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