Nothing is more relaxing than unwinding with it after a long day.  We celebrate with it.  We use it to complement a gourmet meal or over conversations with close friends.  It makes us happy and brings a smile to our face.  What could be better than a glass of our favorite wine?  Maybe a visit to a local winery to experience the flavor from start to finish!

Luckily for us, we don’t have to travel far to have just such an experience!  In nearby Columbia, NC; a visit to the Vineyards on the Scuppernong is always a fun and exciting adventure. Located on the shores of the Scuppernong River, this vineyard boasts many varieties of grapes and a fine selection of wines.  You can taste and explore your flavor preferences with a wine tasting or even learn how the award winning local wine is made by scheduling a winery tour.  Join the Wine Club to receive monthly varieties of some of your favorites.  The vineyard also hosts weekly and monthly events all year long as well as private wine tasting parties and even weddings!

Down the road in Jarvisburg is the fun and exciting Sanctuary Vineyards.  Offering free tastings 7 days a week and fun events regularly, Sanctuary Vineyards is a must for the wine enthusiast!  The vineyard offers light food pairings in addition to the wine samples for the perfect taste experience.  The upcoming Crabdaddy Festival will be a celebration of local wine, beer, live music, food and fun.  The wedding packages that the vineyard offers can’t be beat either!

With a motto like “Serious wine for non-serious people”, Uwharrie Vineyards is both close to home and our hearts.  Not only does it offer wine tastings, vineyard tours, weddings and events but it also features the pottery and art work of local painters and artists, making it a truly unique and enlightening experience to visit.  Not only that, but the facility prides itself in being an environmentally friendly location.  Plan a trip to explore the grounds and learn more!