23 episodes

We'll be talking to important people in the wine industry starting with our home state of North Carolina! There's a lot to discover in the state and we're going to help bring local wine a bit closer to you.

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.6, 13 Ratings

We'll be talking to important people in the wine industry starting with our home state of North Carolina! There's a lot to discover in the state and we're going to help bring local wine a bit closer to you.

    Great Wines No Myth

    Great Wines No Myth

    This episode takes us to Trinity, North Carolina where we recorded with Leslie Zimmerman and Christie Otranto of Zimmerman Vineyards! The vineyard and tasting room sit on a portion of the 140 acre homestead that Leslie purchased back in the late 1980s. Over the years, there have been many things to overcome. Leslie has focusedContinue reading →

    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Haw River Hot Spot

    A Haw River Hot Spot

    In this episode, we interview Max Lloyd of Grove Winery in Gibsonville, NC. Max originally started a vineyard up in Virginia back in 1995. His family has been growing gapes and making wine for generations, so he was more than happy to carry on the tradition. Max wanted to expand his vineyards, but there wereContinue reading →

    • 52 min
    Giving Back to the Community

    Giving Back to the Community

    In this episode, we’re featuring Shelton Vineyards! Mandy Houser, Chip Shelton, and Ethan Brown join us in our second virtual recording episode. Mandy and Chip take us back to the early beginnings of Shelton Vineyards, all the way back to 1999. Brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton came up with the idea of getting back toContinue reading →

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Give it a Try: Dover Vineyards

    Give it a Try: Dover Vineyards

    This episode features Elizabeth Anne Dover of Dover Vineyards! We took a slightly different approach to recording this episode as we’re still observing social distancing. Elizabeth Anne talks to us about her 7 acres of grapes and 6 acres of produce. Since starting her endeavor in 2009, she has put the passion of farming andContinue reading →

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Learning from Nature: Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery

    Learning from Nature: Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery

    This episode features Pat and Clyde Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery! Pat and Clyde both ended up in North Carolina for work. When they met they soon started looking for land for a vineyard. Clyde had a lifelong desire to have his own vineyard and Pat was all in as long as theyContinue reading →

    • 53 min
    Following in the Footsteps of the Rhone

    Following in the Footsteps of the Rhone

    This episode features Michael Zimmerman of Junius Lindsay Vineyards!  We talk with Michael about why he’s growing grapes and how he first conceived of the idea.  As he tells it, he has a love for old world wines which came from his time in the Foreign Service.  He was fortunate enough to make several visitsContinue reading →

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

PannerTardue ,

Wonderfully informative

The wine guys have done a great job of raising awareness of the quality NC wine. The podcast is very well polished in respect to its audio quality. The ask great questions to facilitate discussion, but many of their guests are so ready to talk about their vines and wines that the podcast writes itself.

Justin Easter ,

Great informative podcast

Finally got around to listening to my 1st Cork Talk podcast last night and boy do I have some catching up to do! Definitely want to listen to them all. So much fun information to digest. I learned so many things from my 1st episode that I had never even thought about. It definitely peaked my passion for NC wine even more. Can’t wait to listen to more. Keep up the great work guys.

Jeff Manchester ,

Great Podcast about NC Wine

As an aspiring winemaker, the podcast is great in showcasing NC wineries and the amount of work that goes into running one. It is extremely fun to listen to the podcast then tasting the wines.

I would love to hear more about the difficulties in start up process or how wineries deal with spring frost.

I was happy to find a podcast about the great wines of North Carolina.

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