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Holiday Gift Guide for the Wine Enthusiast

The holidays are almost upon us, and you know what that means! Family, friends, festivities, and gifts. Lots and lots of gifts. If there’s a fellow wine enthusiast in your life, or if you just want to treat yourself this holiday season, here’s a list of potential gift ideas that will make this holiday extra […]

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15% Off White Wines from LaurelGray.com!

The gift of wine is always appreciated, especially when it’s a delicious white wine from Laurel Gray! Through the end of the year, purchase any 6 (or more) bottle combination of white wines from LaurelGray.com to receive 15% off the combined total. Keep in mind this is an ONLINE ONLY special but the wines can […]

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A Day of Halloween Fun

Join the Laurel Gray Tasting Room staff for Halloween fun! Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10am-5pm Price: FREE (normal tasting rates apply) Wear your scariest or silliest Halloween costume and register to win a FREE Halloween Gift Basket! Basket includes: Bottle of Scarlet Mountain wine Neoprene Wine Bottle Carrier Halloween Tea Towel Autumn LED Candle LED Pumpkin […]

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Swan Creek Riedel Red Barrel Tasting Wine Tour

November 19 and 20 Noon – 5pm both days SOLD OUT The SEVEN vineyards within the Swan Creek Vineyard AVA invite you to join us for an exclusive gourmet food and red wine pairing event. Riedel wine glasses are the world’s best and make every glass of wine a memorable experience. This exclusive autumn event marries […]

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Harvest Celebration in the Swan Creek Wine Region

October 8th and 9th Saturday from noon- 5pm & Sunday from 1pm – 5pm Join the owners of six Swan Creek AVA vineyards as we celebrate the culmination of another beautiful growing season in the foothills of North Carolina. Each vineyard will be premiering special wines alongside a complimentary food pairing. Harvest decorations, cool October temperatures, […]

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Wine: Laurel Gray's Nectar

August Wine Highlight: Nectar

Celebrate summer with a chilled glass of Nectar. Through the month of August, order it online and receive: 15% off half cases (6 or more bottles) Laurel Gray’s Nectar is the perfect refreshment for those hot summer days. This wine brings the flavor of fresh-picked grapes from the vine to your table. Enjoy it ice-cold or with your […]

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July Wine Highlight: Estate Cabernet Franc

The July Wine Highlight is our Estate Cabernet Franc. Through the month of July, online orders of Cabernet Franc will receive: 10% off half cases (6 or more bottles) 15% off cases (12 or more bottles) Laurel Gray’s Cabernet Franc is rich with dark berry flavors including cherry, strawberry and tangy raspberry. This double gold award-winning wine pairs […]

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Laurel Gray's Viognier

June Wine Highlight: Viognier

Laurel Gray’s Viognier is a full-bodied, delicious white wine laced with rich summer flavors including peach, apricot and honeysuckle. This wine is a touch of a southern summer day in a glass. Enjoy chilled with seafood, poultry, creamy pasta, and someone you love. Listen to complete pairing notes for our Viognier: For the perfect summer meal, serve […]

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Did you know Laurel Gray has a wine club?

Join Laurel Gray Vineyard’s Wine Club and get your favorite LGV wines delivered straight to your door. A membership in our wine club guarantees you access to our award winning wines, exclusive events and special discounts. This exclusive membership is the perfect gift for any wine enthusiast (or for yourself)! Membership to Laurel Gray Vineyard’s Wine Club […]

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Laurel Gray pinot gris

April Wine Highlight: 2015 Pinot Gris

Our 2015 Pinot Gris is crisp, clean and refreshing with notes of citrus, fresh melon and mineral. This award winning wine is the perfect drink to serve with ripe fruits, light pasta dishes, mild fish or chicken and soft, creamy cheeses Listen to the complete pairing notes for our Pinot Gris. For a light spring dish to […]

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Laurel Gray wine serving guide

