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CAROLINA CALEDONIAN FEST Announced for LU MIL VINEYARD

The first Carolina Caledonian Fest  is set for October 28, 29 & 30. 2016. The one-of-a-kind Scottish festival celebrates the 350 Scots who stepped off a ship in Brunswick Town, NC and trekked northwest along the Cape Fear River to found Bladen County and eventually establish the first & largest Scottish settlement in America. This settlement became the Argyll Colony in the Cross Creek area of what is now Fayetteville.

It’s not just customary games and farcical portrayal of Highland culture. It’s a reunion 275 years in the making.

For more information, please call or email Karla Ward at karla@lumilvineyard.comor 843-424-6094 or Allen McDavid at amcdavid@triad.rr.com or 336-707-9188. Please visit the festival website at www.caledonianfest.com.

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

NC GRAPE FESTIVAL

unnamedThe annual NC Grape Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from 8 am to 3 pm at Lu Mil Vineyard. There will be a Super Yard Sale with FREE booth spaces (call 910-866-5819), Grape Stomp Competition, Entertainment on Doc’s Deck, Vineyard Tours on the Double Decker Bus and Free Wine Tasting. Join us for a day of great family fun & entertainment!

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown NC 28337. For more information, visit us at www.lumilvineyard.com or call 910-866-5819.

WINERIES CELEBRATE NC WINE AND GRAPE MONTH

Wine lovers will have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry this September during North Carolina Wine and Grape Month. The annual celebration aligns with the traditional harvest season of grapes across the state. “There are more than 180 wineries in North Carolina, and each location is as unique as the wines it offers,” said Whit Winslow, executive director of the N.C. Wine and Grape Council. “One of the best ways to experience North Carolina wineries is by visiting them in person with family and friends.” Lu Mil Vineyard, North Carolina’s largest and oldest farm winery, will celebrate all month with u-pick grapes, free wine tastings, alcohol free tastings, farm tours, educational opportunities and more! When dining out locally, enjoy award winning North Carolina wines from Lu Mil Vineyard at Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant of Elizabethtown and Village Station Restaurant of Lumberton. Continuing the celebration, Lu Mil Vineyard will host its Annual NC Grape Festival on Saturday, October 8th. North Carolina is the 10th largest producer of wine in the nation. The state has 525 commercial grape growers that produce about 2,300 acres of grapes annually. The wine and grape industry employs nearly 8,000 workers across the state. Consumers can find a list of N.C. wineries with maps and contact information online at http://bit.ly/NCWineries. More information about the industry is available at www.ncwine.org.

Music and Wine Events

signLA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD-- The Happy Place Current Hours : Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm Closed Sundays

Live afternoon music four days each week from Wednesday -Saturday.

This Week's Live Music Schedule: May 4 - Wine Wednesdays w/Ed Torres May 5 - Oldies Thursdays w/Rod France May 6 - Wine Down Fridays w/Jody Hunter May 7 - Key West Fest ($8 - details below) ___________________________________________________

Key West Music Fest May 7, 2016............. 12pm - 5pm

A trip to the islands, mon. Two bands, non-stop music, outdoor cooking, wine, good folks, and the time of your life. All at a beautiful outdoor venue. Take the vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Bring a chair, or use one of ours if you arrive early enough. Here's hoping you can share this special afternoon with us. Cheers! Vicki Music (12:00-5:00pm): -The PG Quintet, and LATITUDE. Admission: $8/person. Bring 2 non-perishable items for Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission (and thank you for your donation.) Food Pantry Items needed....click here.

FOOD (noon-4:00pm) BY: - Smokin' Pitt BBQ and Sticky Fingers Beverages BY - La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water) Wine tastings are not available inside the shop on festival days. Wine is available by the glass and the bottle in the pavilion tent outside.

SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED INTO THIS EVENT

1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566

Wine Fest Fundraiser at Museum of Coastal Carolina April 30

The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation will host its Wine Fest, the foundation’s biggest fundraiser, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina April 30 from 6:30 to 9:30  pm. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Proceeds from Wine Fest benefit the museum and its sister facility, Ingram Planetarium, in Sunset Beach. This year’s Wine Fest theme is inspired by Tuscany. Ocean Isle’s own Petrea Imports, Inc. will provide some fine Italian wines for sampling. Tuscan-inspired food will be provided by La Cucina, Pelican’s Perch, Roberto’s, and Sharky’s. Enjoy live music by Wilmington musician Teddy Burgh. Buy a $10 cork in the Cork Pull and walk away with an interesting bottle of wine. Participate in live and silent auctions. Silent auction items include a football signed by Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, and Ryan Kalil; hand-painted wine glasses; gift certificates to area restaurants; and rounds of golf at local courses. Live auction items include trips to Napa Valley (including a hot air balloon ride) and Cancun, a Celestron telescope, a ride in an Aero Albatros jet, and a diamond-and-amethyst pendant. Also included in the live auction: original art by Texas artist John Ross Palmer. Palmer’s exhibit, called Ocean Isle Memories, will be displayed in the museum’s Coastal Gallery. A wine and cheese reception for Palmer will be held on April 29 at 6 pm at the museum. Reservations for Wine Fest are $50 per person and are available  by visiting the museum or calling 910-579-1016. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the event.  

Wine Dinner Benefits the Museum of Coastal Carolina & Ingram Planetarium

Angelo’s Pizzeria & Bistro in Shallotte will serve “A Taste of Tuscany” -- a Tuscan-inspired multi-course dinner with wine pairings -- to benefit the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. (OIMF) on March 28, 2016, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The OIMF manages two local facilities: the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach. Dinner tickets cost $60 per person and do not include tip. For the March 28 benefit, Angelo’s chef has designed a special dinner that complements the Foundation’s Tuscany-themed Wine Fest fundraiser to be held on April 30. The multi-course dinner on March 28 consists of Sformato di Broccoli, Bucatini alla Carbonara,Risotto con Salciccia e Funghi, Bisteca Florentine, and Tiramisu. Each course is accompanied by wines from Petrea Imports featuring Palagetto Winery. This is a “Reservation Only” event with limited seating. To reserve seats, call Angelo’s Pizzeria & Bistro at 910-754-2334. Angelo’s is located at 110 Shallotte Ave., Shallotte, NC.

