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  All of the wines by Childress Vineyards are made under the expert care of our celebrated winemaker, Mark Friszolowski, one of the most award-winning winemakers in the country.

Classic Wines Purchase Classic Wines Now

Classic White
Created from a blend of our estate grown white varietals and aged in stainless steel fermentation tanks, our Classic White table wine is a supple floral wine, tempting the palate with tropical fruit flavors and hints of citrus for a refreshing, light finish.

Classic Blush
Similar to the popular White Zinfandel, Classic Blush was created to be a bright and refreshing sipper. This wine is well balanced and bright with notes of strawberry and apple flavors with a crisp, tropical twist.

Classic Red
A smooth, uncomplicated red blend with cherry flavors and a clean finish. Winemaker Mark Friszolowski softened the tannins by aging Classic Red in neutral oak for 6 months during the aging process. The brief oak aging makes for an uncomplicated wine with smooth red fruit flavors.

Muscadine White
Traditional southern Muscadine grapes create this sweet white wine packed with berry aromas and jam accents. It is flavorful with a homemade taste that proves to be aromatic, fruity, refreshing and fun on the tongue.

Muscadine Blush
A blend of Carlos and Noble grapes that exhibits both berry and floral aromas, Muscadine Blush is tropical and refreshing for sweet wine lovers.

Muscadine Red
Fresh plucked grape aromas fill the nose while homemade strawberry jam plays on the palate in our Muscadine Red wine. It is aromatic with sweet spice, and refreshing.

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Three White (Formerly Trio)
Three is an enticing blend of Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Gris with aromas of grapefruit and lemongrass with an almond finish. Three was crafted in honor of the legendary No.3 car owned by Richard Childress. This wine was created by Winemaker Mark Friszolowski to be an easy drinking, crisp white wine to be enjoyed on a hot summer day.

2011 Viognier (vee-ohn-yay)
Perfumed with floral and tropical fruit aromas, with flavors of pineapple and peaches, Winemaker Mark Friszolowski hand-crafted this succulently sweet bouquet to have a surprisingly balanced and dry taste.

2010 Sauvignon Blanc
This wine is crisp and clean with citrus and pear on the nose. A great summer wine with hints of tropical mango. Created from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes, the 2010 vintage is crisp and light bodied.

2010 Chardonnay
Lemony aromas with a fruity mix of citrus, apple and pineapple that tease the palate and finishes light and dry. Barrel Select Chardonnay is made from 100% estate grown grapes. Stainless steel aging is the primary method used for this white varietal with just a touch of oak-aged chardonnay blended in to round out its flavors.

2011 Pinot Gris
This smooth and refreshing wine is excellent as both an aperitif or paired with a meal. Fragrant floral accents of honeysuckle and melon exhibit a natural acidity to create this crisp and clean Pinot Gris. Bartlett pears and mild spice blend into harmony for a smooth, refreshing finish.

2011 Riesling
Our 2011 Riesling is a fresh, fruity semi-sweet wine full of floral and peach aromas. The production of our 2011 Riesling involved a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Low residual sugar provides for the achieved off-dry characteristic desired by Winemaker Mark Friszolowski.

Three Red
Three Red is a smooth and effortless blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec; this is a slightly sweeter red. Vibrant aromas of raspberry and dark violet dominate the nose while the finish displays soft, lush tannins and a silky mouth feel.

Pinnacle is an official Meritage blend, comprised of five of the noble Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Versatile and medium-bodied, Pinnacle hosts bright cherry flavors and notes of cedar and spice with a full and balanced finish

2008 Merlot
Our Barrel Select Merlot is considered a softer, medium-bodied red wine with lower tannins, accents of herbs, black cherries and smoky aromas. A longer barrel aging process enhances this medium-bodied blend for a silky finish on the palate.

2009 Syrah
Winemaker Mark Friszolowski developed this intense red using predominately the Syrah varietal as well as Cabernet Sauvignon for additional strength and layers of flavor. This deeply colored wine foreshadows full body, rich tannin and aromas that suggest strong raspberry, chocolate and tobacco flavors.

2009 Cabernet Franc
Earthy, elegant and filled with young berry flavors, this medium-bodied red is jammed with black cherry, clove, chocolate and coffee aromas. Aged in French oak for over a year, our Cabernet Franc, a member of the Bordeaux grape varietals, creates an earthy counterpart to the robust Cabernet Sauvignon.

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is from the classic Bordeaux grape family that produces some of the most beloved, highest quality wines available. This Cabernet Sauvignon features flavors that glide between dark stone fruits, earthy herbs and tobacco. It is complex in structure and depth, while the supple, soft and balanced tannins stay full on the palate with a lasting finish.

