Purchased in 2007, this former dairy pasture was once used for tobacco.
We started planting in March of 2009. Several hundred wooden posts were pounded in
the ground and 9-gauged wire strung to accommodate over 500 muscadine vines.
Our first commercial crush was September, 8th, 2011.
Native Son Vineyard
The vineyard faces WOW, Caraway, and Daves mountains. This expansive view has captured
the cameras of professional photographer Dan Routh and has been featured in Wrangler
Currently, the vineyard contains Noble, (purple), Magnolia (bronze), Carlos (bronze),
and Summit (bronze) cultivars. Muscadines make excellent jams, jelly, juices and
wine. And of course, they are awesome eating them right off the vine.
Muscadines, America’s “first grape”, made in impression on the first European settlers.
In 1584, Sir Walter Raleigh, described the muscadine as being "on the sand and on
the green soil, on the hills as on the plains, as well as on every little shrub ...
also climbing towards the tops of tall cedars ... in all the world the like abundance
is not to be found."
Muscadines are native to the southeast section of the United States. Wild cultivars
are found in the woods and ripen in late September. One of the hardiest grapes, it
thrives in the hot, humid summers of North Carolina. Known for its beneficial levels
of resveratrol and antioxidants levels, it has become one of the century’s top health
foods. Read more about it here http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/nov97/musc1197.htm.
When fermented into a wine it becomes a pleasant treat for the palate. From the sweet
bronze cultivars to the rich, deep purple cultivars, the muscadine offers up a wide
range of complex flavors for consumption. A native grape from a native son, that’s
what Native Son Vineyard is all about.
Native Son Vineyard is a member of the Piedmont Grown initiative.
Talk to us!
Visit our tasting room Friday-Sunday 2pm-5pm.
Our farm outlet stand is located at 1511 Mamie May Rd, Franklinville NC. Nestled
between Randleman and Grays Chapel, North Carolina.
We carry fresh muscadines (in season) and wine.
In the beginning....This is what we started working with from the beginning. What
was formerly a pasture, we planned our current vineyard, row by row, post by post
with LOTS of sweat and hard work. Thanks to family and friends, we’ve started the
journey into a new agricultural world.
Once the vista for the first native inhabitants, it s now home to a native grape.