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.  
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UPCOMING WINE DINNERS AND TASTINGS:

 

 


Free Wine Tasting

Spanish & Portuguese Wines for the Holidays with Andoni Uroz of Uroz Dist.

December 2nd , 2022
6:30pm - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

 

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Benton Family Wine Dinner with owner and winemaker Daniel Benton
Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:30pm
$85.00 per person, all-inclusive
*******SOLD OUT ******
please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
Catered by our friends at Poppyseed Market

It just wouldn't be December without our annual tradition of hosting Daniel Benton for a holiday wine dinner!  Daniel and his wife Kara own one of Napa's only urban wineries, producing beautiful wines under the Croze and Smith-Wooton labels.  He is a Salisbury, NC native, so join us in welcoming him home for the holidays! His heart and laughter are huge, and we are so thankful we get to raise a glass with him soon.  Dinner will be delicious and casual, consisting of serve-yourself appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. Daniel is one of the most genuine people we know, and his knowledge about winemaking and Napa Valley is off the charts.  Friends, grab your tickets quickly. Limited to 20 guests.

 Dinner Wines:
Croze Chardonnay, Oak Knoll 2019
Croze Cabernet, Napa Valley 2018
Smith-Wooton Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley 2020
Croze Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville 2017
Croze Vintner's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 2018
*******SOLD OUT ******
please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waitlist

Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.

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Free Wine Tasting

Jac’s Favorite Christmas Cabs with Jac from Tryon Distributing

December 16th, 2022
6:30pm - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

 

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Free Wine Tasting

Last Minute Christmas Gift Wines With Ariel Tetterton

December 22nd, 2022
6:30 - 8pm
Taylor’s Wine Shop

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Free Wine Tasting

Friday, December 30th, 6:30-8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

What a treat! We have Scott Langston from Freedom Beverage and Deb Williams coming to the shop for a very special and free wine tasting! More details to come so save the date.

 

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January 12th 2023:

Hill Family Wine Tasting with Charlie Jensen, Estate Host of Hill Family Estate

January 12th, 2023 6:30pm -8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop

 

 

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triangle wine and food experience 2023

February 2nd, 2023: Triangle Wine & Food Experience Dinner

Lakeside Kitchen at Park Alumni Center (formerly the State Club) with the amazing David Casteel from the restaurant. Discover a stunning menu of classic favorites with a southern fusion flare from Lakeside along with wineries Beaux Freres and Henriot. Much more info to come in this so Save the Date!

Lakeside Kitchen: 2450 Alumni Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606

We love sponsoring this dinner each year and being part of the TWFE supporting the Frankie Lemmon Foundation. 

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March 1st, 2023: 
Burgundy Wine Dinner with importer Steve Pignatiello

More details coming soon...

 

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March 17th, 2023: Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Dinner

More details coming soon...

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Past Events:

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Tuesday, November 22nd

6:00-8:00pm

FREE

Special Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting With Ariel of Advintage Distributing

 

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Friday, November 18th

6:30-8:00pm

FREE

Thanksgiving Wines with Ocean South Imports

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Pulido-Walker Wine Dinner with owner Donna Walker

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:30pm

At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh

We're thrilled to have Michell-Casteel - A Fine Catered Affair back preparing a beautiful dinner to accompany these wines:
2020 Mending Wall Stone on Stone
2020 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Chardonnay
2018 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $275, RP 98+, JD 98
2019 Pulido-Walker Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $275, JD 99

Donna Walker and Mark Pulido began visiting Napa Valley in the 1980's.  Both with backgrounds in Pharmacy, they combined their passion for fine wine with their unwavering quest for excellence in quality.  They patiently sought out the finest blocks in the best vineyards.  The journey from the inaugural release of our 2010 vintage to building Mending Wall Winery (where Pulido-Walker wines are made) in 2014 to establishing all estate vineyards by 2019 has enabled Pulido~Walker to control every aspect of Quality, Quality, Quality (Q3) from vine to bottle. This Q3 obsession yields exceptional single-vineyard wines from diverse and distinctive locations in the Napa Valley: our Estate Vineyard on Mt. Veeder in the western Mayacamas Mountains, Melanson Vineyard located on Pritchard Hill in the rugged mountains east of Oakville, and our Policy Estate Vineyard on the valley floor on State Lane in Yountville. Each is a grand cru site producing authentic, superb wines.

