BMN: Wine from nine: Local vineyard supplies grapes for wines

From the Black Mountain News:

BMN: Wine from nine: Local vineyard supplies grapes for wines

by Fred McCormick

A short drive down N.C. Highway 9 will take you by an up and coming vineyard in Black Mountain. J.D. and Jan Diefenbach have dedicated much of the past six years to studying, planting, and ultimately growing grapes that are suitable for the production of quality wine.

While the process of maintaining a vineyard is arduous, starting one can feel overwhelming, but the Diefenbachs feel that they are up to the task. After already investing four years into establishing Broad River Vineyard and Winery, J.D. retired from his job with the U.S. National Forest Service two years ago and has devoted all of his free time to caring for his grapes.

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