The Vineyard is always buzzing with activity. Whether it's breaking ground

for new expansion, entertaining visitors and friends, experiencing the joy and

 excitement of the harvest, or the labor of winter pruning, there is

always something exciting going on.

 

The first part of the vineyard was founded in 2001. We have plans to

 continually expand the vineyard each spring for the next few years.

Once completed, we will have approximately 70 acres planted in vine.

Amidst all the fun, the one thing we take seriously

at Uwharrie Vineyards is our winemaking.

 

 In the Spring Season when the vines first break dormancy, we will focus

on our quality control in the vineyard, training and nurturing each vine to

its fullest potential. Our team is certified and we carry all our

official herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides chemical licenses.

   
 
 

 

Being an environmental friendly location, we monitor closely the chemicals

we use and work well to maintain a healthy environment. Managing our

grapevines is of importance to us, but we also are a

Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary,

 

Managing the wildlife is a major factor for us in the vineyard operations.

During the month of June, we usually see the vines bloom and the young

small grapes take life. We monitor the pH and structure of the soil to

target the best growing environment that the vines will need for the season.

 

During the months of April, May, and June, we focus on the spraying

needed to secure our vines in the healthiest conditions. We also

monitor the climate temperatures and run our mass irrigation system

as needed. But around the month of July, we stop irrigations because

we are wanting a smaller, but more concentrated grape. Our harvest

usually begins in late August and can last until mid October, depending

on the weather, climate, and season. The grapes are monitored

daily to assure the right time for their harvesting.

 
 
 

Once the right balance of chemical conditions and sugars take place, it's

a busy two months for our team as we begin careful chemical analysis of

each of the harvested fruit to select only the finest quality. No attention

to detail is overlooked in our "State of The Art" winery. Each grape

variety is chemically worked with individually to bring forward its

own unique characteristics, passion, and structure.

 

After our grape picking is completed in late September / Early October,

there are always small clusters of grapes still left on the vines.

It's neat to come out to the winery, walk the vineyards, and hand

eat some of the grapes. Just remembering that the grapes grown and

used for winemaking will have slightly higher acid levels than what

is purchased in a traditional grocery store. But it is just great to some

to the winery and smell the aroma of all the grapes in the vines.

So plan your trip and we look forward to seeing you.