 At Mending Wall Winery Thomas Rivers Brown’s winemaking technique takes a non-interventionist approach crafting natural wines that reflect their unique terroir—rich, savory, and complex—with rounded tannins and long finishes that are approachable young yet built for decades-long cellar aging. The small and intense clusters are gently handled, carefully sorted and de-stemmed—never crushed—and then cold soaked for flavorful extraction. The wine from each vineyard block and clone is separately fermented in small lots. During winemaking synthetic yeast, sulfur, acid, and enzymes are forbidden and the choicest lots are bottled without fining or filtration. Pulido~Walker wines are barrel aged in 100% French Oak from the finest Old World cooperages.

 

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Friday, November 11th

6:30-8:00pm

FREE

Veteran's Day Tasting With Matt Weiss of Winebow Imports & Distributing

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Elyse Wine Dinner at Coquette Brasserie
Thursday, November 3, 2022
 SOLD OUT. Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be added to the waiting list.
Elyse Wine Dinner with winery owner Josh Peoples
Thursday, November 3, 2022
6:30pm
Coquette Brasserie
4351 The Circle at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
$125.00 per person, all-inclusive
Drumroll please....Elyse Winery owner Josh Peoples is coming back to town!  We had a blast sharing laughs and stories with him when he was here earlier in the year, and we made sure to get him on the books for a Taylor's Wine Shop dinner this fall.  We've had so much interest in this dinner that I know it will sell out quickly.
Elyse Winery history dates back to 1983 when Nancy and Ray Coursen moved to Napa Valley to chase that dream.  Their daughter, Elyse, was born in 1986, and they started Elyse Winery in 1987.  After a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, in 1997 they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room. For the next twenty years Elyse would become the launching pad for countless Napa Valley wine lovers to explore some of the region's most celebrated vineyards.
After thirty years of stewardship, Ray and Nancy decided that it was time to retire. What began as a casual conversation over dinner evolved into the next chapter for Elyse Winery. In October 2018, Ray and Nancy Coursen sold Elyse Winery to fellow Yountville locals, Josh Peeples, and his partner, Cheryl. Perfect timing for both parties, the torch has been passed to continue the same passion for the decades to come. In addition, Josh brings his other brand Addax, also made by Russell Bevan, to the Elyse family of wines, and we will introduce that brand to you at this dinner!
We're thrilled to be partnering with Coquette Brasserie, and they will no doubt be serving up a beautifully paired three course dinner with the following wines.  Stay tuned for the menu, but know the tickets will most likely sell out before the menu is finalized.
Dinner Wines
Elyse C'Est Si Bon 2020
Elyse Chardonnay 2019
Addax Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville 2019
Elyse Morisoli Vyd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 2017 

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diamonds and ashes winery
Free Wine Tasting
Friday, October 28th, 6:30 - 8pm at Taylor's Wine Shop
Featuring Napa's Ashes & Diamonds Winery Presented by winery rep Michael Hughes
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October is South American wine month at Taylor’s Wine Shop and we are so excited to announce an in-store, free wine tasting of some fantastic South American wines.

Come join us!
South American Wine Tasting
Friday, Oct 21st
6:30-8pm
FREE
Presented by Don Cervellini of Johnson Bros. - Mutual Distributing

Reminder – all wines from South America are on sale this month. 10% off single bottles and 15% off purchases of six or more bottles.
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beer tasting

Join us for a Free Beer Tasting with Hatchet Brewing

October 22nd, 2-4pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

Featuring Hatchet Brewing out of Southern Pines, NC on October 22nd, 2-4pm at Taylor's Wine Shop. We are so excited to be hosting beer tastings again and hope to see you all here!

