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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.

Childress Vineyards Wedding

Where is the best place for a winery wedding near Winston-Salem, NC?

As far as we know there aren’t actually wineries or vineyards located inside the city of Winston-Salem NC that provide wedding services.

But there are a whole host of different choices near the city. One of these choices and many people consider this the absolute best is Childress Vineyards located just south in Lexington, NC. So we would like to provide you with a little information about the wedding services offered here.

However, if you decide Childress doesn’t match your needs then you may also want to look at the many different vineyards and wineries located just west of Winston-Salem in the Yadkin Valley wine region.

If you prefer watching a video rather than reading – this video below gives a good visual introduction to what the vineyards look like and also what the winery looks like on the inside. We have some writing information below the video.

Childress Vineyards Wedding Information

If you have visited their website looking for information on wedding services it can be hard to find. Actually, it may be impossible, we are not sure if they even have a page dedicated to describing their weddings but hopefully the information below will be helpful. And if interest we have a more generalized review about the vineyard.

What are the Prices? The first thing you need to know is this will probably be one of the most expensive places to hold your wedding. But for good reason. Its beautiful, the staff, food and wines are all excellent and it’s a huge facility that’s in high demand not only for weddings but also for private parties and many other types of functions.

Other factors that will effect the price will be what areas of the winery you will want to rent out. The number of people at your event and the numbers of hours you plan on using the facility.

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Banquet Room
  • Barrel Cave
  • Barrel Room
  • Conference Room
  • Vineyard Setting

The best way to find accurate information on the pricing is to give them a call: (336) 236-9463. Be sure to ask about all the different options to see how the prices differ.

Services:  rehearsal dinner, wedding services and reception. These will also effect the price.

This is definitely a picture perfect place to hold your special day. The vineyards are huge and beautiful and the inside provides an rustic old world feel. Definitely a very sought after venue.

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.

Wines

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.

Events

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.