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Join the ‘Open that Bottle of NC Wine Night’ virtual event May 6 to celebrate May as N.C. wine month

Photo by William R. Toler

RALEIGH – North Carolina wineries, cideries and meaderies across the state are hosting special events and promotions in celebration of May being N.C. Wine Month. Activities include a virtual event with NC Wine Guys and NC Wines on May 6 to officially kick off the month.

Open that Bottle of North Carolina Wine Night starts at 6 p.m. on Facebook and is a way to celebrate the state’s local wine industry plus great tasting North Carolina wines.

To participate:

  • Select a bottle of North Carolina wine, cider or mead.
  • Open it on the evening of May 6 and join the livestream event on the NC Wine Guys Facebook page at 6 p.m.
  • Take a picture and post it on social media.
  • Share why you chose that bottle.
  • Tag the winery, cidery or meadery and tag @NCWineGuys and @NCwines, too.
  • Use #NCWineNight and #NCWineMonth on your posts,

To find other wine experiences, go to https://www.ncwine.org/events or be an N.C. Wine Month supporter and check out other events and promotions at https://ncwine.org/nc-wine-month/. Share your experiences on social media to help promote N.C. Wine Month by using the hashtags #NCWine, #NCWineMonth and #NCWineSupporter.

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While May marks Wine Month, N.C. wines can be enjoyed all year long. Visit a local winery, cidery or meadery today and discover a new favorite.

The North Carolina wine and grape industry has grown from 21 wineries in 2000 to more than 200 today. Wineries are now located in 71 counties across the state, and North Carolina sees new wineries opening every year, adding more than 60 since 2013. North Carolina ranks 10th in wine production and 10th in grape production nationally. The North Carolina wine and grape industry accounts for an annual economic impact of more than $1.97 billion and supports 10,296 jobs across the state.