Parker-Binns Vineyard earns Fine Wines honor

Published 8:00 am Friday, March 9, 2018

The results are in, and Parker-Binns’ 2015 Cabernet Franc has earned a top 12 spot of the North Carolina Fine Wine Competition.

During the 2018 judging, 28 wineries submitted 117 wines to be tasted by a panel of advanced sommeliers to receive a strict review of quality and character.  Twelve of these wines received awards, six that represented best in category, and six that were ranked by their points earned during judging.

Overall, these 12 wines were scored to be a stellar representation of the North Carolina wine scene.

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Parker-Binns has been cultivating Cabernet Franc since 2008 on their estate vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of Mill Spring, North Carolina.  At just over half an acre of Cabernet Franc planted, this presents the opportunity to produce 100-150 cases annually from this boutique winery.  The placement in the North Carolina Fine Wines Showcase represents a very unique opportunity for both Western North Carolina Vineyards and Parker-Binns.

The North Carolina Fine Wine Society makes this growth in the industry possible with the support of member producers like Parker-Binns and the wine media at large.

Jay Raffaldini, owner of Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery, has been leading the charge to raise the bar in quality production of wines in the state of North Carolina.  Along with this growth, Parker-Binns is a proud affiliate to be raising the bar with wines that represent this great place.

To find out more about Parker-Binns Vineyard visit

Parker-Binns Vineyard is located at 7382 Highway 108 E. in Mill Spring.

– Submitted by Kelly Binns