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operation, focused on the production of spirits
in the classic categories (vodka, gin, brandy,
bourbon, rye whiskey), combined with new
innovation. Tours and tastings available the
third Thurs. of each month from 5-7:30pm,
every half hour.
White Street Brewing Company
218 S. White St., Wake Forest 27587;
White Street is dedicated to the meticulous
production of high-quality, well-balanced ales
and lagers. From the classic styles to the worn
brass handles of the taproom doors, their
attention to detail is reviving the time when
neighborly craftsmen worked hard to do things
the right way. Daily hours vary.
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh 27604;
Raleigh-based distillery bringing hand-crafted
spirits to the Oak City using local craftsmen
and ingredients to present the bold taste of
the South. Free tours and tastings offered Sat.,
1-5pm. Carolina Moonshine and Carolina Gin
available for purchase.
Lassiter Distilling Company
319 N. First Ave., Knightdale 27545;
Lassiter Distilling Co. was founded on the
principle that greatness is made with timehonored tradition, character and a dose of
mischief. They create and market superior
spirits, including Lassiter's N.C. Rum and N.C.
Amber Rum. Tours are available every Thurs. at
5:30pm and Sat. every hour from 1-5pm.
Raleigh Rum Company
1100 Corporation Pkwy., Ste. 132, Raleigh
Among the few craft distilleries in N.C., Raleigh
Rum Company creates small-batch rums from
scratch. Free tours and tastings offered every
Sat. at 2pm. No reservations required. Simply
show up and have a good time.
Oak City Amaretto
1100 Corporation Pkwy., Ste. 132, Raleigh
The Oak City Amaretto recipe is a twist on the
owner's Grandma Scalabrino's original Sicilian
amaretto recipe. From their family to yours,
saluti and grazie! Free tour and tasting offered
every Sat. at 2pm.
Seventy Eight °C Spirits
2660 Discovery Dr., Ste. 136, Raleigh 27616;
Seventy Eight °C Spirits' mission is to produce
delicious spirits that are pleasing to the senses,
using only the highest-quality ingredients.
This micro-distillery offers limoncello, jalapeño
limoncello, blood orangecello, pecan pie vodka
and red apple vodka. Call or email to schedule
a tour and tasting appointment.
Oaklee Distilling Co.
13 N. Main St., Wendell 27591; 919.602.0881;
Founded in 2014 by Raleigh, N.C., native
Lee Browne, Oaklee is in Wendell's historic
downtown district. It is a craft distilling
Owner, Deep South Entertainment
Although you may not know Dave Rose by
name, if you've seen live music in Raleigh,
N.C., chances are that you've seen and heard
his handiwork. His company, Deep South
Entertainment, got its start in 1995 as a record
label and eventually segued to managing
bands. After experiencing festivals and
outdoor events around the country with his
artists, Dave saw an opportunity to make his
own memorable events in Raleigh, based on
everything he learned on the road.
Dave appreciates the diversity of artists that
a strong music scene can bring to visitors and
locals alike. With 12 universities and thriving
tech and pharmaceutical industries, Raleigh,
N.C., attracts creative minds. Settings like
Deep South The Bar, and any of the other 80+
music venues in the area, give live music a
place to shine seven nights a week.
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Adams Vineyards and Winery
3390 John Adams Rd., Willow Spring 27592;
A family-operated Century Farm with onproperty vineyards and winery. Offers a tasting
room, events room and gift shop. Awardwinning dry, semi-sweet, sweet and fruit wines
available for tasting and purchase. Tasting
Room Hours: Fri.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 2-6pm.
Reservations not required.
Chatham Hill Winery and Event Venue
8245 Chapel Hill Rd., Cary 27513;
An urban winery in the heart of downtown
Cary. Relax in the tasting room and art gallery
with a glass of wine and local cheeses. Sit with
friends on the outside patio. Upscale venue
for private corporate, personal functions and
weddings. Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 11am-5pm; Fri.,
11am-6pm; Sat., 11am-7pm; Sun., 1-5pm.
Cloer Family Vineyards
8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex 27523;
A fun place to bring your whole family and
enjoy the day strolling through the vineyards
or having a picnic lunch with a bottle of wine.
Wines currently available for tasting include
Veranda, Riesling, Matador, Carlos and Noble.
Wine tastings: $5; tours are free.
Hours: Fri., noon-5pm; Sat., 11am-5pm.