip Trip t-shirt, a Sip Trip tote and an NC Vine Card. The Wine Country pass can be used at more than 40 wineries and wine related businesses in North Carolina. Each vendor has been carefully selected to provide the best wine tasting experiences in North Carolina.

NC Wine Country, LLC promotes travel and tourism to vineyards and wineries throughout North Carolina. The types of grapes found throughout North Carolina are as unique as the vineyards where they grow. With its mild winters, North Carolina has a suitable climate for growing many types of major grapes including European styles, French-American hybrids, muscadines, labrusca-type and many more.

North Carolina provides a vast variety of wines and is able to do so based on the unique layout of the state. The mountain, piedmont and coastal regions provide different soils and textures allowing unique flavors in each winery. For more information on North Carolina Wineries and Vineyards please go to To reserve your space for Sip Trip 2012 please visit for more information and to provide registration details.


NC WINE COUNTRY: 910-338-9033 *