Just a friendly reminder that when our parking area fills up, please do not park in front of the vet. Parking is available at the little white church's lot down the street. Thank you! 

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Andrew Geoffrey Wine Event with owner and winemaker Peter Thompson
Friday, October 7, 2022
6:30pm
$50.00 per person, all-inclusive (thanks to the generosity and culinary talents of Peter)
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
Peter Thompson makes some absolutely intriguing, textural, and gorgeous Cabernets from his estate vineyard in Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley.

Since visiting the Napa Valley as a college student in 1973, Peter Thompson set his sights on producing world class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1995, after a 2-1/2 year search for the ultimate mountain vineyard site, Peter selected the property at 2000 feet atop Diamond Mountain. Having purchased undeveloped land with unlimited potential, Peter assembled a team consisting of viticulture and enology specialists to plan and execute planting of a state-of-the-art vineyard. Peter and his team navigated through the newly enacted Napa Valley Hillside Ordinance to clear the land and draft the most extensive erosion control plan ever devised in the Napa Valley, specifically designed
to take advantage of the renowned Diamond Mountain volcanic soils, 13 acres were carved out and planted
to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard was christened Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards after Peter’s two sons, Andrew and Geoffrey, and currently enjoys a reputation for producing mountainside grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine of unprecedented quality. 

Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be prepared and provided by Peter Thompson, who is an amazing chef.  We hope you will join us for this casual, educational, and fun event!
Event Wines:
Servin Chablis 2019
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Andrew Geoffrey Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
 
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free wine tasting
 
FREE tasting with Marta Poli of Italy's Castelfeder Vineyards
6:30-8:00 pm
Friday Sept. 30th
at Taylor's Wine Shop
About Castelfeder: 

To enter into the world of Castelfeder is to soar across an unspoken threshold into the lush valleys of the high Adige River, hence the regional name, Alto Adige. Driving from Lake Garda, north from Veneto, through Trentino, you discover yourself, without warning, in what feels, sounds, and tastes like German wine country. Apple trees cover the valley floor, rubbing shoulders with Schiava, Pinot Grigio, and Lagrein vines. The generational devotion of the Giovanett family is deeply Italian--the winery is run by the third generation of grape growers. Alfons Giovanett founded the Castelfeder winery in 1969 and it is now his son, Gunther, and grandson, Ivan, who have taken over the management of the winery.

This transition to the younger generation has brought a delightful qualitative shift as well as a more modern production approach. While other nearby producers are making Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio that is mineral and acidic, Castelfeder produces wines that are lean and light with texture and depth as an added dimension. Vinifying exclusively in stainless steel for Mont Mes and the Classic “Cru” designated line, Castelfeder excels in bringing out the purest, freshest expression of their terroir. The Burgum Novum Riserve level wines see oak aging for 18 months before bottling. Their mark of elegance is an inviting creaminess on the mid-palette.

 

Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet ClinicAfter our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.

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zumba fundraiser

Zumba Fundraiser

Sunday, September 25th, 10am
Stonebridge Development, Carrington Pool Parking Lot, 1000 Carrington Drive

 

Move your feet and and dance to the beat, All while raising money to fight mental illness and the stigma that so often accompanies it!! Let’s make a difference!!
100% of money raised directly funds mental illness research, Walk for Hope!
Minimum Donation $20 
Venmo @Betsy-Gershaw
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wine tasting
Free Wine Tasting

Friday September 23rd (6:30-8:00pm) Featuring the wines of Pedroncelli Family Wines and Prisoner Wine Co.
With Victoria Bolle of American Premium Beverage

We will be pouring:
Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel
Pedroncelli Winery Dry Rose of Zinfandel
Pedroncelli Winery Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel
Prisoner Wine Company Blindfold White
Pedroncelli Winery Cabernet Franc
Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet ClinicAfter our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Pop-Up Reynolds Family Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds
and co-host Rex Bost from Bost Custom Homes
Destin Neighborhood Model Home
805 Journeys Rest Lane
Apex, NC  27523
6:30pm
$110 per person, all-inclusive
Get excited, folks!  This Just In!
We're pulling out all the stops for this one.  Join us for a casual evening with Steve and get a sneak peak at Bost Custom Homes Luxury Parade home in Destin! 
Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be catered by the amazing Mitchell's Catering.

