The Haw River Valley is a 868-square-mile region located in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties in North Carolina. It is an agricultural area that has a long growing season, with 214 frost-free growing days, making it a great place for growing crops that need a long growing season like tobacco and red vinifera winegrapes. Many vineyards now border the Haw River on sloping land that contain soils that are very deep and well drained.
Guilford County's Grove Winery & Vineyards focuses on estate-grown European-style wines. The 44 acre vineyard and artisan winery produces about 3100 cases of premium wine a year. Grove has won a number of International awards and was awarded six double-gold medals at the North Carolina Wine Competition between 2007-2011.
Hours: open daily noon-6pm
Owners: Max & Denise Lloyd
Wines or Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec, Syrah and Tempranillo.