Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Uwharrie Vineyards has been awarded the recognition and

designation of being a  Certified Audubon Cooperative

Sanctuary by Audubon International. After 5 years of

research, documentation,  and dedication to this goal, we

are the first official winery in United States history,

to be awarded this designation.

  Our Philosophy
  The Story Behind Our Angel
  Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
  The Uwharrie Mountains
     

This designation shows Uwharrie Vineyards' very

strong commitment to the environment, wildlife,

and resource conservation.

 

Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries are private and

public properties that complement preserved lands.

They contribute to the conservation of resources

and the protection of both common and rare plants,

plus the  wildlife and environment. This designation

was achieved once environmental practices were

implemented in all core aspects of the

Uwharrie Vineyards operational program.

 

Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries serve

as important local and national demonstration sites

and provide valuable data about the economic and

environmental results of environmental management.

 

During the many years of the certification process,

a business environment must demonstrate a high

level of environmental quality. Individual certification

levels include environmental planning, wildlife and

habitat management, outreach and education,

resource conservation, and waste management.

 

Throughout the year as expected, we stay focused on our

grapevines to make the award winning wines that we strive for,

but we also focus on our environment and it's wildlife. We

personally have constructed growing conditions of wild seeds

and foliage that our wildlife can enjoy throughout the year with

the correct nutrients that they need for a healthy life.

 

It's the best for both worlds because this food solution actually

helps our wonderful grapevines remain in almost full volume

during our peak harvest time. We enjoy watching a full

assortment of wildlife live here throughout the year with

security, because we don't allow any type of outside

hunters or trespassers on our property.

 

 

We enjoy the wildlife activity of the deer, turkey, bats,

turtles, and birds in and around the vineyard area. We have

document over 50 head of deer on our property and this

past year we experienced 97 blue bird hatchings.

 

 Our bat houses are also terrific to help manage the

natural wildlife security against insects for our grapevines

at night and allows us to stay focused on our

environmental friendly philosophy of using the lowest

amount of chemicals and preservatives in all of our

vineyard operations. It's the best of both worlds.