Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is the assistant editor and digital editor of Our State.

Drink Local

Evening in the Vines

Turn a tasting trip in North Carolina wine country into a weekend getaway.

Drink Local

Water to Wine

Champions of the Yadkin River help protect its waters. Their favorite way to celebrate this valuable natural resource? A trip down the river — and a post-paddle party.


A Hop, Sip, and a Jump

The Yadkin Valley wine region — the state’s first American Viticultural Area — is dotted with vineyards, many just minutes apart. Get winery hopping with these three itineraries.

Home & Garden

Luxe Lofts

Choose your own adventure at this chic, historic loft in downtown Asheville.