Just in time for Christmas. We are excited to announce our
NEW WINE RELEASE
Tasting Notes: Medium Body, Dark Cherry, Earthy, Oak, Berry on finish
Food Pairing: Pork and Asian food
NEW WINE RELEASE
2019 Petit Verdot
Happy Veterans Day! We support Veterans every day with a bottle discount.
We are happy to announce our Challenge Coin club for military. Stop by for details!
We will be celebrating Veterans Day all weekend long.
Our New Release – 2019 Petit Verdot is available on Veteran Day. We stay open late on Friday, 11 November (Veterans Day)
Check back on Veterans’ Day for a new announcement!!
NEW WINE RELEASE
In honor of the US Navy Birthday, we are proud to release our first white blend, White Glove. This blend is crisp with highlights of pear and apple. It is a smooth blend with a long finish. It is being released on 10/13/2022 and will be at the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival on 10/15/2022 in Yadkinville.
Here are a few highlights from our HGV Newsletter.
THEY ARE IN! – Surry Wineries Winter Wine and Beer Passports. If you are not familiar with the Passport, the Surry Wineries Group in cooperation with some breweries have a event during the winter months. The Passport entitles the holder to visit 18 locations – 13 wineries, 4 breweries and 1 distillery for a tasting at each. The event runs from Black Friday through March 26th. You can purchase them as a single or as a couple. There are also several business sponsors that give you discounts – hotels, restaurants, etc. The cost is $95 / individual and $145 / Couple. There is an Early Bird Price if you purchase through November 1 $83 / individual and $125 / couple. Stop by to pick one up.
White Wine Flight and Chocolate BonBon Pairing October 20 -24 (Thursday – Sunday)
Many of you remember our Red Wine Pairing in February. We are partnering with Brasstown Chocolates to bring you a White Wine Flight and Chocolate Pairing. The combinations we selected for you are amazing! Tickets are Now available. You will want to reserve your chocolates. Single is $27. Couple is $50. (Wine club members Single is $25 Couple is $47). Call the tasting room to reserve your tickets. Not a member of our wine club? Ask for details.
Long sleeve HGV shirts have arrived. Many of you have asked if I would order the long sleeve version of our shirts. They arrived this week. We have both women’s and men’s. Lots of colors available! Perfect for this chilly fall weather.
We are open Monday, September 5 for Labor Day !
NEW WINE RELEASE
Our 2021 Pinot Grigio will be release on Thursday, July 28th. Can’t wait that long? Join the wine club. (For wine club members Thursday, July 21st). This estate bottled wine is crisp with a slight sweetness, citrus, Pear and apple notes,
Haze Gray Vineyards is happy to share our weather station. Our weather station is available on Ambient Weather. You can download the Ambient Weather app on your smart phone or access it via https://ambientweather.net/ The name of our station is Haze Gray Vineyards. You will be able to see the current weather in the vineyard and be able to see the weather trends.
NEW WINE RELEASE
Our 2020 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay will be released tomorrow! This estate bottle wine was fermented and aged for 20 months in French oak. This is a fuller bodied chardonnay with notes of ripe apples and pears. It has a crispness with notes of vanilla and oak.
NEW WINE RELEASE
Our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon will be released tomorrow! This estate bottled wine is a full body deep wine. The wine is full of fruit notes with black cherry and black currants. The smoky notes come from the 2 years in French oak barrels while the medium tannin notes are smooth with a long, smooth finish.
Haze Gray Vineyards in Dobson, NC has partnered with MidSummer Brewery in Westfield, NC. HGV wines have been available at MidSummer for the last year. As of May 2022, HGV now offers two draft beers which were hand crafted at MidSummer. The draft beers available will change with the season.
Our Red White and Blue special this weekend through Sunday May 29th. In the tasting room, buy a bottle of Red, a bottle of White, and a bottle of Blue and you get 25% off. Cannot be combined with other offers.
We are open Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon – 6. We are closed Memorial Day Monday. We will be at the Village of Pinehurst Family Fest.
NEW WINE RELEASE
Our 2021 Dry Traminette is released Memorial Day weekend. Notes of floral on the nose. The apricot and hint of pear are delightful to the pallet. It’s finish is crisp and refreshing.
NEW WINE RELEASES ANNOUNCED
Our new Rose 2021 has been released! It a dry Rose with notes of citrus, grapefruit with a hint of green apple. The beautiful pink color comes from the Chambourcin grape. Stop by for a taste.
On 14 May the new Haze Gray Vineyards Chambourcin will be released. The aroma has hints of molasses, deep, baking spices (cinnamon), dried dark fruit, yet a sweet aroma. The flavor is meaty smoky, early – soil; leather; dried herb – thyme; whiskey like.
