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Wine Tours

Childress Winery

1000 Childress Vineyards Road
Lexington, NC 27295
Main Telephone Number: (336) 236-9463
Website: Childress Winery

Well-known NASCAR figure Richard Childress recently opened a 35,000-square-foot winery in Lexington, North Carolina. Varietals of Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Sangiovese can be viewed hanging from the vines spread over their sprawling 65 acres. Our wine tours and party buses are the perfect way to visit their cutting-edge wine production center! They are open Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-6.

Grove Winery

7360 Brooks Bridge Road
Gibsonville, NC 27249
Main Telephone Number: (336)584-4060
Website: Grove Winery

Located in Guilford County, Grove Winery and Vineyards is open daily till 5 PM for tours, tastings or simply a glass of wine on the patio. Their 44-acre farm located in Haw River Valley wine country features a small, artisan winery and the estate vineyards are located on sloping, mineral rich land. The estate vineyards boast wine grapes that thrive in this climate: Sangiovese, Merlot, Traminette, Nebbiolo, Cab Franc, and Tempranillo. They also own a mountain vineyard approx. 65 miles north of the winery near Smith Mountain, VA where they harvest grapes like Norton and Cabernet Sauvignon that prefer the cooler weather.

Shelton Vineyards

286 Cabernet Lane
Dobson, NC 27017
Main Telephone Number: (336)366-4724
Website: Shelton Vineyards

Shelton Vineyards features a roomy visitor center with a tasting bar and gift shop with tastings and tours, a deli and cheese shopi. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and picnicking is not only allowed but encouraged. Their prinicple varieties include Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Enjoy concerts during the summer at their outdoor stage.

Founded in 1999, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina. Our group tours and limos are available to take you to their winery and cheese shop during their normal business hours — 10-5 on Monday-Saturday, and 1-5 on Sunday.

Martin Vineyards

213 Martin Farms Lane
Knotts Island, NC
Main Telephone Number: (252) 429-3542
Website: Martin Vineyards

The story of Martin Vineyards is an interesting one that started in 1977 when the Martin family moved to Knott's Island. They started their farm with Peaches and Scuppernong grapes and a decade later they started planting Vinifera grapes. However, they did not realize when they started this crop that it would be the only successful and thriving Vinifera planting on the North Carolina coast.

In early 1994, this revelation lead to the success of Martin Vineyards and Estate Winery and one year later they became licensed to sell their delightful estate wines.

There are other things that have made Martin Vineyards successful including North Carolina's coast of rich soil overlooking Knott's Island Bay and using the most current and innovative technologies along with their viticulture techniques. With all this and a little help from Mother Nature to control the climate, Martin Vineyards has been able to "farm for flavor" and make award-winning wines.

Our fleet of vehicles are equipped to take a small or large group to this scenic vineyard and farm!

Lumina Winery

6620 Suite H Gordon Road
Wilmington, NC
Website: Lumina Winery

Lumina was constructed on 200 feet of ocean frontage at Station #7 and opened on June 3, 1905. Costing $7,000 to build--a large amount at that time — Lumina's 12,500 square foot complex presented visitors with three levels of activities and games. A snack shop, shooting gallery and bowling alley, we located on the ground floor while a broad staircase led up to the dance hall with balcony for the band and guest. The Lumina was so popular that it was enlarged several times to accommodate the crowds, and a movie screen was erected fifty feet into the surf.

Now, it is one of Wilminton's most loved wineries and our fleet of vehicles can take you there! Book one of our party buses today to enjoy the wine and history of the Lumina.