Owners Dave and Ester DeFehr in 2003 envisioned planting a vineyard and bringing the first winery
to Iredell County.
After locating an ideal 52-acre pastoral setting the property was purchased in 2004.
The land was then manicured to enhance its natural features and four acres of vines were planted
A modern, three-level “barn” was constructed to include a small winery.
We took our first harvest in 2006 and produced 500 cases of wine.
We doubled production to 1000 cases with the 2007 harvest.
And on September 3 we joyfully opened the doors of our rustic timber frame-style tasting room and
art gallery to the public!
At Davesté’ Vineyards, we take a minimalist approach in wine making.
Our fruit comes from our own carefully tended estate vineyard and other select North Carolina
vineyards; the remainder comes from reputable Virginia vineyards.
We aim to gently handle the fruit at harvest and allow our wines to age and mature with limited
Our wines are developed in very small lots, with some estate wines totaling as few as 25 cases,
and total production currently limited to 1,500 cases per year.
Typically, our white wines are produced 100% in stainless steel. And our red wines, depending on
the variety, are blended from lots that have been aged in both new and neutral French oak.
All of our wines are made here at Daveste’ and are crafted by our winemaker in our winery.
Thursday: 11AM–6PM music events till 9pm
Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.