Wine Tasting in Smithfield


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  • Hinnant Family Vineyards
    In 40 years, Hinnant Family Vineyards has had time to grow over 100 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into succulent wines, some as old as the vineyard itself. While the wines are the specialty, the team also opens its gate to visitors seeking to learn about winemaking, picnic on the wraparound porch, celebrate their weddings, or attend a summer music festival.
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    826 Pine Level-Micro Rd
    Selma, NC US
  • Carafe Wine Makers
    Carafe's micro-wineries brew and bottle their own grape blood on-site, harvested from the fruit of the world's many vine varieties. Tapping into the thrills of kiddie chemistry experiments, the wine-masters at Carafe custom-mix each bottle of inebriation-fuel at their creation station, imbuing brews with the extra love and care that enables them to mature into responsible citizens of stomachs everywhere. Not to be outshone by the contents, bottle labels are similarly customized, bearing personalized messages from bottler to bottlee. Label designs from the Raleigh wine-wranglers are printed on water-resistant gloss paper, ensuring that your birthday, anniversary, or Tuesday wishes are clearly conveyed. The stock does vary according to availability, so before promising the gift of pinot, make sure you call or stop in to check on your favorite varieties.
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    10940 Raven Ridge Rd
    Raleigh, NC US
  • Adams Vineyards
    The Adams family has farmed the land of Adams Vineyards for eight generations. Years ago, though, they replaced the leafy tobacco plants they'd grown for decades with fruit trees and twining muscadine grapevines. Quincy Adams uses blueberries, peaches, apples, pears, and blackberries to make wine. Visitors can pair sips of those varietals with hors d'oeuvres such as Boar's Head cheese or chocolates handcrafted by Quincy's mother, Joyce. At the end of each summer, the family hosts a Grape Stomp Festival, where guests of all ages can participate in the timeless juicing method.
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    3390 John Adams Rd
    Willow Spring, NC US
  • Cypress Bend Vineyards
    Since 2005, the award-winning Cypress Bend Vineyards has harnessed the rich flavors and antioxidants found in the muscadine grape. The wonder fruit has resulted in the creation of wine varietals including 13 Muscadine, one Cabernet Franc, and one Malbec. Cypress Bend's winemaker leads tours through the vineyards to detail each step of this process, from grape plucking and fermentation to monitoring each grape's 401K as it ages. The flourishing soil also plays home to live events throughout the year, such as Friday-night jazz or beach music concerts.
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    21904 Riverton Rd
    Wagram, NC US
  • Gregory Vineyards
    Owner and vintner Dr. Lane Gregory and his staff of merry winemakers harvest their wine grapes from the fertile muscadine vines that flourish on Gregory Vineyards' 120 acres of lush farmland. The winery's Old-World tasting room and wood furniture lend a rustic atmosphere to samplings of cleverly named wines such as Sly Fox, Ruth Walton, or the dry white known as Bald Eagle. Like North Carolina's banana trees, the regional muscadine grape thrives from late August until early October, giving Dr. Gregory and company only a matter of weeks to harvest the tough-skinned fruit. In addition to tastings, the handsome property plays host to weddings and other special events. And, on an average day, visitors may be spotted in the vineyard with Dr. Gregory, or exploring the vineyards.
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    275 Bowling Spring Dr.
    Angier, NC US
  • A Secret Garden Winery
    Two families are important at A Secret Garden Winery: the Halls and the muscadines. Linda and Gerald Hall own the winery and, since 2002, they've turned their winemaking hobby into a profession, planting Carlos and Noble grape vines from the muscadine family, a grape native to the south. Using only the grape juice, water, and sugar, they ferment the wine with the natural yeast found in the grapes instead of using sulfates, preservatives, or wishes from a shooting star. The results are wines with names such as Golden Harvest, Southern Breeze, and Hush-Hush Blush.
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    1008 Airport Road
    Pikeville, NC US
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