Penta Tequila toast, of course.

And this amazing lineup of wines.

Reynolds Clear Cabernet 2021
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2021
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Rex Bost is excited to invite us into his latest luxury model home that is being showcased in the Parade of Homes the following weekend.  
We are huge fans of Steve Reynolds and his wines.  He is crazy knowledgeable and his stories are priceless.  
Steve and his family have managed to fashion their dream into a wondrous reality in Napa Valley.  Their wines are driven by superior vineyard location, fanatical vineyard management, minimalist winemaking, and a bias for learning from experience.  They believe in harvesting at the peak of ripeness to create wines that are intensely flavored, luscious and approachable on release. 
Tickets non-refundable 72 hours in advance. Click below for tickets.
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Thursday, August 25, 2022
SOLD OUT. PLEASE SEE OUR POP-UP DINNER WITH STEVE ABOVE OR EMAIL KELLI@TAYLORSWINESHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Reynolds Family Winery Dinner with owner and winemaker Steve Reynolds at Flemimg's Prime Steakhouse
Thursday, August 25, 2022
at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
4325 Glenwood Avenue, #5004
Raleigh, NC 27612
6:30pm
$135 per person, all-inclusive
Taylor's Wine Shop's relationship with Steve Reynolds goes a long way back.  We are so thrilled to continue the tradition of annual wine dinners with one of our favorite wine personalities and friends.
If you've dined with us at Fleming's for one of our beautifully crafted wine dinners, you know that Fleming's pulls out all the stops when creating their pairing menu.  Trust that the food will be amazing. Stay tuned for the menu that will compliment these wines:
Reynolds Clear Cabernet 2021
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2021
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
We are huge fans of Steve Reynolds and his wines.  Oh, and his Penta Tequila :) He is crazy knowledgeable and his stories are priceless.  
Steve and his family have managed to fashion their dream into a wondrous reality in Napa Valley.  Their wines are driven by superior vineyard location, fanatical vineyard management, minimalist winemaking, and a bias for learning from experience.  They believe in harvesting at the peak of ripeness to create wines that are intensely flavored, luscious and approachable on release. 
This will be an unforgettable evening, and we hope you'll join us.
Please list any food allergies in the notes section when purchasing tickets.
Tickets non-refundable 72 hours in advance.

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Come Taste Australia With Taylor's

Friday August 26th, 6:30-8:00pm

Featuring Ryan Fulkerson of Winebow Imports & Distributing

 

Attendees - Please do not park in front of Bayleaf Vet Clinic

After our lot fills up, please use the "Little White Church's" lot, just past the vet clinic.

 

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Fe Wine Dinner

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

6:30pm

 

Fe Wines are some of the hottest new wines we've brought into Taylor's since our last trip to Napa.  Fe makes only two terroir-driven bordeaux style blends each vintage. They are limited to what their gorgeous little vineyard offers them each year.  Planted on Spring Mountain to Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, winemaker Aaron Pott crafts a simply poetic Cabernet and a silky 26 Blend.  Fe is pronounced Fee, named after the Atomic symbol for Iron, found in the soil.

Enjoy an evening of catered heavy hors d'oeuvres, a toast of Champagne followed by an exclusive tasting of Fe's 2018 and 2019 wines, including their 2019 100 Point Cabernet, in the comfort of a private home.  

