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Chuck Jones
 
November 9, 2022 | Chuck Jones

Bubbles, Bubbles, and More...

When the world is your Oyster, it’s time for a glass of bubbly, so…

It’s Time to release our very first Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine! 100% estate produced from our Chardonnay, Entav-Inra French Burgundy clone 95. We have anticipated producing this wine for over 10 years, and now the time is here!

Join us at Chloe Hall on December 11, between noon until 3:00 PM, for a special tasting perfectly paired with a half-dozen freshly shucked North Carolina oysters, raw or steamed, along with accompaniments of cheese, fruit, and fresh French Bread.  

$35 per guest, $30 per Wine Club Member (max two tickets at Club Member Pricing). For addtional tickets above your two member discounted tickets, please create a second order.  

This is a sip and stroll event offered between the hours of 12pm-3pm.

Limited Availability so Reserve your Tasting Here!

Our winemaker, Tanner Pardue will be on hand to discuss the creation of this wine and its characteristics. Oysters are brought to you by North Carolina Aquaculture Farmer, Oysters 365.  

JvD Blanc de Blanc 2021. A dry sparkling produced by Méthode Champenoise, traditional French method. Crisp citrus, apple and pear with bright bubbly teases the senses and provides a refreshing finish. Celebrate the holidays, special events, and toast family and friends with this wonderful North Carolina wine.

Come taste for yourself!

Reserve your tasting Here!

Cheers!

Chuck

 

Time Posted: Nov 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM Permalink to Bubbles, Bubbles, and More... Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
September 27, 2022 | Chuck Jones

It’s October, It’s Fall Sip & Savor!

It gives me great pleasure to welcome back Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne of Tapas Bodega & Rum in Wake Forest, NC. One year ago, Chef Serge showcased his food artistry with wine pairings that were in every regard, amazing. He brings not only superb food creations but regales all with amazing vignettes of the life that brought him to a career in culinary. I had the pleasure of spending nearly two hours with Chef Serge tasting these wines while he contemplated flavors and the connection of wine and food. It was worth every second to see him create this menu as if he were conducting an orchestra of flavors to write the perfect pairing symphony. Enjoy!  

Save the Date:  October 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Chloe Hall.

Tickets on Sale: Thursday October 6, 2022, at 10:00 AM for Club Members. Saturday October 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM for general public. Online only. Click HERE for tickets!

Cost: $87.50 per person. Wine Club Members $78.00 (limit 2 tickets at the wine club discount). Tickets are sold in pairs, minimum purchase of 2 tickets.

Please read on for the wines and pairings…

First plate: 2021 Rosa Dia. Provence styled Grenache dry Rose. Notes of fresh berries, drifting floral perfume, with perfect acid and a light crisp finish.
Pairing: Melon au Jambon. Slice of melon with prosciutto, raspberry and an EVOO tapenade. Flavor, flavor, flavor.

Second plate: 2019 Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay. This is wine walks the delicate balance of oak and fruit. Aged sur-lies, providing a rounded palate of slight nuttiness wrapped around twists of pear, apple and slight hints of lemon. Selected to be served in the 2022, Our State Magazine Meet the Maker Dinner at the Fearrington. One of our classics.  Pairing: Smoked Salmon à la Moulin. Creamy potatoes, salmon, lemon and chives.   

Third plate: 2019 Tempranillo. A long-awaited release. 2019 was a spectacular year. This is the first red wine release from 2019. Berries, dried plum, and spice. With our additional planting coming into its own, we hope to be able to meet the demand for this easy-drinking, light yet sophisticated red wine.
Pairing: North Carolina Knightdale Pork Rillette. Prime BBQ local pork à la française. Served with crostini.    

Fourth plate: 2017 Malbec (Côt). A true expression of the Malbec grape from our unique terroir. Inky purple, full fruit bouquet with complex berry, and jam on the tongue. A silky finish that prompts closed eyes and reflection.  
Pairing: Traditionnel Cassoulet du Sud Ouest; served with shredded duck confit. (Chef Serge proclaims this dish, “French Beanie Weenies”). It was so amazing to taste, Chef sent a dinner portion home for Di and I to enjoy. Polished off every single morsel.   

Fifth Plate: 2019 Petit Manseng. Normally we try to end one of these tasting plate gatherings with a red wine, but Chef Serge, who is a devotee of this grape, decided to create a special dish designed around this special wine. This new release continues the outstanding warmth and distinctive fruit profile that is JvD Petit Manseng Sec.
Pairing: “StrawBrie” Warm puff pastry wrapped Brie with strawberry compote; served with a vanilla, honey drizzle. You will want to slowly nibble this ending of a great celebration of wine and food!

Reserve your seat to join us for a great celebration of wine and food! Click HERE for tickets!

Chef Serge Falcoz-Vigne, a native of Grenoble, France, quickly established himself in the Triangle restaurant scene with his traditional French cuisine. He has served as Executive Chef of 18 Seaboard and Executive Chef / General Manager of Saint Jacques. Today, Chef Serge owns Bodegas Tapas, Wine & Rum in Wake Forest.  

Falcoz-Vigne’s passion for food comes through whenever he talks about gathering with friends and family around the table.  “Sharing the meal, sharing the moment, sharing the emotion around the table, it is a very nice thing”.  You are in for a treat as we hear Chef Serge speaking on food & wine.

