Wineries and Vineyards

Germanton business combines a love of wine and art

Germanton business combines a love of wine and art

On a main road leading travelers from Winston-Salem and Rural Hall east toward Belews Creek and Walnut Cove sits a cozy brick building full of beautiful fine art pieces and award-winning wines, nestled in the small community of Germanton. As one of the two oldest wineries in North Carolina, owner David Simpson said it is […]

From wines to spirits: Catering to many flavors

From wines to spirits: Catering to many flavors

While some wineries in North Carolina may be getting involved with the beer industry, it was only natural for the owners of Windsor Run Cellars and Shadow Springs Vineyard to instead incorporate the spirits industry. The winery for the two vineyards, owned by Chuck and Jamey Johnson, is the site of the distillery as well. […]

Carolina Heritage Winery expands solar support system

Carolina Heritage Winery expands solar support system

An Elkin winery already known as the first certified organic vineyard and winery in North Carolina is now becoming more environmentally friendly. Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery on N.C. 268 east of the Mitchell River already had about 85 percent of its winery electricity being supported through solar sources, and this year owners Clyde and […]

Wine quality labels seek to boost industry

Wine quality labels seek to boost industry

A new sticker is appearing on locally produced wines and the hope is this quality assurance sticker will boost the credibility of North Carolina’s ever-growing wine industry. Ken Gulaian, owner of Round Peak Vineyards, said the program officially launched in 2015. In 2011, the North Carolina Winegrowers Association began discussing concerns over the quality of […]

The journey of Stony Knoll Vineyards

The journey of Stony Knoll Vineyards

Perched atop a hill overlooking acres of grape vines and the mountains beyond is the tasting room at Stony Knoll Vineyards, located at 1143 Stony Knoll Road in Dobson. The winery, which opened in the fall of 2004, is family owned and operated and part of a North Carolina Century Farm. Winemaker and owner Van […]

Off the beaten path at Brandon Hills Vineyard

Off the beaten path at Brandon Hills Vineyard

What do tropical fish, birds of prey and good wines have in common? Not much you might think, but you can find all these at Brandon Hills Vineyard, a small boutique winery in Yadkin County. Located at 1927 Brandon Hills Road in Yadkinville, Brandon Hills Vineyard is named for the family who used to farm […]

N.C. State Fair announces winners in 2016 wine competition

RALEIGH — A pomegranate wine from Lumberton and a muscadine from Mocksville were the top winners in the 2016 N.C. State Fair Wine Competition sponsored by the N.C. Wine and Grape Growers Council. Stephens Vineyards and Winery of Lumberton won Best of Show and the N.C. Winegrowers Cup for its Pomegranate Wine. The fruit wine […]

Noni Bacca Winery ‘stomps’ the competition

The results from the 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) have been announced. The competition took place March 19 and 20 in Rochester, New York. Noni Bacca Winery of Wilmington earned 25 medals, bringing their eight-year total in this competition to 136 medals to date. This year included two gold medals, 10 silver and […]