2015 Summer Touring Guide

Chestnut Trail Vineyards

Spring/Summer Hours: Fri. 4 – 7 p.m., Sat. 1 – 7 p.m., or call for an appointment!

Chestnut Trails Vineyard’s philosophy is that their wine, like their horses, is pure luxury, smooth and elegant, full bodied. For this reason, they chose the names of their horses to describe the wines. All of their wines are produced from muscadine grapes grown in their own vineyard. They never use pesticides, chemical fertilizer or herbicides. The vineyard has an active schedule of family-friendly summer activities listed on their website, and can also be found by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

640 Cedar Grove Church Rd

Garden Gate Vineyards

Spring/Summer Hours: Wed. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m.

Garden-Gate Vineyards is a family-owned small vineyard and winery that features Southern style hospitality and produces one of the healthiest and most versatile grapes God ever created… the Muscadine. They also have other fruit wines such as Raspberry, Strawberry, Blackberry and Blueberry. Garden Gate focuses on selling the Muscadine grapes and several varieties of the Muscadine and Scuppernong vines also. Tasting hours are Wednesday thru Saturday Noon until 5 p.m. For vines, call anytime at 336-751-3794.

261 Scenic Dr

Lazy Elm Vineyard & Winery

Spring/Summer Hours: Sat, & Sun, Noon – 6 p.m., other times by appointment.

Lazy Elm Vineyard’s current wine list includes Cabernet Franc, Merlot, red blend, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Dry Rose and a fortified dessert wine “Selfish”. The vineyard was planted in spring of 2012. The wine list will continue to grow as the vineyard matures. Until then, the winery purchases grapes from local growers within the Yadkin Valley AVA as well as apple juice from western NC to produce their sweet apple wine. Bring a picnic basket to enjoy while discovering Lazy Elm wine.

523 Danner Rd

Raylen Vineyards & Winery

Spring/Summer Hours:  Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 pm; Sundays Noon – 6 p.m.

RayLen Vineyard is located in Mocksville, NC and part of the Yadkin Valley Wine Trial. RayLen offers wine tastings: Reds – $6, Whites – $6, or both along with a few reserves for $10. The staff is very knowledgable in helping to decipher the different tastes, grapes and blends during tastings. RayLen’s estate vineyards include 16 award winning wines including Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. They are open year round for tastings and tours.

3577 Highway 158

Whether you enjoy tastings and tours, a special event or sit in a rocker savoring a newly discovered favorite, we invite you to discover Davie County Wineries! For photos and the full story, click here or pick up the June 2015 issue of DavieLiFE Magazine, on newsstands now!

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