Dry White Wine & Dry Rosé
This rich full-bodied white has aroma of vanilla, baked apple, and butterscotch. Its creamy, buttery finish is contributed to secondary fermentation which adds to this wine's complexity and lush texture on the palate.
On the acidic side, Pinot Blanc has a slight tartness on the palate and presents notes of spice and apple on the nose. It is medium bodied, refreshingly crisp, and has hints of almond. The pinot blanc grape is a cousin of both the pinot noir and pinot gris grapes.
Our Pinot Gris is a much lighter wine than its Italian counterpart, Pinot Grigio. With aromatic fruits on the nose and a pleasant mix of more delicate flavors on the palette, this Pinot is an easy-drinking option to pair with a lighter meal or to enjoy on its own!
Pale pink in color and dry on the palate this delicate and crisp rosé has aromas of rose petals, pomegranate seeds and strawberries and is bursting of fresh red berry flavors. Its subtle minerality and light finish makes it extremely refreshing for any type of occasion and it pairs nicely with almost any food. Plus rosé season is officially upon us.
Sauvignon Blanc in French means 'wild white' and a better descriptor of the resulting wine could not be true! This medium bodied white initially will greet the palate with lime, green apple, and white peach. A second sip brings more nuanced aromas including bell pepper and basil. The underlying flavors pair this wine well with green dishes, including pesto pastas and green hummus.
This pale straw colored white is thought to be of Spanish origin, but is most commonly linked to Northern Italy, particularly the island of Sardinia. We aged this wine in stainless steel tanks to emphasize its sharp minerality and preserve its bright acidity and citrus character. Due to its floral, herbaceous aroma and its crisp green apple and lime flavor we recommend pairing with fresh seafood.
This light-bodied Viognier is incredibly fragrant with a flowery nose. The flavors on the palate include honeysuckle and rose making for a floral white with an almost sweet quality rounded out by a crisp and mineral finish.
Marsanne is an extremely fruit-forward varietal. When aged in oak, as it is here, the flavor profile becomes a rare balance between woody and fruity, with the weight of Chardonnay and a moderate acidity. This makes for a perfect blend of flavors!
This distinctive White Blend, composed of a base of French Colombard, spent 100% of its eight month aging period in Jack Daniel's Whiskey Barrels. The robust and noteable flavor of this wine is signularly developed through this unique aging process and brings together the standard of Grandfather Vineyard with the renown of Tennessee Whiskey.
Dry Red Wine
A union of two hand selected grapes, the 2017 Fusion is carefully crafted to escalate the petite sirah and barbara aromatics and flavor characteristics. A touch of carmel greets the nose, coming from the oak barrels. Blueberry and sugar plum grace the palette first, followed by nutmeg and dark cherry. Medium bodied and deep in color, this wine is rich in flavor, pairing well with dark meats and herby side dishes.
The Scholar is often a favorite when we release it due in part to the skill of the Fermentation Science students from Appalachian State University. We partner with the AppState's Ivory Tower, helping students to learn more about the winemaking process. This year's blend is a pleasant mix of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc that is perfectly balanced between flavors of fruit, pepper, and acidity.
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Barbera is often said to be a mix between heavier and lighter wines. A dark-colored body contrasts with a bright profile of spiced cherry and prominent acidity to make an atypical and well-regarded wine.
This medium-bodied red is the parent of the better known Cabernet Sauvignon. With hints of oak on the nose and a unique profile on the palate, this red is engaging and versatile. Higher acidity and a more herbaceous flavor arises from growing this grape in North Carolina’s climate, creating a peppery wine with a tart finish. Cabernet Franc pairs well with goat cheese, herby dishes, and even BBQ!
The syrah grape is deep in color, with a thick skin and high tannic property, creating one of our heaviest, biggest bodied wines. A forward nose brings notes of blackberry and blueberry, introducing a palette that echoes the same with exceptionally noticeable flavors of black pepper. Due to the boldness of the wine, pair it with strong flavored foods, such as dishes containing blue cheese and gorgonzola.
Malbec is one of the most well-known wine varietals in the world and ours is the prime example of a classic Malbec. The delicate and intriguing nose hints at the flavors to come. Characterized by a rich and smooth mouthfeel, this wine is full of fruity notes, especially plum. This red also has a defined but light finish making it easy to enjoy with leaner meat or on its own.
An extremely tannic wine, Petite Sirah is full of jammy plum and blueberry tastes. The explosive flavors on the palate are hinted at through a delightfully fruity nose. The heavy red wine drinker will love this wine, especially paired with a steak!
Pinot Noir boasts being the world's most popular light-bodied red wine, and for good reason! It's strong cherry notes on the front end are followed with a long, smooth finish. A touch of allspice remains on the pallete with each sip. Because of the low tannins and light body, Pinot Noir pairs well with a wide spectrum of dishes, including mushroom ravioli and pork tenderloin.
The Colombard grape produces a flavorful white wine with floral and citrus aromas followed by tangy exotic fruits on the palate. A hint of sweetness makes it delightful to enjoy on a warm day. It's naturally acidic backbone makes this wine an excellent pairing with spicy meals or fried foods.
Muscadine grapes have a distinct flavor, and our Harvest Moon Red puts that recognizable profile on display, compared to a mix of cotton candy and fruit punch. The cool, lingering finish reminders of warm summer days eating grapes from the vineScreen reader support enabled.
Though most sweet wines tend to be white, sweet reds are a surprisingly popular category of wine. This bordeaux blend has been significantly sweetened to create a delectable flavor with an unexpected hint of tannins. A complex options for any sweet wine drinker.
Though Pinot Gris is usually used in dry white wines, our Sweet Creek White is made with the classic grape but sweetened and enhanced with flavors of peach. The resulting summery flavor graces the palate with an irresistible fruity profile that will keep you coming back for more.
Crafted from locally grown vidal blanc grapes, the Watauga River White is full of fruit flavors and a high acidic finish. Pineapple, honeydew melon, and mango will dance on the palate, leaving a sweet finish after each sip
The Appalachian region brings dreamy sunny days and cool nights, reflected in this sparking wine. Tiny bubbles bring out the acidic, bright flavors.
Crafted from locally grown vidal blanc grapes, the Sparkling River White is full of fruit flavors and a high acidic finish. Pineapple, honeydew melon, and mango will dance on the palate with the small bubbles of Grandfather Vineyard's first carbonated sweet wine.