NC FINE WINES COMPETITION RESULTS
The results of the NC Fine Wines Competition were announced on 29 April at the Gala. We were very excited to receive medals for all of our wines that were submitted to the competition! Aviator Red 2018-2019 (SILVER); Cabernet Franc 2019 (SILVER); ACES 2019 (SILVER); Stainless Steel Chardonnay 2019; Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 (BRONZE); Traminette Dry 2020 (BRONZE)
NEW WINE CLUB AT HAZE GRAY VINEYARDS
We are excited to announce our second Wine Club called Wingman. Our first Wine Club ACEs was filled so quickly. We have a waitlist so we decided to start a second Wine Club. Wingman kicks off this month, March 2022! It is a 6-bottle club that will pick up 3 times a year. March, June and October. Members will get 10% off bottle purchases and 15% off cases. In an effort to be environmentally conscious member swill receive a Wingman wine club bag that will be used for wine club pickups. Members will get early access to new releases, a quarterly newsletter with wine makers notes and recipes for pairing, and wine club events. You can pick up wines in the tasting room or your pickup can be shipped to you (at your expense.) Membership is $25 to join. After completion of your one year membership you will get a $25 a HGV gift certificate. Contact us in the tasting room to join or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a limited number of spaces in Wingman so don’t miss your spot.
Special Holiday Hours
Closed Christmas Day, December 25th
Special Days open:
Christmas Eve – Friday, December 24th 10:00 – 5:00
Monday, December 27th 10:00 – 6:00
Tuesday, December 28th 10:00 – 6:00
Wednesday, December 29th 10:00 – 6:00
New Years Eve, December 31st 10:00 – 6:00
Haze Gray Vineyards is pleased to announce our newest Release – Cabernet Franc. We will be release our new wine on Thursday November 11.
HGV is pleased to announce that we can now ship to Kentucky! For those of you in Kentucky or have friends in Kentucky, you can now order online.
HGV wishes the US Navy a Happy Birthday! In honor of its birthday, HGV releases it newest blend – a new vintage of Aviator Red. The newest release is now available online and in the tasting room. It is a blend of 5 red wines aged 2-3 years. It is bold and complex. It has already be awarded a Bronze medal at the 2021 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition.
We are excited to announce the release of our newest wine in the Blossom Line. In alignment with the US Air Force birthday, on Saturday, 19 September, we will be releasing our Blackberry Blossom. It has smooth, deep flavors of Blackberries, with a hint of tartness, Cherry, and Lavender.
For Labor Day where honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States, this weekend Haze Gray Vineyards is celebrating you! Our Red White and Blue special this weekend through Monday, September 6th. In the tasting room, buy a bottle of Red, a bottle of White, and a bottle of Blue and you get 25% off. Cannot be combined with other offers.
We are open Thursday – Saturday 10-6, Sunday noon – 6 and Labor Day Monday 10-6
Haze Gray VIneyards is pleased to announce the release of their newest wine. 2020 Dry Traminette is a perfect wine for the hot days of summer. It is dry, floral, hints of apricot, lychees, and honey. A delightful addition to our line up.
The Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association announces winners for the 2021 competition. Haze Gray Vineyards wins BRONZE medals for 2020 Dry Traminette and 2018-2019 Aviator Red.
Haze Gray Vineyards is excited to announce the release of their newest wine. 2019 was a fabulous year in the vineyard across the Yadkin Valley. The weather was close to perfect to grow grapes. Our 2019 Chardonnay was created 100% in stainless steel tanks. It is light, crisp with hints of Asian pears and apples. Perfect for a hot summer night in the south. Available today in the tasting room and online.
Great American International Wine Competition announces winners for the 2021 competition. Haze Gray Vineyards wins GOLD Medal for Two Bells and BRONZE medal for 2019 Traminette Dry.
Haze Gray Vineyards is expanding our staff. We are a family-owned boutique winery which is Veteran owned and operated. We are looking for friendly, professional, service-oriented persons to become Tasting Room associates. Some knowledge of wine is required. Must be at least 18. Must embrace our company culture of teamwork, industry knowledge and customer service excellence. Duties include providing guest service with an emphasis on informed discussion about our wines and history. Responsibility includes tastings, retail sales of bottles, glasses & merchandise, as well as, maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of the Tasting Room and associated spaces. This is a fast paced, exciting work environment where you will work with a great team, will meet interesting individuals, and further your knowledge of wine and the wine-making process. Veterans or dependent spouses a plus. If you love people, can lift over 40 pounds and are available to work on the weekends, send in your resume to email@example.com
We had the pleasure of being interviewed by Neil Cavuto on Cavuto Live on Fox News Follow the link below to see the video.
Congratulations to Haze Gray Vineyards for being the winner of our NC Wine Environmental Stewardship Award in collaboration with NC Greentravel Initiative! Haze Gray started their winery with sustainability in the forefront of their minds. They approached the design and construction of the winery, vineyards, and tasting room with an effort to minimize the impact they would have on the environment. From solar power to geo-thermal insulation, Haze Gray is a great example of making sustainability a commitment! #ncwine
Haze Gray Vineyards is featured in an article in PennLive
2021 NC Fine Wines Competition Results Announced
Winston-Salem, NC, April 30, 2021 — The Fifth Annual NC Fine Wines Competition results were announced tonight via Zoom with people from across the state and around the world. Due to COVID-19 concerns the Awards Ceremony, which is usually held in Winston-Salem as a Formal Black Tie Gala, was more casual and comfortable as guests sipped their favorite North Carolina Wines in the comfort of their homes.
