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"