Wine Club Members please take advantage of your membership benefits in purchasing two tickets at the discounted rate of $78 per person. Tickets are sold in sets of two, and you may purchase as many as you like until we’re sold out. Seating is family-style, 8 guests per table with first come, first served seating. If you wish to reserve a full table for 8, please email Erika at erika@jonesvondrehle.com.

Ticket sales are final with no refunds. Must be 21 years of age and older for this event. Wines and pairings may change depending on availability. 

Cheers,
 
Chuck Jones

Time Posted: Sep 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM Permalink to It’s October, It’s Fall Sip & Savor! Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
August 30, 2022 | Chuck Jones

Harvest Time Sip and Savor!

Join us for our Harvest Time Sip & Savor this September with special tasting plates created by Owner and Executive Chef Tobias Boutellier of Starlight Café in Greenville, NC!

Save the Date: September 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Chloe Hall.

Tickets on Sale: Thursday September 8, 2022, at 10:00am for club members. Tickets for non-club members available Saturday, September 10th at 10:00am. Online only.

Cost:  $87.50 per person. Wine Club Members $78.00 (limit 2 tickets at the wine club discount).

Please read on for the wines and pairings…

First plate:

2021 Rosa Dia: Provence styled Grenache dry Rose. Notes of fresh berries with crisp finish. A refreshing balance of fruit and acid and the perfect companion to Chef Tobias’ first plate.

Pairing: Poached North Carolina shrimp, remoulade, coastal plains watercress, heirloom tomatoes, with fresh herbs.

Second plate:

2019 Steel Fermented Chardonnay: We produce this Chardonnay in a style to celebrate the true excellence in this Queen of white wines. Pear, apple and slight lemon notes twist the tongue while the crisp acid finish refreshes the palate for another sip. 

Pairing: A selection of North Carolina cheese, NC mountain apples, cardamon, and radish shoots.

Third plate:

2015 Merlot: In tasting through the wines with Chef Tobias, he took one sip of the Merlot, smiled and pronounced duck confit. Our merlot is soft, yet firm in the right places. A great accompaniment to duck, goose or other weighty fowl. Berry, plum and tease of tobacco with smooth firm finish.  

Pairing: Five-spice duck confit, crispy shallots, North Carolina sweet potato, and pickled pepper.

Fourth plate: 

2017 Cabernet Franc: Recently released to our wine club, the 2017 Cabernet Franc weaves subtle, delicate fruit notes to complement rich classic French cuisine. Great twist of berry fruit and hint of cedar.       

Pairing:  Beef bourguignon, Goat Lady chèvre (Climax, NC), potato duchesse (pommes de terre duchesse) and Rosemary roasted oyster mushrooms. 

Fifth Plate:

2017 Rock & Rail: One of the most desired wines produced by Jones von Drehle. A blend of the classic Bordeaux grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Powerful without being overpowering. Gentle but with a great backbone. If it is not beef it is paired with, let it be chocolate, and so it is!

Pairing: Spiced chocolate cake, walnut ganache, blood orange marmalade & candied orange.

We hope you can join us for a great celebration of wine and food!

To purchase your tickets, please click HERE or visit our website under the Concert/Sip & Savors Tab.

Starlight Cafe was started in downtown Greenville in 2000 by Susan and Alan Boutilier. At the time, we shared a small space with a local bakery. In January 2002, we moved to our current location and their son, Tobias Boutilier, moved here from New Jersey to be our new Executive Chef. In 2008 we expanded to the building next door to accommodate an oyster bar and more seating.

In January 2011, after searching for a family farm for several years, we finally found the perfect location: a one-hundred-year-old, 22-acre farm, with barns, fenced pastures and century old trees, just minutes from our restaurant. After being in the restaurant business for 29 years our family dream was finally coming true. The farm includes raising heritage livestock breeds, beekeeping, planting berries and produce, processing pecans and experimenting with different sustainable and organic methods of growing. This project is an exciting one for our family and everyone involved. Our goal is to provide you with fresh, local, seasonal produce from our own farm, while also supporting other local farmers and watermen in our area. Click on this Link to read an Our State article on Chef Tobias’ food and culture.  We are proud our wines are served in his restaurant and excited he is bringing his cuisines for a day to JvD.  

To purchase your tickets, please click HERE or visit our website under the Concert/Sip & Savors Tab.

Wine Club Members please take advantage of your membership benefits in purchasing two tickets at the discounted rate of $78 per person. Tickets are sold in sets of two, and you may purchase as many as you like until we’re sold out. Seating is family-style, 8 guests per table with first come, first served seating. If you wish to reserve a full table for 8, please email Erika at erika@jonesvondrehle.com.

Ticket sales are final with no refunds. Must be 21 years of age and older for this event. Wines and pairings may change depending on availability. 

Time Posted: Aug 30, 2022 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Harvest Time Sip and Savor! Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
July 20, 2022 | Chuck Jones

Sip & Savor Returns!


We are excited to announce Sip & Savor this August, featuring special tasting plates created by noted Chef Steven Goff of Asheville, paired with selected Jones von Drehle wines!  

Save the Date: August 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ Chloe Hall.
 
