Christopher’s Wine & Cheese is located at the corner of Sunset Drive at Main Street in Historic Downtown Blowing Rock, NC - just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hand select each wine to reflect the best taste and value of each wine region – locally and around the world.
Since 2001, Extreme Snowboard and Ski has populated the slopes of Sugar Mountain Resort with snow sportsters outfitted with rental and retail equipment, as well as apparel from brands such as Neff, Loki, and Grenade. The ski shop’s prime location at the entrance to mountain makes it a convenient stop for downhillers in need of rental skis or snowboards, a new pair of Spy or Smith goggles, or equipment tuning performed by the onsite repair technicians. The tech team treats skis and boards with the help of a Wintersteiger Micro 91, restoring their functionality and refining their bottoms until they can slide over snow with powder-cutting grace.
Nestled between the mountains of North Carolina, the family owned and operated Blue Ridge Frasers helps families get firmly into the holiday spirit with their rows of Fraser firs. The crisp, cool climate serves as the perfect setting for Christmas trees to grow tall and develop their natural pine scent. Beyond their stock, the farm gets guests in the yuletide mood with colorful light displays, cups of hot chocolate, and smiling staffers on hand to help pick out the perfect tree.
Following a tradition of hardy Carolina craftsmanship, Southern Candles has been hand-pouring each of its creatively scented soy-wax candles for more than 13 years. Shoppers can set domiciles aglow with hundreds of fragrances grouped by common themes, such as seasonal, dessert, and aromatherapy flavors. Limited-edition Mistletoe candles spread the smells of Siberian pine, berries, and green apples to prompt spur-of-the-moment smooches, and 16-ounce birthday-cake-scented candles can prolong celebratory pinches for up to 110 hours of burn time. Twelve aromatherapy varieties reenergize noses and their attached physiques with scents of jasmine honey and Carolina ocean wind. Sift through the Unique Scents category to disperse aromas of patchouli, leather, and sandalwood, or lure poltergeists from wailing driers with the perfume of clean sheets. Flavors are available in 8-ounce country classic jars ($7.95), decorator glasses ($11.95 for 10 oz.; $17.95 for 16 oz.), 2-ounce votive nine-packs ($13.50), and six-packs of melt-away tarts ($3.95).