Summer wine slushy anyone? 6 wineries within an hour of Uptown

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share by Email

This article was originally published on May 27, 2015 and updated June 14, 2017.

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!

This page is constantly updated, so all information is fresh. (Have an update? Let us know or email us

Cauble Creek Vineyard

One of Many Tents Going Up For The Weekend at Cauble Creek Vineyard! We Love Protecting Our Clients.

A post shared by Venue Services (@venueservices) on

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.

700 Cauble Farm Road, Salisbury
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Web | Facebook | Twitter

Childress Vineyards

#nowords #nofilter

A photo posted by Childress Vineyards (@childresswines) on

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, 11am-3pm). 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.

Chocolate wine shots – yes, these exist. A photo posted by @deboone on

1000 Childress Vineyard Road, Lexington
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Douglas Vineyards


A post shared by Amie Detar (@amiedetar) on

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.

7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis
Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Web | Facebook

Treehouse Vineyards

Saturday wine time with @eacribb 👯🍷☀️

A photo posted by @deboone on

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!

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
Web | Facebook | Twitter

Rocky River Vineyards

All wineries should come with wine slushies 🍷 #willingwino A photo posted by @deboone on

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.

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

A photo posted by @deboone on

11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Davasté Vineyards

Daveste vines early June

A photo posted by Daveste Vineyards (@davestevineyards) on

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.

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
Web | Facebook | Instagram

Story Views:
Join the 32,538 smart Charlotteans that receive our daily newsletter.
"It's good. I promise." - Ted   Ted Williams
Dana Boone
| @deboone |
Social media manager desperately seeking verified status.