Tickets on Sale: Beginning Wednesday, August 4, 2022, at 10:00am for club members. Available only online. Tickets available to non-club members on Friday, August 6, 2022 at 10am.

Cost: $87.50 per person. Wine Club Members $78.00 (limit 2 tickets at the wine club discount).

Please read on for the wines and pairings…

First plate: 2021 Rosa Dia. Provence styled Grenache dry Rose. Notes of fresh berries with crisp finish. A perennial award winner, the perfect wine for the season and on into Fall with roasted poultry. Always on our Thanksgiving table!
Pairing: Crispy sweetbreads with greens, labneh, pickled berries, berry vinaigrette, and BBQ spiced croutons.

Second plate: 2021 Viognier. A new release! The tradition continues of JvD Viognier with elegant stone fruit, honeysuckle and delightful easy finish. One of the major plantings at JvD, we embrace the difficulty in growing this grape in order to achieve the quality of the wine. This pairing is remarkable in elevating the wine while boosting the flavors of the food. 
Pairing: Country ham and peach salad with red curry vinaigrette, minted yogurt, herbs and extra virgin olive oil.

Third plate: 2019 Petit Manseng. New Release! A white wine with solid bones. The acidity and alcohol embrace the challenge of butter or cream sauces.
Pairing: Steamed mussels with coconut cream, collards, pea shoots, pork rind furikake and herbs.

Fourth plate: 2015 Cabernet Franc. One of the largest planting at Jones von Drehle and a favorite on the wine lists of many fine restaurants across North Carolina. Light tannins, elegant berry fruit, with a light measured touch of French oak influence, it is the perfect accompaniment to any roast or grilled meat.
Pairing: Braised brisket with fennel salad, Carolina gold rice congee and crispy shallots. 

Fifth Plate: 2015 Steel & Stone. A limited offering from our library.  This wine, a winner of many awards, is presented as an elegant end to this day of pairings. A Petit Verdot / Cabernet Sauvignon blend, with deep complexity, balanced tannin and fruit. Sip as you taste this classic dessert with entwining richness, sweet and balanced flavors.
Pairing: Flourless chocolate torte with dulce de leche, macerated berries and meringue.

Reserve your seat to join us for a great celebration of wine and food! CLICK HERE!

Prior to his newest venture as the Owner and Executive Chef at beloved Tastee Diner in Asheville, NC, Chef Steven Goff served as the Executive Chef at funky Modern American restaurant, Jargon, in West Asheville. Before that, Goff worked as the head butcher at Standard Foods in Raleigh, and is the former Executive Chef and Owner of the King James Public House and AUX Bar in Asheville. Steven left home at fifteen, and spent the next eleven years homeless, jumping freight trains across the US and Europe, cooking wherever his travels took him. After being stranded in Asheville, he got more serious about cooking and enrolled in the AB Tech culinary program receiving honorable degrees in both Culinary Arts, and Baking and Pastry. Because of his early life experiences, he is highly dedicated to supporting the local community through his food. He co-directed the popular local fundraising event The Blind Pig Supper Club and served on the Board of Directors of Asheville Independent Restaurants. Goff is currently on the Board of the Piedmont Culinary Guild in Charlotte and the Chow Chow Culinary Event Series in Asheville. Chef Goff’s cuisine has been recognized by Food and Wine Magazine, Bon Appétit, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate, and various local publications. In 2019 he was named Chef of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. He lives in Asheville with his wonderful wife Samantha, their daughter Emma, and their array of animals.

Wine Club Members please take advantage of your membership benefits in purchasing two tickets at the discounted rate. Tickets are sold in sets of two, and you may purchase as many as you like until we’re sold out. Seating is family-style, 8 guests per table with first come, first served seating. If you wish to reserve a full table for 8, please email Erika at erika@jonesvondrehle.com.

To purchase your tickets, please click HERE or visit our website under the Wine Shops tab and click on Event Tickets.
Ticket sales are final with no refunds. Must be 21 years of age and older for this event. Wines and pairings may change depending on availability. 

Looking forward to sharing our table with you!

Cheers!  
Chuck
 

Time Posted: Jul 20, 2022 at 12:33 PM Permalink to Sip & Savor Returns! Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
May 13, 2022 | Chuck Jones

Let The MUSIC Begin!

After five years of planning, designing, permitting, grading and construction, the STAGE @ Jones von Drehle opens on June 24, 2022. The challenges have been endless; record rains, pandemic, material shortages, labor delays, and design changes. But now, now…we are ready to bring music to the STAGE... 

...with a show featuring the incredible Heather Gillis Band! Heather brings amazing guitar energy backed by a band including brass. Read, hear and watch this extraordinary young lady, HERE then come see her at the STAGE.  

Here is the list of upcoming shows at THE STAGE @ JONES VON DREHLE:

June 24, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Heather Gillis Band     

Heather Gillis is the TOTAL package as a guitar player, lap steel player, singer, songwriter, and arranger. You may not know her yet BUT listen up, as you are going to hear a lot about this young lady in the next few years! Heather is an amazingly versatile player and performer. At 22 years old, Heather has not only formed a strong southeastern following but has played alongside and befriended the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, North Mississippi Allstars and Damon Fowler just to name a few.

