Corks Caps & Taps is the creation of Mark Terry. Mark is entering his 30th year in the the wine world. Most recently he was the winemaker dating back to 2004 for the award winning Westbend Vineyards. He began his life long relationship with wine in Long Island, New York and is recognized as the pioneer of winery in that region. During Marks 20 years at Hargrave Vineyards, that area became a major producer of fine wines. The wines he produced for Hargrave received many national and international awards and medals. Hargrave wines were being showcased from the New York Governors Mansion to the White House. Hargrave Vineyards sold the vineyard to Castello Di Borghese and Mark continued to make award winning wine for them.
During his year as a barrel sales representative he had the opportunity to travel the East Coast. He visited many wineries and met many winemakers. It was during these travels that he visited Westbend Vineyards for the first time. The new frontier in the wine industry which was emerging in North Carolina intrigued him. After careful consideration of several options which had been offered to him, he decided to accept the offer from Westbend Vineyards. In October 2004, he moved his family to North Carolina.
In 2007, his daughter, Nicole "Nikki" Terry, followed in her fathers footsteps in the business he loved and the industry she grew up around, it was a natural fit. Nikki has worked in many areas of the wine industry, and was a valuable asset at Westbend Vineyards. Nikki gained an understanding of production, purchasing, marketing, and event planning during her time at Westbend Vineyards. This experience prepared her for this exciting new business venture.
Come join Mark and Nikki at Corks Caps and Taps,
and enjoy great wine and beer in a wonderful atmosphere.