Laurel Gray Wine Serving Guide

For those interested in getting the absolute most out of their wine and tasting experience, there are several things to consider. Knowing the right glass to use for your wine, the desired temperature at which to serve it, how long to let it breathe and what foods to pair it with are just a few […]

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Spring Wine Release

Laurel Gray vineyards will join with 5 other vineyards on the Swan Creek Wine Trail to premier our new Spring Release wines April 9 & 10, noon until 5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday. Each vineyard will have new wines to sample along with free light refreshments. If you plan on doing a full tasting, […]

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2016 Swan Creek Herb Festival

Join the Vineyards of the Swan Creek Wine Trail for our 2016 Herb Festival! This event will be held on April 29, 30 and May 1 from noon until 5pm each day. Each participating vineyard will be featuring a specific herb and will present a herb-infused dish paired with one of their wines. This celebration of flavor is a […]

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Cabernet Franc

March Wine Highlight: Cabernet Franc

Our double gold winning Cabernet Franc is bold and aromatic, bursting with strawberry, raspberry and ripe cherry flavors. A perfect dinner wine to serve with pork dishes, tuna, pastas and even sweet milk chocolate desserts. Listen to the complete pairing notes for our Cabernet Franc: For an elegant dinner party or romantic evening, we recommend pairing […]

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FREE Shipping Special for Spring 2016

Stock up for Spring with our Online Special! During the month of March, Laurel Gray is offering a special promotion on two of our most popular wines! Receive FREE SHIPPING* on online orders of 6 or more bottles of Viognier, Scarlet Mountain or any combination of the two. Receive an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF by ordering a case (12 bottles) […]

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2016 Wine and Cheese Event

Join the Vineyards of Swan Creek Wine Trail for our annual “Wine and Cheese Event.” March 5th, from 12-5pm and March 6th, from 1-5pm Visit each of the five vineyards located just off Hwy 421 at exit 267, Windsor Rd. in the beautiful foothills of the Yadkin Valley. Enjoy a FREE sample of award-winning wine […]

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Laurel Gray 2016 News

What to look for from Laurel Gray in 2016

Laurel Gray is looking forward to a new and exciting year. We have a lot in the works that we’re eager to share with you, so get ready to mark your calendars! Be on the lookout for exciting new wines and vintages, new vines being planted in the vineyard and favorite annual events coming to […]

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Top 10 Gift Ideas for Wine Enthusiasts

Giving the gift of wine is great for just about everyone on your list. But finding the perfect present for the wine-lovers in your life isn’t always easy. Finding a gift they’ll love and will use can be tough, but not to worry! These 10 gift ideas are perfect for the wine-enthusiasts on your holiday […]

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Holiday Open House

Please join Laurel Gray Vineyards along with the other Swan Creek AVA Vineyards for our annual Holiday Open House! Saturday Dec. 5th, noon until 5pm and Sunday, Dec. 6th, 1pm until 5pm Located one mile off I-77, exit 73B. Follow signs. Beautiful gift ideas, special packaging and holiday wines. Each tasting room will be celebrating the season […]

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The Five Worst Wine Myths You Need To Know

Wine has become the media’s unexpected health darling. News outlets of all types are posting articles every other day about how wine is like a super-food, making you smarter, thinner, and everything else under the sun that you wouldn’t expect from an alcoholic beverage just to get you to consume it (as if you needed […]

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Swan Creek Riedel Red Barrel Tasting Wine Tour!

The Swan Creek Vineyard AVA invite you to join us for an exclusive gourmet food and red wine pairing event on November 14th and 15th. Riedel wine glasses are the world’s best and make every glass of wine a memorable experience. This exclusive autumn event marries the expertise of Riedel glasses with the award winning […]

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Fall Free Shipping Promotion

Fall is one of our favorite seasons here at Laurel Gray Vineyards. We love the chill in the air, the changing leaves, and the anticipation of something new. In order to celebrate, we are offering FREE shipping on all orders of 6 or more bottles of wine or sauces until October 15th! Pick any 6 (or […]

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Laurel Gray Vineyards Blog Which Wine Grape Are You?

