We use stainless steel to ferment and age our white and Rosé wines. Our red wines are aged in a combination of American, French and sometimes Hungarian oak. However, our Pilot Fog offering, made of Cynthiana grapes is barrel aged exclusively in 100% new American Oak.
After spending decades in the financial services and software industry, JW and his wife Kristen, along with their two sons Joey & Logan (JOLO), had the opportunity to finally grow grapes and make wine!
When moving to North Carolina JW worked closely with Sean McRitchie, founder of McRitchie Winery and Cider Works, who mentored JW during the years JOLO’s vines were getting established. Finally in 2013, JOLO’s first vintage, JW had the opportunity to apply decades of research, development and trust in his own palate to make his very first vintage of world-class wine.
Since that time, JOLO has become one of North Carolina’s most acclaimed vineyards, producing some of the most highly rated wines on the East Coast.