Grove is now recognized as one of the most awarded wineries and estate vineyards on the East Coast. Grapes are hand harvested and used for a limited production of about 3000 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. We offer short guided tours of our production facilities upon request at no charge. Self-guided vineyard tours are also available.
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Grove Winery is located at.... 7360 Brooks Bridge Rd, 27249
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In 1992, Max Lloyd, a high-tech entrepreneur fell in love with fine wine while 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 some family land near Smith Mountain, Virgina and began growing commercial wine grapes part-time. Over the years, additional land was acquired and additional vineyards were planted.
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 Castens came on board as Vineyard Manager. Dick now has more than a decade of experience managing multiple vinifera vineyards year-round.
In May of 2006, John Gladstone, a sommelier who had earned his wine chops in Southern California and his marketing degree from UNCG joined the Grove Team as General Manager.
The Grove Winery team includes:
Vineyard Manager: .............Dick Carstens
Dick Carstens manages the 44 acre estate farm and the 30 acre Vista Ridge Vineyards property near Altavista.
General Manager: ........John Gladstone
John Gladstone oversees operations as the General Manager, while continuing his passion for wine through the Court of Master Sommeliers. He brings 12 years experience managing and serving in fine dining restaurants, bistros, and wine shops. John is knowledgeable and practiced in wine varietals, sales, and food accompaniments.
Sales Route Manager:.................Pam Lynch
Pam Lynch manages the increasing sales route for the growing demand of Grove Wines. Pam is also a sensational graphic artist and works on many projects for the Grove.
Tasting Room Staff: .........Sandy Utberg, John James, Nathan Gruver, and Chad Phillips
the smiling faces and love for wine of Grove's tasting room staff shine bright everytime you walk through the door...you really have to see for yourselves
Grape Farmer: .....................Max Lloyd
Max Lloyd has been involved in the wine industry since 1993. He has extensively toured many of the world’s better wine countries, judged wine competitions and has 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. Since 2005, wines made by Mr. Lloyd from North Carolina and Virginia grapes have won more than 100 medals in local and international competitions.
This team produces a really good product. You really need to taste for yourself, but for a listing of some of our awards and medals
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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.
4/10/1993 - Our first vineyard, 220 Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted at Vista Ridge vineyards near Altavista
11/2001 - The Grove property near Greensboro is acquired
4/2002 - Initial estate vineyards are planted
9/3/2004 - Grove Winery receives its license
12/4/2004 - Grove opens to the public
9/1/2005 - Our first estate grown grapes are harvested
10/1/2005 - Our first vintage wins 3 medals
For photos and more history
Estate Winery & Vineyards