Mark your calendar!!! Our next special celebration will be on Saturday, August 3rd. We will be having a Summer in the Mountains Celebration. It will be from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be free wine tastings, wine specials and catering will be by Private Chef, Chef Albrich. You will be amazed at the quality and variety of foods offered.
Music will be provided in the afternoon by Melody Cox and Andy Ferrell. Enjoy an afternoon walk through the vineyard, it is beautiful this time of year.Join us at Linville Falls Winery for a delightful afternoon of wine, food, music and good times!
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Family owned and operated, Linville Falls Winery is the culmination of a life-long passion for wine by owner, Jack Wiseman. Wiseman has dreamed of growing grapes and opening a winery for more than 25 years, and now he and his family are pioneering a new High Country wine in Linville, North Carolina. Nestled in the lower end of Avery County near the Blue Ridge Parkway is a state of the art tasting room on a 40 acre farm with its staple grapes Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, blueberries and raspberries. The winery is perfectly situated at 3200 feet with warm days, cool nights and minerally balanced soil. This magical combination of high elevation and microclimate terra produces a wine unique to the region with complex flavors creating award winning wines.
To be completely dedicated to the craft of wine making, Wiseman brought a seasoned and passionate wine maker to lead the wine making effort. Rick Donley was previously director of Appalachian State University’s enology and viticulture department and spent years as Wine Maker with Glen Ellen and Gundlach Bundschu wineries in Sonoma, California. His background includes a degree in enology and viticulture, a graduate degree in food chemistry and almost 30 years in the wine industry.
SPECK, WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Speck is a delicacy. It is a cold smoked deli meat made from pork. It is similar to the Italian “prosciutto,” but much less salty and smoked. It can be eaten sliced, made into sandwiches, to top a salad, with pastas, risotto, potatoes, omelets, quiche, and just about anywhere you would use ham. It is sliced very thin. Speck is typical of the Tyrol region in Europe, where I come from, a mountainous area of the Alps which is part in northern Italy and part in western Austria [South Tyrol and North Tyrol].
HOW IS SPECK MADE?
It takes months to make a batch of Speck. It requires a lengthy process to be done properly and naturally. To start with, I order the meat to my specifications. I use only top grade meats. Once the meats arrive I season them and cure them for a couple of weeks with a very old Austrian family recipe handed down from generation to generation in my family. I use sea salt which is much healthier. Then, I slowly cold smoke the meats for several weeks over hickory or pine wood in the Blue Ridge Mountains area. Once they are ready, I hang them to dry for several more weeks. This process is very time consuming, but it assures you get the best quality Speck possible.
Although I use a generations old recipe from Europe, I use leaner meats than are used in Tyrol; therefore my Speck is much healthier and contains much less fat, only 4% or less. I like to call it Speck Lite. It is made from the loin and I use no processed salt to season, only sea salt and other spices. Nothing artificial, no coloring and no additives. Until now, it has only been available imported, but now it is made right here. Made in USA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this mountain specialty deli meat is absolutely delicious! Available here.
Arts d’Vine - Friday June 4th!- An evening of art, wine and music. Stroll the streets of Kernersville’s Downtown and see businesses transformed into art galleries as they host a variety of Triad artists, musicians and wineries.
928 Party for 928 Owners and their families. Lots of 928s, Fun and activities for the WHOLE family.
928 Discounts at the Stores and Shops of Beech Moutain and Banner Elk, NC! Door Prizes ! Kite Flying and Fun/Games for Kids of all ages! Tech Help !
928 Parade through two incredible mountain Towns!
Sharks in the Mountains is our annual Customer Appreciation Event for the customers and friends of 928 Specialists. Read more..
Michelle Leigh & August Black will be the featured entertainment at Sapphire Valley Country Club Arts Festivals June 26-27, August 14-15 and October 16-17.
Bakersville native Michelle Leigh performs regularly throughout WNC, and East Tennessee. Michelle’s is an electic style of music, encompassing a wide range of influences from Janis Joplin to Loretta Lynn. Her “sound” is all her own. Events are listed on her website www.Michelleleigh.com.
These are just a few of the amazing amenities offered at Headwaters at Banner Elk!
*Professionally Staffed Gate House for controlled access and peace of mind
*The Point Clubhouse with views of NC, TN, and VA mountains featuring a fully equipped fitness room, game room, gourmet kitchen, 14 seat state-of-the-art theater and 2,000 s.f. of outdoor decks
*Two spring-fed lakes with picnic areas and fishing piers
*Tennis court with 20 mile view
*The Sunset Amphitheater for concerts, lectures, weddings and other special events
*The Lakeside Park with covered picnic pavilion with mountain stone fireplace Read more….
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