Winemaking

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In our opinion, the wine is made in the vineyard. The precise day to harvest, after a season of carefully cared for and hand selected clusters is the secret to great winemaking.

We use stainless steel to ferment and age our white and Rosé wines. Our red wines are aged in a combination of American, French and sometimes Hungarian oak. However, our Pilot Fog offering, made of Cynthiana grapes  is barrel aged exclusively in 100% new American Oak.

2017 was our best growing year here in the Yadkin Valley since our first season in 2012. Very little rainfall and warm, sunny days slowly ripened the fruit, concentrated the flavors and provided a great balance of fruit, acid and tannins.

our-awards

2016 North Carolina Winegrower of the Year

REDS

PILOT FOG

2016 Pilot Fog 250

Platinum Medal Winner 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

95 Points! (Less than 1% of all the wines submitted from around the globe scored 95 points or higher)

 

Gold Medal Winner 2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

Best in Show and Best Dry Red Wine. 2016 Dixie Classic Fair

Gold Medal Winner, 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition

Gold Medal 2016 International Winemaker’s Challenge

Gold Medal 2016 Asheville Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2016 Dixie Classic Competition

CRIMSON CREEK

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Best in Show – Hybrid Category 2018 NC Fine Wines Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

Gold Medal Winner 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

2015 Crimson Creek – Gold Medal – 91 Points – 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

Gold Medal – 2016 NC Wine Competition

JOLOTAGE

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Silver Medal Winner 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival

Silver Medal Winner 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner – 2016 NC Wine Competition

Silver Medal Winner 2016 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition

2014 VINTAGE AWARDS

Gold Medal Winner – 2016 NC Wine Competition

Silver Medal 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival

Silver Medal 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition (East Meets West) Sonoma CA

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

WHITES

Golden Hallows

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Gold Medal Winner 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal Winner 2016 Asheville Wine and Food CompetitionGold Medal Winner 2016 NC State Fair Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2016 Dixie Classic Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2016 Mid Atlantic Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition

Silver Medal Winner 2015 Grand Harvest Awards

Gold Medal 2016 International Winemakers Challenge

ROSE’

JOLO Pink

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Silver Medal Winner 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival.

Gold Medal Winner  2016 Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition

DESSERT

HAPPY ENDINGS

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Double Gold Medal 2016 NC Wine Competition

Silver Medal – 91 Points 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival