Activities and Events


From the Ground Up: How does Soil Affect Wine” presented by Shruthi Dhoopati, MSc, Viticulture and Enology, Wine maker, Addison Farms Vineyards
The French Broad Vignerons & Addison Farms Vineyards are hosting an interactive class about soil in our educational series “From the Ground Up”. What is the relationship between soil properties and wine characteristics? We will discuss the concepts behind terroir, soil based site selection, local soils, pre-planting preparation as well as soil health. The event will include lunch catered by Zuma’s Cafe and a glass of Addison Farms wine. All interest levels welcome; the presentation will be beneficial for people who are just beginning to explore viticulture as well as people who want research-specific knowledge.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10 AM-12 Noon
Addison Farms Vineyard, 4003 New Leicester Highway, Leicester NC – Free Parking
$20 for FBV Members or $25 for non-Members
Register for the March 2 event at: 
Registration closes midnight on February 27, 2019
Seating is limited to 30 people
This link will let you pay your individual membership dues for calendar 2019:
Questions? Call Chuck Blethen at 828-606-3130 or eMail