Grape expectations

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Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

Pat Barcas
The wine industry in Western North Carolina has deep roots and a history stretching back to the 1800s. Today, with the number of local vintners steadily increasing, WNC is in the process of carving its own unique niche as a winemaking region.



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