Our Winery

Amidst all the fun, the one thing we take seriously

at Uwharrie Vineyards is our winemaking. Our team

focuses on each wine individually in the production.

Our "State of The Art" facility has been an effort to

design, and is something to truly come see to enjoy.

 

White grapes are harvested, de-stemmed, crushed,

and pressed immediately, resulting in the pure juice

that is wanted. It is then severely chilled at a cold

temperature halting any wild fermentations. That

allows us the time to conduct multiple chemical

tests, focusing on each different grape variety.

 

We are looking for the style of juice we received

that year during harvest from pressing, each year is

and can be completely different, so after careful

analysis of the acid, pH, and sugar levels, we can

adjust the juice to the levels that we think are

best and begin the art of primary fermentation.

 

Red grapes are harvested, de-stemmed, crushed,

and the combined pomace is pumped into large

stainless steel tanks. The true color of red wine is

derived from the fermentation on the skins. The

longer the skins and juice contact, the darker

the color of the resulting wine will be.

When we feel the skins have perfectly done their job

for the wine's benefit, at the exact right moment, we'll

hand shovel the pomace  and press off the juice to

continue in the primary fermentation stages.

 

 Temperatures of the tanks are individually set and

monitored at different levels for each of the wines.

Primary and secondary fermentations can be as

short as 3 weeks or as long as 2 months, each

depending on the style wines that we are creating.

 

Our team monitors each wine chemically on a daily basis throughout

its life before they are bottled. Constant chemical lab analysis, temperature controls, heat and cold stabilizations, sterile filtrations, and other unique customized techniques are the intricate part of our teams process in

creating the high quality wines that we enjoy.

 

Many of our wines will age for multiple months and years

after primary fermentations, each building their own unique character.

Maintaining total control over every facet of our production has been

Uwharrie Vineyards passion from the start. Our goal was to have

multiple different wines, each unique with their own character and style.

 

Defined by the elegance, craftsmanship, and climate, our

grapes are produced into these hand-crafted enjoyments.

They reflect both our commitment to quality in the vineyards

and the skill, expertise, and artistry in our team, with which

our winery builds to the highest goals.

 

So plan a visit and come enjoy the delicious expression of

what Uwharrie Vineyards and winemaking is all about.

"Serious Wine for Non-Serious People"

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