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Sanctuary Vineyards

Address: 7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Attraction details
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We, two couples,went here on a Saturday afternoon. It was very crowded. They had two tasting stations, both were packed. The staff was very busy, with little personal service. The wines were good, and we loved the glasses we got to keep. We will come back on day when it is not so busy. We did buy a couple of... More 

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John W, General Manager at Sanctuary Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at Sanctuary Vineyards, and we are sorry we couldn't offer a more personal wine tasting. We were holding our annual wine and oyster festival that day, and with a full house, we were just trying to keep up! Please accept our apology, as well as an invitation to join us again. Thanks for supporting local wineries! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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