In 2015 Heather was recruited by (legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer) Butch Trucks to be a member of his touring outfit, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band (2015-2017). During this time people saw that Butch had a secret weapon in his band and Heather’s name began to get talked about by those in the know. In early 2017, The Freight Train Band had a full touring schedule and Heather had planned to spend most of her time on the road touring with them throughout the year. That’s when she received the shocking news of Butch’s untimely death and all of a sudden had to switch gears and come up with a game plan. She relocated from the Tampa area to Atlanta, put together an all new band, and has not looked back since! 

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advanced purchase only, no day of concert tickets.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

July 1, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Kruger Brothers 

Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music. Their first public performances were as a duo, busking on the streets of cities throughout Eastern and Western Europe. After gaining a recording contract as well as a radio show on SRG SSR, the Swiss public broadcaster, they teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, inaugurating a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995. Landsberg is an American citizen from New York, NY. The first re- cording project to include Landsberg was Behind the Barn, Vol. 2, released in 1997.

The Kruger Brothers moved to the United States in 2002, and are based in Wilkesboro, NC. The group is highly regarded within the world of acoustic music in North America, and in particular by those within the industry. They have also gained the attention of some of the musicians, including Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Tut Taylor, and Bobby Hicks, that once served as models. Watson has said, “The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I’ve ever played with. ... I love to play music with them.” In 2013, Jens Kruger was named the fourth recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The prize, created and endowed by Martin, recognizes “outstanding accomplishments in the field of five-string banjo,” Jens was selected by a committee that included Martin, Pete Wernick, Béla Fleck, Alison Brown, J.D. Crowe, Tony Trischka and others. Jens Kruger has been inducted to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame, nominated for Banjo Instrumentalist of the year by the International Bluegrass Musician Association (IBMA) in 2014, and has received commissions for his ensemble compositions that include through the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America. 

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advanced purchase only, no day of concert tickets.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

July 8, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Chatham Rabbits 

As one of North Carolina’s most beloved roots music outfits, Chatham Rabbits has swiftly emerged from the fertile Americana scene in the Triangle with intimate-close harmonies and mature songwriting.
The husband-and-wife duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie favor rich, minimalist arrangements, and their stage banter and presence connects to the audience in a way that is both warm and universal.
Summer 2022 PBS will release an 8 episode TV series called "On The Road With Chatham Rabbits". The show will chronicle the life of a young married couple and their journey to succeed in the modern music business. It will air locally throughout North Carolina and bordering states as well as stream globally. 

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advance purchase only, no day of concert tickets.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

July 22, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – The Tim O’Brien Band     

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school. After seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Tim started touring nationally in 1978 with Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize. His songs “Walk the Way the Wind Blows” and “Untold Stories” were bluegrass hits for Hot Rize, and country hits for Kathy Mattea. Soon more artists like Nickel Creek, Garth Brooks, and The Dixie Chicks covered his songs. Over the years, Tim has collaborated with his sister Mollie O’Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell, as well as with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Dan Auerbach and Sturgill Simpson. 

Living in Nashville since 1996, O’Brien’s skills on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo make him an in-demand session player. He tours throughout the US and abroad, most often with his partner Jan Fabricius on mandolin and vocals. His regular band includes Fabricius along with Mike Bub (bass) and Shad Cobb (fiddle). The International Bluegrass Music Association awarded him song of the year in 2006 and named him best male vocalist in 1993 and 2006. He was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2013. A voracious reader who loves to cook, he has two sons, Jackson (born 1982) and Joel (born 1990).

Notable O’Brien recordings include the bluegrass Dylan covers of “Red On Blonde”, the Celtic-Appalachian fusion of “The Crossing”, and the Grammy winning folk of “Fiddler’s Green”. His duet recording “Real Time” with Darrell Scott is a cult favorite, and he won a bluegrass Grammy as part of “The Earls Of Leicester”. His 2017 release “Where the River Meets the Road” paid tribute to the music of his native West Virginia. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital download label Short Order Sessions (SOS) with his partner Jan Fabricius in 2015.

His new release “He Walked On” features eight new originals and five covers from R.B. Morris, Bill Caswell, Dale Keys, Yip Harburg, and mentor J.D. Hutchison. A rhythm section including drummer Pete Abbott and long-time bassist Mike Bub underpins contributions from fiddlers Shad Cobb and Justin Moses, bassist Edgar Mayer, gospel singer Odessa Settles, guitarist Bo Ramsey, keyboard player Mike Rojas, as well as vocals and mandolin from Jan Fabricius. Historical and socially conscious themes weave their way through songs about ordinary and not so ordinary people just trying to “keep it between the ditches”. 

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advance purchase only, no day of concert tickets.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

September 2, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Robert Jon & the Wreck   

Robert Jon & The Wreck are a double shot of southern rock with a blues chaser. Roots rock jams, whiskey drenched lyrics and fervent stage shows only scratch the surface of what makes RJ&TW one of the best live bands to emerge from Southern California in years. With a growing discography and billings alongside the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Sturgill Simpson, and Peter Frampton, the quintet is poised for their greatest work yet. Based in Orange County, CA with a vibe straight out of the south, Robert Jon & The Wreck are blazing a path into 2021 with a new album and international tour. 

