Rockhouse Vineyards and Overmountain Vineyards

My wife and I recently had an opportunity to swing by a couple of local wineries. The Rockhouse Vineyards was first on our list. Actually it was the only one on our list.  Although tiny, they offer some really nice selections. We especially enjoyed the Cab Franc and the Meritage which we learned is a Bordeaux style red made in places other than the Bordeaux region. (Only wines produced in Bordeaux can officially be called a Bordeaux.) All of their wines are fermented in oak barrels.

Before leaving the owner suggested we stop by a place up the street that opened so recently that it isn't currently listed in any of the NC Wine promotional material and we were certainly glad we did. The Overmountain Winery specializes in white wines, all of which are fermented in steel barrels to give their wines a crisper finish.

Both are located on beautiful property in the hills near Tryon, NC. While exiting the Rockhouse property, we were met by several turkeys which we later learned are quite a nuisance to vintners because they knock the grapes off the vines and then eat them. (Seem to be a lot of turkeys around this year. I see them a couple times a month somewhere.)

These wineries are within rock throwing distance of Green Creek Winery which I've mentioned previously so you could easily make an afternoon of wine tasting in the area.

Distance from downtown Greenville: 48-55 miles.

Rockhouse Vineyards

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Overmountain Winery

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Green Creek Winery

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Margaret River Apartments said...

Wow, the services looks interesting. I'll definitely check this one out. It simply reminded me of our apartment at Margaret River Apartments . Definitely check it out guys! They have the best winery tours and wine tasting!

Marshal Drake said...

The vineyard is famous for its delicious red wines. I absolutely suggest you to visit it when you have free time.