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About Grove
Grove is recognized as one of the most awarded wineries and estate vineyards on the East Coast. European grapes are dry farmed and used for a limited production of about 3100 cases of premium wine each year. We grow more than 80% of the grapes we use each year here at our estate vineyards which were first planted in 2002. Grapes we grow here include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Traminette, and Tempranillo.

A short drive from anywhere in the Triad or Triangle, our tasting room is located at the winery and is open daily year-round for tastings, shopping, picnics, special events or simply a glass of wine on our patio overlooking Lake Cabernet.

Our telephone number is....... 336-584-4060
Our email is........................... info@grovewinery.com
Grove Winery is located at.... 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd, 27249

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Our History
In 1992, Max Lloyd, a high-tech entrepreneur fell in love with fine wine while staying in Sonoma on business. His father and both grandfathers had made homemade wine and his family had always been into gardening and cooking, but this was his first experience with world-class European-style wine. The following April, in 1993, Max planted 220 Cabernet Sauvignon vines on family land near Smith Mountain, Virginia and began growing commercial wine grapes part-time. Over the years, additional land was acquired and additional vineyards were planted.

Since then Max has judged wine competitions, extensively toured many of the world’s better wine regions, and taught a number of wine and grape themed classes. His writing and comments have appeared in a number of industry publications including Wine Business Monthly and Small Winery Magazine. A successful serial entrepreneur, he along with his wife Denise own Grove Winery.

In 2001 the decision was made to start a winery and after searching dozens of pieces of land, the Grove farm was purchased. Grapes were originally planted on the estate vineyards on April 6, 2002. Grove Winery, LLC was bonded by the Federal Government on 9/3/2004. In the fall of 2006, the 2005 Grove Estate Merlot won Grove's first Gold Medal.

In 2002, Dick Carstens came on board as Vineyard Manager. Dick now has more than a decade of experience managing multiple vinifera vineyards year-round. Since 2005, wines made by Grove Winery from locally grown grapes have won more than 200 medals in local and international competitions.

The Grove team produces a really good product. You really need to taste for yourself, but for a listing of some of our awards and medals click here for awards

Events
Need a meeting place in the Greensboro area? Consider Grove Winery for your next professional, civic or church club outing..... If you'd like to have a rehearsal dinner, anniversary, reunion, business event or birthday party at The Grove click here for info

Excursions
We are a bike, horse and canoe friendly winery. Grove annually hosts the Gears & Cheers bike ride and hosted multiple Cycle North Carolina tours. Bicyclists visit Grove throughout the year to take advantage of the country roads and scenic beauty. Grove also plays hosts to a number of canoeists paddling the nearby Haw River. We were an overnight stay for Matt Steible's river long tour and we host a couple of paddle dinners per year through the Haw River Canoe Company. Some of our employees come to work by horseback. We've got a hitching post, offer riding trails around our vineyards and sometimes host horse drawn carriage tours. Grove can be a great homebase for your outdoor excursions. Park at Grove and bike, hike, canoe or horseback the NC countryside. To learn more about outdoor excursions at or near Grove click here.

History
4/10/1993 - Our first vineyard, 220 Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted at Vista Ridge vineyards near Smith Mountain, VA
11/1/2001 - The Grove property near Greensboro is acquired
4/6/2002 - Initial estate vineyards are planted
9/3/2004 - Grove Winery receives its license
12/4/2004 - Grove opens to the public
9/19/2005 - First estate grown grapes harvested
10/1/2005 - Our first vintage made with VA grapes wins 3 medals
9/19/2006 - Grove Merlot wins first Gold Medal
6/27/2008 - Grove expands winery building
8/11/2009 - Grove wins it's 100th medal in local and International wine competitions
9/6/2010 - Grove wins Best In Show at NC Wine Competition for second time
9/8/2011 - Grove's Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wins the Double Gold Medal for the second year in a row at the NC Wine Competition
9/8/2012 - Grove wins it's 200th medal in local and international wine competitions
2/9/2014 - Grove's Estate Merlot and Malbec earn 88 ratings at International tasting in Chicago.

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