Ocracoke Wine Tasting at Zillies
For an evening filled with robust flavors and great conversation, head to Ocracoke and Zillie's Pantry. Zillie's is a great little spot on the back road that offers a large selection of wine, worldly beer, unique gourmet spreads, bar tools, wireless internet, and even a fire pit in the off season. Stop by during one of their famous wine tastings for a real treat.
We were there on a cool fall evening and were joined by all of the locals surrounding the fire pit. With the massive selection of unique beers and wines by the glass its a great casual place for a good drink with friends. Head inside for the wine tasting and get to know the other patrons. The intimate setting and casual atmosphere makes you feel at home. Each wine is paired with a delicious sample of hors d'oeuvres with jams, cheeses and crackers. With tastings of 5 different wines you also receive great discounts on the bottles and between tastings can wander the store. Our tasting for the evening consisted of five wines from Italy with one Sauvignon Blanc, three reds and a champagne finale. The experience lasted about an hour and a half and was quite enjoyable and relaxing.
Reservations are required and it is probably quite busy during the summer seasons. Check Zillie's website for tasting schedules and sign up for their newsletter to receive updates. www.zilliespantry.com