Winter at Round Peak Vineyards

It would be easy to think that a winery simply shuts down when the cold weather arrives. The foliage is completely gone, and the vines have all gone to sleep. The tasting room is slow, but the staff is as busy as ever. It may not be as obvious to the public but there is a lot to do in winter. Mia and Justin are busy pruning the old stems from last year’s canopy. They will cut the vines all the way down leaving just two branches per vine. Due to the discriminating nature of this process, all twelve acres of pruning needs to be done by hand. Winter is a tough time to be doing this type of work. You’re outside all day no matter the cold, rain or snow. Besides being very busy in the vineyard, there is also much to do on the winemaking side as well. Red wines are being fine-tuned in the barrels, and white wines in the tank. The wines are sampled regularly to see how they are developing, and are bottled as soon as they are ready. Events are being planned, music and weddings are being booked, and every one is gearing up for what is sure to be another busy year at Round Peak Vineyards.

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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our 12 acres of vineyards are planted with primarily French and Italian varietals. Our award winning wines are all hand harvested and estate bottled using the grapes grown in our vineyard. 

We are also the northernmost vineyard in the Yadkin Valley AVA, sitting at an elevation of 1300 ft. Our covered patio offers spectacular views, especially at sunset!

  • Dog- and Family-Friendly
  • Picnics Encouraged
  • RVs & Bus Tours and large groups Welcome (please call ahead if 8 or more)
  • Skull Camp Brewing beer on tap!