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Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, NC

View from the porch

Today we came back to Marked Tree Vineyard for our second trip. We originally came in their opening day. They weren’t doing tastings. Today we are doing a tasting of 5 pre selected pours, which is $15. Today’s selections are Grüner Veltliner, Otto, Sweet Ellie Mae rosé, 2018 Petit Verdot and 2018 Ghost House red. I’m not a white wine fan, so I’ll reserve judgment on the Grüner.

Wine list

The Otto (Vidal Blanc) with 2% residual sugar was refreshing and would be a good summer wine. The rosé is a Cab Franc (♥️) blend, and was very crisp and refreshing. I could definitely drink this. I was excited to get to the reds. Our server, Hannah, was very informative and engaging. She brought us Lemberger since we didn’t get to try it on our initial visit.

Hannah was an awesome hostess. Very knowledgeable of the wines.

It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Lemberger is one of our favorite varietals and we were excited to see another NC winery growing and serving it. It has a nose of cocoa, coffee and aged leather. The palate is still a little acidic as this is only a 2018 vintage. I expect that this will cellar well and be even more amazing in 5 years. Our next selection was Ghost House Red. It is a Bordeaux blend, and is 2% residual sugar, even though it is not noticeably sweet. I got a nose of grape jelly on first sniff. It is a very smooth drinking blend and would be a great all around wine that all palates would enjoy. As Hannah said, a good lunch or holiday wine.

Beautiful winery and tasting room

We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting, and the wines were wonderful. Marked Tree is a must visit while in the Hendersonville area! You can’t beat the combination of great wine, nice people and beautiful views!


Published by Carolinawinetraveler

Travelling the Carolinas visiting vineyards and wineries.

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