The Vineyard

roses_vineyardHere at the edge of the Yadkin Valley Appellation lies Blue Ridge Vineyards, where we have selected vinifera of grapes from European root stock (Syrah, Chardonnay, Semillon). Additionally, we have planted Barbera, a hearty Italian grape that thrives in North Carolina.

Fruit trees such as apple, pear, and peach line the edge of the vineyard. Vines are hand-tended in an attempt to minimize the use of chemicals, thereby promoting a healthier and tastier end product. Being a working farm includes harvesting fresh eggs from our own free-range chickens and vegetables from our organic garden, as well.

Roses also punctuate the end of each row of grapevines. True to European tradition, roses have long been an early prognosticator of certain pests or diseases that might permeate the vineyard.

Adelia Gram of Blue Ridge Vineyards

Adelia Gram of Blue Ridge Vineyards

There is also a spring-fed pond on this 16-acre farm, complete with a windmill and irrigation system for the vineyard. Despite the relative humidity in this region, there are still a number of high-degree days which contribute to the intensity of the fruit.

The owners of Blue Ridge Vineyards, Adelia and Randy Gram, are also sympathetic to animal rescue; therefore, you might see one of their many adopted cats and dogs surveying the rows in the vineyard!

Blue Ridge Vineyards is currently not open to the public, but the farmhouse and casita are available for small meetings and events by prior arrangement. Thank you for your interest in our wines…..we look forward to your sampling them when they will be available for sale December 2013.

For more information about Blue Ridge Vineyards, read Our Story.

Randy Gram of Blue Ridge Vineyards

Randy Gram of Blue Ridge Vineyards

Farm-to-table bounty from the garden at Blue Ridge Vineyards

Farm-to-table bounty from the garden at Blue Ridge Vineyards