1861 Farmhouse uncorks success in wine competitions

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Article Published: Oct. 24, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 24, 2012
1861 Farmhouse uncorks success in wine competitions

Five of The 1861 Farmhouse's wines have taken home awards, five from the Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition and four from the N.C. State Fair.

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The 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant and Winery is sporting new hardware on its private label wines these days.

The winery’s first-ever submission to a wine competition was the 2012 Southeast Mid-Atlantic Wine Competition at the Dixie Classic Fair in September. A total of 535 wines were judged. The 1861 Farmhouse entered five wines, and all five medaled as follows:

The House – Gold
River Run – Silver
Boulder Shadow - Gold
Victoria’s Vale – Silver
Red Porch – Silver

The next submission was to North Carolina State Fair, which was judged Oct. 3 and 4, with a total of 471 wines entered. The 1861 Farmhouse entered four wines with the following results:

The House – Double Gold and Best in Category (Vinifera)
River Run – Silver
Victoria’s Vale – Double Gold
Red Porch – Silver

The 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant and Winery is located in a 151-year-old, fully restored Victorian farmhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in the heart of Valle Crucis.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch, and serves dinner Thursday through Saturday.

The 1861 Winery is located in the property’s barn, which is also listed on the National Registry. For more information, including menus and hours, visit 1861Farmhouse.com or call (828) 963-6301.

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