Events & Tastings
We’re so excited to have in-person WINE EVENTS on the books! Join us for some wine tastings and wine dinners, and share a glass with us.
UPCOMING WINE DINNERS AND TASTINGS:
Saturday, November 6: Vineyard 36 Launch Party with owners Jason Earnest, Cam Ward, and Tim Gleason at Mandolin Farm - 13520 Durant Rd. Raleigh 27614 - Time 4:00pm-6:00pm - $120 per person, all inclusive
Taylor's Wine Shop is so excited to offer this opportunity to our awesome fans of Fine Wine and the Carolina Hurricanes. These gents (Jason, Cam, and Tim) have been raising the bar since the inception of their Vineyard 36 Winery. Help us celebrate the 2019 vintage launch with a Food and Wine Party! They have added some killer wines to their lineup. The King's Storm Cabernet Franc and their new single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the esteemed Misterons Vineyard. Here's your chance to taste these new releases, mingle with Cam, Tim, and Jason, and enjoy some fantastic bites from our friend Chef Sean Fowler at his Mandolin Farm in North Raleigh. This will be an outdoor event with covered space, held rain or shine. The venue is beautiful!
The Foundation Red 2019
The Black Aces Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The King's Storm Cabernet Franc 2019
Mysterons Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
I can't think of a better match. Trent Moffett's wines and Fall seasonal foods at Mandolin Retaurant! We were thrilled when Trent said he was coming for a visit. He's one of the most genuine, friendly, and talented winemakers that we know.
Moffett Vineyards traces its legacy to the Livingston Moffett Winery, which was founded in 1976 in the heart of the Napa Valley by Trent Moffetts’ parents, Diane and John. For 22 years Trent helped grow the family winery from the cellars to the marketplace. Upon their retirement and sale of the winery in 2005, a generational transition was made by Trent into his successor Moffett Vineyards.
For 9 years his estate winery was located and functioned atop Howell Mountain above the Napa Valley. It was here that Trent started his love affair with the Pinot Noir grape. In 2014, Trent and his wife Colleen and their three children relocated to Willamette Valley in Oregon. It is here that Trent crafts some amazing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while still keeps his connection with his family's Napa Cabernet.
Chef Sean Fowler at Mandolin will be delighting your senses with a beautifully paired menu.
If you have any food allergies, please do not call the restaurant directly. List them in the Notes section when purchasing your ticket. We will let you know if the Chef is able to accommodate.
Pinot Noir, Eola-Amily Hills, Willamette Valley 2017
Thursday, September 16: Wine Dinner with Hank McCrorie of Burly Wines at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh at 6:30pm
$135 per person, all-inclusive
Saturday, August 28: Wine Dinner with Charlie Plummer of Amulet Estate (Formerly Tuck Beckstoffer Estate) at Mandolin in Raleigh at 6:30pm
Thursday, August 19: Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds of Reynolds Family Wines at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Raleigh at 6:30pm $135 per person, all-inclusive
Oak Farm Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Co-owner/Director of Winemaking, Dan Panella, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30pm EST
Oak Farm Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate winery located in Lodi CA. The property originated in 1860 when William DeVries and his wife Cornelia Crowe farmed wheat and raised cattle. The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its’ heritage. DeVries was an enthusiastic lover of trees, particularly of oaks, and on the home ranch, he never allowed a tree to be cut unless it was a menace. Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand, along with the DeVries family burial plot. The Panella family arrived in the region in 1936, and began an agricultural journey that ultimately culminated with the purchase of Oak Farm in 2004. As a third generation California Farmer, Dan reveled in undertaking the task of replanting the property’s 60 acres of vineyards in 2012 to fufill the vast potential of Lodi. Dan leads a talented team of agricultural specialists to build a diverse portfolio of wines made from estate fruit and selectively sourced grapes. Please join us on April 9th and meet Dan Panella! He will teach us all about the history of their Lodi Estate while guiding us through a tasting of his classic wines.
Virtual Tasting with Burly Winery Owner Hank McCrorie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time
We are elated to launch the 2018 Burly Cabernets with a Virtual Tasting event! We have done wine dinners and in-store wine tastings with Hank from Burly for years, and this Covid-style virtual tasting will be heart-warming and memorable. The perfect way to break in his new vintages! Hank McCrorie's Burly Wines have a HUGE following in Raleigh, and it's not just because he's a North Carolina native and part time resident. His Napa Cabernets and Chardonnay are impeccably crafted and delectable. Hank is full of wonderful stories and is an absolute delight. We're sure you'll love him as much as you do his wines.