Wineries near Jacksonville NC

Our job involves visiting, tasting wines, taking in the atmosphere and ultimately reviewing the many wineries located in the state of North Carolina.

If you are currently in the city of Jacksonville wondering if there are any good wineries to visit nearby then you have visited the right page to discover this information.

The bad news, there’s not any wineries actually located in the Jacksonville city limits but the good news is there are some within reasonable driving distance.

List of Choices Near Jacksonville

There’s actually quite a few good places to visit withing a 20 or 25 mile drive from Jacksonville. What we have listed below are what we consider the best and worth your time.

There’s a choice of about 9 different wineries and vineyards, we will start with the closest:

Duplin Winery
505 North Sycamore Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458
(910) 289-3888

Dulpin is the oldest winery in the state of North Carolina. The place has a tremendously large selection of different wines. They are best know for Muscadine wines. Duplin also has a decent Bistro to dine in. Family friendly establishment.

Mirey Creek
221 Haw Branch Road
Richlands, NC 28574
(910) 324-3997

Mirey Creek is a small vineyard that specializes in wines made from muscadine and Norton grapes.

Lake Road Winery
1120 Lake Road
Newport, NC 27850
(252) 622-0930

Opened its doors in 2004 by a husband and wife, they specialize in wines made from North Carolina fruits and berries. Located about 25 miles from Jacksonville. You will find around 14 different wines here. There “Autumn Jewel” a fruity Merlot blend is definitely worth discovering.

Bannerman Vineyard
2624 Stag Park Road
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-5474

One of the older wineries in the area. They produce an award winning blueberry wine and other fruit wines, strawberry and peach. See their complete list here.

Bella Sera At Vineyard Plantation
8528 Bella Sera Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 681-1118

Somerset Cellars
3906 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 727-4800

Somerset is a place for events, a great wine list and a beautifully kept vineyard. This place is a real treat!

Noni Bacca
420 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7617

Lumina Winery
311 Judges Road #8A
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 793-5299

The Country Squire Restaurant, Winery and Inn
748 State Road 24 Bus
Warsaw, NC 28398
(910) 296-1727

Country Squire is a great place to eat and also offer a great place to stay over night.

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Red Wines at Childress Vineyards

Childress Vineyards in Lexington, North Carolina is an excellent place to enjoy many different things. From the scenery the beautiful grounds the estate sits on to the delicious foods found on the Bistro’s menu. If Tuscany decor is your style, you will experience a little slice of heaven when inside this winery.

If you are in Lexington looking for place to enjoy a glass or two of wine the tasting room here is an excellent atmosphere to do so. There’s many different reasons to visit here.

The primary purpose of this post is to point out a few of the best red wines you need to try when visiting here. There are many to choose from and below we will give you our recommendations and opinions of those you must try if you are a red wine lover.

Childress Vineyards Red Wines 

In total, you will find over 30 wines here, many varieties, whites, reds, desserts and what Childress calls their Classical, Reserve and Signature wines.

We may have missed a couple but to our knowledge there are at least 13 different red wines to choose from when visiting this Lexington North Carolina winery.

Here is a list of our favorites

Classic Red - If you can only try one, this is the one you need to taste. This is a blended red wine that’s aged in oak barrels making it very smooth. Upon first sip your palate will be presented with the flavor of cherries. But this fruity taste is not too sweet or overbearing to make you sick and provides a very clean finish.

Three Red - As the name hints, this is a blend of three different wines: Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Compared to the Classic Red mentioned above, Three Red is sweeter, heavier on the tannins and provides the flavor of raspberries.

2009 Syrah - This might not be the most popular varietal but if you are searching for a unique taste it’s definitely worth a try. This is a very intense and deep dark red wine. It has the same hints of raspberry as the Three Red mentioned above but a little less on the sweets.

Other Reds found at Childress

The three listed above our in our opinion are the best at this winery. Everyone has different tastes but we are confident you will find at least one of the three listed quite enjoyable. But you will not be limited to our top choices. Other red wines found here include:

  • Muscadine Red
  • 2008 Merlot
  • 2010 Sangiovese
  • 2009 Barbera
  • 2009 Reserve Syrah
  • 2009 Signature Merlot
  • 2010 Richard’s Red
  • 2009 Signature Meritage

If you are interested in buying Childress wines online, you will find more information about the requirements and restrictions on this page.

If you want to read our review of this winery to learn all that is offered here.