Our Summer hours at the Harbor House.
Monday thru Wednesday 10 to 7
Thursday Friday Saturday 10 to 8
Sunday 11 to 8
We are very excited about our new location in Historic Downtown Swansboro. We’re on the 2nd floor of the Harbor House. We have a great back deck and view of the White Oak River/ICW.
Stop in for a beer, a glass of wine or some ice cream or shakes. We have new gifts in stock as well as our vast inventory of homebrew and winemaking kits.
Come see us today.
We have 16 flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream to choose from. We also have gluten free ice cream. Any flavor can also be used to make milkshakes.
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Cream
Strawberry Cheese Cake
Peanut Butter Cup
Deep Dish Apple
Chocolate Cherry Cordial
Ssugar Free Butter pecan
Did you know you can make wine from almost any fruit? In addition to grapes you can use watermelon, citrus fruits, peaches, berries, even bananas! The fruit lends its flavors and adds depth and aromas to the wine.
Do you like sweet wine? Try using a sweet kit like our Orchard Breezin Strawberry White Zinfandel or Blackberry Merlot. If a dryer wine is your preference try our En Primeur Chilean Carmenere or Austrailian Chardonnay. Both offer a fuller bodied wine with hints of berries. We have plenty of other kits to offer to match anyone’s wine preference.
Did you know we are now a wine making center? That’s right you can come in, select your wine kit and prepare the wine for fermentation. We’ll store it in our fermentation room for you. When you return in about 2-3 weeks, we’ll show you how to rack and clear the wine. The final step is bottling, corking and labeling – all done on premise. This not only makes for extremely affordable wine, but you don’t have to buy any extra equipment or find the space in your home to properly store the wine during fermentation.
We have classes starting regularly so make plans now. Call Jack at 252-764-0403 to reserve your spot in our next class.
Brewing beer is fun, easy and very affordable but many people wonder why they should brew beer at home when they can just buy it at the store.
The truth is, you don’t have to but if your passionate enough and enjoy the flavor of a good craft beer, brewing it yourself is definitely worth trying.
First, it’s very affordable. In fact, brewing your own beer can cost as little as $5 a six-pack. This is for rich, great tasting craft beer not that cheap stuff! Also, you can try a variety of recipes and ingredients and really fine tune your brew to suit your own tastes.
Next, its fun. Heating, mixing, waiting, watching. The whole process from start to finish is interesting enough to keep you excited about the finished product while practicing patience while the yeast works its magic. You don’t need a lot of space or equipment, just a few hours in the kitchen and a few weeks later, your very own beer is ready to chill and serve.
Finally, its part of our heritage. Brewing beer can be dated as far back as 4300 BC perhaps and most definitly has its place in the history books as being a staple in many cultures.
So if you have a free Saturday and are curious about beer making in your home, stop by our store to learn all the facts, select your ingredients and get started.
Making wine is a centuries old practice. Historians can trace wine making back through the ages to early Mesopotamia; the Egyptians left clues about the wine-making process in ancient hieroglyphic carvings and the Greeks forever immortalized wine with their worship of Dionysus, the god of wine.
Over the years, meticulously tended vineyards, secretive processes and favored labels by aristocratic society have made many wealthy wine-makers; think Kendall-Jackson (Jess Jackson) and Robert Mondavi. But thanks to global commerce, new technology and some really enthusiastic wine consumers, you don’t have to contribute to their bank account anymore. Making your own wine is fun, easy, close at hand and economical!
You don’t have to grow your own grapes or buy any oak barrels – we have all the ingredients, equipment and know-how to get you off on your own path towards bottling your own vino. Its easier than you think and cost a lot less per bottle than buying labels so why not try it? Go ahead, channel your inner Gallo brother.
Learn more by visiting us this week – 147 Front St. Swansboro NC.
For a brief glance at the history of wine-making, visit AnyHeart.org.