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.  



***SOLD OUT*** 
To be put on the waiting list, please email kelli@taylorswineshop with the number of tickets you'd like at $120 and your phone number

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

v36 launch party

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!

Launch Party Wines:
Vineyard 36 AVS Sparkling Brut Rosé
The Foundation Red 2019
The Black Aces Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The King's Storm Cabernet Franc 2019
Mysterons  Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Thursday, November 11, 2021: Moffett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Trent Moffett
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Mandolin Raleigh
2519 Fairview Rd.  Raleigh, NC  27608
$135 per person, all-inclusive

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. 

Reception Wine
Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley 2017
First Course
Daikon Chowder with Fried Oysters, Dill Pickled Cayenne, Parsley
Chardonnay, Malliris Vyd, Willamette Valley 2018
Second Course
Ribeye Carpaccio with Dijon Aioli, Beef Fat Powder, Fried Shallots, Celery Leaves
Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills Terrarossa Vyd, Willamette Valley 2017 and
Pinot Noir, Eola-Amily Hills, Willamette Valley 2017 
Third Course
Lamb Neck, Ricotta, Arugula Gremolata, Carrots, Turnips
Cabernet Reserve, Napa 2017 
Fourth Course
Cornmeal Profiterole with Chocolate Mascarpone
There are a limited number of seats available for this dinner.  Tickets are nonrefundable 48 hours prior to the dinner.

Click Here for Moffett Info and Tickets


Thursday, December 9, 2021:  Benton Family Wine Dinner with owner/winemaker Daniel Benton at Vidrio
500 Glenwood Ave Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27603
$125.00 per person, all-inclusive
I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holiday season than a wine dinner with one of our favorite friends and most talented winemakers, Daniel Benton from Benton Family Winery!  Please join us on Thursday, December 9th at 6:30pm at Vidrio for an evening of delectable food and wine pairings and even better company.  Daniel is a native of Salisbury, NC, so help us welcome him home for the holidays.  He and his wife Kara and their son live in Napa and own one of the only urban wineries Napa.  His stories and knowledge are awesome, and his laughter is contagious. Taste their newest vintages of Croze paired with Vidrio's flavorful food delights.  
Tickets are $125.00 per person, all-inclusive.
Tickets are non-refundable 48 hours prior to the event.  Stay tuned for the 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. 
Here are the wines we'll be serving.  
Corvus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
First Course:
Croze Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019
Second Course:
Croze Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Third Course:
Croze Vintner's Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and
Croze Vintner's Reserve Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Join us for some holiday cheer!



Save the date
Thursday, April 28, 2022:  Wine Dinner with Bibiana Gonzalez-Rave from Cattleya Wines & Pisoni

Past Events:

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

Steve Reynolds

Sake Virtual Tasting Event with International Sake Sommelier Sara Guterbock on May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time
sake tasting
Modern Innovations Meet Ancient Traditions – How brew-masters & researchers are working together to craft new, dynamic styles of sake!  
 Join us as we take a virtual trip to Japan and explore their intriguing alcoholic beverage, SAKE!  Whether you are a new or experienced Sake drinker, this event will be fun and educational.  We're thrilled to have Sara Guterbock leading us through an informative tasting of 4 of her favorite Sakes.  Her passion for Sake definitely shines through.  Check out her bio below.
Sake should be served cold, so please chill your samples before we begin the event.  We recommend that you have some popcorn and potato chips within arm's reach :)  These are perfect pairings!






Oak Farm Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Co-owner/Director of Winemaking,  Dan Panella, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30pm EST

Oak farm vineyard tasting

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

Burly wine tasting

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.