Laurel Gray Vineyards
Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina lies a delightfully Southern vineyard and winery, located on farmland that has been
nurtured by the Myers family for 10 generations. With the dream of preserving the family farm for future generations, Benny and
Kim Myers planted their first grapes over 13 years ago and converted the old milking parlor into a tasting room. Named for the
Myers’ two children, Ashley Laurel and Taylor Gray, Laurel Gray Vineyards’ award-winning wines are sold exclusively in the tasting
room and on our website.
Ben and Kim Myers chose to invest in developing an award-winning vineyard which would produce international GOLD medal
wines. With 90% of our wines being estate-grown and bottled, we sell primarily at our vineyard-located tasting room or through
our online store.
Laurel Gray Vineyards produces handcrafted Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Pinot Gris and
many more specialty blends. In 2010 Laurel Gray released the first in a series of holiday wines called “Carolina Christmas.”
Stephen Rigby joined our team at Laurel Gray as head winemaker on July 1st, 2015. Born in Mississippi, Stephen received
his degree from Mississippi State University in 1977. His first job was working at the Enology (winemaking) Laboratory at the
University. After two years, Stephen decided to hone his skills in the up-and-coming Virginia wine industry. After spending 18
years just north of the border, Stephen came south into North Carolina. He was instrumental in developing award-winning wine
which helped catapult the new Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek AVA wine regions into popularity. Soon these wines could be found
on the tables of wine drinkers across the country. At Laurel Gray we feel very fortunate to have the knowledge and experience of
Stephen Rigby on our team. We are excited about what the future holds with Stephen guiding our way for both our companies,
Laurel Gray Vineyards and Yadkin Valley Wine Company.
Tasting and Tours
Wine tastings are offered daily during our business hours. The cost is $10 and includes a complimentary Laurel Gray wine glass. Wines may be purchased by the bottle or glass.
Select local craft beers also available by the bottle — we carry Sierra Nevada, brewed in Asheville, NC and Foothills from W-S, NC. We also have Amish bread, Ashe Country Cheese, pre-packaged meats and assorted snack items.
The tasting room is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10am-5pm and on Sunday from 1-5pm.
Guided educational vineyards tours are offered daily at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Tours are $10 per person.varies from 1800 to 2500 cases depending on the year. Check out the Our Wines page for a virtual tasting of
our award-winning wines!