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Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Jarvisburg
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Kansas City, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My partner and I try to visit a winery or two everywhere we go, so we were very excited to see there was a winery so close to the Outer Banks. We drove by it on the way to Kitty Hawk from Norfolk and stopped. The winery has 13 wines to choose from, and they will let you taste each... More

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Hampstead, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On my families recent trip to the Outer Banks we passed this vineyard on the way in and decided to come back and check it out. They do free tastings everyday and have quite a variety of wines to choose from. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I am a sweet wine drinker and their white wines were awesome... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After 8 hrs on the road, it was refreshing to stop for a short time at a local winery. We got to taste all of their wines and the salesperson was very knowledgeable and friendly! I highly recommend this for people of legal age!

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Fort Lee, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The winery offers free tastings everyday. Most of the wines are either dry or very, very sweet. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the wines they sell. You can enjoy a bottle or glass on a seat in front of the tasting room or a picnic lunch on the grounds of the Cotton gin just down the street... More

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Grandy, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The winery has live music on Thursday evenings part of the year. The music is great, and the wine is tasty too. The venue is normally outside(bring chairs, a blanket and a picnic basket. If the weather may be bad, they move it into the tasting area of the winery. Friendly owners and staff that treat everyone like a local.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have stopped by Sanctuary Vineyards twice now and have visited them at the wine tastings at the Whalehead Club as well as at their tasting room in Corolla. We had the incredible pleasure of getting to meet John, the mastermind winemaker, who spent thirty minutes talking to us and teaching us about his wines. The wines stand alone and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the tasting room in the Nags Head Cotton Gin on a Sunday afternoon in late May. The "tasting area" is relatively small and I would imagine it would be difficult to fit more than 3-4 people at the bar at one time, but as the only two there right when it opened (at noon), we had no problems.... More

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Staten Island, Ny
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been to Sanctuary several times in the past. As a result of lovely tastings, my daughter decided she wanted local wine for her May 2014 wedding in the Outer Banks. John Wright was very helpful and always warm and friendly. The wine was a great hit at the wedding - only 3 bottles left. They have a lovely... More

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PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We love to eat/drink local so we stopped here to purchase some local wine while on vacation in Nags Head. The staff in the tasting room were very friendly, we tried many of their wines, which we enjoyed (and took plenty home!), there is also a nice gift shop, we will be visiting them on our next trip to the... More

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Selma, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We did a wine tasting at the Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, NC, today. Compared to so many of the wines we have tasted in FL,SC, and NC, Sanctuary Vineyards used a variety of grapes and produced wines with some complex flavors. The person who did our wine tasting was friendly and very open to answering our questions. We enjoyed the... More

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