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fundraiser 

Coffee & Donuts Fundraiser to Benefit the 2022 Walk for Hope

Saturday, August 20th 9am - 12pm
Taylor's Wine Shop

 

Taylor's Wine Shop is proud to participate in the 2022 Walk for Hope! We believe it is important to give back to our community and help raise awareness and funds for the research and treatment of mental illness.
We are hosting the sweetest fundraiser (yummy donuts 🍩 🤤) on Saturday, August 20th from 9am - 12pm. Please come out and join us. We need your support to help this cause. Plus you get some delicious donuts and fresh coffee.
100% of the money goes directly to research.
Our Team Captain is Geoffrey Gershaw. We love the Gershaw family and each year we look forward to working with them on this cause.
A note from Geoffrey: "I'm proud to be a captain for Taylor's Wine Shop for the 2022 walk for hope. Raising money for mental illness research is a passion of mine and my team. The mental illness research occurs right here in the triangle so the money gets directly into the hands of the researcher. 100% of the money we raise goes to research. Please join my family and Taylor's in our fundraising effort for this underserved cause."

 

 

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Just Announced - Mark Your Calendar!

July 22nd 6:30-8:00pm

Free Sake Tasting

 

Featuring: Hakkaisan Honjozo, Amabuki Brewery, Ryujin Dragon God, Kukai Mango Nigori & Homare Yuzu

 

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Pop Up Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds, owner and winemaker of Reynolds Family Winery

Wednesday, June 29th 2022 at Poppyseed Market  6:30pm

$115 per person, all-inclusive

Poppyseed Market 8801 Lead Mine Road #107
Raleigh NC 27615

What an awesome surprise!  Steve Reynolds is coming to NC for a pop-up wine dinner at Poppyseed Market on Wednesday, June 29th.  This will be a casual buffet style gathering, and you'll get to enjoy the following wines:
Reynolds Napa Chardonnay 2020
Reynolds Stags Leap Merlot 2019
Reynolds Persistence Red 2019
Reynolds Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Reynolds Stags Leap  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Free In-Store Wine Tasting Friday, June 24th from 6:30-8:00pm

Come taste some fresh summer wines with Ariel from Advintage Distributing!  We kindly ask that you park at the church next to the Vet, so we leave the Vet's spaces for their customers. Thanks!

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Champagne Henriot Evening at Northside Bistro

Join us for an event with special guest Chris Lozano 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
832 Spring Forest Rd. Raleigh, NC  27609
6:30pm
$110 per person, all inclusive
WE LOVE CHAMPAGNE!!!  I'm beyond excited for our very first Champagne event, and we've chosen the perfect venue and host!  Join us for an evening of Henriot Champagnes and unique and tasty bites created by Chef John at Northside Bistro.  Y'all, this will be a match made in heaven.  Chris Lozano from Champagne Henriot will walk us through the storied history of this Champagne house while we taste through this incredible lineup.  
Event Champagnes:
Henriot Brut Souverain NV
Henriot Blanc de Blancs NV
Henriot Brut Rosé NV
Henriot Brut Millésimé 2012
Henriot Rosé Millésimé 2012
In 1640, the Henriot family settled in Champagne and began acquiring land to plant vines.  Apolline Henriot founded Maison Henriot in 1808, and it has been independent and family-owned for more than two centuries.  To shed light on her lands in Montagne de Reims, she created the first Henriot Cuvée, now known as Henriot Brut Souverain.  In 1880, Apolline's great grandson, Paul Henriot, married a young woman, Marie Marguet, from the Côte des Blancs.  This marriage gave way to a real transition of the Maison Henriot's vineyards, now having access to estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.  Come taste the current offerings from this historic family owned Champagne house, and take a walk through history with us.
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Barnett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Winemaker David Tate

This event is SOLD OUT.  Please email kelli@taylorswineshop.com to be put on the waiting list.
Friday, May 13th at 6:30pm
4325 Glenwood Avenue Unit 5004
Raleigh, NC 27602

