Our Preferred Vineyards
NC Wine Gals Preferred Vineyard List
There are several wine-growing regions in the state of North Carolina. Our tours feature visits to vineyards in the well-established Yadkin Valley (the area north of Statesville and below Virginia) and vineyards in the mountain regions around Asheville.
Both areas contribute to overall wealth of amazing wine produced in the state of North Carolina.
Charlotte Area Vineyards
Here is a list of vineyards you may see on your tour.
- Dynamis – Brand new luxury vineyard atop of Brushy Mountain on 1500 pristine acres. Available to private groups only.
- Shadow Springs – (New in 2023) This is a delicious vineyard making a Petite Verdot and Petit Manseng that will change humanity. Adorned with patios and a small lake, this medium-sized vineyard is fast becoming a favorite.
- Dobbins Creek – Small vineyard in the Swan Creek AVA serving up an amazing new dry Riesling and some up-and-coming Merlots.
- Piccione – A boutique vineyard known for its Italian-style wines and one of the best views in the Yadkin Valley. They dabble in Italian reds to a gorgeous sparkling rosé.
- Midnight Magdalena – A boutique vineyard smack in the middle of the valley, serves up some bold & delicious options. Their Provence-style rose is a game-changer.
- Laurel Gray – One of NC’s oldest vineyards, Laurel Gray has some mouth-watering wines, which win awards and lots of them. If you haven’t had a barrel-fermented Chardonnay yet, this is the place to get one.
- Raffaldini – This is perhaps one of Carolina’s prettiest vineyards, Raffaldini. They make excellent Italian wines and have been doing so since 2008. Their flight experience is available to private tours for a small add-on. There are size groups size limits here and reservations are required for tastings.
- Brandon Hills – A small vineyard on less than 10 acres, they offer dry and sweeter style wines. We love a couple of their red wines that are setting themselves up as serious winemakers.
- Hanover Park – French style of winemaking set around a gorgeous restored 19th farmhouse. They grow and excel in red wines like Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Franc.
- Curran Alexander – New vineyard on a historic farm with some amazing American history. We love their Pinot Grigio and reserve reds.
- Junius Lindsey – A small vineyard on land that’s been in the family for 100-plus years. They focus on Rhone Valley wine grapes such as syrah, mouverdre and viognier.
- RayLen -A large production vineyard on 50 acres featuring several award-winning varietals and only 65 minutes from downtown Charlotte. The Cat 5 red blend is an NC game-changer.
- Cellar 4201 – A boutique vineyard making limited production wines that excel in red varietals such as Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Stoney Knoll – This 6th-generation former tobacco farm makes some of the best Viognier (white) around. This is a great (relatively unknown) boutique vineyard open only from Thursday to Saturday.
- Shelton – 90 minutes from Charlotte, Shelton has a litany of delicious wines. We prefer their Tannat, a French grape that packs an intense punch.
- Haze Gray – Owned by a retired military couple, this charming vineyard in the upper Yadkin Valley has a slate of impressive wines including a marvelous Chambourcin.
- Hidden – With a view of Pilot Mountain and a converted tobacco drying room into a private tasting room, this vineyard offers up some delicious wines that are sure to please. We love their Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Manseng.
- Jones Von Drehle – Located in the upper Yadkin Valley AVA, this vineyard has some of the best bottles of wine around in our opinion. While we love most of their wines and are especially smitten with their Petit Verdot (red) and Petit Manseng (white).
- McRitchie – With Oregan wine-making roots, this boutique vineyard produces a handful of amazing reds but also dips its toes into cider.
Asheville Area Vineyards
Here is a list of vineyards you may see on your tour. There are 2 main areas of vineyards; Hendersonville & Tryon.
- Stone Ashe – A gorgeous boutique vineyard serving up some amazing white wines with picturesque views. Part of our premium wine service upgrade. Available to private groups only. Group size restrictions apply.
- Burntshirt – Popular vineyard 30 minutes from Asheville serving up a large variety of local wines.
- Saint Paul’s – A hop skip & jump from Burntshirt, this boutique vineyard has some great red wines and a relaxed atmosphere.
- Souther Williams – This is a newer Hendersonville vineyard in a gorgeous valley. We love their red wines, especially their Cabernet Franc.
- Sawyer Springs – A super cute vineyard that was the first to grow the Zinfandel grape in the state,
- Marked Tree – Another example is that small production produces some great wines. The owner-designed tasting room is one you will remember. Part of our premium wine service upgrade. Available to private groups only. Group size restrictions apply.
- Overmountain – This is a family-owned and operated vineyard on a beautiful property with one heck of a Petite Verdot.
- Mountain Brook – Large vineyard with tons of outdoor space and perfect for large groups, Mountain Brook is a great stop on our tours.
- Parker-Binns – This vineyard excels in red wine production and a mind-blowing steel chardonnay.
- Pleb Urban Winery – Going with an experimental winemaker’s approach, Pleb is making some interesting and tasty wines. They rely on small-batch wine and are often updating their wine menu to reflect another cool, and tasty wine.