The NC Triangle Wine Trail
Starting in the middle of the Chapel Hill/Durham/Raleigh Triangle and extending south to the outskirts of Fayetteville, this wine trail provides visitors and residents in one of NC’s more populated areas a great sampler of North Carolina wines close to home. The trail starts at the Chatham Hill Winery, which became the state’s first “urban winery” when it opened in 1999 taking NC grapes and crafting them into wines at their facility just south of the RDU Airport. Meanwhile, out in Willow Spring, Adams Vineyards specializes in North Carolina’s native muscadine wines, and in hosting several special events throughout the year. Further south, the J.Wesley Vineyards tasting room occupies an old-style stately Southern mansion, and hopes to supplement its muscadine wines with a supper club and a bed and breakfast.
3800 Gateway Centre Blvd. #310, Cary/Morrisville, NC 27560
Amenities: Tasting bar, art gallery, rental facilities.
Wines: Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, ‘Sweet Carolina’ fruit-infused wines including pomegranate, cherry berry, blackberry, peach, blueberry, and raspberry.
3390 John Adams Road,Willow Spring, NC 27592
Amenities: Tasting room, picnic area, gift shop, rental facilities.
Wines: Ellis Red,White Spring, Matthew Red, Blush Plantation, Revolution Red,WillowWhite, Semi-Sweet Blackberry.
9340 Chickapee Drive, Linden, NC 28356
Amenities: Tasting room, gift shop, restaurant, vintage inn.
Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Evening Harvest, Noble, White Syrah, Chardonnay, Magnolia, Carlos, Muscat.