Roaring River winery: in-between stunning nature
Roaring River Vineyards winery is the hillside vineyard amidst the staggering views of nature with a hint of history dating back to the 1700s. Located right in the foothills of Birth Carolina Mountains, the Roaring River vineyard is bordered by Roaring river in the north, Brewer Mill Road on the west with woods on both east and south. This 47-acre woods turned vineyard is a perfect getaway into nature as you sip your wines to the melodic sound of the flowing river.
A climate similar to Burgundy
Initially, the owners, Tom and Josephine Silvey had no plans of operating a vineyard but instead, they were looking for a property to build their weekend house. They purchased the property back in 2001 on the outskirts of Traphill, which was completely covered by woods back then. Later, the couple realized that the area they owned their property in, had terrier and temperature similar to that of Burgundy, France, perfectly suitable for producing wine. Soon Tom and Josephine found themselves designing and building the vineyard. They even enrolled themselves in a Viticulture and Oenology seminar at Surry Community College learning about growing grapes, taking care of vines, and making wines. The winery now produces Red Wines, White Wines, Rose Wines, and Dessert Wines from grape varieties of Traminette, Chardonel, Norton, Chambourcin.
Explore the historical area around the winery
The vines are well-groomed in the vineyard and the grapes are selectively plucked, which is then turned into wonderful wines in Elkin Creek. Topping their impressive wines, the Roaring River Vineyard is just across the Brewer Mills, which operated back in the 18th century but was destroyed by flood in 1940, adding in a historic touch to the vineyard