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets advance purchase only, no day of concert tickets.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50,General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

September 9, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 PM – John King & Band     

Always Gonna Be You, the full-length debut from chart-topping country songwriter John King, is an autobiographical album whose songs tell a universal story. For King, that story began in the Appalachian foothills of northern Georgia, where he worked construction jobs as a teenager and strummed his first songs around the campfire. He also began dating the woman who would later become his wife. Always Gonna Be You tells the story of that real-life romance, its songs brimming with details we've all experienced: the rush of a new relationship, the brink of a breakup, and the thrill of falling in love. 

King's songs may be relatable, but his success is extraordinary. A Number 1 songwriter who penned Randy Houser's chart-topping hit "We Went" and Hootie and The Blowfish's "Rollin," King launched his solo career with "Tonight Tonight" — a Top 40 hit whose anthemic chorus was heard everywhere from country radio to the weekly NFL recaps on CBS — and earned his stripes as a road warrior, playing 150 shows annually for the better part of a decade. With Always Gonna Be You, he blurs the boundaries between genres, creating a modern-day country album that's diverse and driven. Call it a coming-of-age story, performed by a southern son whose twang is matched by his pop hooks.

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advance purchase only, no day of concert tickets available.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

October 14, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Caleb Caudle    

Equally inspired by American indie, classic rock, and roots rock, singer/songwriter Caleb Caudle carved out a cult following with his albums Carolina Ghost (2016) and Crushed Coins (2018). At its core, his songcraft is indebted to the Americana movement of the 21st century -- it has echoes of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, both in their evocative melodies and introspective lyrics -- while his records blend elements of the burnished country-rock of the '70s with spooky modern rock, creating a distinctive roots sound. 2014's Paint Another Layer on My Heart most clearly reflects Caudle's rock influences, Carolina Ghost puts his country influences front and center, and Crushed Coins finds him experimenting with a more moody and atmospheric studio techniques.

A native of the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina, Caudle began playing music as a teenager, notably with a group called The Bayonets. Initially inspired by punk, his tastes expanded to encompass rootsier music as he aged. He released an indie debut, Red Bank Road, in 2007 but didn't dedicate himself to music full-time until 2012, after the release of Tobacco Town. Two years later, he released Paint Another Layer on My Heart, which emphasized his heartland roots. Carolina Ghost, which followed in 2016, pushed him toward country sounds, but for its 2018 successor, Crushed Coins, he teamed with War on Drugs producer Jon Ashley to create a moodier approach. Caudle relocated from North Carolina to Nashville in 2019, and his next album was recorded in his new hometown. Aiming for a natural sound, he recorded 2020's Better Hurry Up at the Cash Cabin, which was once Johnny Cash's personal recording studio; the musicians included members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Drivin' N Cryin', and Willie Nelson's and Sturgil Simpson's road bands.

Gates open at 6:00 PM. All tickets are advance purchase only, no day of concert tickets available.

Tickets: Wine Club Members $42.50, General Admission $47.50 BUY NOW

Concert Venue Information

Please see The Policies for The Stage @ Jones von Drehle on our website for the complete list prior to purchasing tickets.

Tickets prices plus applicable service fees and taxes.

Tickets are limited due to parking constraints.

Ticket sales are final with no refunds.  All shows are rain or shine.  

Over 18 only.  Service dogs with ADA certification only.

Just bring yourself, an ID, and credit card/cash for food and beverage purchases. No backpacks, outside food or beverages, umbrellas, chairs or blankets. We will provide a folding chair for your use.

10” x 9" stadium approved clear bags are welcome. 

As always, we are a no smoking, vaping or tobacco use property. 

No returns to vehicle once in the venue.

Wine, beer, and lemonade available for sale. Bottled water is free.

Time Posted: May 13, 2022 at 11:01 AM Permalink to Let The MUSIC Begin! Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
February 27, 2022 | Chuck Jones

Join us for the first Sip & Savor of 2022!

A Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Affair

On Sunday, March 27 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM, Chris Sottile, proprietor of The Loyalist Market in Matthews, NC will be presenting classic pairings of wine, cheese and charcuterie. Diana and I spent an afternoon with Chris at his shop tasting through wines while sampling hand-selected cheese and charcuterie. It was nothing short of amazing!

Tanner will describe each of the wines, from grape to glass, and Chris will explain the magic in each pairing while you enjoy wine, cheese, and cured meats. Accompanying this classic pairing that has been enjoyed throughout the centuries are fresh breads, seasonal fruits, and delectable spreads. Each wine will have a 3 ounce pour to enjoy with the selected cheese and charcuterie.

Your afternoon of pairings WINE | CHEESE | CHARCUTERIE

Barrel Chardonnay | Comte | Tempesta Salumi Salame di Manzo 
Petit Manseng | Tomme | Cochon Butcher Mortadella
Malbec* | Ossau Iraty | Creminelli Wild Boar Salame
Merlot | Saint Nectaire | Smoking Goose Fig and Pig Terrine
Cabernet Sauvignon | Bleu d'Auvergne | Prosciutto di Parma
Rosa Dia | Goat's Milk Bloomy Rind | Tempesta Salumi Coppa

*Released on this day, the 2017 Malbec. Available to Wine Club Members only after this Sip and Savor.

