Relaxed Luxury for Romance, Girlfriend Getaways, Families and Groups
Surround yourself with period antiques, European bedding and the indulgence of fine Italian linens. Many rooms and suites offer patios or terraces, with captivating views of Main Street and downtown Highlands.
Condé Nast’s Top Hotel Spa in North America
The North Carolina Mountains are said to have a healing power all their own. And the minute you enter The Spa at Old Edwards Inn you’ll feel that energy. Voted #1 Hotel Spa in North America by Condé Nast Traveler's readers in 2010.
Mountain Golf Lifestyle in the Tradition of Old Edwards
Old Edwards Club offers the finest in club lifestyle with a relaxed, family environment.  The Tom Jackson designed golf course is an architectural marvel that cascades along the Eastern Continental Divide in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Sustainable Dining In The Western North Carolina Mountains
The restaurants at Old Edwards Inn and Spa offer the freshest and most innovative cuisine in the North Carolina Mountains. Special wine dinners throughout the season combine a wide variety of wines with the award-winning cuisine of Chef Chris Huerta.
Shopping At Old Edwards Inn
The best shopping in Highlands can be found at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. You’ll find unique home décor, antiques and accessories, ladies designer wear, meaningful gifts for the mind, body and spirit and more.
Activities abound at Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The award-winning Spa with Serenity Solarium and Fireside Lounge beckons for some quite me time, while our three heated pools and Kelsey Game Room make family time enjoyable.
Destination Weddings, Corporate Retreats and Meetings

Old Edwards features a wide variety of accommodations and gathering spaces to accommodate productive corporate meeting, stunning destination wedding, memorable family reunions and other group gatherings.

Highlands, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Situated at 4118 feet, Highlands, North Carolina sits as the crowning jewel on the southern plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Edwards Inn and Spa provides unparalleled luxury and leisure to visitors of the Highlands area.

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Tomato Panini Beverage Pairings

Pinot Grigio

As I thought about pairings for the Tomato Panini, I immediately thought Pinot Grigio. Then I thought “No, too easy. Let’s be more creative."  After tasting at least a dozen alternatives I decided that the perfect pairing was Pinot Grigio. More specifically the Santi and the Jerman. The Jerman is barrel fermented (virtually unheard of in P.G. circles) and is fleshy, rich, with creamy notes of apple and pear. This turned out to be a near perfect mirror pairing for the Tomato Panini. The Santi, Pinot Grigio with its juicy bright fruit and bracing acidity was a perfect complement the Creamy mozzarella and country ham.


The red pairing was less challenging. If I could make a wine to go with the Tomato Panini it would be the Chateau Pesquie “Terrasses”. A bistro style wine, it is both savory and fruity. Understated in style, its fruit and spice blend seamlessly with the Tomato Panini’s ham, tomato and mozzarella as if they were a single element.

I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy these pairings as I am right now.

Happy Lunching, Curt Christiansen

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