Windsor Run Cellars
The Windsor Run Cellars operation sits on is land that has been farmed for generations. Over the years the vines thrived in the fertile tobacco land. The winery was built in 2006 with the tasting room following in 2007. Then a distillery was added in 2008 to make brandy and fortified their own wine. At that time they owned the second “legal” distillery in the state.
Orignially, the winery was called Buck Shoals after the township it was located in, but in 2011 Chuck and Jamey Johnson purchased the land, winery and tasting room. They changed the name to Windsor Run Cellars, expanded the tasting room and reopened in March of 2012. They plan to continue making some of the wines Buck Shoals was famous for and will add a few new products along the way.
Windsor Run Cellars will also sell wines from another family owned vineyard called Ferguson Vineyards. Ferguson Vineyards has some of the oldest vines in the Swan Creek AVA. Most of these vines are French vinifera with some French-American Hybrids as well. The Fergusons have partnered with Windsor Run Cellars and will market their wine in the tasting room.What people are saying about Windsor Run Cellars:
"We had a great experience today at Windsor Run Cellars!! The gentleman who was working today was VERY knowledgeable and hospitable! I absolutely recommend this winery!"
"We had a great time at Windsor Run Cellars. They are very personable and really want you to have a good time. They have some great selections and there's something there for everyone !!"
"This was my first time visiting Windsor Run Cellars and we had a wonderful time. Mike did our tasting and he was awesome. He kept us laughing the entire time all while being professional and very informative. I can't wait to come back!"
"LOVED Windsor Run Cellars . Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Their fortified wines were delicious as were several of their others! Fell in love with the Hillbilly Holiday, Island Holiday, and Summer Breeze. You don't want to miss this place!"
"We were anxious to visit Windsor Run Cellars, one of North Carolina's first distilleries. You will enjoy a very interesting tasting. We especially enjoyed the Shadow Hawk... a delightful tasting spirit!"
"What a surprise to find Windsor Run Cellars in my back door! So many wonderful wine options and a distillery too. It made it even more fun for the palate. One of the most fun wine-tastings I've done. I can't wait to take family and friends for a visit!"
Read more reviews on: FaceBook | Yelp | Trip Advisor