Tastings & Events

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Holiday Selection Series: Italy

This week: Italy

 

2015 Tenuta di Capraia Chianti Classico Riserva

100% Sangiovese

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy

 

Tenuta di Capraia Riserva is a deep red-colored wine. The sensory associations that it evokes are complex and highly refined, gradually fading from fruity to spices and licorice. On the palate it is meaty, harmonious and very thick with a long aromatic finish. Aged at least 15 months in typical Chianti barrels and tonneaux, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle.

94 Points James Suckling

$26.99

 

2018 Prà Monte Grande Soave Classico

100% Garganega

Soave DOC, Valpolicella, Italy

 

The Prà winery, although only started in the early ‘80s, has become not only one of the top producers in the appellation, but one of the most important and visionary white wine makers in all of Italy. With a hint of white peach and aromas of passionfruit, this wine tempts the senses as it is poured from the bottle. On the palate, a prickly mineral texture coalesces with luscious fruit into a long finish.

$31.99

 

2013 Tolaini Legit Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Tuscany, Italy

 

Legit is a wine of power and finesse, an organically-farmed Cabernet Sauvignon made from hand-picked grapes grown in the prized San Giovanni Vineyard in the heart of Catelnuovo Berardenga. Here the gently sloping Tuscan vineyard and its gnarled vines mimic the angular melodies and dissonant twists of Thelonious Monk’s great masterpieces. This is broad and incisive, delivering black currant, plum, leather, earth and wild herb flavors. Dense and beefy, yet with ample fruit for balance, driven by vibrant acidity. This is starting to mellow but still has years of life ahead. Drink now through 2036. 15,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported.

Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019: #26

94 pts

$34.99

 

2014 Jermann Vintage Tunina

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia

Friuli Venzia Giulia IGT, Italy

 

It should be noted that this is a genuine field blend. It has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with golden highlights. Its aroma is intense, full, with enormous elegance and persistence, and with hints of honey and wild flowers. Its taste is dry, velvety, and very well-orchestrated, with an exceptional persistence due to its particularly full body. It is paired with truffled first courses, with a great variety of fish dishes, especially oven-baked fish and fish in sauce, and it can easily be drunk with white meats. The shelf life of this wine is expected to be up to 10 years.

96 points James Suckling

$57.99

 

2011 Poderi Elia Barbaresco Serracapelli

100% Nebbiolo

Barbaresco DOCG, Piemonte, Italy

From the heart of Barbaresco country in Neive comes this stunningly elegant Barbaresco from Poderi Elia. The Stella family has been making wine since 1890, but only recently have garnered international attention–it is easy to understand why. This spectacular Barbaresco bouquet offers tones of red currant and Morello cherry over a layer of toasty oak; the structure is marble-solid, with fine grained tannins that perfectly compliment the Nebbiolo fruit. Aged 24 months in French Allier and 10 months in bottle.

$57.99

 

2014 Giuseppi Lonardi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

75% Corvina and Corvinone, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina

Valpolicella DOCG, Veneto, Italy

 

Harvesting of selected grapes, left to dry for about 90 days. Fermentation in steel tanks lasts 30 days, pumping over the must at controlled temperature. Aging for 36 months in traditional 5 and 25 hectoliters barrels made from French and Slovenian oak, refinement in bottles for 6 months. Color: deep garnet. Nose: very intense, characteristic. Taste: full, warm, velvety with hints of ripe fruit and woodland undergrowth. An outstanding wine for aging, which may be served up to 8/15 years from the harvest.

$69.99

 

2012 Martoccia Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

100% Sangiovese

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

 

Brunello di Montalcino is surely one of the most well-known and treasured wines in the world. It is a red wine of extraordinary elegance and concentration obtained from a long ageing process. Deep ruby red, tending to garnet. Complex and intense aroma of cherry, raspberry, licorice and balsam notes. Full bodied, with balanced tannins and nice acidity with a long aftertaste of ripe fruit and spices. Aged 42 months in Slovenian barrels and French oak barriques.

98 Points Wine Spectator

$119.99

Vino for Our Vets Food Drive and Fundraiser 2020

We are excited to continue Vino for our Vets fundraiser and food drive benefitting Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. There will be a silent auction, a live raffle, and a chance to donate non-perishable items in small businesses around Wilson.
Click below to see all the details!

Wines of the Month for July Virtual Tasting

Join Garland Homes III, Assistant Manager of Grapenuts Wine, as he talks and tastes through the wines of the month for July! Click below to read more.

