If you’re looking to experience some North Carolina wines while on the Outer Banks, Sanctuary Vineyards, located next to the Cotton Gin in both Jarvisburg and Corolla offers an opportunity for wine tasting and enjoyment. Experience local wines and beers and learn about North Carolina wine right where it’s farmed and produced.
For seven generations, the Wright family has been dedicated to making wine in coastal Carolina. Brothers Tommy and Jerry Wright (and the next generation, John Wright) currently oversee the Sanctuary Vineyards.
Wine tastings and bottles of wine are reasonably priced. Selections include Syrah, tempranillo, Viognier, Norton and Muscadine. If you haven’t tried muscadine wine yet, this is your chance for a truly North Carolina experience. The muscadine grapes make a sweet, fruity wine that is refreshing during the hot summer months.
Music and wine is always a great combination for a fun time. During the summer months, Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg offers live music entertainment. Check the seasonal schedule for dates and times. The free special events are great for the entire family, where picnic baskets, kids and pets are welcome. Wine is available for purchase on site.
Also inquire about semi-annual seasonal food and wine festivals. Kids can enjoy hayrides and other activities while the adults get to experience swirling flavors on their palettes.
The wine cellar inside the Cotton Gin is open seven days a week, wine tastings are on weekends. Call for times and for information about tastings and special events.