North Carolina April 15, 2017
The Remote Winery In North Carolina That’s Picture Perfect For A Day Trip
North Carolina is packed to the brim with charming wineries dotting the landscape of both the Yadkin Valley and throughout the western region of the state. If you’re seeking an extra special getaway one place is nestled amongst the foothills and offers stunning views of Pilot Mountain looming in the distance. Not only are the views here noteworthy, but also the award-winning wines produced at JOLO Vineyards.
JOLO Vineyards was a dream-in-the-making for both JW and Kristen Ray. JW owned his own restaurant at 19 and worked at two five-star hotel properties. After selling the company he co-owned and his wife cutting her ties to corporate America, they traded in suits for working boots and purchased land in the profitable Yadkin Valley AVA region of the state.
Today, they've transformed the property to not just wine but a quaint space to relax on a gorgeous day, take in views of Pilot Mountain, enjoy the beautiful garage-turned-tasting room and dine at the onsite restaurant.
The gorgeous tasting room is instantly inviting for all who enter. Wooded oaks and chandeliers juxtapose the rustic and refined factors at play here.
The onsite restaurant serves an array of food that pairs nicely with all wines JOLO offers. From caprese appetizer, to a refreshing salad, to a heartier entree.
While the first couple of years didn't yield the best results for JOLO or winemaking, 2015 harvest saw immense success and awarded JOLO several accolades for different wines including the title of 2016 North Carolina Wine Grower of the Year.
The tasting room is certainly extravagant and amazing, but the real draw of JOLO is the beautiful scenery you'll get to experience. It's perfect whether you're booking it for your next event space or retreating away from the world for a weekend. It's a gorgeous winery with even more gorgeous scenery that doesn't do 'too' much but does just enough.
What a neat place! Have you visited here before?
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