$135.00 per person, all-inclusive

Finally, David's coming back!  On May 13th at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse Crabtree, we'll host David Tate, winemaker for Barnett Vineyards.  We think David is one of the top winemakers in the Napa area, and his new vintages are stellar.  We've had the pleasure of hosting David for many wine dinners, and we're beyond thrilled to continue the tradition.
  David has been the winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for fourteen complete vintages, beginning with 2007. David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains. When he is not doing all things wine he is hanging out with his son Nolan and tinkering around on his vintage VW bus. His favorite wine is
the one in his glass!
Dinner Menu:
Lightly Fried Brie Bite & Red Onion Confit Puree
Champagne Bernard Gaucher NV Brut
First Course
Seafood Ceviche, Bibb lettuce, Pickled Onion, Avocado Aioli and Plantain Chip
2021 Barnett Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley
Second Course
Blackened Scottish Salmon, Braised Mushroom Medley, Lemon & Thyme Cream
2019 Barnett Merlot, Spring Mountain
Third Course
Spiced Lamb, Sweet Potato Mash, Asparagus and Demi
2019 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain
Bacon Wrapped Filet Medallion, Parmesan Garlic Orzo, Blistered Campari Tomato
2019 Barnett Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain
Please list any food allergies in the notes section when placing your ticket order.  Please do not reach out to Fleming's directly with these requests. Tickets Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
A little about Barnett
Having grown up in Vancouver and Stockton respectively, Fiona and Hal Barnett became enamored with Napa Valley through frequent visits on the weekends of the early 1980’s.  A vision began to form, and after an extensive search, they purchased a 40-acre property located atop Spring Mountain in 1983. The lot consisted of nothing but trees, rocks, shrubs, and dozens of rattlesnakes. After extensive work clearing, grading, and terracing the land, the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year. Since the very beginning, the intent was to produce small amounts of hand crafted wines that would showcase the unique characteristics found in grapes cultivated on such challenging, high elevation terrain.  Their first vintage was 1989.
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Burly Wine Dinners with owner Hank McCrorie 

Please join us for a Burly Wine Dinner with owner Hank McCrorie 
8801 Lead Mine Road #107
Raleigh NC 27615
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 and Thursday, May 5
6:30pm
$100 per person, all inclusive
Hot off the press!  Hank McCrorie is coming to visit in May!  Hank is a North Carolina Native and dear friend of ours.  Our wine community has grown to love him and his boutique Burly wines, and we're thrilled to have this opportunity to taste his new 2019 vintages.  Burly did not make any Cabernets in 2020, so this is your chance to stock up to bridge the gap.  Hank's Burly Wines were born out of his drive and passion, and they are consistently some of our best selling Cabernets.  We can't say enough great things about Hank and his wines.  
And to make this even more fun, we're doing this at Poppyseed Market!  Poppyseed is a staple in our North Raleigh community.  Did you know they have expanded to include a brand new bar and amazing dinner service?  They will be preparing a special meal for us that will be buffet style.  This will be casual, delicious, and entertaining!  Space is very limited in this room, so we expect to sell out quickly.  Please note any food allergies in the note section when purchasing tickets. Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.
Dinner Wines:
Sparkling Wine Reception
2018 Burly Chardonnay, Napa Valley
2019 Burly Sciandri Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
2019 Burly Simpkins Vyd Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
2019 Burly Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
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Wine Tasting at Taylor's Wine Shop

Free In-Store Wine Tasting featuring Jerome Mader from Mader in Alsace

Friday, April 29th, 2022 6:30-8pm at Taylor's Wine Shop

We are thrilled to announce an in-store tasting! Join us on Friday, April 29th from 6:30pm to 8pm with Jerome Mader from Mader in Alsace.
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Thursday, April 28, 2022
Cattleya and Pisoni Wine Dinner with Owner and Winemaker Bibiana González Rave
Thursday, April 28th at 6:30pm
500 Glenwood Avenue Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27603

