Red Wines

Listed below are the red wines that we are offering. Most wines are generally available. If you are interested in a specific wine we suggest you call ahead (828-584-4551) before visiting the winery and we will let you know if it is in stock.

Mimosa Red
Mimosa RedA blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Syrah, this wine was aged for 36 months in French oak and then blended by our Winemaker to bring out the best in each variety. Bold, rich and lively, seductively perfumed and heroically structured with a kiss of elegance. Expect an aromatic rush of red and black fruit; hints of chocolate, coffee and licorice followed by the spiciness of black pepper.

Turkey Tail Red (White Merlot)
Turkey Tail RedThis wine exhibits all the charm of a fine Merlot, but with the freshness and softness that comes when the juice is quickly separated from the skins giving it an Inviting salmon color. Incredible fruit flavor without being overly sweet.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet SauvignonThis Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 36 months in French Oak to create distinctive characteristics of black cherry, vanilla and black current. This wine has the potential to age well for 3 to 5 years. Grown in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina it goes well with steak, barbeque, spicy foods or a good cigar.

Cabernet Franc
Cabernet FrancThis Cabernet Franc has a deep ruby color with distinctive characteristics of blackberry, cherry, and plum. It has the potential to age well for 3 to 5 years. Grown in North Carolina it goes well with lean beef, lamb, and medium cheeses.

Syrah
SyrahThis North Carolina grape is a thick fruity thick skinned fruit that produces intense wine with a deep purple color. This wine displays a smooth supple texture with flavors of blackberry, current, tobacco, and black pepper. This wine will age well for 5 years or more. Serve with North Carolina Bar B Que, steaks or other grilled meats.

Chambourcin
ChambourcinThis multi-dimensional dark-berried French Hybrid developed in 1963 by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Valley of France, has been planted in America since the 1970’s. It continues to increase in popularity in North Carolina producing deep colored wine with aromatic flavors. Its thick skins produce a medium bodied wine with high tannins and good acidity. This wine pairs well with strong cheeses, pasta and beef or lamb dishes.

Barbera
BarberaThis traditional Italian grape produces a wine with rich deep color, low tannin and a fairly high acid level. Enjoy subtle hints of black cherries, raspberries, and blueberries with this rich barrel aged wine.

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