First Fridays on the Porch are a real party at Chatham Hill Winery in Cary, and now that the winery is in the heart of town, it’s easier to join the fun. The new winery offers a friendly, laid back atmosphere with the same great wine it has been known for. A $5 cover charge gets you in ($3 for wine club members).
On a recent Friday, a downpour moved the porch party inside, but it didn’t discourage the crowds that came out for live music, the Chicken Cue food truck and a glass or a bottle of Chatham Hill wine for the evening. Last month featured beer tastings from Fortnight Brewing, soon to be Cary’s first brewery.
I’m not a big fan of IPA but Fortnight’s English IPA was amazing. English yeast and malts, combined American hops gave the beer a nice citrusy taste without the sharpness of most IPAs. When it opens, Fortnight will be just a short drive – or walk – from Chatham Hill, making this corner of Cary a hot spot for local beer and wine.
This first Friday, another night on the porch is planned, and with day temps expected in the 70s, it may just be a nice evening to be outside! From the website: “Live music provided by Back Porch String Band playing Bluegrass and Southern Folk, Ed Pratt and Bandmembers. Food truck this month will be D’Burritos. Wine and local BEER available.”