High Peaks Wine Tasting Fund Raiser, May 19, 4-7

NC High Peaks Trail Association is hosting a wine tasting to raise money for its Trail Fund on Friday, May 19 from 4-7pm at Burnsville Wine and… at 525 West Main Street.  NC High Peaks has been awarded two grants and invited to apply for a third to renovate the Mount Mitchell Trail, the highest trail in the eastern United States.  Work on the first grant began last week (May 10) with a projected cost of $60,000 which must be paid before NC High Peak is reimbursed.  NC High Peaks is a small, Burnsville-based non-profit with limited resources, thus this invitation to our community to help us fund this work on one of the important facets of Yancey County’s economy.

NC High Peaks has set a goal to raise $60,000 and will be hosting various events and activities over the next two years.  NC High Peaks has already raised $15,000 in individual donations and has also matched over $5,000 in volunteer labor thanks to the efforts of the students from the Arthur Morgan School and Clemson University.  NC High Peaks is committed to our community and to maintaining, improving and building trails in Yancey County, please join us in our efforts and enjoy some good wine to boot!


Bubo is the Latin word for “owl” and the name of the goddess Athena’s magical owl. Throughout history owls have been regarded with fascination and associated with prosperity, good fortune, and a natural method of controlling pests. Owls that inhabit vineyards where grapes are grown are treasured because of their role as long-term stewards of the land.

Bubo Pinot Grigio

­This Pinot Grigio is medium-bodied with white peach aromas, and layered with favors of lemon, honeydew and nectarine. Th­e lush fruit flavors are enhanced by balanced acidity and a crisp, clean finish. Enjoy with Mediterranean, Latin and Asian cuisine.

Bubo Pinot Noir 

­This juicy Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and plum followed by fruit flavors and a hint of cocoa. Enjoy this medium-bodied wine with light dishes such as poultry and pork. Cherry, plum, cocoa, sweet fruit entry, toasty oak, elegant tannins, clean finish.

Bubo Old World Zinfandel 

­This Old Vine Zinfandel has rich aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry and black pepper balanced by oak influences, ­is luscious combination of aromas and flavors culminate with a spicy finish with supple tannins and balanced acidity.  Aroma, Blackberry, toasted oak. Flavors, Fruit forward, oak, black pepper Structure  Medium bodied, balanced acidity, supple tannins

Agave Margarita

Cloudy golden straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed limes and candied yams and apples with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length orange and pineapple sherbet finish. A very tasty margarita cocktail with nice fruity agave character.