Gregory Vineyard

Gregory Vineyard, Angier: Hours, Address, Gregory Vineyard Reviews: 4.5/5

Gregory Vineyard
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benherrmann
Fuquay-Varina, NC290 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
...and their muscadine wine offerings are cut above also!

Folks, as some of you readers may or may not know (those who might have been following my winery tour reviews), I've never been much of a muscadine wine fan in previous years. We tend to prefer the more traditional European or French/American hybrid offerings. However, over the past year, my attitudes about the muscadine variety of wines have been gradually changing for the better, as we've had the opportunity of checking out some muscadine wineries on the Muscadine Trail. I had the opportunity of recently visiting the Gregory Vineyards located in Angier, NC and what a treat it was!

As you know, with the multitude of wineries in the state of North Carolina, you can happen upon vineyards that offer little to no ambiance, and then you can come across wineries that offer a wealth of opportunities in ambiance, views, and superb wine offerings. That's the fun of making visiting as many wineries throughout the state as possible throughout the year.

Our recent visit to the Gregory Vineyards - which is just 20 minutes from our home in Fuquay Varina, NC - caused me to question why I hadn't taken the time to drive the short distance to see them in the past. But we plan on definitely returning on many more occasions, that's for sure.

Gregory Vineyards is set in a very rural area of Johnston County, with rolling hills, several spring-fed large ponds, and rolling acres of vineyards. All of this serve as a backdrop to a wonderful lodge-like building that houses a variety of rooms, offices, banquet rooms, wine tasting area, etc. This is not the typical muscadine winery that I've been accustomed to in the past, that's for sure. It was more reminiscent of what we'd expect to see further west - in the Yadkin Valley region, or even the mountains. The setting is superb.

But what was most refreshing was the genuine country congeniality of the owners - Lane and Teresa Gregory. From the moment that I arrived, I was put at ease and made to feel like a special visitor. While there, I ordered a sandwich from a short menu that they had (keep in mind that this building once housed a very popular beef and steak restaurant some 15-20 years ago), and it was superbly made. This was followed by a wine tasting in which you are seated at a restaurant type of table and they bring the wines to you (no standing around). I enjoyed both of their dry muscadine offerings (I tend to prefer dry wines) - their white Bald Eagle blend, and their red Sly Fox blend. In the past, the only choices you had at various muscadine vineyards were the semi-sweet and sweet varieties - but no more. More and more muscadine wineries are offering a delightful variety of dry reds and whites.

In talking with one of the owners, Dr. Lane Gregory (he has a PhD in Education), he had indicated that eventually, the building would again house a restaurant as part of the winery experience. The building and rustic looking interior would make an excellent environment for a restaurant (which it once was), so I was glad to hear of that.

In addition, Gregory Vineyards host a variety of events throughout the year to include Mystery Dinner Theaters, Friday Night Wine Downs, Tractor rides throughout the vineyards, musicians, band concerts, and much more. It's obvious that the imaginations of both Lane and Teresa Gregory are not lacking in the PR department. Many weddings are conducted here and it's an ideal environment for various special events, meetings, etc.

So was I impressed - hell yes! the combination of a delightful setting, superb facilities, friendly environment, overall ambiance, good-tasting wines, and the overall package, make this a wonderful local attraction to visit and enjoy. You can bet that we'll be returning on many more occasions. As of this writing, we've already purchased mystery dinner theater tickets for their August engagement.

If you're in the area, by all means, make it a point to visit. We think you will like what you see.
Written August 5, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kimras2014
Durham, NC63 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
Yesterday we went to Gregory Vineyard to redeem a Groupon. We were a group of 8 girlfriends. We have all been on winery tours (except one), and thought this was one of the funnest we have been to. It is not too far for a Sunday drive, and the setting is absolutely beautiful!! Be sure to leave enough time to enjoy a glass of wine on the porch and appreciate the view. We started with the trolley tour (ask for Deborah, she made the whole day extra special and fun!!). We loved seeing the fields and learning how the grapes become wine. Lots of great picture opportunities!! Like in front of the old Model T or on the one pony they have, or just looking out over the fields. We were expecting a quiet afternoon, and we had a wonderful, wonderful time!! The employees are all extremely helpful and quick to serve! I highly recommend a visit!!
Written July 11, 2016
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Lizzie T
Raleigh, NC107 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
If you are coming for a visit or tasting try the love-a-rita! It is a mix of wine, cider and slushie (don't quote me on that), and it can be made non-alcoholic if you desire. It is so good! My favorite wine choices were Lee Love and Mary Elizabeth.