 $115 per person, all-inclusive

Join us on April 28th at Vidrio Raleigh for a winemaker dinner with Bibiana González Rave of Cattleya Wines, Alma de Cattleya Wines, and Pisoni Estate!  Besides making delicious and award winning wines, Bibiana is FUN!  It's been 3 years since we've hosted her for a wine dinner, and we are beyond excited for the reunion.  If you were lucky enough to join us for our last virtual tasting with her, you got a glimpse of how wonderfully her wines have been evolving.  She will also be pouring a couple of her husband Jeff Pisoni's wines at this dinner, and what a wonderful experience it will be.
Stay tuned for the menu, that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.  Please list any food allergies in the notes section when placing your ticket order.  Please do not reach out to Vidrio directly with these requests.
Cattleya Wine Dinner Wines:
2021 Alma de Cattleya Rosé
2019 Pisoni Lucia Chardonnay
2019 Alma de Cattleya Pinot Noir
2019 Pisoni Lucia Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Alma de Cattleya Red Blend
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Thursday, February 24, 2022
Hill Family Estate Wine Dinner at Fleming's Steakhouse 
4325 Glenwood Ave Suite 5004, Raleigh, NC 27612
February 24, 2022
with owner Ryan Hill
6:30pm
$125.00 per person, All-inclusive
Drumroll, please.....
Ryan Hill is coming to Raleigh!  We at Taylor's have been long time fans of the Hill Family Wines, and we're thrilled to share this opportunity with you.  Join us for a beautifully paired Four Course Wine Dinner prepared by our amazing friends at Fleming's Steakhouse. 

In 1981, Doug and Darci Hill settled down on an acre of land at the northern edge of Yountville. Their children, Ryan and Carly, grew up playing in the vineyards, tending chickens, and played baseball and basketball. They also helped their neighbors grow organic fruits and vegetables for the local restaurants including Thomas Keller’s world renowned French Laundry restaurant.

Hill Family Estate produced their first wines in 2001, and today are making a wide range of highly rated wines from Atlas Peak, Carneros, and Oak Knoll.  They are 100% family-farmed, family-owned and family-operated. 

Ryan Hill is the Vice President and Director of Sales for Hill Family Estate. He graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Wine Business Strategies. Prior to becoming involved with Hill Family Estate, Hill worked in the hospitality business as a dishwasher, busser, food runner, server and sommelier. Hill has worked at Gordon's, Bouchon, George's at The Cove and Nine Ten restaurants. His love for food and wine developed in the restaurant business and has carried through to Hill Family Estate. Ryan resides in Napa with his family, where he continues to grow the business while celebrating his family roots of fourth generation farming in the Napa Valley.

Dinner Menu
Reception
Lightly Fried Brie Bite & Red Onion Confit Puree
2019 Hill Family Stewart Ranch Pinot Noir
First Course
Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp Mixed Greens, Meyer lemon Vinaigrette, Watermelon Radish and Crumbled Herb Goat Cheese
2020 Hill Family Carly's Cuvee Chardonnay
Second Course
Fennel & Coriander Pork Medallion, Roasted Parsnip, Butternut Squash & Fig Demi Glaze
2018 Hill Family Origin Red Blend
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Filet Mignon & Smoked Cheddar Grits, Wilted Spinach with Cilantro Garlic Pesto
2019 Hill Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Third Course
NY Strip Au Poivre & Butter Poached Lobster, Stroganoff Pappardelle, Micro Arugula
2018 Hill Family Red Door Cabernet Sauvignon
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Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
6:30pm EST
Triangle Wine & Food Experience Dinner at Mandolin 
2519 Fairview Road, Raleigh NC 27618
with Revana Estate Vineyard, Alexana Winery & Bodega Corazon del Sol
WE ARE VERY LIMITED ON SEATS SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!
sold out!!

