|286 Cabernet Lane|
|Dobson, NC 27017|
|Shelton Vineyards Hours|
|Mon – Sat 10am -6pm|
|Sun 12 – 6 pm|
Shelton Vineyards and Harvest Grill is a large family owned estate, located in the Yakdin Valley in the town of Dobson, North Carolina.
Just North of Charlotte and about 20 miles south of the Virginia state line.
The wines here are delicious and the grounds are beauty. If your nearby and enjoy visiting wineries, visiting Shelton vineyards is a must. So much to appreciate and do here, shopping, a great restaurant great wine, lovely grounds. A great place to spend a relaxing day.
If you happen to be traveling blue ridge parkway near the Virgina-North Carolina border, Shelton Vineyards is not very far from this All-American scenic road.
Below you can read our short review of the different aspects of the winery and at the end of the page you will find a map that will provide you with driving directions in case you want to spend a beautiful afternoon or evening at Shelton Vineyards.
Merlot at Shelton Vineyards
I’ve visited here many times and spent much of my time here in the tasting room. I have tasted many and also brought home more than a few bottles.
So what’s my favorite tipple at this vineyard? This is a hard call, since I have yet to have a bad tasting wine here. But I have to admit I’m a stone fiend for two of their wines.
- My absolute favorite is the 2008 Shelton Vineyards Merlot. The aromas of this wine are wide. From raspberries and plums to the smooth aromas of cocoa and vanilla with hints of lavender and rose. Last time I bought a bottle of this Merlot, I paid $17. I consider this a steal. This wine goes great with a nice juicy steak or other red meat dishes.
- Sauvignon Blanc. This is a really nice blended white wine. Just the right acidity to make your tongue dance. Goes great with salads and seafood.
If this grill was located in a big metropolitan area, instead of the small town of Dobson, it would definitely be a huge draw.
They offer a variety of seafood, beef and pork dishes. Also, really good sandwiches to choose from and salads you can make into a meal.
A great selection of starters and desserts to choose form also. Their Devil’s Triangle dessert is overwhelming a favorite.
See the grill’s menu.
There are also picnic areas scattered throughout the grounds. You are free to bring your own picnic or pick one up at the Harvest Grill and enjoy it at one of the several picnic tables located on the grounds.
One of my favorite items that I purchased is called the Corkcicle, which is a device that allows you to chill your wine form inside the bottle. This is a handy little device that keeps your opened wine at the perfect temperature.
Also in the shop is a variety of clothing items, shirts, golf shirts and jackets and different wine accessories. The items are high quality, great for gifts. Most of the items have Shelton Vineyards printed on them.