Wine Tastings

Wine Tastings

Wine Tasting for the Charlotte, NC region

What's more fun than a wine tasting? Whether you're traveling all over the wine trail with a big group or you just want to stop in for a suggestion, you'll find wines to satisfy every palate in the Weathervane Winery tasting room!

Stop by Weathervane Winery to learn about our white, red, and sweet wines from our knowledgeable and friendly staff. When you attend a wine tasting, you will be able to sample our collection of local wines and learn more about how they are made, what flavors are prominent, and techniques for tasting and pairings. Our wine tastings are the activity of choice for many in the Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC Region. Stop in today!

Wine Tasting Charlotte, NC

Tasting Room Hours

Our tasting room is open during the following times:

Tuesday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wine tastings are $7.50 for seven wines. This rate includes tax, and you get to keep your glass! If you're looking to taste the best wines in the Charlotte, NC region, stop into Weathervane Winery. Our wine tasting experts will be able to help you choose the perfect wines for your unique palate. 

Dry or Sweet?

We offer two different options for tastings based on your preference. We have a dry arrangement and a sweet arrangement available. We welcome walk-ins and are happy to accommodate a group when you call ahead. Wine tastings are a fun and relaxing activity perfect for birthdays, date night, or just a time to get away. Call us to learn more about our winery, the details of our wine tasting, or to schedule a wine tasting for your party.


Techniques for Tasting Wine

Our staff is passionate about our wine selections and can help you figure out what flavors you like best. Here are a few tips on how to get the full aromas and flavors out of your tasting experience:

1. Look at the edges of the wine. Tilt your glass a bit to see the way the color changes around the edges of the wine, making a note of the color and clarity. White wine becomes darker as it is aged, and reds tend to lose their color as they age, turning almost brown.

2. Swirl the wine in your glass. Swirling increases the surface area, allowing the scent to escape and reach your nose with more strength. Swirling also allows oxygen to get into the wine, which helps it open up.

3. Note the viscosity while you are swirling. More viscous wines are likely to be more alcoholic (which is also known as having "legs"). A higher viscosity is thought to indicate a more full-bodied wine.

4. Sniff the wine. Initially start off with the glass a few inches from your nose, then move closer. Note the aromas.

5. Take a sip. Roll the wine around in your mouth, exposing all sections of your taste buds to its flavors. Pay attention to texture and weight.

6. Before swallowing, aspirate through the wine. As if you are about to whistle, purse your lips and breathe in while your sip of wine is still in your mouth. Aspiration allows you to enjoy the taste and the scent at the same time. 

7. Note the aftertaste. Think about how long it lasts, how it finishes, and whether or not you like the taste.

Increasing your wine vocabulary will help you pinpoint tones, notes, and other characteristics of the wine. Consider these terms for tasting:

  • Acidity
  • Toasty
  • Creamy
  • Velvety
  • Complex
  • Earthy
  • Juicy 
  • Steely
  • Flamboyant
  • Oaked
  • Charcoal
  • Bright
  • Buttery
  • Crisp
  • Silky
Stop by Weathervane Winery or contact us to schedule a tasting.
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