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.
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!
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.
The 2015 Seyval is in the tank!! Again Fantastic grapes!
This is the first and only Vintage for the Pinot Gris Grapes. They are very low yielding, and very difficult to grow. The 2015 Vintage for the Pinot Gris provided us with some Excellent Grapes. The wine should be Outstanding If I don’t screw it up!
Our new hours of operation are 12 pm to 6 pm Friday and Saturday, other times by appointment. Tours are available by appointment only.
We are releasing the 2012 Vintage War Woman Red on July 3, 2014. This Vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. It is crafted as a light red French Table Wine. Stop by this weekend and sample this new wine. We provide a 10% discount with a military ID.