Experience North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands’ Winery and Brewery

Silver Coast Winery

After a day of salt and sun, kick back and sip on a taste of North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands at the area’s local winery and brewery! The award-winning Silver Coast Winery and Check Six Brewing Company create beverages that are sure to please any palate, including those of wine and beer connoisseurs. Both the winery and brewery are owned by local residents who take pride in their craft, so be sure to stop by on your next visit to the Brunswick Islands.

Silver Coast Winery

Silver Coast WineryOcean Isle Beach is home to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands’ first winery, Silver Coast. Charming and eclectic, Silver Coast Winery encompasses the relaxed and ultimately unique ambiance of the Brunswick Islands. Owner Maryann Azzato’s passion for wine started at an early age. She spent her youth watching her father make wine, and dreamed of one day opening a winery of her own. Azzato’s childhood dreams came true in 2000, when her husband and three children gifted her a lovely eight-acre woodland property for Mother’s Day. In 2002, Silver Coast opened to the public. Silver Coast wines are modeled after traditional, European styles, but also feature hybrid grapes to create their signature Seyval Blanc and Traminette. The winery has received over 300 regional, national, and international awards and accolades for its white, blush and red wines, each adorned with labels displaying pieces of art from local Brunswick Island artists, including its Cabernet, Chardonnay Touriga, White Merlot and Viognier. With such an array of wine varietals, there is a wine that perfectly pairs with each visitor’s palate.

The delicious collection of wines is only one aspect of what makes a visit to Silver Coast a one-of-a-kind experience. Visitors are greeted by an eccentric display of local art adorning the walls of the winery. Silver Coast’s Barrel Room is a festive, cavernous space that features an indoor waterfall, wooden folk-art figures, glazed ceramics, handcrafted jewelry, oil paintings, and a collection of psychedelic dog portraits. While the winery offers traditional cheese pairing plates to accompany wine flights, visitors who prefer something out of the ordinary can also request animal crackers and cheese doodles.

Silver Coast Winery is available for weddings and other events. Be sure to swing by Silver Coast and check out The Purple Feet Festival on November 5, 2017 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.

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Check Six Brewing Company

Venture to Southport to continue your libation outing through North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Southport is home to The Brunswick Islands’ first brewery, Check Six Brewing Company. Tim Hassel and Noah Goldman opened this family owned and operated brewery in 2015. Check Six is a phrase used by fighter pilots to indicate the need to look behind you for enemy aircraft during flight. The Army, Navy and Coast Guard use the phrase “I’ve got your six” to indicate their backup. Hassel and Goldman chose this name to show visitors that they have all guests’ refreshment needs covered.

The brewery features 10-12 of Check Six’s own craft beers on tap, and offers an array of varieties to please every beer aficionado’s taste preferences, ranging from blonde ales to stouts and IPAs. All labels coincide with the aviation theme, and each brew celebrates America’s rich fighter pilot history. Be sure to check out the Curtiss Jenny Brown Ale. This more hoppy American interpretation of Northern English Brown Ales is named after the very popular American trainer that ninety-five percent of allied pilots learned to fly in WWI. This medium body malty and rich ale has a slightly nutty, toffee-like quality, with hints of chocolate, and a fresh dry-hoped aroma that perfectly complements a long day of fun in the sun.

Check Six hosts many events and weeknight entertainment options; stop by on Thursday nights for Weekly Trivia Night or Fridays for Karaoke.

Coming Soon

North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is also excited to announce that the area’s second brewery, Georgia-based Red Hare Brewing Company, is opening a location in Shallotte in 2018.

To learn more about local libations in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands, and to plan your trip, visit www.NCBrunswick.com.

You can follow the North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands on social media at https://www.facebook.com/NCBrunswick/ and https://www.instagram.com/ncbrunswickislands/.

 

Tie the Knot in the Brunswick Islands

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day less than a month away and National Proposal Day (and the first day of Spring!) coming up on March 20th. Perhaps you’re ready to take that next step with your significant other or are already in the process of planning your big day. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a stunning backdrop with 45 miles of pristine beaches on its five barrier islands and all the resources you need to have a picture-perfect, stress-free wedding.

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Choose The Venue
With an abundance of beautiful, sandy beaches for your ceremony, brides in the Brunswick Islands can also choose from barns, the Planetarium, golf and oceanfront resorts and even have one of the historic lighthouses as your backdrop. Whatever your wedding style, the Brunswick Islands have a venue to fit your vision.

Find The Experts
Put your planning jitters at ease, and find all your wedding needs in one place with local wedding planners, caterers, photographers, wedding cake bakers and more throughout the Brunswick Islands’ coastal and mainland towns. If you’re planning a destination wedding from afar, let these local experts help you create the wedding of your dreams in the Brunswick Islands.