Wines of the Month for June Virtual Tasting

Join Garland Homes III, Assistant Manager at Grapenuts Wine, as he tastes and discusses the wines of the month for June. Click below to watch the tasting!

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join us Friday, June 12th from 5-7pm as Nate Harry with Advintage will be showcasing four wines from across the globe! Click below to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join us Friday June 5th from 5-7pm as we sample four wines we have featured virtually over the past few months! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Gonzalez Byass Sherry Zoom Tasting

Join Steve Eudy, Fine Wine Manager with Empire Distributors and Garland Homes III, Assistant Manager at Grapenuts Wine, as we taste and discuss three fantastic sherries from Gonzalez Byass! Click below to watch the recorded tasting and find the recipes!

Clos Roussely Touraine Rouge Virtual Tasting

An 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Franc blend from the Loire Valley, this rouge is a great fit for those that enjoy Malbec and appreciate old-world integrity at the same time! Click below to watch a virtual tasting on a great value red.

Prà Winery Zoom Tasting

Join Liz Hull, Sales Representative for Kellogg Selections & Garland Homes III, Assistant Manager at Grapenuts Wine for a Virtual Tasting Friday, May 8th at 6:30pm! Click below to watch the previously recorded tasting.

Viña Pomal's White Blend Virtual Tasting

Our third SIP (Shelter in Place) Tasting shows off a great value white wine from Rioja! Viña Pomal's blend of Viura and Malvasia offer a great alternative to anyone that enjoys crisp white burgundies! $15.99 and in stock today at Grapenuts! Cheers.

Domaine Chapelle Zoom Tasting

Check out our Domaine Chapelle Zoom tasting with Jason Tippetts, owner of Barrique Wines in Durham, NC and Garland Homes III, Assistant Manager at Grapenuts Wine in Wilson, NC. We tried two Domaine Chapelle wines, their Bourgogne Aligoté AOC Blanc & their Bourgogne Pinot Noir AOC

Frescobaldi's Rèmole Rosso Virtual Tasting

Another SIP (shelter in place) virtual tasting from Grapenuts! From a large and well-known Italian family comes a very reasonably priced IGT Tuscan red wine! Hear about Rèmole here and come in and try a bottle today, only $9.99! Cheers!

Jean Perrier et fils Virtual Tasting

Enjoy one of our first virtual SIP's (shelter in place) tastings! Here we have the Jean Perrier Savoie... This 100% Jacquere: White gold color with hints of green. Fresh almond, hawthorn and citrus fruit on the nose. A lively attack on the palate but rounds out with lovely mineral notes and orange zest. Excellent balance between fruit and acidity.


In stock at Grapenuts for $14.99!

Washington State Wine Class

Spend the evening with us as Paul DiMario, Advanced Sommelier, of Epiphany Wine Company as he pours eight different wines from Washington, discusses the major appellations, the unique geography and the climate. In addition, he’ll examine (explore) the two prevailing mentalities of Rhone and Bordeaux style wines. Tickets are $15/per person. Seating is limited. Reservations along with payment are required. The deadline to register is Saturday, March 21st. Please call Grapenuts at (252) 246-9463 or click below to reserve your seat now!

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Cancelled due to Gov. Cooper order #118


Join us as we showcase four unique wines from France, Spain, and Argentina. Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Tiered Tasting

Join Steve Eudy and Arlene Kirby from Empire as they showcase Copain Wines! (and two other gems) Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join us Friday as Matt Corson with Coastal Beverage brings us four classic California wines, including an old store favorite! Click below to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join us Friday as Jimmy from Winebow will be showing us four very unique selections! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join Eamonn O'Mahoney as he pours five delicious wines from Italy and Spain. Click below to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Tiered Tasting

Join Steve Eudy and Arlene Kirby of Empire as they pour Valentine's Day selections! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle February Wine Dinner

Join Grapenuts and Pup's Steakhouse for our February Wine Dinner featuring Teri Morgan with Chateau Ste. Michelle! Tickets are $60 per person. Click the flyer to see the full menu and list of wines, and click below or call Grapenuts to get your tickets today! Seating is limited! ***We are sold out of tickets***

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join Jason Tippetts as he pours four direct-imported wines from France! Click below to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join Laurence Vuelta as he showcases wines from Trinchero Family Estates! Click below to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join Eamonn O'Mahoney with Touton Selections as he will be pouring four FANTASTIC French wines! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join us Friday as Nate Harry will be pouring four fantastic selections! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Tiered Tasting

Join us Friday as Steve Eudy and Arlene Kirby of Empire will be pouring...A Bunch of Blends! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

After Hours Holiday Champagne Tasting

"Lock the door and let us pour" during our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting! We will have SIX different true Champagnes to taste along with light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $40 per person and reservations are required. Click to purchase your tickets online or by calling the store at 246-WINE.

