Veronét Vineyards & Winery, a new 70-acre vineyard with two bars and a 70-foot outdoor patio, is opening late August in Kings Mountain, just 30 miles from Charlotte.
“This announcement is a culmination of years’ worth of hard work and vision, and we cannot wait to share our stunning property with the world,” Monique Sullivan, founder and managing partner of Veronét, said. “… We have worked hard to create a retreat where anyone can relax, take in beautiful views, and enjoy themselves through a range of offerings that will include food, beer, and non-wine beverage options as well.”
What to expect: They’ll have wine by the glass, flights and samples and charcuterie, cheese boards, small bites, coffee and tea. You can do guided and private tastings and vineyard tours, and leashed dogs and picnics are welcomed. You’ll have views of Crowders Mountain, The Pinnacle and five acres of vines the whole afternoon (according to my Fitbit, I’m already relaxed just thinking about it).
Eventually they’ll have more in-depth tastings, special wine/food pairings and other events, and they’ll do private events and weddings.
The layout: The 6,300-square-foot main winery building has an open floor plan and huge glass doors that show off the views. There are two bars, a private tasting room and a sprawling 70-foot outdoor patio.
The wine: Right now they have eight selections, including Chambourcin 2017, North Coast Red Wine 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Orange Muscat 2018, Viognier 2017, Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Rose of Pinot Noir 2018 and Brut Cuvée Sparkling.
Prices: Wine by the glass is $8; wine flight with three small glasses is $12; guided tasting with souvenir glass is $15; wine tasting with four pours is $5; and bottles are $20-$32.
Location: The exact address is 1549 Ike Brooks Drive, Kings Mountain. It’s roughly a 45-minute drive from Charlotte.
Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.