Owl’s Eye Vineyard – A North Carolina Winery and Event Venue

We are an exciting  vineyard located in the beautiful Piedmont of North Carolina. We bring loads of experience and a wonderful new dimension of wine making to an upcoming and exciting part of the country!

Whether you  are a wine connoisseur or are just beginning to explore wine, we are happy to give you a memorable and enjoyable experience. We are located 2.5 miles from the historic downtown Shelby courtsquare. We offer tours, tastings and private events.  Our winery tasting room is an open and welcoming venue for private parties, fun gatherings, work-related events, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

 March Madness Sale was very successful.  No fooling, now it’s April, and you still can purchase our award winning wines for 50% off each case.  Bottles have returned to usual pricing. Now is the time to purchase your favorites.


Upcoming Events: 

Music Sundays continue at Owl’s Eye from 2-4pm on the patio, weather permitting.



Sunday,  May 28:  Sam Havens (guitar and vocals):   Sam spent most of his working years in Northern California, employed in the aerospace industry, but never far away from music; he cites Leo Kottke, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winters and Ottmar Liebert as influencing his musical development.  Since retirement and moving cross country, he has played at a number of area venues.  Sam enjoys playing and singing many styles of music including jazz, folk and acoustic, but has a special interest in blues and flamenco.

Sunday:  June 4:  Grapefruit Moon (guitar and vocals):  Andi and Micah Lathrop moved to upstate South Carolina last year and have become regular performers at festivals, breweries, coffee shops, wineries and restaurants.  Andi is from Ohio originally and Micah is a South Carolina native.    The name “Grapefruit Moon” comes from favorite song of the same name written by Tom Waits (“Grapefruit Moon, one star shining…).  They are prolific songwriters, having written over 70, but their performances include contemporary, Americana, country and folk as well as their original compositions.  Whether they are the main performers or the opening act (as they have been for Craig Wayne Boyd and Jesse and Noah Bellamy),  Andi  and Micah always establish a warm and open connection with their audiences.

 Sunday,  June 11:  Fereby Bryant (harpist) grew up in Shelby, graduated from NCSU and after several years of working in the Raleigh area,  returned to Cleveland County.  She studied for several years with Leila Lattimore, and has played at several special events since coming home.  Fereby played for the first time at Owl’s Eye last December and we are happy to welcome her back.  She plays  a mix of classical, pop and folk (Disney to Celtic to Bach).

Sunday, June 18:  Dale Brittain (guitar and vocals)  Dale is a Cleveland County native and has been playing the guitar and singing since he was in high school.  After leaving home and a career with ATT, he retired, settled in Gastonia  and has been entertaining  in area venues ever since.  Dale plays pop, country, folk, and a variety of other styles of music.  Listeners have commented that Dale’s voice and manner remind them of James Taylor.  

Sunday,  June 25:  Mariah Van  Kleef (guitar and vocals) wanted to be a singer  for as long as she can remember.  She became interested in the guitar when the legendary Doc Watson told her she had the hands of a musician.  She played her first gig at the Soda Shop in Greenville, SC and is a regular performer at the Garden Café in York, SC.  Mariah has become a local favorite, performing at local venues along with private functions.


 Weather permitting, music will be outdoors; it is easy to move inside if we need to.  Come on out and enjoy the music, the mountain view, the spring sunshine, warm hospitality and award winning wines.  Bring a picnic, snacks and your leashed pups.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Noon – 5pm 

Sunday: 1 pm – 5pm (live music 2 – 4 pm) 

Come relax on our patio, enjoy tasting our wines while you savor the beauty of the South Mountains in the background.  We’re waiting for you.

We welcome leashed pets.  We do have small cheese and fruit plates available for sale, if you are not in a picnic frame of mind.  There is no prettier view in Cleveland County than the one from our patio…great wines and warm hospitality—a winning combination.