by Wiley Sloan
We’ve watched with excitement over the past four years as JT Fields and company have transformed our beloved Mountain Fresh Grocery from “the corner grocery store” into the “go-to place” for a favorite meal, the freshest aromatic coffee in Highlands and our favorite wines.
Have you browsed the huge selection of wines from around the world found at Mountain Fresh? With more than six hundred wines – in all price ranges you’ll find your favorite wine from Napa Valley or the Willamette Valley plus wines from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, South America and much more. Whether you are just a casual wine drinker or a wine connoisseur who has specific tastes, there’s something here for you. Donna Woods who many of you know from Lakeside Restaurant and JT both love wines and enjoy offering great wines at reasonable prices at Mountain Fresh. With more than forty years of combined food and wine experience, they can help you pair the right wine to your specific requirements.
As you stroll the aisles of the Wine Market you’ll recognize many of the wines but you’ll also find many new wines to try. Let JT help you find the wine that best suits your taste buds. “There is nothing more fun than to learn the wine preferences of our customers,” JT intones. “When I find a new wine that I think would please one of our regulars, I give them a call and tell them about it,” he continues.
If you have enjoyed a wine at a friend’s house or your favorite restaurant and want to have it in your cellar, bring the empty bottle or the name and info to JT and he will work diligently to find it for you. I really know very little about wines-only what I like and don’t like, so it is comforting to know that I can come to Mountain Fresh and let JT help me find the perfect wine to accompany any meal. Whether I want to spend $10 a bottle or $125 a bottle, I can find a wine that is just right for the occasion.
Stop by Mountain Fresh on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for their Wine Tastings. If you are having a burger from the deli or your favorite salad, select a wine from the Mountain Fresh Wine Market and enjoy a glass with your meal. Yes, you may even uncork a bottle and enjoy a glass as you stroll the aisles selecting your groceries. Tired from a busy day on the Plateau? Stop by Mountain Fresh mid-afternoon for a glass of your favorite wine.
Mountain Fresh Grocery and Wine Market located at 521 Main Street. (828)-526-2400. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sundays 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.