Varietals

Wine varietalsAlong the rolling foothills of Cleveland County, approximately 3 miles from downtown Shelby lie the vineyards of Owl’s Eye. Thirteen acres of vines are planted now, with more plantings to be done in the near future.

Our current wine selection: 

Barn Owl Red (2016 Blue Ribbon Cleveland County Fair, Silver Medal NC State Fair)

This wine is a lovely blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.  It forms a fruit forward blend with notes of tart-cherry, pomegranate and currant.  There is an aroma of chocolate and dried cherries and the wine finishes with light oak and smoke.  $20

 

South Mountain Scarlet  (Bronze Medal 2014 and 2015 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, NY. / Best in Show – Cleveland Co. Fair / Silver Medal – NC State Fair)

This wine is a delightful blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Chambourcin.  The result is a smooth, well-balanced red table wine.  Nice for sipping as well as enjoying with food.  $18

Tweyelight (2015 Silver Medal – NC State Fair, 2016 Silver Medal NC State Fair)

This is a vibrant,  young red with very little oak.  A smooth blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot.  $18

Merlot (2016 Bronze Medal NC State Fair)

Opening with aromas of red roses and violets; our Merlot follows through with black-cherry, raspberry, current & plum notes.  Closes with mature tannins and a smooth finish.  $18

 

Celebration

A delightful blend of Traminette, Vidal Blanc and just a touch of Merlot…..delicate floral aromas with flavor hints of fall fruits…perfect for any celebration!  $15

 

Chardonnay (Bronze Medal Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, NY. 2016 Best in Show Cleveland County Fair, 2015 2nd place / Cleveland Co. Fair / Silver Medal – NC State Fair)

Our unoaked Chardonnay has bright acidity and flavor with hints of pear, guava and apple.  $17

Our lightly oaked Chardonnay has light flavor hints of vanilla, almond and melon $17

 

Traminette (Silver Medal – NC State Fair)

Traminette is a French hybrid grape.  This is a semi-dry wine with pleasant flora aromas and hints of citrus and green apples.  It is crisp and spicy, like its German parent grape, Gewurtztraminer.    $17

 

White Wines $6 by the glass.   Red Wines $7 by the glass.  Standard Tasting Flight is complimentary with the purchase of two or more bottles of wine.