Knoll Vineyards are lifted high on the foothills of the
Blue Ridge Mountains against a Carolina sun that creates a bouquet
of aromatic wonders and pleasures. The development of a "delivering
terroir" began on this "North
Carolina Century Farm" in
1896 when the ancestors of Kathy Coe bought a tract of land in southern
Surry County. In the early 1940s the vineyard area was cleared with
hand tools and domesticated animals and put into cultivation.
The farm has belonged to Kathy's family since 1896. The farm's owners
from 1896 to present: Joseph D. & Lazerna
Coe, 1896 - 1911; M. Gene & Emmie Coe, 1911 - 1919; Hiram R. & Martha
Coe, 1911 - 1943; Grady & Lela Coe, 1943 - 1960; Archie & Dorothy
McCormick, 1960 - 1987; Van & Kathy Coe, 1987 - Present.
Tobacco production was the staple cash crop for many years. The
importance of this staple crop caused the Coe lineage to care for
the land at the utmost level. Hard work during sun drenched days
and winter chilled climates prevailed in a terroir creation which
has enabled this vineyard to produce fine quality wine grapes.
Stony Knoll Vineyard's first harvest took place in the fall of 2002.
You may purchase
our wines from this website, local vendors, restaurants
and at our winery. Private tastings
are also offered by appointment and the facility can be reserved
for special events. For a private tasting or reservation of the events
room, please call us at (336) 374-5752.
The historic town of
located four miles south of our Vineyard and Winery, next to the
Yadkin River. You can see many historic landmarks and tour the
Rockford General Store which is still in operation today. Stay
overnight in our intimate "Wine
you can also relax and enjoy an evening in the historic town of Rockford
while staying at the Rockford
Bed and Breakfast.