Which of these 10 Classic Wine Grapes are You?

Growing wine grapes is, in many ways, similar to raising children. In order for your kids to grow up into pleasant and well-liked citizens they will require a lot of time, love and care on your part. In addition to that TLC, each child’s individual personality traits will also affect the way you raise them. The […]

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Wine: Laurel Gray's Nectar

We’ve Added 3 New Products to Our Wine Shop!

Laurel Gray is excited to announce that we have made three new products available on the website! Read on for the details on our delicious new wines. We hope you enjoy drinking these additions as much as we enjoyed making them! Nectar $15.00 750 mL Back by popular demand this wine is refreshing and sweet. […]

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Fruit Crate Wines

10% Off Fruit Crate Wines!

From now until July 4th, you can buy delicious Fruit Crate Wines for 10% OFF! Fruit Crate Wines are not only fun and delicious, but are also infused with antioxidant-rich fruit juice. Each and every Fruit Crate Wine is perfect to sip on all summer long!

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Memorial Day Weekend at Laurel Gray

Come by the Laurel Gray tasting room all Memorial Day weekend! Veterans receive a complimentary tasting. Your service to our great country is appreciated at Laurel Gray! The tasting room will be open all weekend and on Memorial Day itself from 11:30am-4:30pm.

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Laurel Gray Mother's Day Wine

Mother’s Day at the Vineyard

Spend Mother’s Day at the Vineyard! Sunday, May 10, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Show your Mom just how special she is by bringing her to Laurel Gray for a FREE wine tasting. The flowers will be blooming, and what better way to please your mother than a picnic by our farm pond with a […]

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Swan Creek Wine Trail Annual HERB FESTIVAL

Visit each vineyard May 1st, 2nd and/or 3rd from noon to 5 p.m. and sample an award winning wine paired with a sample of delicious herb infused food! Each vineyard will highlight a different herb. You can still purchase tickets, but you must call the tasting room at (336) 468-9463 and pay with a credit card.

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How to Prune Grapevines: Pruning Techniques and Tips

Pruning grapevines is a critical component of the grape production system. It is a relatively simple concept once learned, but many people who are unfamiliar with the process find it a little intimidating. The good news is the basic principles of pruning grapes are easy to learn and easy to apply even for those who […]

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Spring Wine Release!

Join us for a fun filled weekend where you can be the first to sample the latest new wines! At Laurel Gray, we are releasing the popular and highly-anticipated NECTAR – a sweet white dessert wine made from Niagara grapes – as well as a second bottling of our 2013 Viognier!

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Wine and Food Pairing

Food and Wine Pairing Guidelines

Are you the type to match any dish with any wine or do you try to balance out the flavors of the food with the perfect wine? Properly pairing wine with your food can make any meal more delicious and more enjoyable. Before you start pairing wine and food, it would be a good idea […]

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Storing Wine

The Basics of Storing Wine

If you have ever bought wine that you didn’t intend on drinking right away, you might have wondered how to best store it. In order to ensure a wine’s best chance for long-term survival and optimal aging, you need to consider a few important factors. Listed below are 5 simple guidelines that will help keep your wine safe before […]

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Wine and Chocolate

“For the Love of Chocolate and Wine” Event

Visit each of the Swan Creek Wine Trail Vineyards and receive a sample of decadent chocolate paired with an award winning red wine. No cost for the samples. Sat. Feb. 14 from 12-5 and Sun. Feb. 15 from 1-5. Participating vineyards are: Laurel Gray, Dobbins Creek, Raffaldini, Shadow Springs and Windsor Run.