All proceeds of the ticket purchases go to the Frankie Lemmon School.  

TWFE 2022 

Join us for a very special TWFE Dinner Event with Revana Estate Vineyard and Alexana Winery

They have a gorgeous portfolio of highly rated wines.

Founded in 1997, Revana Family Vineyards is a portfolio of wine growing estates with a single purpose - to produce site-specific wines from exceptional vineyards. With estates in California’s Napa Valley, Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Argentina’s Uco Valley.  Each wine conveys a distinct sense of time and place.  The vision of Dr. Madaiah Revana is comprised of three remarkable brands: Revana, Alexana and Corazon del Sol. Working with the world’s top vineyard managers & winemakers, Dr. Revana provides the guiding philosophy of quality as his paramount goal and that winemaking begins in the vineyard. Bryan Weil has been making wine at Alexana since 2012.  His minimalist approach to winemaking allows each vintage to tell the vineyard’s story of the growing season. Utilizing only small lot fermentations and native yeasts, Bryan creates texture driven wines of complexity, sophistication and balance.

 

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Friday, February 4th, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm EST
Sip, Shop, & Sign with Steve Reynolds, Cameron Reynolds, and Sam Lando
at Taylor's Wine Shop
We are thrilled to be hosting two of our favorite winemakers at Taylor’s Wine Shop on Friday, February 4th from 5pm-7pm.  
In support of the Frankie Lemmon School and in association with the Triangle Wine and Food Experience, we are pleased to welcome Steve Reynolds, his son Cameron Reynolds, and Sam Lando to Taylor’s!  For $10 a person (payable at the door), you’ll receive a Riedel wine glass to keep and get to taste Reynolds Family Wines and Lando Wines.  Steve, Cam, and Sam will be signing bottles and sharing stories.  Proceeds from the wine sales during this event will be donated to the Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center.  
PLEASE park at the little white church on the North side of the Vet (looking at Taylor’s, to the right of the Vet).  Our parking lot is very small and will fill up quickly.  Please be mindful of our Veterinary neighbor’s parking places, and leave them for their customers. Questions? Email kelli@taylorswineshop.com
Cheers! 

 

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SOLD OUT
PLEASE EMAIL  kelli@taylorswineshop.com  TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Thursday, December 9, 2021:  Benton Family Wine Dinner with owner/winemaker Daniel Benton at Vidrio
500 Glenwood Ave Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27603
6:30pm
$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.  
Check out Vidrio Raleigh and 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. 
 
Reception:
Corvus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
First Course:
Grilled Caesar Salad with Parmesan Crisp, Radishes, Anchovies Dressing
Croze Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019
Second Course:
Duck Confit with Wilted Fennel and Sour Cherry Sauce
Croze Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Third Course:
Aleppo and Garlic Roasted Pork with Spiced Onion Jam and Lusty Monk Mustard
Croze Vintner's Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and
Croze Vintner's Reserve Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Fourth Course:
Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake with Hazelnut, Caramel Ice Cream
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Thursday, November 11, 2021: Moffett Vineyards Wine Dinner with Trent Moffett
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Mandolin Raleigh
2519 Fairview Rd.  Raleigh, NC  27608
6:30pm
$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. 

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 2018 
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

 

 

Saturday, November 6, 2021: 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

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Friday, November 5, 2021: Vineyard 36 Launch Party with owners Jason Earnest and Cam Ward at Vidrio Raleigh
500 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100   Raleigh, NC  27603
Friday, November 5, 2021
Time 5:00 - 7:00pm EST
Tickets are $100 per person, all-inclusive
v36 launch party

 

Click Here for V36 Launch Party Tickets
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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

 CLICK HERE FOR BURLY INFO

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Saturday, August 28:   Wine Dinner with Charlie Plummer of Amulet Estate (Formerly Tuck Beckstoffer Estate) at Mandolin in Raleigh at 6:30pm

 

 

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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

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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!
 
 
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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.

 

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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.