The competition is seen as the toughest state competition in the country. One of the main reasons is the requirement for 100% NC Grown and Vinified Vinifera or Hybrid Grapes. This really helps people to discover the terroir and wines of North Carolina.
The Awards Ceremony included a speech from the NC Fine Wines President Jay Raffaldini, who spoke about the trajectory of the North Carolina Fine Wines Industry. “The industry continues to have enormous growth across the state of North Carolina. We now have six approved American Viticultural Areas that each has special qualities for grape growth. It’s exciting because it is still a young industry here, and has such a bright future.”
Max Kast, Master Sommelier from the Guild Of Master Sommeliers and a judge in the competition, talked about significant increase in the quality in the wines. He mentioned that several grape varietals are indeed doing very well in North Carolina. He specifically called out Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, Albariño, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Cynthiana, and Traminette just to name a few.
In 2021, the Best White and Best Dessert/Port tied for Best in Show. Also, there was a category tie win for Best Sparkling. So this case is 13 bottles strong.
*Best in Show (tied)
*Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery – Viognier 2019 (Best in White)
*Windsor Run Cellars – Midnight Run Grand Reserve 2012 (Best Dessert/Port)
JOLO Winery & Vineyards – Crimson Creek 2019 (Best Hybrid)
Marked Tree Vineyard – Bubble Swarm (Best Sparkling Tied)
Surry Labs – Traminette Pet Nat 2019 (Best Sparkling Tied)
Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery – Steel & Stone 2017 (Best Red)
Marked Tree Vineyard – 2020 Chloe Rose (Best Rose)
Silver Fork Winery – Four Dog Red (ShowCase Wine)
Haze Gray Vineyards – Two Bells 2018 (ShowCase Wine)
Shelton Vineyards – 20th Anniversary Red 2017 (ShowCase Wine)
JOLO Winery & Vineyards – Golden Hallows 2020 (ShowCase Wine)
Stone Ashe Vineyards – Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (ShowCase wine)
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery – Provenance Rose 2020 (ShowCase Wine)
“This is by far the strongest showing of wines that we’ve had in our five years,” said Dan McLaughlin who helps to run the competition. “2019 provided one of the best weather years for the wine industry in North Carolina. Many of those wines are still in the barrel or tanks and will be coming out in the near future, so the anticipation of those wines is enormous!”
The organization is hoping to see everyone back in 2022 in person and dressed to the nines to celebrate their life in a post COVID Gala Celebration. This year’s case really hit it out of the ballpark – all 13 wines were the top scoring wines in the competition.
|North Carolina Fine Wines Competition|
P.O. Box 20112
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-0112
11/19/2020: Haze Gray Vineyards was featured in a segment on Fox8 News called Made in NC. In case you missed it, here is a link. Thanks to Brad Jones for such a nice video!!
11/11/2020: HAZE GRAY VINEYARDS RECEIVES 2020 HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
10 November 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Haze Gray Vineyards as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor. Haze Gray Vineyards earned the GOLD Award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes job creators who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
Haze Gray Vineyards joins 674 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources, and compensation – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers.
“We’re so happy to receive this award for hiring Veterans. Veterans know how to get the job done. Haze Gray Vineyard hired Veterans who are enrolled in the Surry Community College Viticulture and Enology program. We will continue to seek Veterans who want to work in wine industry.,” say Becky Muhlenberg, co-owner.
In addition, Deane and Becky honor Veterans in the tasting room. Haze Gray Vineyards has a picture wall of honor in their tasting room dedicated to those who have served or are serving the United States’ military. “It started with our families, and now includes pictures from friends and our patrons who contributed pictures of their loved ones. We are all a part of the bigger Veteran’s family.” Deane and Becky both grew up in military families. Deane served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a flight officer.
Even the name of the vineyard and winery “Haze Gray” gives homage to the Navy Ships that are painted in the haze gray color scheme. The famous phrase “Haze Gray and Underway” references those Navy surface ships that are actively deployed.
In 2015 the 85-acre farm was purchased. In May 2015 the first five acres of grapes were planted. In April 2016 the second phase of the vineyard was planted with an additional four acres. The vineyard produced a small harvest in 2017. In August 2018 the winery was completed, and Haze Gray Vineyards was producing their first estate bottled wines.
The tasting room first opened in December 2019. The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday; or Monday through Wednesday by appointment.
For More information on Haze Gray Vineyards contact Becky Muhlenberg at 336-374-1072. For more information about the HIRE Vets Medallion Award visit HIREVets.gov HireVets.gov/Awardees
11/9/2020 – This weekend we released our new 2019 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. We premiered the wine at a gathering of our ACE Wine Club Saturday evening. The wine was made available to non-wine club members on Saturday. It is smooth, creamy, buttery mouth feel with hints of butterscotch and coconut.
Coronavirus Statement Update
We understand if you do not want to visit in our tasting room so we will still provide curbside service. If you would like to purchase bottles of wine, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our tasting room at (336) 374-1072 and we will arrange for you to pick up wine curbside at the tasting room. Thank you for your support during this time. Stay safe and healthy. Becky and Deane