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If you love wine, then the Ballantyne Wine Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a must. Sip the day away and expand your palate as you savor the flavors of local, regional, and national wines. Experience live music and entertainment, along with food vendors and small plates, as well. And even when the Ballantyne Wine Festival is over, you can continue the fun by trying out this new local winemaker.

Ebony Wine & Spirits

Ebony Wine & Spirits has taken Charlotte, North Carolina, by storm. The first black-owned winery in Charlotte, the owner Camillya Masunda intends to set her winery apart by making outstanding products and staying true to her mission: celebrating the essence of darkness by incorporating rich and plentiful flavor into every sip. Each bottle of wine is crafted and personally sourced to brighten every drinking experience.

Brut Rose Champagne

The Brut Rose Champagne is served perfectly in a chilled glass. This refreshing, pale pink drink is great for toasting at any celebration. As you sip and gulp, your palate will explode with flavors of slightly-spiced ripe strawberries and cranberries, creating a deliciously round flavor.


The Riesling is composed of sweet hints of white peach, crisp apple, and white honeysuckle blossoms. As you finish your sip, you’ll find the natural sweetness of juicy fruits balanced by a bite of acidity. Camillya recommends pairing the Riesling with spicy foods with ingredients like chili peppers, lemongrass, ginger, and lime because the balance of sweetness and acidity makes a great match.

Fusion Red

Check out the Fusion Red wine for an exuberant blend of strawberry, blackberry, cherry cola, and a touch of spicy black pepper. Sip this sultry wine and feel its smooth, delectable, fruity flavors as they pack a punch to your palate. Whether you’re looking for a wine for a casual gathering or need a perfect partner for your steak dinner, the Fusion Red is great with it all.


If you’re looking for a sweeter wine, Ebony Wine & Spirits has you covered with their signature Moscato. Fill your glass and expect flavors of sweet apricots, peaches, jasmine, honeysuckle, and rose petals to shock your mouth. It’s recommended to sip and swig this succulent drink on a warm summer afternoon, served with mild cheese and fruit.

If you can’t wait to sip the summer days away at Ballantyne Wine Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, then check out more food and drink ideas on The Palmer blog.