Our Story2019-12-31T12:16:28-05:00

OUR STORY
HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Take a trip down memory lane with us!!

CALABOOSE CELLARS
TIMELINE

June 2006

July 2006

Making the Winery

First James Reid helped us knock a doorway in the Calaboose! This was quite a site and not the least bit comfortable. But it made an opening to install our double doors into. And then, we put a new roof on the old building. And then, we had the front deck built. And then, Gary Galloway created our driveway!

July 2009

June 2012

WRAL Segment


It was a fun day when Tarheel Traveler came to town!

August 2013

The Patio

Then one winter day, we were sitting and thinking.  Hey! Let’s have a patio built right here! It’ll be cool and our customers will love it! Then the mason took all our money.

September 2013

December 2013

Our Vineyards

This part is really fun. We planted our first vines in 2005. And that vineyard is in front of the Calaboose. A few years later, we started planting rows on the other side of Leatherwood Mountain. We are up to about 3 acres now. Hybrids and Labrusca. We also buy Catawba from Joel Franks in town.

January 2014

Winemaking

Winemaking starts with Judy. She prunes all our vines during the winter. The countless decisions she makes are a very important part of winemaking. We cold stabilize outdoors on our patio. It’s a two-year cycle that we just love!

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