Welcome to Midnight Magdalena Vineyards where we are “Raising Authentic Wines.” We are a family owned and operated vineyard located on over 50 acres at the northern end of the Swan Creek AVA - the premier dry wine region of North Carolina. The long days of sunshine and unique micro-climate of our vineyard provide an excellent setting to produce the quality grapes for our authentic wines.
In April 2013, we planted our first vineyard blocks of Merlot, Riesling, Traminette and Corot Noir on about 6 acres. We planted the 4,100 vines over a rainy week, and our dog Midnight was right there with us every day keeping a watchful eye on everything - our Quality Control Dog. Over the next three years, we carefully tended the vineyard working to keep the vines healthy in preparation for our first harvest in the fall of 2015. We like to think about raising the vines the same as raising kids. The first few years they seem so fragile and need so much care, but they are tougher than they look. The first harvest was like watching them go to school for the very first time, scary and exciting all at once.
At the end of 2014 we purchased another 16 acres across the road from our vineyard where we completed construction on the Tasting House in December 2015. We opened for business in October 2016, and in 2018 we will be planting additional vines in front of the Tasting House bringing our total vineyard up to about 10 acres.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing day-trip in the country, or a weekend getaway to unwind from your normal routines, think of us! As a destination, we have 22 other wineries within 15 miles around us. Stone Mountain State Park is about 25 miles away if you like hiking. And with many hotels and bed & breakfasts in the area, you have a wide range of overnight options - even campgrounds. We'd love for you to stop by our Tasting House and enjoy our Midnight Magdalena wines on the wrap-around front porch with a grand view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, listening to the cries of hawks circling overhead on the gentle west winds.
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