Old Stone Vineyard & Winery

+1 704 279-0930 6245 Us Highway 52
Salisbury, NC 28146
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Old Stone Winery was founded in 2001 by Mark, Barbara and Marcus Brown. In the summer of 2009, Darin and Naomi Griffin purchased it after years of enjoying wine. Our love of wine started in Germany, as we spent 4 years living less than an hour outside the Rheingau region. Our day trips into the Rheingau, and the summer wine festivals had a lasting impression that we couldn’t resist. Darin spent eight years as an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Having commanded in combat and served everywhere from Germany, to Kosovo, to Iraq, he decided to hang up his cavalry spurs in 2004 and pursue a more stable career with GE. Moving to Charlotte in the summer of 2004, Darin joined GE Plastics and embarked on a career in supply chain/operations management. After five years in the plastics industry, he decided that wine was much more interesting. Naomi also spent eight years in the U.S. Army, as a Nuclear-Biological-Chemical warfare defense officer. She too spent time deployed everywhere from Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Scuppernong

    Scuppernong is a historically important Native American Muscadine variety. This bronze-skinned grape is a member of t...

  • Muscadine

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

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardon... Read More

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  • Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardon... Read More

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  • Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardon... Read More

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  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

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  • Happy Halloween, wine lover! This hallowed holiday isn't just for kids. Adults can and should enjoy their favorite Halloween candies with a little bit of wine. Wine and Halloween candy pairings may be contrived, but that doesn't make them any less fun. In fact, these pairings are quite complex. They are a fine and delicate art not suited to the ... Read More

    From the article It's Not Too Late for Wine and Candy Pairings


  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the cellar for decades is time-consuming and expensive. There is a time and place for wines that age and adventurous palates are required. Most all age-worthy wines will have high acid, tannin, ... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates is simply astounding. Chile has three thousand miles of coastline north to south as well as mou... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet


  • “Pure wines capturing the essence of Spain in every glass,” Tarantas Wines are made with 100% certified organic grapes. Their commitment to sustainability is backed by third-party certification: Made with 100% USDA Certified Organic Grapes, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Vegan Friendly with no animal byproducts used in production.The wines are el... Read More

    From the article Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain ~ Tarantas Tiene Cuerpo y Alma


  • Anyone have any experience?I've noticed Kelley mentioned among the best company in Oregon Pinot, popular with Somm's and the like. Being a Burgundy lover, I've mostly found CA Pinot painful (though I've found a few I like!), and Oregon Pinot quite a bit more elegant, but sometimes or most of the time more boring rather than painful (as I find wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


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