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Unique opportunity to own Westbend Vineyards, the first vinifera vineyard ever established in the state of North Carolina. Little did Jack Kroustalis know he would be making history by planting the Yadkin Valley's first vinifera grapevines over 40 years ago. He began planting vinifera varieties that are used to produce fine California and French wines. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc are now thriving along the banks of the Yadkin due to this pioneering vineyard. Westbend is now known for producing some of the finest hand-harvested, handcrafted, premium estate wines in the country. The list of national and international awards is long and includes Gold medals for the Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot, the Chambourcin, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Riesling, and the Seyval Blanc. These wines have been distributed throughout the Carolinas and featured in well-known restaurants, wine shops and large retailers including Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Total Wine and Fresh Market. A commercially bonded winery for over 25 years, Westbend has received favorable press in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate. Robert Parker, the most widely known and influential wine critic in the world and founder of “The Wine Advocate" declared it “One Of The South’s Best Kept Secrets".The business has built a tremendous amount of goodwill throughout the community and has often seen over 1,000 people per week participate in winery tours. Over the years, the property has become known as a popular and innovative wedding and multipurpose event center for the entire region. A hand-sewn log home provides historic ambiance and has been upgraded and expanded to include vaulted ceilings, fireplace, kitchen facilities and a private covered deck overlooking the vineyards. Art shows, car shows, concerts, private parties and other special events have been commonplace and drawn large crowds. The location of the property, just fifteen minutes from Winston Salem and 40 minutes to Piedmont Triad International Airport makes it ideal. This area’s grape growing and wine making industry has grown significantly over the past decade and would not have been possible without the vision of Mr. Kroustalis and Westbend. This pioneering winery was instrumental in....

Posted May 17, 2015

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