North Carolina has long been a primary cultivar of the finest grapes in the United States. America’s first grapevine was discovered in North Carolina in 1584. Today nearly 200 wineries and vineyards sprawl across the landscape from the tips of mountains to the Atlantic coast.
North Carolina is comprised of three distinct grape growing regions. Yadkin and Swan Valley focus on a wide array of grapes to include labrusca, vinifera and French-American hybrids. Top Yadkin Valley wineries include Childress Vineyards, Herrera Vineyards, Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery and Shelton Vineyards.
The climate here is ideal for producing fine wine and rivals that of the best wine growing regions in Europe. Elevations range from 800 to 1,200 feet, which is ideal for growing the prestigious French vinifera grapes, as well as numerous other varetals.
When we think of growing grapes, we dream of green or purple table grapes (the kind you eat fresh), jams and jellies, raisins, or perhaps a good wine grape, just in case you want to make your own Cabernet. The deep tones of the evergreen trees around the winery and villa complement the lovely buildings and gently sloping wine-growing fields with their brighter color. North Carolina vineyards have some of the best soil in the nation for growing these types of deep rich purple coloured grapes.
Enjoy the the finest Wineries and Vineyards that North Carolina has to offer at Argyles. Our options range from small boutique wineries to North Carolina’s largest family-owned estate winery. This winery is nestled in the Yadkin Valley area of North Carolina that resides on farmland that has been nurtured by the same family for 10 generations.