Native Vines Winery

One of the most common complaints heard about about Native Vines Winery has to do with their wines. Many people say the selection is so good they find themselves spending too much time deciding!!!

One of the more interesting wineries that you will find in Lexington North Carolina is Native Vines Winery. You might or might not find it interesting to know that this is the first winery in the United States owned and operated by Native Americans.

Native Vine Winery

Native Vines Winery



If you’re interested in visiting at the end of the page you will find a map where you can obtain your own directions from your current starting location.

If interesting in learning more about Native Vines Winery in Lexington North Carolina you can tab through the categories listed in the box below.


While we are not willing to say Native Vines Winery has the very best wines in North Carolina, what we will say, many visitors to this winery do love the wines here.

We have also visited here and found more than a few great tasting wines.

At this winery you will find around 20 different wines. They have red, whites, sweets and fruits.  If you’re a person who likes to try new things, they also have something they call tea wine which is very unique and also very good.

The cost of the majority of their wines ranges from $14-17 a bottle. They do have two red wines that are a bit more expensive around $20. All in all, we believe the prices are fair.

Our favorites, we have too many to list them all

Raspberry Tea wine – The wine is delicious and pairs perfectly with chocolate. This is an award winner.

Pinot Noir - This red wine is fabulous. Very strong plum and jam flavors. This is another award winning wine here.

Sweet Apple Wine - If you love the taste of green apples this award winning wine is for you!!!

Also, you can buy the wines at Native Vines Winery online buy the bottle or the case.


This is a place for events also. Most of the events you will find here take place on Fridays and Saturdays. They have wine tasting and a lot of music. If you are interested in learning more about their calendar of events you can visit their events page here.

Lexington Wineries

Another great aspect of Native Vines Winery comes with the city it is located in Lexington North Carolina.

Very nearby are three other North Carolina wineries. You can make your own wine tour!!!

Weathervane Winery

Childress Vineryards

Junius Lindsay Vineyard

These are also all very good.

If you are interested in visiting Native Vines Winery in Lexington NC. Here’s a map which will provide you with directions from your current location. Just click the red marker and enter your current location.


Cloer Family Vineyards near Raleigh

The wine at Cloer Family Vineyards doesn’t get you drunk it gets you awesome!!! And If anyone ever starts to annoy you, with complaints about you drinking too much wine, you just tell them in chemistry class you learned wine was a solution.

I realize my humor isn’t that great but believe me when I tell you Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex NC is a great vineyard to visit.

Cloer Family Vineyards

Cloer Family Vineyards

Below I have provided a few more specifics about this North Carolina Vineyard and at the end of the page is a map that can be used to get your own personalized directions to this great find of a winery.

If you’re unfamiliar with the little town of Apex, North Carolina it’s only about 10 miles west of the city of Raleigh.


Cloer Family Vineyards and wine options

What you will not find at this NC Vineyard is a huge selection of different wines. But what you will get is a small selection of very good wines. Their selection includes two wines produced from North Carolina grown muscadine grapes and two wines produce with European grapes.

The muscadine grapes are grown onsite at the vineyards. The European grape varieties are purchased from a vineyard in located in western part of North Carolina. Not sure but this could mean the Yadkin Valley.

Four great wines to taste at Cloer Family Vineyards:Cloer Family Vineyards Apex NC

  • Noble – This is definitely my favorite wine at this vineyard. A silver medal winner at the Mid-Atlantic Southeastern wine competition.
  • Carlos
  • Chambourcin
  • Veranda

Wine tasting and tours

The wine tasting at the vineyards is both delicious and educational. The cost is $5 for a generous tasting of each of their five wines. I know under my wine section I said they have only fours wines but I have been informed they actually produce five different wines. Sorry I have no informaiton and what type of wine varietal of this 5th wine.

Touring Cloer Vineyards - Take a walk through their beautiful vineyards and learn about each of the different grapes grown on the premises. Learn about the planting process through the harvesting and normal maintenance grape vines required. Then head inside and take a tour of the winery and learn about the wine making and aging process. There is also a great display of antique wine presses.

The wine tasting and touring at Cloer Family Vineyards are both truly educational.

Looking for a place to hold a private party? This NC vineyard can be rented out for various events. Beautiful and inviting a great place to hold your event.


Wow, the calendar is full of events at Cloer Family Vineyards!!! You can find anything from Yoga classes to Arts and Crafts to live music. Definitely a place to look into for fun events near Raleigh NC.

If you’re interest in visiting Cloer Family Vineyards you can use this map below to get your directions from your current location. Just click on the red marker.

