Founded in 2002 by Ben Webb, Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina.
Born and raised in Mt. Airy, founder Ben Webb studied both Viticulture and Enology in college, and
upon graduating, began his quest to make outstanding North Carolina wines by planting a 10-acre
vineyard on his family farm in eastern NC. As the vines matured, he then planted 18 more acres in
the Yadkin Valley. With its clay loom soil and mild climate, Ben successfully grew Cabernet Franc,
Chamboucin, Riesling, Petit Manseng, and Carlos and Nobel Muscadines a native NC grape.
It would be the grapes from these early plantings that Ben would use to create an outstanding list
of award-winning wines. Building the winery from scratch, Ben was able to take all that he had
learned about growing grapes and making wine and pair it with his love for technology and build
one of the most technologically advanced wineries in the United States.
In addition to his outstanding wines, Ben wanted to do something to help the entire Mt. Airy
economy. So, rather than house the winery at the vineyard, he located Old North State in downtown
Mt. Airy with the goal of re-establishing the downtown area as a vibrant, growing economic center.
Today, Old North State Winery serves as one of the leading tourism destinations in the Yadkin
Housed in a former Hardware store built in 1890 on Main Street, Ben and his wife Ellie have
successfully created a fun, hip, up-beat atmosphere combining wine tasting tours, a cool ambiance,
outstanding food, live entertainment and events to create a true entertainment and dining
destination. The winery still has the original pressed tin ceilings and solid oak floors from when
it was originally built.
The winery is open 7 days a week with tasting tours available throughout the day.
Dining is available for lunch and dinner featuring locally grown and freshly prepared specials by
world-renowned chef Chris Wishart.
RESTAURANT HOURS OF OPERATION ARE:
Monday - Thursday ~ 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday ~ 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday ~ 12:00am - 3:00pm
BAR HOURS OF OPERATION ARE:
Monday - Thursday ~ 11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday ~ 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday ~ 12:00am - 5:00pm