The history of winemaking in North Carolina owes a huge debt to the Mother Vineyard of scuppernong grapes on Roanoke Island. Sir Walter Raleigh’s expedition found vines growing there in 1584, and…Continue Reading
The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below.
James Vinson is a wine enthusiast and the Beverage Director at the Charolais Steakhouse in Hickory. He is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers and has extensive knowledge of spirits, beer, and the beverage industry.