Tickets are $78 each; Wine Club Members $70 each.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 10th at 10:00am to Wine Club Members and are available to the public at 10:00am on Saturday, March 12th. Wine Club Members may purchase two tickets at the discounted rate. Seating is family-style, 8 guests per table. If you wish to purchase a full table for 8, please call Erika at (336) 874-2800 or send her an email at Erika@jonesvondrehle.com. 

To purchase tickets, please click HERE or visit our website under the Wine Shops tab and click on Event Tickets.

Tickets sales are final, no refunds.  

We will also be releasing the schedule and themes for the next three Sip & Savor events in a few weeks. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Chuck

Time Posted: Feb 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Join us for the first Sip & Savor of 2022! Permalink
Chuck Jones
 
November 7, 2021 | Chuck Jones

Thanksgiving Holiday Discount

Fall. A time of thanks, a time of reflection for the gifts of the year, and a moment to remember those not with us. It is also a great time to take a pause to celebrate the hands that grow, prepare and serve our food and drink. With the Holiday season upon us, I wanted to say a few words of thanks to all of you who have raised a glass of JvD wine with family or friends. You are sharing the hard work of a team of folks committed to excellence in crafting fine wine in North Carolina. During many of my home deliveries this year, I was often told, “this wine is being shared with our neighbors at dinner club” or “this wine is a gift of appreciation to the family who cared for our pets while we were on vacation”.  Regardless of the words spoken, it is moving to know we are part of your kindness and celebrations. Thank you!

In appreciation of this sharing, we are offering a Thanksgiving Holiday discount so that more folks might experience the dedicated work of our team.

Announcing The Thanksgiving Holiday Discount:

From now until November 24, take an additional 5% off all bottle purchases.  For our wine club members that is 20% on all wines currently offered. For all other guests, 5% off on 1-5 bottles, 10% off on 6-11 bottles and 15% off on 12 or more. We still offer $15 shipping on 6-11 bottles, and FREE shipping on 12 or more bottles. Click here to shop!

When you share our wines at your table, we would love to have you send photos so we can share with the JvD family.

I asked several members of our team to let me know what they will be serving for Thanksgiving and what wine they might pair it with.  

Director of Hospitality, Erika Carter, shares this menu. Erika is WSET, Level II certified and brings a wealth of tasting and pairing experience to JvD.

Slow smoked turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted citrus green beans, baked brie and fresh homemade bread. The wine that makes this entire feast come together is the Barrel Chardonnay. With notes of lemon, vanilla and a hint oak, this French style liquid gold will accentuate every component of this meal. The oak will bring out the smoke in the turkey, the lemon note will accompany the citrus green beans, and the vanilla notes will pair magically with the creamy baked brie. 

Vineyard Manager, Eric Steinbicker offers this unique spin on his Thanksgiving with amazing gourmet foods. Eric is a true foodie, and his menu shows it!

Wagyu chili crisp carpaccio with the Cabernet Franc. Shaved fennel feta salad with heirloom golden apples with the Barrel Chardonnay. Roasted hen of the woods mushroom bisque with shelled hemp and chive with the Viognier.

Our Winemaker, Tanner Pardue, pays homage to his home state of Louisiana with a Cajun inspired main dish that cries for family gathered around a long table. I bet he will also have some beignets on that table… 

After spending several summers in New Orleans as a kid I grew an appreciation for jambalaya. I will be pairing the 2015 Merlot with jambalaya because the acidity of the wine can stand up to the tomatoes. The wine and the dish are also among my favorites.

Wine Director, Dan Tallman will be enjoying a meal that is certain to fill the kitchen with amazing, intriguing aromas.

Roasted pork tenderloin with garlic & rosemary, roasted butter nut squash, and caramelized Brussels sprouts with the Cabernet Franc.

Diana and I will celebrate our 46th Thanksgiving this year.  We will have the traditional herb-roasted turkey with my great grandmother’s stuffing recipe, plus the usual cast of characters, lima beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, maple carrots and pumpkin pie.  Wine on the table will be the Rosa DiaViognier and Cabernet Franc.   

As I reviewed the meals everyone was planning for Thanksgiving, Diana reminded me that one of our best and most loved Thanksgiving traditions is served the weekend after Thanksgiving, homemade creamy turkey vegetable and rice soup. On Saturday, the Turkey is picked clean, bones roasted, added to water to make a stock that is simmered for hours. Then we make the soup and serve with homemade sourdough bread with softened butter. The perfect wine to accompany this annual tradition is the Steel-Fermented Chardonnay. It is crisp with great acidity which complements the creamy soup. We can’t wait!

Please let us know your pairings. We will start collecting and sharing with your permission.