2010 Sangiovese
Our Sangiovese is a rich, complex red wine with luscious and bright fruit. This red boasts intense, dried cherries and finishes with smoky, earthy undertones. Typically used as a blending grape, Winemaker Mark Friszolowski decided to create a wine with Sangiovese as the primary variety. With no other grapes blended in, the true flavors of the Sangiovese grape are present.

2009 Barbera
The Barbera varietal is the second most widely planted grape in Italy. Big and fruity, this rich, red wine exhibits a medium body with a higher acidity level. Loaded with full flavors of crushed berries and vanilla, Barbera shows us refreshing crispness with a fruity finish.

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2010 Reserve Chardonnay
Only the very finest quality Chardonnay grapes were selected during the 2010 harvest for the Reserve Chardonnay. Soft aromatics of caramel and vanilla meet with notes of tropical fruits and supple butterscotch undertones; our Reserve Chardonnay is buttery-smooth from start to finish.

2010 Reserve Cabernet Franc
This 2010 Reserve wine has a beautiful, up-front fruity aroma with hints of mint and brambly raspberry. Our Cabernet Franc maintains a nice oak balance with an earthiness that is not overpowering. This wine is silky and smooth, offering a good acidity with a mouth-watering, long lasting finish.

2009 Reserve Merlot
The Reserve Merlot explodes with stone fruits and exotic spices into a medium-bodied wine with low tannins and smooth, supple hints of Bing cherries, coffee and chocolate. It possesses an assertive nose that is full of ripe black fruit and exotic spices.

2009 Reserve Syrah
A true representative of the varietal, this deeply colored 2009 Reserve Syrah exhibits qualities of smoked meat and ripe cherries. The medium-bodied red emerges with a round mouth-feel and mouth-watering acidity, complimenting the silky tannins and a lovely lingering finish.

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
With intense flavors of ripe cherry, enhanced by hints of coffee and cloves, our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon possesses silky-smooth tannins with a pleasant finish. The medium-bodied wine glides between dark stone fruits, espresso and tobacco, lending aromas of toasted cedar and blackberries.

2010 Reserve Malbec
Earthy and luxurious, Malbec entertains the senses with a minty nose, cherry fruit flavors, hints of leather, and subtle tannins.

2010 Reserve Petit Verdot
Lush and rich with a nose of plum and flavors of blueberry and peppermint, this wine pairs nicely with lamb, short ribs, or roasted duck.

Signature Wines Purchase Signature Wines Now

2010 Signature Chardonnay
Our Signature Chardonnay combines a layered blend of apple, vanilla and citrus fruits releasing a crisp, tropical aroma. With toasty undertones credited to time being barrel aged, this Signature white wine finishes elegantly smooth and clean.

2009 Signature Merlot
Smoky aromas begin the experience of our Signature Merlot. A harmonious mix of black cherries and stone fruits are accented by cedar and spice. This medium-bodied red wine finishes effortlessly smooth on the palate.

2009 Signature Meritage
Red fruits of every type dominate with supple, smooth tannins and beautiful balance. Assessed and ultimately selected by owner and wine connoisseur Richard Childress as one of his go-to favorites.

2010 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Lush and rich, the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is king of all our full-bodied wines with a long finish, made only from top quality grapes with the best aging potential. Dark stone fruits, herbs and tobacco intertwine for complexity and depth with a long, supple finish.

2010 Richard's Red
A tantalizing blend of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Richard's Red features toasted oak and cedar aromas with fruit flavors of cherry and plum. It is lush with silky tannins followed by a long finish.

Dessert Wines Purchase Dessert Wines Now

The Polar dessert wine was created by Winemaker Mark Friszolowski using only Vidal Blanc grapes to create this fresh and easy dessert wine. Highly concentrated sugars and stainless steel fermentation are engaged to create this incredibly popular after dinner drink. This enchanting dessert wine is light and crisp and delights with the sweetness of peaches and luscious apricot flavors.

Late Harvest Viognier
Concentrated sugars and extremely ripe Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc grapes lent themselves to the creation of our Late Harvest Viognier. Syrupy thick and sweet, Late Harvest Viognier was created from high quality botrytis grapes, with strong notes of citrus and orange honey blossom.

Crafted from North Carolina Rabbit Eye Blueberries, Winemaker Mark Friszolowski's Port style dessert wine comes to life as Starbound. Complex and filled with antioxidants, Mark fortified Starbound with brandy to make an integrated Port dessert wine. Truly unique, this strong and savory dessert wine offers wild blueberry flavors balanced with highly concentrated alcohol.

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Victory Cuvee
Our Chardonnay-based Blanc de Blancs Brut is made in the traditional French Methode Champenoise. It is rich with Bartlett pear and Granny Smith apple flavors.