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Charlotte has a wine country? Yes! 10 fun facts and a deal

Want to know a little more about the finer things in life — for only $25?

How does a pass to 10 regional wine vineyards where you can get a tour, wine tasting and a souvenir glass from each one sound? For just $25?

Of course you said yes. Get the deal here.

And the vineyards are …

(1) Cauble Creek Vineyard

Fun fact: Specializes in native Muscadine varieties of grapes. In the fall, you can pick your own grapes.

Location: 700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury

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(2) Dennis Vineyards

Fun facts: Started as a father/son operation in the basement. Now boasts a wedding and event facility.

Locations: 24043 Endy Road, Albemarle

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(3) Daveste Vineyards

Fun facts: Iredell County’s first winery. Owners have set aside space for local artists to work.

Location: 155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman

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(4) Hilton Vineyard

Fun fact: All wines are hand-poured and have no concentrates. They even have a mango wine!

Location: 104 South Main St., Monroe

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(5) Old Stone Winery

Fun fact: Also sells artisan, hand-crafted NC cheeses

Location: 6245 US Hwy 52, Salisbury

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(6) RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Fun fact: The owners were inspired to open the winery after a visit to Italy.

Location: 3577 US Hwy 158, Mocksville

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(7) Rocky River Vineyards

Fun fact: Among its annual events: Grape stomping!

Location: 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland

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(8) Stony Mountain Vineyards

Fun fact: Bear and Jake serve as winery security.



Location: 26370 Mountain Ridge Road, Albemarle

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(9) Treehouse Vineyards

Fun fact: Make it an overnight trip and book one of their two treehouses. Yes, treehouses.

Location: 301 Bay St., Monroe

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Treehouse Vineyard with my forever Valentine

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(10) Uwharrie Vineyards

Fun fact: Its Cellar Club hosts special wine dinners.

Location: 28030 Austin Road, Albemarle

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Great Grapes!? Is this for real?

Yes. It is real, and just in time for summer too! This deal from The Charlotte Observer and Deal Saver teams up with the best vineyards in the Charlotte area. Learn all about your favorite adult grape-juice blends and take in the gorgeous scenery each vineyard has to offer. Get ready to feel the buzz of summer!

I’m so fancy!

Call your friends and take a drive to each vineyard, get your glass and wine lesson and then come back being able to sport your newest vino jargon.

The office wine snobs will think you’re so classy, and with your limited Charlotte Observer wine glass as a trophy for visiting all of the vineyards, who could even question your social sophistication?

Get the deal here.

Photos: Stony Mountain Vineyards; Hilton Vineyard; Charlotte Observer