A glass raised to all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Chuck

Time Posted: Nov 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM Permalink to Thanksgiving Holiday Discount Permalink
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August 5, 2021 | Chuck Jones

A Note from the Vineyard: Véraison

Véraison (veh-ray-zohN) 

Véraison.  Now happening across the vineyard.  It is the start of ripening, when red grapes change from a vibrant green to blue or purple and white grapes develop a translucent hue.  Sugars begin to accumulate while acids decline.  This process marks one of the major milestones in a grapevine annual cycle.  For us, it begets anticipation. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the grapes near ripeness, the deer, racoons, squirrels, geese, and all manner of birds line up in the rows like it is a Golden Corral Grand Opening.  Those who have visited have seen the 7 ft tall deer fence – over a mile of it – and electric fence that surround the vines.  This is merely a speed bump for the really determined, but it does help to deter the majority.  Our most popular grape with the wildlife is Tempranillo.  If left unchecked the deer will take nearly 50% of the fruit.  As you drive by in the evenings and early mornings, you will see us taking turns patrolling the vineyard.  We have thought of dogs but with 30 acres to protect, it is not feasible.  All part of farming…

In just 4 to 6 weeks, we will begin the frenzy of harvest.  Grapes must be picked when they are ready, not at our convenience.  No matter weekday or weekend.  When it is time to pick, we must go.  In the next post we will discuss how we determine when to pick.

Over the next several posts we will spend a few words discussing each of the grapes we grow at Jones von Drehle.  First up is Merlot

When you first enter the vineyard at the south gate, you are looking at Block G, planted entirely with Merlot; approximately 2.5 acres.  This is the coolest part of the vineyard with loam clay soils that drain quickly and make the vines work a little harder to look for water.  The vines are planted 6 feet apart from each other and 9 feet across on the aisles.  This spacing gives each vine 54 square feet to reside in, which equals to 807 vines to the acre (43,560 / 54).  The cordon (French word for arm) wire is situated 42” above the ground, providing great airflow helping to dry off morning dew or summer rains, which lessens disease pressure.

We make our estate and reserve Merlots from this special planting.  Our clonal selections are Bear Flats and ENTAV INRA 343, both grafted on 3309 Rootstock.  The wine produced is very typical of rich merlots with a portfolio of dark berry fruits, cherry and in some years ripe plum.  We use French oak for aging, anywhere from 36 to 60 months depending on the vintage.  Oak contributes nice cedar, slight winter spice and hints of vanilla.  The wine presents nice, well rounded tannins and soft fruit notes on the nose and palate. 

Chuck

Time Posted: Aug 5, 2021 at 7:30 AM Permalink to A Note from the Vineyard: Véraison Permalink
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April 11, 2021 | Chuck Jones

Many Updates- Spring 2020

First, apologies for the delay in getting this newsletter out.  Looking backward, it has been a surreal past twelve months.  Pandemic, frost, cicadas, politics, and precipitation…just to name the obvious.  No looking back, just forward.  As I write that I realize, we will look back.  A bottle of wine captures the sun, rain, soil, millions of years of geology, the careful hands that tend the grapes and the artistry in making a vintage for you.  So, we will all look back a little when we open a 2020 bottle of JvD wine. 

Let’s move on to updates… lots of them. 


Tasting Room 

When we re-opened the tasting room in December, we introduced a reservation system to better allocate space for tasting and most importantly, keep our service level as high as possible.  This system has been such a well-received success that we have decided to keep it in place.  It is very easy to use, the link is on our web site.  

Over the past several months, we have presented several virtual wine tastings for corporate clients, some tastings included specialty North Carolina cheeses.  If you have a business, club or social group and wish to spend a wonder hour in a virtual tasting experience, give us a call or send an email. 

In the next month or so, our lounge will be converted to a Reserve Tasting Room, seating up to 18.  This move will allow us to provide a private tasting with a dedicated staff member.  The program is in development while the room is being remodeled.  A special newsletter will detail this exciting addition.


 Chloe Hall 

Dedication of the new building “Chloe Hall” is scheduled for mid-May.  The building will primarily be used for our new JvD Wine Experience.  An hour filled with special tastings, food pairings, and wine education.  Diana, helped by our amazing staff, will be heading up these exciting multi-media programs and with guest experts in the wine industry, distinguished chefs, and winemakers from other regions. 

Chloe Hall will also be available for corporate meetings (complete multi-media support), group wine tastings and a special program for sommelier certification provided by Doreen Colondres, a certified WSET educator.  

These programs will be highlighted in a special announcement.  


The Stage @ Jones von Drehle 

We jokingly say “well, if the rains continue, mud wrestling or monster trucks may be the entertainment!”  Seriously, we are close to having this facility finished.  The stage itself should be finished in 30 days with seating area and walkways in about 90 days – assuming we can get grass established.  Depending on the configuration, we can accommodate up to 1,500 for a concert.  We are speaking with agents trying to set up performances beginning in late July.  More to come.  


Vineyard & Winery 

Eric and the team have kept the vineyard in pristine shape despite all the weather challenges.  Rain heightens disease pressure in the vines and with all our hills, rain creates erosion issues that require constant repair.  As you drive through to the winery, notice how great the vineyard floor looks. 

Dan has entered into semi-retirement, taking on the mantle as Wine Director while Tanner has assumed the helm at Wine Maker.  The wine team of Dan, Tanner, and Eric are producing amazing wines as you have come to expect.  On any given day, you will see Dan and Tanner in the vineyard assisting Eric and Francisco and, on another day, everyone in the winery pulling together.  We are grateful to this team dedicated to the production of true fine wine in North Carolina. 

