Beer, Wine & Spirits in Morrisville

Brewery Tour for Two with Beer Tasting, Stickers, and Take-Home Pint Glasses at Gizmo Brew Works (50% Off)

Gizmo Brew Works

Umstead

Tours uncover brewery methods; beer pints and take-home pint glasses preserve the memory

$22 $11

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Two or Four Wine Glasses with a Complimentary Wine Tasting at Vino Amoari Wine Bar & Wine Store (Up to 55% Off)

Vino Amoari Wine Bar & Wine Store

Northwest Raleigh

Groups of two or four can snag wine glasses and taste a selection of hand picked wines from around the world during a complimentary tasting

$10 $5

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Tasting Class for One or Brewery Package with Tour for Two at Bombshell Beer Company (Up to 52% Off)

Bombshell Beer Company

Holly Springs

The tasting class covers a variety of brews; packages include a tour, two tasting flights, two speed openers, and two beer glasses

$20 $12

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Distillery-Tour Package for One or Two at The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company (64% Off)

The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company

Durham

Tour a 1,300-square-foot facility that makes krupnikas, a traditional Lithuanian spiced-honey liqueur

$29 $11

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Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company (Up to 63% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company

Pittsboro

Guests tour distillery that uses fruits and other crops to form the base of spirits and fortified wines stored in oak barrels

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting and Tour with Bottle of Wine for Two or Four at Fair Game Beverage Company Co. (Up to 54% Off)

Fair Game Beverage Company Co.

Pittsboro

Guests tour the winery and distillery, sampling drinks made from local ingredients; each visit includes glasses and a select bottle of wine

$52 $25

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$36 for a Brewery Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company ($70 Value)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

$70 $36

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Brewery Tour Package for Two or Four at White Rabbit Brewing Company (54% Off)

White Rabbit Brewing Company

Angier

After a tour of the facility, guests sample beers in flights, drink a 22-ounce bomber of their favorite beers, and take home brewery glasses

$46 $21

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Winery tasting with Cheese Plate and Take-Home Wine for Two or Four at Gregory Vineyards (Up to 47% Off)

Gregory Vineyards

McGee's Crossroad

Outings illuminate winemaking with tours and tastings of wines produced from 12 acres of muscadine grapes

$34 $18

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Tasting for Two or Four with Snacks and Take-Home Glasses at Hinnant Family Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Hinnant Family Vineyards

Pine Level

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

$47.49 $23

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Wine-Tasting Packages for Two or Four at Adams Vineyards (Up to 48% Off)

Adam's Vineyard

Willow Spring

Taste a variety of wines while nibbling on homemade chocolates and cheese; take home wine glasses and a jar of Homemade Jam or Jelly

$43 $23

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Wine Tasting of 10 Wines Per Person for Two or Four with Cheese Plate at Hanover Park Vineyard (43% Off)

Hanover Park Vineyard

Yadkinville

French-inspired wines in a rustic, down-to-earth vineyard pair with cheeses and crackers

$30 $17

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Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass for Two or Four with Pedal-Kart Rentals at Lu Mil Vineyard (Up to 73% Off)

Lu Mil Vineyard

Dublin

Tasters sample vineyard’s wares before exploring the 58-acre grounds by pedal-kart

$26 $8

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$18 for Tour for Two with Tasting, Wineglasses, and a Take-Home Bottle of Wine ($32 Value)

Stony Mountain Vineyards

East Albemarle

Follow one of the vineyard’s owners around the winery and sample wines

$32 $18

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$17 for a Wine Tasting for Two Plus a Take-Home Bottle at Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery ($30 Value)

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Ronda

In a tasting room with mountain views, sip handcrafted Italian wines

$30 $17

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses and Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Providence

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

$32 $16

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In 40 years, Hinnant Family Vineyards has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into succulent wines, some as old as the vineyard itself. While the wines are the specialty, the team also opens its gate to visitors seeking to learn about winemaking, picnic on the wraparound porch, celebrate their weddings, or attend a summer music festival.

