35. Wine and Beer Tastings (and More!)

wine tastingThe Outer Banks is happily the home of many micro-breweries and brewpubs, beautiful vineyards, a brand new rum distillery, and a number of wonderful wine and beer purveyors.  Whether your tastes run to rich foaming delights, crisp rum,  or cool, smooth whites and reds, on the Outer Banks you will find wonderful ways to indulge your senses and taste a tremendous variety of high quality beverages.

Micro-breweries have become a wonderful part of the beer world.  Beer connoisseurs will be thrilled with the selection of locally made brews.  Be sure to visit all the local brewpubs to taste their current selections while grabbing a wonderful meal.  Don’t forget to stop into the local beer sellers who specialize in large selections of micro-brews and who sometimes hold beer tastings.

There are very few small distilleries in the country and even fewer in North Carolina. In the proud history and tradition of the Outer Banks our newly opened distillery is both beautiful and historic. Kill Devil Hills is said to be named for the rum that was once produced here. It was “strong enough to kill the devil”. Learn more about the OBX rich rum and rye history, tour the distillery, and perhaps taste just a bit too!

beer tastingIf your taste runs more to the grape, you’ll be more than pleased to find out that the Outer Banks has a beautiful, award-winning vineyard which offers tastings.  As well, there is a surprisingly large selection of local wine shops that have regularly scheduled wine tastings, some of which are free.  If you’d like, some of the wine shops will help you organize a group tasting with wine and local gourmet delights.

So gather the adults, organize a taxi or a designated driver and get started with a very different kind of Outer Banks adventure!

Cotton Gin 2The Cotton Gin – 3 Locations – 6957 Carotoke Hwy, Jarvisburg (252) 491-2387 & 789 Sunset Blvd (Timbuck II), Corolla (252) 453-4446 & 5151 Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (252) 449-2387

Sanctuary VineyardsSanctuary Vineyards – Using Age-Old Methods to Coax the Sweetest Fruit from these Coastal Sands – For Information About Our Complimentary Wine Tastings Call – (252) 491-2387

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