You probably don't associate the Outer Banks with a vineyard but we do have a great one across the bridge...Sanctuary Vineyards in Currituck. Family owned and operated by the Wright family who have been here for seven generations. The Wright family created this estate to begin a new wine tradition. Tommy and Jerry Wright, brothers, use age-old methods to coax the sweetest fruit from these coastal sands.
Sanctuary Vineyards is located on a quaint seaside farm where you are likely to see rows of corn competing with Cabernet and migratory snow geese nesting among the Sangiovese. Ten acres of grapes are nestled among hundreds of acres of farmland and wildlife impoundments that we like to call "The Sanctuary." Varieties include: Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Norton and the classic Muscadine.
The Sanctuary Vineyards tasting room is located inside the historic Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg, NC. On weekends, the cellars are open for complimentary tastings. You can sample both Coastal Collage and The Lightkeeper, as well as an assortment of delicious Moonrise Bay wines. In addition to fine wines, the Sanctuary Tasting Room features a collection of wine accessories as well as Sanctuary T-Shirts and wine glasses. The cellar is open 7 days a week, with tastings Saturday and Sunday.
Sanctuary wines now available at the Corolla Cotton Gin with weekly tastings