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Clayton, NC (February 24th, 2016) - In September of last year we announced that Clayton Food Tours had partnered with the Johnston County Visitors Bureau to offer a new Beer, Wine, Shine & Dine Tour as a guided tour of the Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail with lunch. It's a great way to explore the trail while letting someone else do the driving! Much to the delight of attendees, the November inaugural tour was a huge success. The spectacular news is that the 2016 tour dates have been released!

March 19 -- Hinnant Winery, Broadslab Distillery, Double Barley

May 21 -- Gregory Vineyards, Broadslab Distillery, Deep River

October 1 -- Gregory Vineyards, Broadslab Distillery, Deep River

November 12 -- Hinnant Winery, Broadslab Distillery, Double Barley

The Beer, Wine and Shine Trail currently has two craft breweries, two family-owned wineries, and one moonshine distillery. Due to travel time and allowing for ample time to tour and taste at locations, each tour will involve only one winery, one brewery and the distillery along the trail. "This will be an exciting and relaxing way to enjoy Johnston County’s growing beverage scene," said Ashby Brame, Marketing and PR Manager at the Johnston County Visitors Bureau.  

The first tour, offered on March 19th, will include Hinnant Winery, Double Barley Brewing and Broadslab Distillery. Lunch is to be provided by Simple Twist located in downtown Smithfield. The motorcoach will depart at 11:00am from Double Barley Brewing, where the tour will end at 5:00pm. There is ample parking around the back of the brewery where participants can safely leave their car. It is recommended that participants arrive at least 15 minutes early to check-in.

The cost is $89 per person. Space is limited, so call (919) 585-4498 today to reserve a spot. Or visit the Clayton Food Tour website to purchase tickets - www.claytonfoodtours.com/trail/. Visitors and locals who would like to explore more of the trail on their own can find more information and a map of the trail on the Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail website - www.beerwineshinetrail.com


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