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Sanctuary Vineyards

7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Jarvisburg
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Fort Lee, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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
6 attraction reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Mukwonago, WI
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154 reviews 154 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We attended a wedding here. What a perfect place for a wedding and reception. Private, intimate gathering place, perfect for any special occasion. The food was catered...a Southern Barbecue with all of the yummy trimmings! Wines from the vineyard were served. There was a dance floor set up with a DJ. The atmosphere was festive and the decorations perfect, a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

In small groups we shared a large variety of wines served by a jovial gentleman who laughed and joked with us throughout. There is a small but nice gift shop as well.

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Long Island, NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Coming from Long Island where out east we have some award winning vineyards, I've come to expect a lower quality of wine than I'm used to when I travel. Sanctuary Vineyard is an exception. The wines, although mostly blends, are surprisingly good. The tasting room is large and well appointed and the servers are pleasant and informative. The prices are... More

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