Wineries and Vineyards

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 […]

A wine retreat on the Roaring River

A wine retreat on the Roaring River

On the banks of the Roaring River at the former site of the Brewer Mills, now sits the newest winery in the Yadkin Valley. Roaring River Vineyards, located at 493 Brewer Mill Road, in Traphill, is more than just a vineyard, it’s a resort getaway nestled in Wilkes County on a unique historic site with […]

Family heritage at Flint Hill Vineyards

Family heritage at Flint Hill Vineyards

Fourteen years ago, the first vines were planted at Flint Hill Vineyards in East Bend, but the farm has a rich history that goes back for more than a century. Soybeans and corn were the primary crops being grown on the land when owners Tim and Brenda Doub decided to plant a vineyard. The tasting […]

JOLO Winery & Vineyards wins double gold in Asheville

JOLO Winery & Vineyards representatives returned to Pilot Mountain recently with five medals including a coveted Double Gold Medal in the French Broad Vigneron category from the 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival. JOLO’s awards won include 2015 Golden Hallows – Double Gold; 2015 Pilot Fog- Gold; 2014 JOLOTAGE – Silver; 2015 JOLO Pink – […]