Virgin Islands enters agreement with USVI Wine Company
USVI Wine Company, NOW OPEN near downtown Concord, NC
For those who live in Concord, NC, like me, there has always been a building on South Union Street near downtown. All my life it’s been the American Red Cross. One day while driving I noticed a sign that said USVI Wine. As I am a wine drinker, I was curious when USVI would open. Last Wednesday, they unofficially opened their doors.
Last Saturday my wife and I stopped in for a tour that lasted about two hours. We did a 5 wine tasting for $10 and ended up having a glass of our favorite each and bringing home two bottles. We met the two owners, Genia Vanterpool, who was born in St. Thomas and is the winemaker, and Deidra-Ann Varlack who manages events and aesthetics, and is originally from St. John. The islands were purchased by the United States for 25 million in 1917. Learn more about the US Virgin Islands HERE
Genia and Deidra-Ann have been making and selling wine for some time in the area as a mobile in-house wine tasting business for special events, but wanted to start a “brick and mortar” wine cellar. Once you see what they did to transform the former American Red Cross facility at 167 South Union Street, you will be amazed. The video below shows what it looked like when they got it. The gallery below the video shows the “after”.
We enjoyed their wine and we enjoyed their stories of how their partnership was born. You will enjoy it too. They’re famous for doing things like the “Sip & Paint” wine events and the “Unwine” event, which combines relaxing yoga with wine. You had me at wine.
Concordians, especially wine lovers, should discover and support USVI Wine Company. As you can see in the photo gallery, it’s beautiful. We only wish them much success. The basement will soon be a private reception room. After seeing these photos of how it turned out, USVI Wine Company is destined to become an ideal destination for people who share a love for wine.
Visit them www.usviwineco.com
Call to host a wine event NOW at 980-229-3454 and ask for Deidra-Ann.