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Winter Red Wine

Yadkin Winter Reds Event 2015

Looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, then come visit Yadkin County and enjoy the Sixth Annual Yadkin Winter Reds Event sponsored by the Town of Yadkinville and Yadkin County Tourism Development Authorities.  Yadkin Winter Reds Event 2015 will feature 7 wineries in January and 7 wineries in February.  A great opportunity to visit Yadkin […]

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Wine Tasting

How to Properly Taste Wine

Proper wine tasting might seem like a foreign ritual: swirl, sniff, swish, spit. You may even ask yourself, “Why can’t I just pour a glass and be done with it?” The truth is, learning how to taste wine is a fun adventure that will give you a deeper appreciation for wine and help you better […]

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Special Holiday Packages at Laurel Gray

Laurel Gray is spreading some Christmas cheer with two new holiday packages! The following specials will be available to order online through December 16th. “White Christmas” Holiday Package We are all dreaming of a white Christmas! The “White Christmas” holiday package includes one bottle of each of the following: 2013 Pinot Gris 2013 Viognier 2013 […]

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5 Stages of the Wine Making Process

Wine making has been around for thousands of years. It is not only an art but also a science. Wine making is a natural process that requires little human intervention, but each wine maker guides the process through different techniques. In general, there are five basic components of the wine making process: harvesting, crushing and […]

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Wine Laurel Gray Scarlet Mountain

“Thank You” Event!

Join us this Saturday for our “Thank You” Event! This is our chance to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to our wonderful customers. Visit Laurel Gray’s tasting room and receive a free sample of Amish smoked meat, cheese and artisan cracker paired with our customer favorite red wine- Scarlet Mountain. Purchase any case (12 or […]

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15% Off “Thank You” Promotion!

15% Off a Case of Scarlet Mountain!   As a “Thank You” to our loyal customers, purchase a case (12 or more bottles) of our best-selling and fan favorite Scarlet Mountain during the month of November and receive 15% off!  Offer applies to online purchases only from November 1st until November 30th. No coupon code needed. Discount will […]

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Laurel Gray Wine Family Select Reserve

Harvest Celebration and Laurel Gray 13th Anniversary!

Join us October 11th and 12th for the Harvest Celebration and Laurel Gray Vineyards 13-Year Anniversary! Join us in celebrating the 2014 vintage with all the vineyards in the Swan Creek AVA! Visit each vineyard during this two day event and sample award winning wines, complimentary seasonal food and special events. At Laurel Gray we […]

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Laurel Gray Wine Pinot Gris

NC Wine Month: 20% Off Four Select Wines!

To celebrate NC Wine Month, we are offering 20% off FOUR of our wines! Now through September 30th, if you buy ANY combination of the following four wines, you get 20% off those wines! 2013 Pinot Gris 2012 Cabernet Franc Encore! Cheri’ Must have a minimum order of four bottles. Online orders only. No other […]

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Laurel Gray Wine Cabernet Sauvignon

“Fruits of Our Labor” Day Celebration

August 29 – Sept. 1 (Yes, we’re open Labor Day!) Come by the tasting room over labor day weekend to celebrate the release of the next RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon from Laurel Gray Vineyards. Join us for a FREE taste of our International GOLD medal winning, 2012 RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with a decadent sample of […]

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International Wine Winners

Six New Awards at Prestigious International Wine Competition!

We are very excited to announce that SIX of our wines won awards at the prestigious Indy International Wine Competition!   There were 2200 wines entered into this competition from wineries around the world including many well known wineries from California, France, Italy, Australia, Argentina, and Chili. Laurel Gray Vineyards entered the following 6 wines […]

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Wines and Sauces

15% Off ALL Laurel Gray Wines and Sauces!

We’re celebrating the successful launch of our new website with 15% off ALL Laurel Gray wines and sauces for a very limited time! Simply use the promo code 15OFFAUGUST at checkout to receive your 15% discount! Offer is only available online for orders of 4 bottles or more through August 15th!*   Whether you’re a […]

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