Dry White Wine & Dry Rosé
A strong heritage traced to the Rhone Valley in France, Marsanne and Viognier grapes unite in this 2018 dry white blend. Aromas of flower blossoms and honeysuckle tickle the nose, followed by flavors of peach and orange blossom with each sip. After aging in oak barrels, an oak-bark aftertastes completes this dry wine experience. A perfect pairing with this wine involves a rich poultry with sauces boasting roasted fruit.
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!
Light pink in color, the dry rose is a blend of the chambourcin and cabernet franc grapes. This dry rose is high in acidity bringing a tart, steely flavor. After notes of red berries finish a smooth sipping wine.
A unique flavored wine, Marsanne grapes are aged for 8 months in Jack Daniel's Barrels, marrying the dry white with the sour spice of whiskey. A heavy bodied white, this is a perfect white for a red wine drinker!
Our 2019 Pinot Gris is a lighter version than its French counterpart, but with all of the brilliant characteristics. This easy to drink white has complex aromas of key lime, nectarine, and candied ginger. Flavours of tart green apple, citrus fruits and peaches fall lightly on the palate. Pair this bottle with summer salads and seafood to compliment the structure and flavor of the wine.
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.
Dry Red Wine
Look no further for a smooth, jammy red wine, with a palette full of flavor! Light in color, the Big Boulder Red is primarily a blend of syrah and dolcetto grapes. Take a sip and get flavors of juicy dark fruits, plums, and chocolate covered blueberries with a smooth velvety texture. A hint of peppercorn and spice greets you on the finishing notes.
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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Zinfandels are known for their big and jammy flavors and ours is no exception. In fact, the nose invokes the same scents as grape jam! On your palate, you'll notice those fruity flavors carry over to the taste with notes of summer fruits like blueberries.
Honoring the history and story of Grandfather Vineyard, the Provenance Cabernet Sauvignon reflects classic flavors of the renown grape. A light ruby red color, the wine brings black pepper, tobacco, and black cherry flavors. A higher level of tannins lead to a heavy dry finish, making the wine pair well with herbed potatoe and beef dishes.
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.
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.
North Carolina grown merlot grapes lend to a perfect balance in this ruby colored wine! A medium bodied acidic red, leaves spice on the palate and provides flavors of dark fruit, especially black cherry and plum. Soft tannin notes allow this wine to pair well with aged goat cheese.
Collaborating with students of the Fermentation Science program at Appalachian State University, Grandfather Vineyard introduced the 2017 ASU Merlot.Screen reader support enabled. Lighter in color and body, merlot grapes in this vintage bring flavors of plum with notes of clove and bay leaves. This dry red compliments meals of roasted turkey and pork loin.
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
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.
A blend of Appalachian mountain grown blueberries and blackberries, this sweet ruby red wine is perfect for a crisp fall afternoon. With a fruit forward nose and strong flavors of blackberry and blueberry jam, this wine is evenly balanced between fruit and acidic characteristics, pairing perfectly with charcuterie boards and buttery desserts.
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 peach extract. The resulting summery flavor graces the palate with an irresistible fruity profile that will keep you coming back for more.
The chardonel grape is a hybrid of the Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc varietals. This semi-sweet white wine has aromas of green apple, honeysuckle, and vanilla. Experience a sweet taste up front followed by an acidic finish.
Light pink in color, the sparkling rosé is a blend of the chambourcin and cabernet franc grapes. This dry rosé is high in acidity bringing a tart, steely flavor, with small bubbles of carbonation filling each glass.
The complement to our Appalachia Bubbles, this dry sparkling wine is a brand new creation by our Winemaker. Ever since he produced the Pearls of the Vine many years ago, he’s enjoyed experimenting with Sparkling wine. The white hybrid grapes that grow best in our “terrior” contain high acidity making these varietals prime candidates for sparkling wine. Comprised of locally grown Chardonel and Marsanne, you can expect flavors of lemon and apricot on the palate.
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.
Past Wines and Vintages
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.