826 Pine Level Micro Rd
Selma,
NC
US

Judging by his daring attitude toward fusion cuisine, head chef Michael Schiffer probably tried to fry the rule book before throwing it out the window. He founded Maximillian's Grill in 1991 with humble aspirations: it would be a 32-seat pizza restaurant where guests could enjoy quiet meals. In four months, however, he had amassed magazine awards and a clientele that would line up outside the restaurant for an hour before he opened the doors. They were there, waiting patiently, to see what delicious fusion food would sail out of the kitchen that night?Michael hand wrote a new menu every day and often invented new dishes on the spot, fusing Italian flavors with creole and Asian influences.

Unfortunately, in 1998, a fire closed Max?s for good. Though he and his wife Gayle later opened a gourmet deli, it wasn?t until 2001 that they opened Max?s once again, this time in a roomier location with high ceilings, soft light, and tinted windows. The new joint even has a wine bar in the back separated from the dining room by a partition.

In the kitchen, Michael devises fresh takes on fusion cuisine while holding onto many of the dishes that made Max?s famous, classics as the grilled caesar salad?prepped by grilling the actual lettuce?and the peppercorn-encrusted Voodoo tuna. Michael has also archived his old menus on the restaurant's webpage, viewing them as a timeline for his culinary evolution and a way to remember how to spell "bouillabaisse."

8314 Chapel Hill Rd
Cary,
NC
US

It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.

Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.

8003 Regency Parkway
Cary,
NC
US

zpizza— voted best pizza in Raleigh by CitySearch and Best Pizza in Cary by WakeCary Magazine —is known for its inventive, California-style pizzas: think zesty Thai-style chicken pizza with peanut sauce and cilantro, or Mexican-style pizza loaded with taco fixings. But even a simple cheese or pepperoni pizza from zpizza is sure to be memorable. That's because the restaurant's cooks use only top-shelf ingredients in their brick-oven-baked pies, from the Montana winter wheat that goes into their hand-thrown crusts to the organic tomato sauce and Wisconsin skim mozzarella layered on top. Diners can customize pizzas with other toppings, including locally sourced meats, fresh produce, and gourmet ingredients such as truffle oil.

96 Cornerstone Dr
Cary,
NC
US

Art was the driving force in Craig Burt and Marianne Conti Burt's lives long before they opened Cary Wine and Design. The two met at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1980s, when both were pursuing BFA degrees. Eventually, the two?now husband and wife?settled in Raleigh, and in 2011 they opened the first Wine & Design franchise in the state. They made sure their particular brand of art lived up to their high standards, from the quality of their professional instructions to use of cloth napkins. They also assembled an expert team of fellow instructors who are all talented artists in their own rights.

Together, these professional artists host nightly classes for students of all skill levels. Stroke by stroke, they help groups create one of more than 1,000 painting options, including works in the style of Van Gogh. The instructors work within two studio rooms, each equipped with a separate sound system that plays music during lessons. When they're not leading adult classes and kid's classes and camps, the artists host pet portrait sessions and private painting parties or bring their mobile studio to homes and businesses in Cary and surrounding area. Cary Wine and Design was recently honored with a Community Service Award from the Cary Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized as the Highest Performing Wine & Design franchise in 2012.

483 James Jackson Avenue
Cary,
NC
US

April Schlanger, a 15-year wine-industry veteran, believes that the words ?organic? and ?eco-friendly? are not mutually exclusive when relating to affordable wines. She and her husband Josh opened Sip... A Wine Store in the hopes of sharing their passion for and knowledge of organic wine and beer, earning the young store a glowing feature on CaryCitizen. Respect for the planet oozes from every design detail in the quaint shop, be it the VOC-free wall paint, reclaimed-wood display tables, or complimentary wine carriers given to customers upon arrival. Those hoping to challenge their palates and forego the day's to-do lists can sidle up to the tasting bar or partake in formal wine classes, focusing on specific producers or varietals.

1059 Darrington Dr
Cary,
NC
US