North Carolina’s newest winery opens in Herdersonville

September 14th, 2012

Burntshirt Vineyards will officially open the doors to its tasting room at 2695 Sugarloaf Road in Hendersonville to the general public on Saturday, making it the state’s 114th winery.

Burntshirt will feature wines produced from 100 percent estate-grown grapes from its vineyards which are among the highest elevations in the state and eastern seaboard.

Among the varietals to be offered is Grüner Veltliner, a grape most commonly grown in Austria. Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc and a red wine blend called “Altitude 3400” round out the initial wine releases. “Altitude 3400” is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Chambourcin named for the altitude above sea level of Burntshirt Mountain, also in Henderson County, N.C. upon which 6 acres of grapes are planted. The remaining 19 acres of land under vines are across from the tasting room on Sugarloaf Road.

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