Nestled on 225 acres of Blue Ridge Mountain foothills and operated by two passionate winemaking families, Grassy Creek Vineyard produces and bottles high-quality Yadkin Valley wines. Vineyard visitors, adorned with a pair of matching logo hats, peruse the wide selection of wines, selecting red or white to match gustatory preference or seasonal color coordination. An aromatically complex cabernet sauvignon from 2006 blossoms with a concentrated fruity bouquet of blackberries and plums ($18), and the 2008 chardonnay twinkles with light floral notes and a delicate, peachy disposition ($15). Grapes from Grassy Creek’s distinctive red soil collide in the hearty and chocolaty Red Barn Blend, a rich ambrosial bottle bursting with herby flavors ($16). Two included wine glasses make the perfect accessory for celebrative toasts to newly crowned benevolent despots.
When Renfro Hosiery Mills first opened in 1921, its 25 employees probably couldn’t imagine that their little company would grow into a worldwide, 5,000-employee empire. Today, under the banner RenfroSocks.com, that empire stocks a variety of brands whose styles span from no-nonsense athletic socks to novelty socks bedecked with cupcakes, Santas, hamburgers, and the human genome. RenfroSocks.com also stocks specialty medical socks, such as compression and circulatory diabetic styles.
The creative craftspeople at The Enchanted Cottage augment memory makers with more than 35,000 products stocked inside its old-fashioned roller mill. As customers pass under the sloping red roof, Spellbinders’ Shapeabilities, Nestabilities, and Borderabilities lines ($9.99+) beckon, ready to lovingly border snapshots and tag surfaces with declarations of love, inspiration, or heirloom pancake recipes. Additionally, thousands of acid-free papers make sure that keepsakes stay fresh for years to come, while Tim Holtz embossing folders ($11.55+) and Memory Box dies ($5.25+) help crafters add flair to their fondest recollections. Though they are not included with this Groupon, The Enchanted Cottage often hosts a variety of classes, taught by employees and visiting instructors, in disciplines including stamping, scrapbooking, and drawing flipbooks depicting your wedding reception.
All-Things-Wood.com designs their staining, stripping, and refinishing services with an eye toward the long-term health of both the wood and the environment. Certified green stains by OneTime, TimberOX Green, and Woodrich—which come with three- or seven-year warrantees—works in conjunction with low-pressure, high-volume washing to reduce the need for potentially erosive pressure washing. The company's licensed, bonded, and insured technicians select low-VOC, lead-free, eco-friendly stains and products for all indoor and outdoor services, while decks also enjoy comprehensive protection via anti-mold, anti-mildew, anti-algae, and UV sun-guard treatments, which shield slats from embarrassing tan lines. Completely confident in the quality of work delivered by its craftsmen, All-Things-Wood backs all services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will even pay for maid service if they fail to contain less than 95% of the dust generated during the refinishing of interior floors or cabinets.