North Carolina is home to more than 100 wine vineyards. The industry has focused on two types of native grapes: muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera grapes which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Viognier.
Evelyn’s Vineyard began as a demonstration vineyard in the North Carolina foothills and its beauty has quickly unfolded. The way the morning sun glistens on the chartreuse colored leaves, bronze grapes and swirling new growth could keep an artist busy for weeks. The river-side vineyard with craftsman-style trellises dividing the opened grassed lanes inspires residents to test their gardening talents at winemaking. This year will be the community’s first harvest.
Grapes have surprisingly high levels of Resveratrol and other health-enhancing antioxidants. Culinary chefs use grapes in gourmet cobblers, fancy jams, and herbal glazes. The grapes are successfully grown in the North Carolina foothills because they need fewer chilly nights and thrive on the summer heat.
Whether for fun or for sipping, Evelyn’s Vineyard is a masterpiece in the making and is a fun atmosphere for the community.
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