Deane and Becky both grew up in military families. They are no strangers to packing up the family and starting a new adventure in a new location. Deane served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a flight officer. With Becky by his side, they moved around the country and around the world. Their children greeted their new locations with wide eyes. The family loves to travel.
Deane and Becky often visited local wineries on their travels. On several of their trips, Deane and Becky would talk about how nice it would be to be outside working in the vineyard, growing grapes, and Deane making his own wine. As they talked over the years, their dream of owning a vineyard and winery was taking shape. The question then became, where?
After years searching for the perfect spot, Deane and Becky found the small community of Stony Knoll in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Becky can still remember stepping onto the 85-acre farm and saying, “This is it!” In 2015 the 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 our first estate wines.
The tasting room opened 19 December 2019. We look forward to having you stop by our tasting room.
Deane and Becky Muhlenberg