Our vineyard is 5.5 acres and is located on peaceful 43 acres in the Yadkin Valley AVA ( American Viticulture Area). We planted in the spring of 2012. Vitis Vinifera (European Wine style) grapes. We currently have 5 varieties of Vitis Vinifera (European Wine style) grapes.
Red wine varieties are Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre, and Malbec.
White wine variety is Vermentino.
Montepulciano is a red Italian wine grape variety. The grape is widely planted throughout central and southern Italy.
When fully ripened, Montepulciano can produce deeply colored wines, with moderate acidity
Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, principally used in classic Bordeaux blends. It is added in small amounts to add tannin, colour and flavour to the blend. It has attracted attention among winemakers in the New World, where it ripens more reliably and has been made into single varietal wine. It is also useful in 'stiffening' the mid palate of Cabernet Sauvignon blends.
When young its aromas have been likened to banana and pencil shavings. Strong tones of violet and leather develop as it matures.
Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines.
Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol. The style of wine produced from the grapes varies greatly according to where it is produced. Mourvèdre wines often have wild game and/or earthy notes to them, with soft red fruit flavors.
Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.
The Malbec grape is a thin-skinned grape and needs more sun and heat than either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to mature. It ripens mid-season and can bring very deep color, ample tannin, and a particular plum-like flavor component. The wines are rich, dark and juicy. As a varietal, Malbec creates a rather inky red (or violet), intense wine.
Vermentino is a late-ripening white grape variety, primarily found in Italian wine. The leaves are dark green and pentagonal. The grapes are amber-yellow and hang in pyramidal bunches. The grape is used for a variety of white wines, including sweet and sparkling variants.
Vermentino wines are a pale straw color and relatively low in alcohol, with crisp acids, citrus-leaf aromatics, and pronounced minerality. In the mouth, Vermentino shows flavors of green apple and lime, heightened by refreshing acidity, good richness and medium body