Garden Gate Vineyards
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sidelobe
N 35° 53.122 W 080° 35.858
17S E 536316 N 3971308
Quick Description: Quaint and fun little Winery specializing in North Carolina fruit wines and pottery.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2007 11:37:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM1397
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 296

Long Description:
Garden Gate Vineyards produces a variety of fruit wines, all from locally grown fruit. The wine maker is also an artist, and her art is displayed all over the grounds. They have a delightful arbor with tables and a beautiful new indoor tasting and picnic room. Everywhere you look are tilework dragonflies, her trademark. This place is more than just the wine!

Her husband, the entrepreneur half of the team, is colorful and definitely has the Southern gift of gab.

They use no pesticides. They discovered, some years ago, and quite by accident, that the bluebirds they liked so much to look at drive away other birds and eat the insects. Along with the bluebirds you'll see countless cardinals and hummingbirds.

The owners are friendly, open, and warm folks. They'd love for "y'all to come 'n set a while" and enjoy yourself.
Winery Size: Small to Medium 1,500 to 2,999 Cases

Attached vineyard?: yes

Tasting Room Available?: yes

Days and hours of operation: Wed-Sat 12-5, Sun 1-5

Tours Available: yes

Phone #: 336-751-3794

261 Scenic Drive Mocksville, NC 27028

Winery's Website: [Web Link]

Types of wines:
Muscadine Scuppernong Raspberry Scarlet Blush Blacbery Blueberry Strawberry Jitterbug (smooth dessert wine)

Best Wine Tasted: Scuppernong

Rate the Best Wine Tasted:

Price per Bottle: 12.00 (listed in local currency)

2nd Best Wine Tasted: Blackberry (Semi-Sweet)

Rate the 2nd Best Wine Tasted:

Price per Bottle #2: 12.00 (listed in local currency)

Winery Club: No

Overall Comments::
The owners have developed a great wassail recipe using the semi sweet muscadine wine and a great Sangria using the Strawberry sweet variety. Both were excellent. Owners also have information about using wines as marinades for meats.

Charge for tasting?: Not Listed

Cost of Tour: Not Listed

Wine Club Description:: Not listed

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