Thank you to all who attended this year's Conference!
Conference Next Year will be January 27th, 28th & 29th 2017
Marriott Hotel, Winston Salem, NC
Buy or Sell
Vineyard Items For Sale1/2 Ton Macro Bins - six at $150.00 eachHarvest Lugs - eighty at $5.00 eachMetal Stakes - 100+ at $2.00 eachWood Stakes - 100+ at $0.50 eachOther miscellaneous vineyard itemsContact… Read More +
Pilot Mountain Vineyards, 1162 Bradley Road, Pinnacle NC 27043
A Vineyard with a View – and Loads of Profit PotentialPilot Mountain Vineyards, 1162 Bradley Road, Pinnacle NC 27043
Own one of the most beautiful home-and-vineyard estates in North Carolina, and take… Read More +
For Sale Owl's Eye Vineyard & Winery
FOR SALE - Owl's Eye Vineyard & Winery
40 acre farm, winery, tasting room and event center. 10 acres planted in hybrid grapes. Award winning wines made by Sean McRitchie. Estimated value… Read More +
Welcome to NCWA
North Carolina has been a winemaking state for much of its history. Yet, it was not until the early 1970s that organizations began forming to collectively support those who had an interest in growing grapes and making wine in North Carolina. The muscadine grape growers were the first and formed what is today the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Growers Association. Yet, since the early 1980's it has been the interest in growing vinifera, or European style bunch grapes, which has led to a major shift toward making European style wines here in North Carolina.
The Piedmont Grape Grower's Association was the first group to champion vinifera grapes in North Carolina and this organization formed the core of what is known today as the North Carolina Winegrower's Association. The North Carolina Winegrower's Association was formed in 1993, primarily through the efforts of people like Steve Shepard, then at Westbend Vineyards and Earl Mitchell, Professor of Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The focus of the group was then, and remains today, the open interchange of information among both professional and amateur winemakers, with a focus on education, research, and professional development.