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Veronét Vineyards and Winery opens today

By Loretta Cozart 

On Friday, September 27, Veronét Vineyards and Winery opens officially to the public. Kings Mountain’s newest business is located at 1549 Ike Brooks Drive.

The 6,300 square-foot main winery building is accented by a wall of oversized glass doors that highlight the vineyard and mountain views, and features an expansive open floor-plan tasting room, a 28-foot main bar and 20-foot secondary bar, a private tasting room with floor to ceiling wine cellaring, and a 70-foot outdoor patio. The property includes the main winery, outdoor patio, and large outdoor space overlooking the vineyards. 

The vineyards, set with southern exposure and home to constant south-westerly winds, are planted on a gentle slope and accented by towering pines, Crowders Mountain, and Kings Mountain Pinnacle. 

The nearly 5 acres of plantings are made up of Cabernet Franc, Viognier, and Chambourcin vines. The Sullivan family is excited to welcome their first estate harvest in the fall of 2020, and currently works to produce the healthiest vines while maintaining minimal impact on the land through a reduced use of chemicals and a variety of manual processes. 

The property and winery will initially be open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for guests to sample a selection of eight wines that the family sourced through vineyard and winery partnerships throughout the United States, allowing them to focus on cultivating their first estate-produced vintages in 2021. 

“By using more environmentally friendly controls we know we are helping to protect our vineyard for future generations,” explained Sullivan. “You may see a few more weeds in our vineyard compared to others, but we feel that is a small price to pay to preserve the integrity of the land.” 

Veronét Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned venture dedicated to sustainable farming practices and will be a convenient escape to enjoy beautiful scenery, delicious food and wines.

“Even if you aren’t a big fan of wine, we hope folks will come spend some time with us. We offer a variety of local craft beers, hot and cold teas, and allow outside food at the vineyard. We hope guests will spend an afternoon with us ejoying cheese board or picnic while taking-in the scenic views our vineyard offers,” said Monique Sullivan, Founder and Managing Partner of Veronét. 

Veronét Vineyards and Winery is open Fridays and Sundays from 12 pm until 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am until 6 pm, Tuesday through Thursday by appointment for tastings, and is closed on Monday.
— KM Herald