For a full list of the Brunswick Islands’ wedding venues, and services and planners, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/wedding/services.

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Select The Lodging
Find accommodations for guest lists and bridal parties of all sizes throughout the Brunswick Islands with traditional hotels, golf and oceanfront resorts, bed and breakfasts, and a range of spacious rental properties, many right on the beach. With an assortment of lodging configurations with large gathering spaces, families and wedding parties can make a full weekend or even weeklong getaway out of the celebration. For a full list of the Brunswick Islands’ lodging, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/accommodations.

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Stay On Trend

Coastal Wedding Trends We’re Seeing for 2017…

– Instead of a traditional “theme,” many beach brides are going with a coastal “vibe.” Rather than adding to the beach setting with additional décor, let the peaceful, laidback location speak for itself with an ocean-inspired color palate and subtle accents.

– Bring the hues of the coast to your wedding color palate with sunshine yellows and deep ocean blues.

– Brides are opting for quick and intimate ceremonies with just their closest friends and family. Have guests stand with you in the sand and keep your vows short and sweet. Consider a bench or two for older guests to have a seat.

– On and off the beach, brides are choosing loose, beachy hairstyles for their big day, keeping their look as light and fun as the ocean breeze.

To begin planning your wedding in the Brunswick Islands, visit http://www.ncbrunswick.com/wedding.

Request your free NC’s Brunswick Islands Wedding Planner at http://www.ncbrunswick.com/request_guide/wedding.

Have Your Wedding Where the Something Blue is a Given

have your wedding where the something blue is a given. The Carolina blue sky. The deep blue Atlantic at the edge of the sand on a barrier island. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands offers a variety of wedding venues for couples to say “I do” on their special day. Whether your ideal wedding is on the beach, walking down the aisle with the sand underneath your feet and a nice sea breeze catching your veil, or a lavish inn or golf resort with romantic grounds filled with southern charm, we have the perfect venues to host any couple’s wedding. You don’t need a passport to celebrate a destination wedding; the five islands that make up the Brunswick Islands are filled with 45 miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches, charming accommodations for you and your guests, mouthwatering restaurants and savvy wedding planners who can help with every last detail of your big day. Make our unique coast the ideal location for your memorable wedding. It’s all up to you, but there’s one thing you can count on – North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands can accommodate any fairy tale wedding.

Swing into Nuptials

Whether the groom needs another round before he says “I do,” or you are looking for that gorgeous lushly landscaped venue with a stately clubhouse, our golf clubs and resorts offer both indoor and outdoor space, like Sea Trail Resort and Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort. Indulge and relax on your special day knowing everything is being taken care of by the professional staff. And don’t forget to take those gorgeous wedding shots by the green!

Foodie Lover’s Paradise

If food is one of the most important components of your dream wedding, allow one of our many restaurants serve as the host of your wedding. The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar, for instance, has gorgeous views and secluded banquet rooms for your wedding party, and it will also give your guests a savory experience they’ll never forget.

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Feel the sand between your feet with the perfect beach wedding at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Resorts and inns such as The Wind Resort Beach Club, Ocean Isle Inn and The Islander Inn, will take care of all the planning so you can enjoy your special and everlasting moment. Besides, nothing beats a beach wedding on our uncrowded and romantic shores.

Making History

Historical sites and museums are can also be rented for weddings that need a little more of a rustic and unique touch. Imagine a ceremony at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site, with the sun peering through the large oak trees around the magnificent ruins of a colonial church. You will be surrounded by the extraordinary history of the site while you begin create your own special moments.

Something Borrowed

Oak Island Vacation Rental HomeFor a casual and family-oriented wedding experience, consider renting a generous-sized beach house. A private wedding is perfect for any bride looking to have friends and family close together to experience such nuptials. There are an abundance of options ranging from “do it yourself” to a perfectly planned wedding ceremony. There are no limits to what your North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands beach house wedding can be.

Inn-separable Memories

Many of the inns on our islands can make the perfect backdrop for your wedding. For brides looking for a different take on the ever-popular “beach wedding,” The Sunset Inn, an intimate and luxurious inn with porches overlooking nature’s nursery, provides a marsh view perfect for any nature-lover.  Let the experienced staff assist you with all the details of creating your perfect wedding!

A Fresh Start

Maybe you want a blank slate. A clean palette. There are multiple event centers in which will house your dream wedding. The Southport Community Building, with its large event space and waterfront setting, will give you the opportunity to be the artist and transform the space into what you have always imagined.

From fairy tale, to classic, to modern and from beaches, to golf fairways, to lighthouses and sailboats, there is the perfect venue waiting for you at North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands.

For a complete list of accommodations, wedding services, and even honeymoon options, visit here.