Ever wondered where you can find local wines when you aren’t visiting the vineyards throughout the Carolinas? Many selections from North Carolina wineries can be found in your local grocery store or favorite restaurant.
(1) Childress Vineyards
This award-winning winery sits on 72 acres in Lexington and produces more than 30 types of wine including classic house blends, sparkling wines and muscadine wines.
Find it through NC retailers: Total Wine, Walmart
Find it at restaurants: Blue Restaurant & Bar
Childress Vineyards: 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington, NC 27295
(2) Biltmore Winery
America’s most-visited winery, Biltmore Winery sits on the 8,000 acre picturesque property in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Find it through NC retailers: Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, Publix, Target, Walmart and Harris Teeter.
Find it at restaurants: RuRu’s Tacos & Tequila, Red Rocks Cafe & Bakery
Biltmore Winery: 1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803
(3) Duplin Winery
From humble beginnings delivering wine in hog trailers, Duplin Winery is now the largest winery in the South.
Find it through NC retailers: Walmart, Sam’s Club, 7th Street Public Market (Assorted Table Wine Shoppe)
Duplin Winery: 505 N Sycamore St., Rose Hill, NC 28458
(4) Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery
The philosophy at Raffaldini is to have patience, a willingness to take risks and choose the path rarely taken to create a legacy.
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery: 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670
Find it through NC retailers: Total Wine
Find it at restaurants: The Wine Shop and Bistro at Rivergate, Blue Restaurant & Bar, Wolfgang Puck’s Pizza Bar
(5) Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery
Jones von Drehle takes a minimalist approach to creating its wine and keeps three simple rules: start with good fruit, maintain excellent wine making practices and don’t mess it up. All their wine is produced on-site with fruit they grow, right in Yadkin River valley.
Find it through NC retailers: 7th Street Public Market (Assorted Table Wine Shoppe), Bond Street Wines
Find it at restaurants: Harvest Moon Grille, CharBar7, Fork Restaurant, Bernardin’s Restaurant, Ashbury, McNinch House, The Wooden Vine Bar & Bistro, Sullivan’s, and Dressler’s.
Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery: 964 Old Railroad Grade Road, Thurmond, NC 28683
Photo: Duplin Winery