Meet Our Wines

At Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, we’ve been growing grapes and making wine since 2003. We pride ourselves in providing wine for any taste preference! Learn more about our current wine selection at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery below.
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Dry White Wine & Dry Rosé

rhone blend, dry white wine

2019 Rhone Blend

Dry White Wine

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, dry white wine grandfather vineyard

2018 Marsanne

Dry White Wine

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!
grandfather vineyard dry rose 2019, dry white wine rose blend

2019 Dry Rose

Dry White Wine

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.
2019 whiskey barrel white; jack daniels white wine at grandfather vineyard

2019 Whiskey Barrel White

Dry White 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!
2019 pinot gris, grandfather vinyeard

2019 Pinot Gris

Dry White Wine

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.
vermentino, dry white wine, grandfather vineyard and winery in banner elk, NC

2019 Vermentino

Dry White 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

big boulder red

2018 Big Boulder Red

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.
ASU Scholar, Grandfather Vineyard Red Wine

2016 ASU Scholar

Dry Red Wine

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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2017 zinfandel at grandfather vineyard

2017 Zinfandel

Dry Red Wine

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.
2018 cabernet sauvignon; cabernet sauvignon at grandfather vineyard

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Red Wine

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.
Syrah, Grandfather Vineyard Dry Red Wine

2017 Syrah

Dry Red Wine

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.
Fusion red blend, grandfather vineyard red wine

2017 Fusion

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.
merlot, dry red wine, grandfather vinyeard

2017 NC Merlot

Dry Red Wine

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.
2017 asu merlot at grandfather vineyard

2017 ASU Merlot

Dry Red Wine

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.

Sweet Wines

watauga river white, grandfather vineyard sweet white wine

2019 Watauga River White

Sweet White Wine

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
harvest moon red, sweet red wine, grandfather vineyard in Boone

2019 Harvest Moon Red

Sweet Red Wine

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.
sweet creek red, sweet red wine at grandfather vineyard

2018 Sweet Creek Red

Sweet Red Wine

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.
black and blue blueberry wine at grandfather vineyard and winery

2019 Black & Blue Blueberry Wine

Sweet Wine

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.
2019 Sweet creek white, sweet white wine

2019 Sweet Creek White

Sweet White Wine

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.
2017 chardonel, sweet white wine at grandfather vineyard

2019 Chardonel

Sweet White Wine

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.

Bubbles

sparkling rosé at grandfather vineyard

2019 Sparkling Rosé

Sparkling Wine

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.
blue ridge brut, sparkling wine

2019 Blue Ridge Brut

Sparkling Wine

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.
sparkling river white, grandfather vineyard sweet sparkling wine

2019 Sparkling River White

Sparkling Wine

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

whiskey barrel white, dry white wine, grandfather vineyard whiskey barrel white wine

2017 Whiskey Barrel White

Dry White Wine

pinot gris, grandfather vineyard pinot gris, dry white wine

2017 Pinot Gris

Dry White Wine

2017 grandfather vineyard and winery blend no.3

2013 GV Number 3

Dry Red Wine

Cabernet Franc, Grandfather Vineyard Dry Red Wine

Cabernet Franc

Dry Red Wine

French Colombard, sweet wine grandfather vineyard

French Colombard

Sweet White Wine

sauvignon blanc, dry white wine, grandfather vineyard sauvignon blanc

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Dry White Wine

viognier, dry white white, grandfather vineyard viognier

2018 Viognier

Dry White Wine

appalachia red, grandfather vineyard red wine

Appalachia Red

Dry Red Wine

Barbera Wine, Dry Red, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

Barbera

Dry Red Wine

appalachia bubbles, grandfather vineyard sparkling wine

2019 Appalachia Bubbles

Sparkling Wine

previous merlot vintage at grandfather vineyard

Merlot

Dry Red Wine

legacy chardonnay grandfather vineyard

Chardonnay

Dry White Wine

verdelho white wine

Verdelho

Semi-Sweet White Wine

Petit verdot grandfather vineyard

Petit Verdot

Dry Red Wine

58 degree fusion

58 Degree Fusion

Dry Red Wine

unoaked chardonnay, dry white wine, at grandfather vineyard

2019 UnOaked Chardonnay

Dry White Wine

Malbec, Grandfather Vineyard Dry Red Wine

2017 Malbec

Dry Red Wine

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.