Norton is a native-American grape that produces a robust red wine with big fruit flavors that is ready to drink while still young. Pair with red-meat, game and robust hard cheeses. Before Prohibition, Norton wines were deemed the "best red wine of all nations" at a worldwide competition in Vienna. This rare, mysterious grape has made a comeback at better wineries in the Southeast.
The Grove Norton is locally grown and a suberb expression of this grape. A must for the serious wine collector. The wine is a deep purple with hints of clove on the nose and a nice tart finish.
- Our 2016 Norton (current vintage) took a Silver medal at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition.
- Our 2009 Norton took a bronze medal at the 2010 NC State Wine Competition.
- Our 2008 Norton took a bronze medal at the 2010 North Carolina State and the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competitions.
- Our 2007 Norton took a silver medal at the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition.
- Our 2006 Norton took a silver medal in the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition and medaled at the 2008 NC State Fair.
- Our 2005 Norton won medals at the 2006 NC State Fair and the 2006 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.