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This vineyard commenced operations in 2003. The vineyard is located in the Yadkin Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area. Winemaker Mark Friszolowski who has won the North Carolina Best in Show and Double Gold Governor's Cup Award four times. Grapes are grown locally on the vineyard grounds, at Childress' home estate, as well as are purchased from local growers. Varieties include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Muscadine, among others. They also produce their own Champagne as well as three different dessert wines. The vineyards are located at the intersection of U.S. Route 52 and U.S. Route 64 in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The Vineyard is open daily and includes a tasting room and gift shop that Wine Enthusiast magazine awarded as one of the top 25 tasting rooms in America, as well as complimentary tours and an Italian style Bistro open for lunch.
Childress Vineyard also holds special events including weddings and corporate functions.
Childress Vineyards is also a featured beverage at the 2011 Taste of North Carolina, which promotes North Carolina foods, beers and wines.
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