New Year Bonfire and Wine

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD January Hours : Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm, Closed Sundays & Mondays Closed Friday, January 1, 2016. Happy New Year!DSC_0050

New Year Bonfire. Jan. 2, 2016............. 12pm - 5pm

Starting the new year with wine & song around a warm fire. Live music, hot spiced wine and friendly company. All at a beautiful outdoor venue. Take the vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Bring a chair, or use one of ours. Here's hoping you can share this special afternoon with us. Cheers! Vicki Music (12:15-4:15 pm): - The Stringwood Trio. (Ed, Bobby & Dean) Admission: $3/person. Bring 2 non-perishable items for Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission (and thank you for your donation.) Food Pantry Items needed....click here.

FOOD (noon-4:00pm) BY: - Smokin' Pitt BBQ and The Vineyard Grill Beverages BY - La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water)

SORRY, NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED

SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com JANUARY SHOP HOURS: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays. Upcoming Events: La Belle Amie Festival/Event Dates

LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD Holiday Events

Stardusters' Big Band, coming soon. An Afternoon of Holiday Tunes Dec. 12, 2015 ............. 12pm - 5pm It's an afternoon of holiday tunes...big band style. Live music, hot spiced wine and a roaring fire. Add some delicious outdoor cooking, friendly folks, and a beautiful outdoor venue. Take the vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Bring a chair, or use one of ours. Music (12:00-4:00 pm): - Stardusters Big Band, and more Admission: $3/person. Bring 2 non-perishable items for Food Pantry and receive $3 off admission (and thank you for your donation.) Food Pantry Items needed....click here. FOOD (noon-4:00pm) BY: - Vineyard Grill Beverages BY - La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water) SORRY, NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. Closed Sundays.

Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival Offers Delicious Treats

The Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival features fine wines and gourmet chocolate the weekend of January 30 through February 1. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or brisk jog along Wilmington’s 1.75-mile Riverwalk, which was recently voted the #1 Best American Riverfront by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Wilmington’s historic river district features more than 200 shops, restaurants, and attractions, all within easy walking distance. Indulge in life’s tastiest pleasures—wine and chocolate—during the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival (Jan. 30-Feb.1) at the Coastline Event Center (503 Nutt Street, Wilmington). Connoisseurs can sip, nibble, sigh and buy as they sample and purchase delectable delights from superb regional wineries, chocolatiers and artisans. A Friday night Grand Tasting gala (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.) kicks off with live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres ( by Catering Thyme) and a fine art exhibit. “The Schoolboys Band,” a popular local cover band, will entertain while wine and chocolate purveyors tantalize with tastings. Next door at the Riverview Room Bar & Terrace, a cash beer and cigar bar will feature a performance by “Basile, the Comedian” (8:00 p.m.). On Saturday (11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.), the European-style wine and chocolate marketplace features more than 50 fine vintners, chocolatiers and artists. Marketplace diversions include: culinary demonstrations, a Kids’ Korner with arts/crafts, and live music by four jazz, acoustic and rock musicians. Sunday will feature the band “The Use-to-Be’s” with playlists from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. Admission charge. Proceeds benefit the New Hanover County Senior Center’s programs. Grand Tasting tickets are based on availability. Saturday and Sunday marketplace tickets are good for one day only. Discounts for children (ages 6-12)/seniors (60+)/military (w/I.D.). Group rates available for parties of 10 or more. For festival details, schedule of events and bands, advance tickets and partner hotels offering special festival rates for attendees, call 910-742-0120 or visit www.wilmingtonwineandchocolatefestival.com. Tickets are also available at Wilmington-area Harris Teeter stores.

Wine Events Announced

DSC_0071LA BELLE AMIE VINEYARD in Little River, SC REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (6pm DST). Closed Sundays Sunny Wine Wednesday - Jan. 21, 2015 This Wednesday is a spring day in the middle of winter! Temps in the 60's, sunny with blue skies and no wind. Just perfect for some live music, wine tastings and tasty outdoor cooking. Plus, 1/2 price wine tastings from 10am - 5pm. Yea! Live music (12:30-4:30) - Ed Torres Food - The Vineyard Grill - hot dogs, hamburgers, hot sausages, cheese & fruit trays, chips & snack. ________________________________________ Wine Down Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 $3 glasses of wine all day. Hot mulled wine drinks, and cheese & fruit trays. Under the pavilion and cabanas, or on the porch. FREE ADMISSION: FOOD: - Cheese & Fruit trays available, or bring your own snacks. ________________________________________ Saturday Bonfire Saturday, Jan. 24, 12 - 5pm Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather this Saturday. Live music, a toasty fire, outdoor cooking, wine tastings, and hot spiced wine. There is no better way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon than at La Belle Amie Vineyard. Bring your lawn chairs and your have-fun attitude. Vineyard tour at 2:30pm. Music (12:30-4:30pm): - Laidback Larry Admission: Free FOOD BY: - The Vineyard Grill Beverages BY - La Belle Amie Vineyard (soda, juices, beer, wine, water) NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED INTO THIS EVENT SPONSORED BY: Anderson Bros. Bank, and EASY Radio 105.9FM GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC 29566 843-399-WINE (9463) ....................... www.LaBelleAmie.com REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm (6pm DST). Closed Sundays.