sanctuary vineyards, a peaceful refuge on the obx
North Carolina wines are starting to get noticed for their quality, and Sanctuary Vineyards, next to the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, is turning out some very well made wines. This piece from Carolina Designs tells their story.
“Here we are in October, and out at Sanctuary Vineyards they’re just finishing the harvest. Vineyard Manager, John Wright, says it’s been a good year for growing wine grapes, citing two Bordeaux varietals that he thought did particularly well. “The Petite Verdot and Cab Franc looked really good this year,” he commented.
The vineyard is about 11 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge at the Cotton Gin. The land is owned by the Wright family, who own the store and have also been farming the land for well over 150 years. The first wine grapes were planted 12 years ago, and the vineyard has grown from a two-acre block to almost 11 acres.”