Childress Vineyards

(336) 236-9463 1000 Childress Vineyards Road
Lexington, NC 27295
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Richard's passion for fine wine is as genuine as his passion for auto racing. He embarked on a journey of experiencing different wines as his career in auto racing took him to tracks near the wine regions of California. Richard was moved by the passion he saw in the farmers who grew and harvested the grapes, and inspired by the warm spirit of the winemaking community. Always one to pursue his passions, Richard eventually began to consider the possibilities of planting his own vineyard. At the encouragement of business partner, Greg Johns, he began researching the potential for successfully producing fine wines in North Carolina's Piedmont. Soon, both Richard and Greg were raising trellises in their own backyards, experimenting with different grape varieties. As the experiments continued, they both realized a need for more viticultural expertise. The next step was to hire Matt Chobanian, a vineyard manager with an expertise in East Coast growing conditions, and coincidentally, a huge fan of Richard's Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Muscadine

    Muscadines (Vitis rotundifolia) are a grapevine species native to the present-day southeastern United States that has...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Let’s take a trip back in time. Close your eyes and imagine yourself an ... ... and Muscat Canelli. Childress Vineyards 2010 Reserve Chardonnay - Nobody exemplifies North Carolina's past, present and future better than Richard Childress. A former moonshine runner turned stock car driver turned NASCAR magnate, Childress has a deep love of fine ... Read More

    From the article Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina


  • Childress Muscadine NV

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    We tasted this at the winery last Friday. I had never had a Muscadine, before--or even seen it on a store shelf. So, I was not going to miss this opportunity to try one. Overall it is a fun easy to drink wine. The Childress example is sweet, although I understand that it is not uncommon for Muscadine to be fermented dry. Lots of fruit flavo... Read More

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  • Childress Vineyards Viognier Late Harvest 2006

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  • Childress Winery & Vineyards Rcr Etched Bottle 2005

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  • Childress Vineyards Chardonnay Blend Yadkin Valley Trio 2007

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  • Childress Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Yadkin Valley Barrel Select 2005

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  • Childress Starbound Blueberry Dessert Wine

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  • Anyone have any wineries in North Carolina, or wines by name, that I should check out while down there later next month? Read More

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  • One of the most beautiful wineries ever! Wine is good and also a good value.

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  • Life in the fast line, that’s how these guys roll. The world of wine has ... Richard Childress – Childress VineyardsRichard Childress ran NASCAR cars through the 1970s but really became a driving force with his signing of Dale Earnhardt in 1981. The next 15 years saw Richard Childress racing, with Dale behind the wheel, cruising to six champio... Read More

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