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Round Trip for Winery Tour from Arbor House

Sample wines at one of these wineries in the North Carolina mountains and foothills, near Asheville! Create your own winery tour for a fun afternoon. Talk to the winemakers and stroll through the vineyards. Many have special events including live music. Most are closed in January for a winter break and adjust hours throughout the year, so check before you visit. Catawba Valley Wineries Silver Fork Winery ***  The tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking the vineyards and the majestic South Mountains.  The rustic airy elegance of the tasting room melts into the open patio providing ample room indoors or out, for guests to enjoy a bottle with friends or a moment of relaxation.  5000 Patton Road Morganton, NC 28655   Tue-Fri 1-7 pm Sun 12-5 pm South Creek Vineyards & Winery   Taste their award winning Bordeaux Style Wines at a charming century plus aged Italian Renaissance Farmhouse.  As you enter the grounds, take in the panoramic view complemented by grazing horses.  Be dazzled by our barn quilt, SOL of South Creek Vineyards.  Meander through the vineyards.  Get to meet the owners and winemakers.   Unwind and enjoy the serenity while you swirl, sip and savor wine at our large outdoor living area.   2240 South […]

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Arbor House of Black Mountain B&B Speakeasy Dinner

We are so excited to have great guests renting the B&B next weekend. Our in-House Chef Jim is hosting our first Arbor House Speakeasy dinner. We created this menu to compliment our guests who are dressing up for the birthday event and we have chosen music from the 1920’s to boost the fun.

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Our guests LOVE real maple syrup

Today, Don, from Green Mountain Maple came to our house.  We had requested a gallon of their 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup after tasting it at a Black Mountain Festival.  As part of their service, they delivered it to my doorstep.  Whoa..now that is called service.  Whenever serving my guests, I put out the best rated store syrup and real maple syrup.  Guess which one everyone chooses?  I am trying the amber first and have samples to test with my future guests on the light and dark syrups.  This should be fun.    They even provided a sample of maple cream.  Guess I am going to have to find a cinnamon roll recipe to indulge my breakfast crew.  If you like the syrups, please “like” Green Mountain Maple on Facebook.  Green Mountain Maple Facebook Link   Real syrup lovers came to our B&B and voted on the syrup.  The dark amber won by a smidgen.  Love the comment from one of our guests.  “You could put this on cardboard and it would taste good.”  My response, “Well guess I don’t need to make oat blueberry pancakes anymore”.  LOL…gotta love it Brian.

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