Hello, from the WINERY!

It is almost time for our opening this Friday, April 29, 2016 at Noon.  We are RELEASING the following wines: 2011 PINOT NOIR, LIMITED PRODUCTION: and our 2015 PINOT GRIS, VERY LIMITED PRODUCTION! We are also releasing the:  2013 Chambourcin  and the 2013 War Woman Red.  We will feature these wines along with 7 of our wines this weekend.  So come on out and enjoy weekend with us.

Steve & Karen

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Holiday Season is Here!  It is time to bring out The Captain’s Gluhwein!  This year we are taking reservations for your orders of this Holiday Favorite.

The Gluhwein will be in the tasting room starting 30 October to close on 2 December.  If you would like more than a bottle, please email us with your order and pick-up date.  We will require a 50% deposit with your order.  Please include a phone # so we can call you for your payment information.  All orders will need to be picked up by Dec. 2nd, unless other arrangements are made.

Price will be the same as last year, $13.00/ bottle.  We give a discount of 5% on six bottles or 10% on 12 or more as always.  Again the supply in the tasting room will be limited. Thanks.

For additional information, contact us here or call us at (828) 837-7822

The Chardonel is Absolutely Perfect!

The Chardonel Grapes were the first harvested at Nottely River Valley Vineyards in Murphy, NC for the 2015 Vintage.  They are absolutely Perfect!!

If you have never tried Chardonel, it is a French hybrid grape with a body and flavor all wine drinkers can appreciate. Excellent alone or, paired with cheese, seafood, chicken, or pork, come out to the vineyard and sample it in our tasting room today.

A Humbling Task

We have been truly blessed with a great growing season so far during the 2015 Vintage.  Three blocks of grapes have been harvested, with four more to go.  If the weather stays dry, with hot days This will be a Vintage year for the record books.  The taste and the analytical analysis of them are stunning.  That really makes it difficult as a wine maker.  You can easily make a simple mistake and destroy what the vines and the “terroir” provide you.  It is a very humbling task to nurture , from juice to finished, aged, bottled wine, with the least influence, allowing the vine to speak to the consumer.  So our task is slow, long, and difficult.  Cheers!

First Harvest …It’s Going to be a Good Year!

Welcome to the 2015 Vintage.  Nottely River Valley Vineyard’s first harvest for 2015 happened on August 28, and we will be harvesting until the end of September from the looks of things.  2015 is shaping up to be a FANTASTIC VINTAGE, the chemistry and flavor of the grapes are great.  If we continue to have the dry hot weather to the end of the month this will be the best Vintage we have had.