The mission of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery is to deliver sustainably-grown fruit and honey bee products which are reasonably priced and promote a healthy environment and lifestyle for all involved: our neighbors, our customers and our family.
Carolina Heritage Vineyards was established in 2005 on a farm three miles east of Elkin on Highway 268 in the middle of the Yadkin Valley Viticultural Area (AVA.)
With a commitment to organic viticultural practices, varieties of grapes were chosen which are native to this region and/or are disease and insect resistant. Eight acres have been planted with Muscadines (Noble, Doreen, and Carlos) and American varietals and hybrids (Cynthiana, Rubiana (GR-7), Traminette and Chambourcin.) In addition 1.5 acres of blueberries have been planted along with initial apple and pear trees and trial kiwi, elderberries, cranberries and rhubarb plants. All are being actively pollinated by bees from the vineyard's hives.
The vineyard, fruit and honey bees are doing very well, as are the vineyard's chickens and guinea fowl (whose job it is to ensure insect pests do not damage the vines.) Third-leaf vines produced strong fruit for their first harvest in 2008 and are well on their way for a great 2009 harvest and wine production!
Organically-grown grapes and fruit, wines and mead.
From I-77: Take I-77 Exit 85 East (Right) Hwy-268 Bypass/CC Camp Road to Highway 268. Turn Left (East)- Highway 268 for .8 mile. Vineyard is visible on the north side of 268 next to road sign: "Heritage Vines Way." (10202 E Hwy 268-Elkin)
From Hwy 52/Hwy 601: Take Hwy 268 West for 3 miles from Hwy 601. Vineyard is visible on the north side of Hwy 268 next to road sign: "Heritage Vines Way." (10202 E Hwy 268-Elkin)
Tours/tastings: Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6PM or by appointment - call (336)366-3301.
Wines are currently available only in tasting room.