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The South Creek Vineyards Experience

South Creek VineyardsIn the boxes below you can read through how we rate different aspects of this North Carolina winery. Also towards the bottom of the page find a map for directions to South Creek Vineyards.

My very first visit to South Creek Vineyards left me truly impressed by the beauty of their vineyardswalking in the tasting room being greeted by more than one friendly face was also a plus. I also can’t forget the little dog who was the first to greet me wagging its tail.

But one thing about South Creek Vineyard you need to know

Just as I sat down and just as began sampling my first wine, a funny looking man in an orange hate presented himself to me.

He asked, ”Do you know what the grape, said to the wine?”. Of course I had no idea? 

The man said, ”Pleasure to make you”!!! HAHA. Yeah I didn’t laugh either. The moral of this story, if you’re looking for a comedy club, don’t visit South Creek Vineyards.

South Creek Vineyards review

South Creek Vineyards and Winery




Wines at South Creek Vineyards

South Creek Vineyards has at least six very good red wines to sample. And if you’re a white wine drinker, you will also be able to find both a Chardonnay and a Chardonnay reserve at South Creek. Both of these white wines are clean and crisp and go prefect with seafood.

I have a couple favorite wines at these NC vineyards and both of these are the red wine variety:

2009 Maestro – This is a blended red wine that goes great with beef. The fruit, dark cherries is forward and the finish lingers nicely. A very nice level of tannins in this wine.

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – A very rich full bodied red wine. This Cabernet will fill your nose with the smell of deep dark rip fruit. And your palate will be tickled with hints of pears and green apples.

Wine Online

The great thing about wines at this North Carolina Winery, if you happen to fall in love with the taste of one, you can order South Creek Vineyards wines online.

Private Rentals

South Creek Vineyards Private Rentals

Not only is this this beautiful vineyard in Nebo NC a great place for wines. But these vineyards also provide a place for: Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and family reunions etc.

Located at 2240 South Creek Road, Nebo, NC, 28761. This is a great centralized location for a country winery in North Carolina. South Creek Vineyards is within driving distance of cities such as Boone, Hickory, Morganton and even Asheville NC

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Find other interesting wineries near the Smoky Mountain Range.

Beautiful Cabin Rentals in Boone NC

Cabin Rentals in Boone NCFind both luxury and log cabin rentals in Boone NC!!!

Boone, North Carolina, located right outside of the Blue Ridge Mountains is name after the great American pioneer Daniel Boone and this quiet little town is nicknamed “The Heart of the High Country”. 

From the map on the right side of the page you can see there are many different places for cabin rentals in Boone NC and also in the nearby village of Blowing Rock, another a great area of North Carolina to visit.

There are definitely many great places to rent cabins in the mountains of North Carolina both the Smoky’s and the Blue Mountain Ranges. I consider myself extremely lucky that I have got to experience more than a few of these different places up and down these two mountain ranges.

A list of Places to rent cabins in Boone NC

Many of the places included on the list have both luxury and log cabins. There are also cabins rentals in Boone NC that you can rent directly from individual owners. The following is a list of cabin rental businesses:

Carolina Cabin Rentals, Inc.
197 Old US 321, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-6000
Parkway Cabins
749 Turkey Knob
Boone, NC
(828) 262-5024
632 Pine Run Rd
Boone, NC
(828) 963-3443
Blue Ridge Vacation Cabins
120 Honey Bear Campground Rd
Boone, NC
(866) 880-1372
Boone Cabin Rentals
1460 Snaggy Mountain Blvd
Boone, NC
(828) 262-0978
Anderson Mountain Realty & Rentals
184 N Water St
Boone, NC
(828) 262-0043
Foscoe Rentals
133 Echota Pkwy
(800) 723-7341
Heartwood Properties
430 Fawn Dr
Boone, NC
(828) 263-8433


















I will never forget the view of the snow covered Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance from the porch of the last cabin I rented in Boone.

This was the perfect place to gaze off into the beauty of the mountains, while enjoying  a glass of my favorite NC wine. A place that I will always want to get back to.

I highly recommend checking out cabin rentals options in Boone NC, especially in the winter and fall seasons. Absolutely beautiful!!!

But Boone isn’t the only choice for cabin rentals

Maybe this is the first time you will be renting a cabin in mountains of North Carolina? Although I do feel Boone, NC is a great place to find a rental don’t let me discourage you from checking out other options.

Yes, there are so many cabin rental choices scattered up and down both the Smoky and Blue Ridge mountain ranges. So it would benefit you to do a little more research to find the perfect spot for yourself.

With that being said I do highly recommend renting in Boone.