On Shelton's estate, several varieties of vitis vinifera grapes are grown: Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Tannat, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier. All of the varieties of vitis vinifera grown at Shelton Vineyards utilize bud wood of European origin grafted onto Native American rootstocks to create a more disease resistant vine.
Shelton Vineyards' belief is that fine wine begins in the vineyard. The location, in the heart of North Carolina's Yadkin Valley, provides the ideal climate and soil conditions. Shelton Vineyards' commitment to sustainable farming practices and hands-on attention enables the vineyard to produce the highest possible quality of grapes. The Shelton Vineyards' wines are reflective of the terroir of the Yadkin Valley. Along with expert winemaking techniques, enhancing what our land has given us, Shelton Vineyards has produced many award-winning wines.What people are saying about Shelton Vineyards:
"Absolutely Gorgeous Vineyard. Owners spared no expense because this is the best in Yadkin appellation. They have a wonderful tasting room as well as gourmet restaurant. Beautiful grounds and picnic area, large pond to walk around too. Convenient. "
"Shelton is a beautiful vineyard and winery set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Well worth the trip, the tasting room is big and beautiful, and includes a gift shop and exhibits - especially all the medals their wine has won over the years. "
"The Shelton winery tour was amazing . The tour was very informative. Our tasting was beyond awesome. Very personable and we This is definitely a go back to. Very clean/nice facility. Also the wine is great! "
"It is always a delightful experience to visit Shelton Vineyards. We look forward to our next visit at harvest time. I love roaming around the grounds while taking photos. Take some crackers to toss to the catfish. They are so friendly!"
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286 Cabernet Lane
Dobson, NC 27017
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Friday, March 15, 2013Play
Shelton Vineyards is the premiere vineyard in the eastern United States, first planted by brothers Charlie & Ed Shelton in 1999. Shelton Vineyards is located in northwestern North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just off I-77 exit 93, Dobson, NC. We hope you will come visit us when you are in the area.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012Play
Located in the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area, the Shelton Vineyard shares a similar climate and growing season to that of some of the best wine growing regions in Europe. The vineyard is one of the largest on the East Coast.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012Play
In 1994, brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton purchased at auction the land on which Shelton Vineyards sits. Although they had no firm plans for the future of the property, the land is located just a few miles from where the two brothers grew up. The groundbreaking ceremony was held June 23, 1999. The winery is a 33,000 square-foot building designed by well-known North Carolina architect, Ray Troxell. This was his first time designing a winery, and the spectacular result speaks for itself.