Summer wine slushy anyone? 7 wineries within an hour of Uptown

Summer wine slushy anyone? 7 wineries within an hour of Uptown
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This article was last updated in June 2020.


I think every woman has a fantasy where they’re strolling through a romantic vineyard wearing a flowing sundress, floppy hat and glamorous sunglasses. Wait, that’s just me?

You don’t have to travel to Napa to make my fantasy your reality; although, you will have to enjoy a leisurely drive away from Uptown.

This summer, escape the city for an afternoon and explore the newish tradition of North Carolina wine (hint: it features a lot of Muscadine grapes) at these area vineyards. Cheers!

 


Cauble Creek Vineyard

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Distance from Uptown: 45 minutes

Tastings: $8 for 8 wines, $12 for 12 wines. Comes with a souvenir glass.

Food: No

Wine slushy: No

Events: Keep up with their events calendar here.

Highlight: Pick your own grapes during the fall.

COVID Update: No tours or tastings currently, however, you can take a socially distant walk around the property. The wine room is open for pickups of all of their products, including homemade jams and pepper jelly. Operating on normal hours.

700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
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Childress Vineyards

#nowords #nofilter

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Distance from Uptown: One hour (worth it)

Tastings: $12 gets you eight wines of the sweeter, off-dry variety and $15 will get you eight dry and full-bodied wines. Both include a souvenir glass.

Food: The winery features a bistro, so no outside food is allowed (hours are Mon-Sun, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.). While I’m sure the menu is great, why would you miss the chance to grab some BBQ while in Lexington?

Wine slushy: Yes.

Featured event: Music in the Vineyards and Yoga at the Pavilion. See the full schedule here.

Highlight: Ask to try your favorite red in a chocolate shot glass. You can thank me later.

COVID Update: Daily wine tastings from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily curbside pickups of all wine, beer, and wine slushies, and the bistro is open every day (reservation recommended). Tours are not being held at this time but you can enjoy a wine flight of 4 wines in the tasting room. On Saturdays and Sundays, visit for first-come-first-serve seating for Bistro on the Lawn. Pick up a half-gallon of their pre-made wine slushy to enjoy while listening to live music on the weekends. They ask that guests maintain social distance and visit in groups of 6 or less for proper protocol.

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1000 Childress Vineyard Road, Lexington
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
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Douglas Vineyards

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Distance from Uptown: 29 miles

Tastings: $8 for eight wines and a souvenir glass

Food: No

Wine slushy: Yes

Events: Keep up with their events calendar here.

COVID Updates: Tastings will be for groups of 6 people maximum and outdoor seating only. Tables have been placed 6 feet apart to maintain social distance, and wine will be served in plastic cups for disposal purposes. You can purchase a wine glass if you would like. The new operating schedule is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis
Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
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Treehouse Vineyards

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Distance from Uptown: 45 minutes

Tastings: $8 gets you eight wines. They also have a Groupon running for two tastings and a bottle of wine for $18 – now that’s a deal.

Food: While Treehouse doesn’t have a restaurant, they do offer a selection of cheese to accompany your wine. For budget hounds, you can also pack a picnic.

Wine slushy: Yes.

Events: All of their events are listed here.

Highlight: Just as the name implies, Treehouse Vineyards has three treehouses available as vacation rentals. The list is already a year out, so book early!

COVID Update: Not holding tours or wine tastings until further notice. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a wine slushy on the property from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day or rent one of the treehouses! Visit their events calendar for live music information.

301 Bay Street, Monroe
Noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
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Rocky River Vineyards

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Distance from Uptown: 30 minutes

Tastings: $8 gets you eight wines. The other vineyards on this list include a complimentary glass with your tasting, but you’ll have to pay $2 for your glass at Rocky River.

Food: Rocky River doesn’t have a restaurant, but they do have lots of places perfect for a picnic you packed yourself.

Wine slushy: Yes – $5 – $15 depending on size.

Featured event: $4 Wine Slushy Wednesday. See the full event calendar here.

Highlight: The grounds are lovely and remote. Their winemaking barn is particularly picturesque.

COVID Update: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Tastings are available as well as onsite consumption outdoors. Don’t miss their Wine Slushy Wednesdays!

Can I just set my laptop up on this barrel and work from here? Kthanks.

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11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
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Davasté Vineyards

Daveste vines early June

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Distance from Uptown: 40 minutes

Tastings: $7 for six wines.

Food: Davasté doesn’t have a restaurant. Feel free to pack a picnic!

Wine slushy: No.

Featured event: I’m no yogi, but a yoga class in the vineyard sounds pretty darn zen.

Highlight: This winery features an art gallery for the culturally inclined and a beautiful waterfall/stream for the Instagram generation.

COVID Update: Visit Thursday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. to enjoy a glass of wine or some Daveste craft beer. Bring your own lawn chair and glasses. Buy a bottle on-site or have a few delivered to your home. No wine tastings or tours at this time. Hours during this time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

155 Lytton Farm Road, Troutman
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
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Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Distance from Uptown: 40 minutes

Tastings: 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.

Food: Offerings of cheese and nut platters and picnics are encouraged!

Wine slushy: No

Featured Event: None at the moment due to COVID-19.

Highlight: A great place to have an event or wedding because of the beautiful views.

COVID Update: Currently, the indoor tasting room is closed, and tours are not being offered. It is reservation only, groups of less than 8 people for a max of three hours. The offerings include a flight ($15), by the glass ($8-$10), or by the bottle ($20-$36). Bring your own food, or check their website for what food trucks will be there.

1549 Ike Brooks Drive, Kings Mountain
12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
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