We had our elopement wedding reception here three weeks after our ceremony. It was the perfect place to have a get together with about 80 of our family and friends. The two rooms made it feel close and helped guests mingle. They let us use vines and grapes from the vineyard in some of the decor! It was so cute! It had the vintage feel that I am very fond of, and we will be back to make many more memories there. The customer service was the best part. They were attentive, and did anything they could to make us have the best night! Thank you to the crew, and we will certainly be back when we run out of wine!
Written September 23, 2013
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JLH1965
Raleigh, NC38 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
First it took a very long time to get service to plan our wedding and reception there in March. Theresa Gregory was rude and ignored us quite a while, so were her assistants, then when we booked our event, we were later told in April of 2014 we could not have the model T ford, it was broken down and they would not fix it, they would let us rent and pay extra for Theresa's bmw car. LOL. We planned this 6 to 5 months in advance, surely they would fix it before September weddings? Nope, they didn't have the money she said. They are very rich, we know Lane Gregory and they are very well off. So then we were told 2 months before our wedding and reception after we have given our $1,300.00 cash deposit with a receipt that we could not have the dining room for our reception, have to have it in the wine tasting trailer looking building because they were redecorating, remodeling to get their restaurant back off the ground again after it failed the first time. The out building, shed wine tasting building was ugly and cold, damp and lacked class and style. Not what he had signed up for and paid for. No brick, not pretty, smelled too, not a pleasant aroma. So we tried to cancel our event, but they would not give our deposit back. We should have sued them, but we did not know we could at that time. Our personal lawyer said we could have and would have won. Oh well... We feel we donated the money cause they needed to pay more to the staff, they are cheap employees... Greed is what they are after, what a shame because the grounds and main building are looking lovely to look at.

We then decided to get married in a sweet little old chapel in downtown Raleigh, adorable, quaint and over 200 years old, perfect, delightful and a lot less expensive for the nothing we would have received from Gregory's vineyard...
The vineyard is beautiful, yes, the service is terrible, even had dinner at the restaurant, twice, tried to give them another 2 chances to do right by good folks, but the food was just ok, not worth the high end price, the service was so bad, so bad again, they did not get but $1.00 from us, the 3 couples we were with as well. I would not recommend this vineyard for anything, except an outdoor wedding and outdoor reception, have it catered from Ragazzis. That's what we did, they were wonderful! Just FYI, you do not get what you pay for at GREGORY VINEYARDS, ALL HYPE, NO CLASS, NO SERVICE AND NOT WORTH THE HIGH END PRICE...! Friends of ours were married there too, they had the same bad, very bad service, the wine was ok, except in frozen form and the owners just have no time for you, too much on their plate with the vineyard, winery, restaurant and having events there... They need desperately more help, they don't want to pay for additional help because of greed, so they have rotten service with just ok wine... They need to reboot their abilities and class of service for that kind of money they are asking for... DO NOT RECOMMEND... Btw, we did not visit in November of 2014, it was March and also April of 2014, then again March of 2015 and June 2015 in the restaurant.
Written October 26, 2015
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Jimmy A
Garner, NC41 contributions
Sep 2012
My wife. Teenage son and I walked in and told to have a seat. Three other tables were seated after us. Out of the 3 employees not a one of them said a word. The tables seated after us were being served. After sitting there 15 min and everyone being served but us and all 3 employees seeing us. We walked out and not a soul said a word. Will not be getting a local dollar from me
Written August 31, 2013
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James E
Garner, NC177 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Bought a certificate for a couple tasting online. When we showed we were told sorry but you have to call, it said nowhere online about this. We were going to stay but staff ignored us, we just walked out and contacted visa for refund. Not worth trouble wouldn’t return and won’t recommend to family or friends.
Written November 16, 2017
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allmotorchick
NJ222 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The most unorganized tasting I have experienced. We came in mid tasting and were asked to join in and not wait. Went from a very sweet peach slushy to drier wines. Everything tasted off because of this. I'm not sure why you serve slushies mid wine tasting? Server was friendly but I felt like I was at a bar getting shots poured than wine tasting. Wine tasting is not a rushed down the hatch process and that's how it was here. The wine list provided no description of the wine and neither did the host. I'm happy it was free because I couldn't see paying for that tasting and we didn't buy anything because of the confusion.
Written September 26, 2015
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Alaina N
Cary, NC27 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Just heard about this winery a few weeks ago. Its way out in the country (not too far) in a quite area. We were pleasantly surprised at this totally different approach to wine tasting. The addition on their deli was delightful and very affordable. Great roast beef sandwich. The atmosphere is delighful and spacious. The wines are awesome. Like any winery you find some you like better than others and they have both for our tastes. We did buy the wine that went with spicy food to try at home. At the tasting we wern't crazy about it but at home this wine was great with the buffaloe chicken. This proves tastings can be deceiving.

The only suggesstion we left was to provide clean glasses to take home and rinses between pours.
Our server did have periods of taking too long between pours because he was busy gabbing and got lost which direction he was going. He was very polite and friendly.

If you don't want to engage in a tasting we love the fact you can come sit inside or outside, take your time and enjoy a glass or bottle and have a sandwich or two.

This is still a young winery who is years ahead of others much older in customer experience and satisfaction. We will be back. Weekly if we could but we will be back.
Written July 8, 2013
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van
Raleigh, NC18 contributions
Sep 2019
A wonderful place to visit for wine tasting in a relaxing and beautiful country environment! The wine was very good to say the least! And, The hospitality was superb! We look forward to having dinner at their steak house in the near future!
Written September 14, 2019
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marjea11
Bear Creek, NC118 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We came here to celebrate our 29th anniversary and as usual we were not disappointed! We got our usual of Ribeye and grilled Shrimp combo and was delicious. We don’t get there real often due to not being local but was a good idea by my husband to celebrate. Can’t wait till the next time!
Written August 25, 2019
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