Of note, we have added to the Viognier. It is now our largest white planting.  The demand is very exciting for us as it is so challenging to grow, but the wine is worth the effort!  With this latest planting, JvD has four clones of Viognier with each contributing nuance to this unique and beautiful wine.  Like instruments in a quartet – each shining on its own, but collectively a concert. 


Cellar Club 

Words do not do justice for the gratitude we have for our wine club members.  During the shutdown, you kept us going with home deliveries.  The new Honda Passport now has 70,000 happy wine miles!  The Acura was retired at 576,000 miles.  Chloe and I miss it but we are adjusting.   

A Cellar Club newsletter will follow this one, with the pool of wines to select from – several new and exciting selections available only to our members.  We will still do a rolling pick-up for spring, but are planning major events for the fall when hopefully pandemic and construction mud are in the rear-view mirror! 


Deliveries 

We are continuing our delivery specials; 6-11 bottles for $15, or free shipping for 12 or more bottles.  Delivery in North Carolina is by Chuck or by the big brown truck!  Chuck’s delivery schedule is the Triad Area on Tuesday, Charlotte metro on Wednesday, Triangle on Thursday and Western North Carolina and the High Country on Friday.  JvD wines make a great gift to celebrate a new house, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations (just be sure it is college and above), promotion - well, lots of reasons to send a gift of fine JvD wine!  Diana will include a note with a message of your choice - make it personal.  


New Hours 

We have expanded our tasting room hours – now Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Sunday Noon – 5:00 PM.  Last beverage service or tastings at 4:30 PM.   Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome, space permitting.  The patio is open, and tables are well spaced for your comfort.  


Support Local 

On a closing note, please support local whenever possible.  Wine, beer, cider, spirits, cheese, meats, vegetables, fruits and the restaurants that take these gifts from North Carolina to make wonderful food for us all.  Diana and I always seek out our friends as we deliver to show our support and thanks.  Di and I grew up in North Carolina and after many years of living away, we came back to create a place of community in the state we love; join us. 

Cheers, 

Chuck  

Time Posted: Apr 11, 2021 at 3:07 PM Permalink to Many Updates- Spring 2020 Permalink
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February 4, 2021 | Chuck Jones

Wine, Winter & Soup Sunday!

To everything there is a season.  And for us, winter is soup season.  From the first arctic blast until we see the green of new buds, Sunday is Soup Day.  From chili to chowder to stew (okay, not technically a soup but it is made in a big pot and feeds a lot).  Nothing sings family and friends like a big kettle on the stove with tempting aromas inviting everyone to share the goodness.  Don’t forget the fresh from the oven homemade bread.  In the Jones’ household Soup Sundays have been a ritual for decades.   So, to invite everyone to our virtual home, below are links to close replicas to some of our favorites, and the wines we enjoy with them.   Remember to always use the same wine you would drink when you cook with it…an old and wise rule.

First up.  Classic beef stew.  This recipe is from Once Upon a Chef by Jenn Segal.  We made this last year for everyone to sample in the Tasting Room.  Huge hit.  To make this stew a little closer to Julia child’s class Bouef Bourguignon, I add pearl onions and sauteed mushrooms.  Sauté your mushrooms in olive oil and butter, finish the same wine we use, JvD Merlot.  You won’t regret it!

Wine:  Jones von Drehle Estate Merlot

Recipe: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/beef-stew-with-carrots-potatoes.html

 

On to another favorite.  Can’t miss with a creamy Seafood Chowder, the ultimate “use what you got” recipe.  Fish, shrimp, scallops, clams, whatever.  It’s all good.  A New England cream-based chowder, this recipe from “Spend with Pennies,” is easy to scale up for a crowd and is very close to the recipe we use.  We do add a bit of heat with a dash of cayenne, but this is up to you.  

Wine: Jones von Drehle Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Recipe: https://www.spendwithpennies.com/creamy-seafood-chowder/

 

 

 

We switch to vegetarian soups on occasion and this one is great.  Potato leek soup (served cold, Vichyssoise) is a classic, simple and very comforting dish.  Clean Eating Magazine gives us this very simple, easy recipe for this great soup.  Google for variations, there are many. 

Wine: Jones von Drehle Viognier

Recipe: https://www.cleaneatingmag.com/recipes/vegan-potato-leek-soup/

 

 

 

And last for today, Chili.  Maybe the best comfort there is for a cold day, with freezing winds a’roaring outside.  This recipe is as close as I can find to my regular fare.  It’s from another winery, ParaDuxx, but when something looks this good, you just go with it.   I do add a little ground hot sausage to my recipe to impart a little more complexity.   If you want to make this a little quicker than the 3 hours plus required for this recipe, you can use course ground sirloin.  Also, make sure to have plenty of grated sharp cheddar cheese ready for topping.

Wine:  Jones von Drehle Malbec Reserve or Steel & Stone

Recipe: https://www.paraduxx.com/Events/Recipes/Big-Bold-Beef-Chili

 

A couple of general notes on soups: 

I use the Better Than Bouillon products when a recipe calls for broth.  It is easy to keep on hand and offers superior flavor. 

One of the best investments you can make is to purchase good soup pots and Dutch ovens.  Different sizes for different crowds.  Folks gather around these faster than firepits…you will create a community in your kitchen just anticipating a bowl.

 

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Wine, Winter & Soup Sunday! Permalink