Hawk Knob ciders released in Lewisburg, WV

Four traditional-styled Hawk Knob ciders are now on sale at various locations around Lewisburg, WV.
Four artisanal-styled Hawk Knob ciders are now on sale at various locations around Lewisburg, WV. They are all made of apples sourced from Morgan Orchards in Monroe County, WV, and offer authentic flavors not-before found in the West Virginia market.

The first four products from the artisanal Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery are on now sale in the Lewisburg, West Virginia area. The ciders encompass a range of traditional Appalachian flavors not found in the nationally marketed cider brands.

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Vu ja de Vineyards winemaker moving

Bryan George, who is certainly among the state’s elite winemakers, says he is moving on. George announced on a Youtube video posted last night that he is putting his Vu ja de Vineyards and winery up for sale and moving out-of-state.

The winery is located near Spencer, West Virginia, in the green rolling hills of Roane County. Continue reading “Vu ja de Vineyards winemaker moving”

WV Farm Wineries: one in, two out

Word from three West Virginia farm wineries tells us change is in the air. Two announced they are hanging up the grape presses, while a new farm cidery is opening its doors. The state license year for farm wineries began on July 1.

Roane Vineyards
Roane Vineyards  produced a nice variety of wines. Photo: Roane Vineyards Facebook Page

Roane Vineyards many years of goodness

Long-time Roane County winery, Roane Vineyards, did not renew its license and has called it quits. Owner Paul Taylor has retired and is spending most of his time on the Atlantic coast. Continue reading “WV Farm Wineries: one in, two out”

New releases at Vu Ja De Vineyards


Vu Ja De Vineyards released four new wines recently that are a further testament to the winemaking skills of vintner Bryan George. Operating from his tiny boutique winery located in the rolling hills of Roane County, WV, George masters the art of blending like few others in the region.

Two new Vu Ja De Vineyards proprietary blends

The first two of the new releases are wines for drinking now.

His 60% estate-grown blend—Remember Your Dreams II is a standout. In this red beauty, George shows just how lovely his estate French-American hybrids can show when balanced with a portion of high quality vinifera juice. Continue reading “New releases at Vu Ja De Vineyards”

Mountain Dragon Mazery masters mead

Mountain Dragon Mazery is certainly one of the most exciting new producers of meads and other honey-based wines anywhere in the Southern Appalachian region.

Mountain Dragon Tulip Poplar Honey Mead
Mountain Dragon Tulip Poplar Honey Mead is a varietal mead made of honey from the blooms of the tulip poplar tree.

Located in Fairmont, West Virginia, Mountain Dragon Mazery makes a wide variety of meads, melomels and methyglyns, several of which are unique to the market. Some of their products harken back to the old days of mead making in the British Isles. In fact, the name Mazery is taken from an old English word for meadery. Continue reading “Mountain Dragon Mazery masters mead”