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Episode 5: We Need a Place To Stay

Thursday, March 21, 2013 In May of 2005 my husband was relocated from his job with Siemens in Charlotte to Orlando, FL. This certainly was adding a glitch to our upcoming vineyard development. Furthermore, we had to move into a small house while we planned the construction of our new home.  My furniture went into […]

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Episode 4: The DEP Issue

Thursday, February 28, 2013 All seemed to be going well until spring when we received a letter from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) notifying us that our topsoil was washing into the Roaring River. They stated that immediate action needed to be taken to remedy the issue or we would be fined $20,000 a […]

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Episode 3: Preparing the Land

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 In the fall Tom decided it was time to clear part of the land for cultivation.  We hired a forestry specialist to manage the logging operations because we did not live on the site and could not be there while these activities were going on. Once the plan was put in place […]

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Episode 2: Viewing The Property

Tom was very excited to show me the property it was obvious that he had already fallen in love with it. So we we took a drive from Charlotte to the outskirts of the small town of Traphill in the NC foothills. The 47-acre property was comletely covered by woods, and was bordered to the […]

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Episode 1: Buying the property

Tuesday, February 26, 2013  Roaring River Vineyards: The Development Journey The development journey will be written in installments to ensure the posts are not too long.  So this is the first installment, about how we came to own this property and how it became a vineyard. When we started the property development of the vineyard […]

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Welcome to Our Vineyard!

Friday, February 8, 2013 Welcome Welcome to the Roaring River Blog. Many people have asked me: What made you decide to start a vineyard? or How does one start a vineyard? Well these stories can take a while to answer so I decided to start a blog that chronicles our journey from the point when […]

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