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From the Vineyard | Old North State Winery, Chestnut Trail Vineyard, & Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

May 21, 2019 |

Original Air Date: May 21, 2019

Old North State Winery

308 North Main Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
(336) 789-9463

Monday – Thursday ~ 11:00am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday ~ 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday ~ 12:00am – 3:00pm

Monday – Thursday ~ 11:00am – 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday ~ 11:00am – Until
Sunday ~ 12:00am – 5:00pm

Founded in 2002 by Ben Webb, Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina. Born and raised in Mt. Airy, founder Ben Webb studied both Viticulture and Enology in college, and upon graduating, began his quest to make outstanding North Carolina wines by planting a 10-acre vineyard on his family farm in eastern NC. As the vines matured, he then planted 18 more acres in the Yadkin Valley. With its clay loom soil and mild climate, Ben successfully grew Cabernet Franc, Chamboucin, Riesling, Petit Manseng, and Carlos and Nobel Muscadines a native NC grape.

It would be the grapes from these early plantings that Ben would use to create an outstanding list of award-winning wines. Building the winery from scratch, Ben was able to take all that he had learned about growing grapes and making wine and pair it with his love for technology and build one of the most technologically advanced wineries in the United States.

In addition to his outstanding wines, Ben wanted to do something to help the entire Mt. Airy economy. So, rather than house the winery at the vineyard, he located Old North State in downtown Mt. Airy with the goal of re-establishing the downtown area as a vibrant, growing economic center. Today, Old North State Winery serves as one of the leading tourism destinations in the Yadkin Valley.

Housed in a former Hardware store built in 1890 on Main Street, Ben and his wife Ellie have successfully created a fun, hip, up-beat atmosphere combining wine tasting tours, a cool ambiance, outstanding food, live entertainment and events to create a true entertainment and dining destination. The winery still has the original pressed tin ceilings and solid oak floors from when it was originally built.

The winery is open 7 days a week with tasting tours available throughout the day.
Dining is available for lunch and dinner featuring locally grown and freshly prepared specials by world-renowned chef Chris Wishart.

Chestnut Trail Vineyard

640 Cedar Grove Church Rd.
Mocksville, NC 27028

Come visit us
Fridays 1-5
Saturdays 1-7

We made wine privately in our home for several years. In 2011 the first grape vines were planted and now we currently have 150 beautiful healthy vines growing. In 2012 we started building a new barn and winery so that we could begin to offer the public our passion, our wine. Our tasting room opened June 14, 2014, and has been a huge success! We just added on a new addition to the winery for more seating and to have special events. The outdoor seating area was also expanded to both porch seating and patio seating.

Along the way we have made some interesting wines and have worked hard to develop classic and diversely flavored wines. We have quickly become well known for our peach wine “Bodacious” which is a true southern style wine. Visit us and see what we mean by “Doing wine Southern Style”.

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

NEW Tasting room in Historic Flat Rock: 2698 C Greenville Hwy.

Vineyard location
588 Chestnut Gap Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Tel: (828) 685-4002

Tasting Room Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 11am – 6pm
Friday through Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

We are the first commercial vineyard in Henderson County. We are a family owned winery, located on acreage that has been in the family and farmed for more than nine generations. Our tasting room includes both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of our vineyards. Saint Paul wines are made from 14 varieties of grapes grown in two locations at elevations of 2,300 and 3,000 feet, the highest in Henderson County and some of the highest in the state. Saint Paul wines are produced and crafted by our full-time winemaker, a graduate of California Polytechnic University with more than 14 years of experience in producing wine in Sonoma, California before joining us in North Carolina. We offer a wide variety of venues, indoor and outdoor, for your wedding or special event. Our tasting room is open year round. We look forward to you visiting us and allowing us to share our passion with you.

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Category: Episodes, Flavor, NC, From The Vineyard, Season 8

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