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The Grounds / Vineyards

Nowhere will you find a winery with the pristine beauty of the JOLO estate.

The vision for the 80-acre property is to showcase its natural beauty with a focus on the breathtaking views of Pilot Mountain and Cox Lake located on the property.

Pilot Mountain rises more than 2,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. It boasts 3,703 acres of pristine State Park grounds which attracts over 400,000 visitors per year.

Coincidentally, Pilot Mountain was purchased from J.W. Beasly in 1968 by the State of North Carolina. To the native Saura Indians, the earliest known inhabitants of the region, Pilot Mountain was known as Jomeokee, the “Great Guide” or “Pilot.” It guided both Native Americans and early European hunters along a north-south path through the area. The mountain was mapped in 1751 by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, father of President Thomas Jefferson. Pilot Mountain became North Carolina’s 14th state park in 1968.

Our 2017 growing season was the best in our new history. Warm, sunny, dry days marked the majority of the ripening season here at JOLO and produced award-winning wines.  Click here to learn more.

Stay tuned for more details about our 2017 offerings!