No where will you find a winery with the pristine beauty of the JOLO estate.
The vision for the80-acre property is to showcase its natural beauty with focus on the breathtaking views of Pilot Mountain and Cox Lake located on the property.
Pilot Mountain rises more than 2,400 feet above the rolling countryside of the upper Piedmont plateau. It boasts 3,703 acres of pristine State Park grounds which attracts over 400,000 visitors per year.
Coincidentally, Pilot Mountain was purchased from J.W. Beasly in 1968 by the State of North Carolina. To the native Saura Indians, the earliest known inhabitants of the region, Pilot Mountain was known as Jomeokee, the “Great Guide” or “Pilot.” It guided both Native Americans and early European hunters along a north-south path through the area. The mountain was mapped in 1751 by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, father of President Thomas Jefferson. Pilot Mountain became North Carolina’s 14th state park in 1968.
2016 was our best growing year here in the Yadkin Valley since our first season in 2012. Very little rainfall and warm, sunny days slowly ripened the fruit, concentrated the flavors and provided a great balance of fruit, acid and tannins.
Stay tuned for details about our 2016 offerings!
JOLO Vineyards, 219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041