Sonoma Valley 2020 Trip Informational Session

Have you ever been to Sonoma Valley? Have you always wanted to experience Sonoma Valley wineries? Well, we have exciting news for you!!

Join us for a presentation on a Sonoma Valley trip we are planning for Monday, April 27th - Friday, May 3rd, 2020!

This is a trip of a lifetime as we have the opportunity to visit a few of the wineries we support here at Grapenuts....customer favorites!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to us at (252) 246-9463.

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Tiered Tasting

Join us Friday as Steve Eudy & Arlene Kirby will be pouring eight staff favorites from 2019! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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J Lohr Holiday Wine Dinner

Pup's Steakhouse and Grapenuts Wine present an evening with Wilson's very own Davis Hyde of J Lohr Winery & Vineyards. Davis will present his J Lohr wines along with an amazing 5 course meal created to compliment each one. Tickets are $75 and can be ordered online below or by calling the store at 246-WINE.

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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sale

Grapenuts is having a Black Friday & Small Business Saturday sale November 29th & November 30th! Shop Local and Shop Small. But don’t worry…you don’t have to come early. We will be open from 11 am – 5 pm.


Take 20% off  ALL WINE in stock under $75/bottle!     


There are some great deals to be found! Come check out our selections! Don’t wait…many will disappear quickly! Stock up for the holidays and SAVE $$$! 


Saturday we will have a special Sparkling Tasting with Brian Flye from Tryon Distributing from 12 noon – 2 pm! 


MARK your calendar for Friday, November 29th and Saturday November 30th!

Complimentary Wine Tasting

Join Tyler Hunter with Touton Selections Friday Nov 22nd at 5pm! Tyler will be pouring two BIG reds and two delicate whites. Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Nov. 15th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Matt Corson with Coastal Beverage will be featuring four French wines! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Join Grapenuts and 217 Brew Works for a Food Drive!

On Saturday, November 9th from 12pm to 5pm 217 Brew Works will be hosting a good drive for VRSW. There will be a raffle from 3pm to 5pm as well! Stop by and donate and enjoy a beer while you're at it! Hope to see you there!

Vino for our Vets Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

Please join us Friday November 8th for our annual Vino for our Vets Fundraiser! We will have our wine tasting and silent auction from 5-7 pm.  All proceeds will benefit Veterans Residential Services of Wilson. See you there!

Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Nov. 1st from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Nate Harry with Advintage will be sampling Time Place Wine fantastic lineup of Lodi wines. Click to read more.

Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Oct. 18th from 5-7pm

Join Brian Flye with Tryon Distributing as Brian showcases three wines from Spain and one from Australia! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Wine & Cheese Class Wednesday Oct 16th at 6:00

Let there be wine and cheese! Join us to learn how to pair artisan cheeses and wine. Click the photo read more, or get tickets below.

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Tiered Tasting Friday Oct 11th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Steve and Arlene from Empire will be pouring eight fantastic French wines from Thomas Meunier Imports! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Oct. 4th from 5-7pm

Join Tyler Hunter with Mouton Selections for four carefully chosen wines from the USA, France, and Italy! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Sept. 27th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Liz Hull with Kellogg Selections will be sampling five outstanding selections from all over the world! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Sept. 20th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Nate Harry with Advintage will be pouring two outstanding whites and two delicious reds! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Tiered Tasting Friday, Sept. 13th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as Steve Eudy and Arlene Carnahan will be pouring eight uniquely delicious selections! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

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Casual Tasting Friday, Sept. 6th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday for four fantastic Italian selections! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Wine Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 6:30 PM

Join us for an amazing evening with our hosts Tyler Kincaid of Van Duzer Vineyards and Nate Harry with Advintage Distributing! Click for more information.

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Casual Tasting Friday Aug 30th from 5-7pm

Join us Friday as we showcase four new wines from two (to us) new producers! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Pinot Gris Showdown!

Did you know Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape? Come taste the difference(s) Friday as we battle out four different wines for the title! Click to read more and obtain the discount passcode for this tasting.

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Complimentary Wine Tasting Friday, Aug. 16th from 5-7pm

Join Jason Tippetts from Barrique Wines as he pours four fantastic French wines from his portfolio. Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

Tiered Tasting Friday, Aug. 9th from 5-7pm

Join Steve Eudy and Arlene Carnahan from Empire Distributors for a "Plethora of Pinot" on Friday! Click to read more and obtain the discount code for this tasting.

 

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