Childress Vineyards is the culmination of a vision by NASCAR teamowner Richard Childress to produce world class wine in his homestate of North Carolina. What once was Richard's hobby that began when travelling to NASCAR races in California evolved into a passion and now will soon become a reality for tourists wine enthusiasts throughout the state to enjoy.
Reknown for his ability to tap superior talent, Richard hand-picked one of America's most award-winning winemakers to craft the wines for Childress Vineyards. Winemaker Mark Friszolowksi came to North Carolina and Childress Vineyards from New York, where he worked for 17 years for Pindar Vineyards, the largest premium winery on Long Island. As a result of his winemaking, Mark helped transform the area from traditional farming to wine country. Recipient of more than 350 awards, Mark will make 11 different wines for Childress Vineyards this year, including three house blends, five varietals and three Singature wines. The first releases are slated for this fall.
Tourists and wine enthusiasts alike will marvel at the magnificent winery that will open this fall at Childress Vineyards. Designed in the style of Italian Renaissance, the 35,000 square foot facilty will be open daily for tours and wine tastings. Childress Vineyards will also be available to host parties, banquets and special events. An amphitheater is planned for entertainment. In the future, hotel and retail shops will be added.
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Childress Vineyards winery is located at the crossroads of Highways 64 and 52 in Lexington, NC.
We anticipate a Grand Opening in the Fall of 2004, and will be open daily for tours and wine tastings.
Childress Vineyards wine will be available at selected retailers and grocers and at the winery in Lexington, NC.
P.O. Box 847
Lexington, NC 27293-0847