Friday, January 28, 2011

The Mother Vine Wines Produced by Dublin Winery

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The Scuppernong grape grew wild along the shores of the Outer Banks when the first English settlers arrived in 1587 to begin a new life in the New World. Since that time, these delicious grapes have been enjoyed by many throughout Europe and America. The Mother Vine is located on Roanoke Island, a small coastal community in North Carolina that has tended and protected the vine through the years while enjoying the succulent fruit.

Many local residents recall growing up on the island and spending hours searching out the vines to pick and eat the grapes. One could stand in one spot and eat their fill. Wines and jellies were also favorites that were made from the fruit and served with hot breads and cheeses.

Guests Enjoying Scuppernong Grapes
from The White Doe Inn Vine
 The Scuppernong grape is the official fruit of North Carolina. In May, 2005 a new vineyard was planted using cuttings from this Mother Vine and in July, 2008 the first Premium Scuppernong was produced and released by Duplin Winery. It was the first wine in over 100 years to be produced from the native Mother Vine, the oldest vine in America.

One of the many legends handed down about The Mother Vine tells us that over 400 years ago, there was a great love shared between two people. From her beauty and their great love, came the Mother Vine which produced a sweet, white fruit unlike any other. It is a lovely legend about Virginia Dare and a love that transcended all others. You can read the legend under Folklore at Mother Vine Wine.

Additional Information: For three generations Duplin Winery has been producing their award-winning wines, champagnes, and gourmet foods. Now they have added The Mother Vine Fine Scuppernong Wines. For current releases, event information and news visit the Duplin Winery Web Site. Located in Rose Hill, North Carolina (just off I-40) Free daily tours and tastings.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Celebrating 100 Years, Looking Toward the Future

As we move into the new year, we are excited about meeting and welcoming new guests to The White Doe Inn and to welcome back all of our returning guests. This past year we celebrated 100 glorious years for this icon National Historic Register Property known as the “Theadore Meekins Home”.

In 2011, we will be celebrating our 16th year as Innkeepers for The White Doe Inn. Innkeeping is our second career and we love it as much as our first career as National Park Service Rangers. Not much difference as long as you love people and support preservation of historic structures. This has been our mantra for the past 40+ years.

Join us this year as we continue to provide our guests with enjoyable and memorable experiences to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Sign up today for our Newsletter and Events to make sure you get the latest on what's happening. Don't miss our ever changing Specials and Packages.


Bebe & Bob Woody

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweetheart Special all of February

The Garden Room
Snuggle up in front of your fireplace, sip champagne & indulge in rich chocolates, sneak away for a secluded picnic, melt under the hands of an experienced masseuse and experience a restorative getaway with that special person. 

Book your favorite room and for $360 extra we will include champagne and chocolates,  a picnic lunch* for two and 60 minute massages for two.

Use Promo Code Sweetheart when booking. This offer is good for all of February 2011.**
*Your choice of either the picnic tote or wicker basket and it is your gift to take home. 
**Seven days notice is recommended, last minute bookings may not be available for this package.