Awards

 

 

2016 Wine Grower of the Year

2019 Trip Advisor names JOLO
“1 of the top 7 Wineries in the Country”
(outside of California)

Trip Advisor names JOLO Winery & Vineyards
top 10% of attractions in the world in 2020

Trip Advisor names JOLO Winery & Vineyards
top 10% of attractions in the world in 2021

Open Table names JOLO one of the top 100
brunch spots in America 2021

Reds

“At the Winemaker Challenge, we have judges who not only know but appreciate native grapes. They showed their appreciation for this Cynthiana — also known as Norton — by tagging it with a Platinum award. Aromas of black fruit and clay entice, and the black fruit carries the palate with good grip and notes of citrus and brown spice. One of the best wines I’ve tasted from this variety. It sounds like a road trip is in order. A Platinum Award winner at the 2018 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.”
– Rich Cook | 2018 Winemaker Challenge Judge | Jan 30, 2018

“North Carolina’s Jolo Winery 2016 Pilot Fog was named Best Native American Red (the grape is Norton). I might prefer the V. Sattui 2013 Morisoli Vineyard cabernet sauvignon, the wine of the year, but the far less expensive Norton from the obscure Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina could hold its own in just about any company.”

– Robert Whitley | “Lessons From the 2018 Winemaker Challenge” | February 13, 2018

Carolus XII

Carolus XII

James Suckling Rating- 90 Points

Gold Medal Award- 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Best of Class- 2021 Santé International Wine and Spirits Competition

Gold Medal Award- 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal Award- 2021 Carolina Classic Fair

JOLOTAGE Reserve

JOLOTAGE Reserve

Gold Medal Award- 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal Award 90 POINTS- 2021 Harvest Challenge Sonoma California

Gold Medal Award- 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Pilot Fog

Pilot Fog

Double Gold Medal Award- 2022 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

James Suckling Rating- 90 Points

Jefferson Cup Winner  – 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational | Kansas City, MO

Jefferson Cup Winner  – 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational | Kansas City, MO

Crimson Shadow

Crimson Shadow

Best of Class- 2021 Santé International Wine and Spirits Competition

Gold Medal Winner- 93 Points 2021 International Wine Makers Challenge

Gold Medal Winner 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

 

Crimson Creek

Crimson Creek

JOLOTAGE

JOLOTAGE

Cuvee Selection

Cuvee Selection

Double Gold Medal Award- 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Gold Medal Award- 2021 Carolina Classic Fair

JOLO Vineyards, Yadkin Valley (North Carolina) “Cuvee Selection” 2018:

“I love what’s happening at JOLO, and I hope this award brings them some wider recognition. Yadkin Valley, North Carolina might not be on the tip of your tongue when it comes to favorite AVA’s, but there’s great fruit being produced there, and it’s being made into great wine – some from varieties you may not know. This wine blends 25% Cynthiana (aka Norton) with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Petit Verdot into a gorgeous glass. Mixed red berry and cherry, a dash of dill, soft fall spice and easy oak toast all dancing together through a long finish that’s extended by supple grip. Spring this on your California wine snob friends and spin them around a bit! A Platinum Award winner at the 2020 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.”

— 94 Rich Cook Jan 28, 2020

 

Pilot Shadow

Pilot Shadow

Best Dry Red of the Show- 2022 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Best of Show- 2022 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Whites

“The hybrid grape varietals wildly planted in the eastern and midwestern United States may not be well known, but the wines they produce are increasingly well made. JOLO’s blend of Vidal Blanc and Traminette from JOLO offers bright citrus and tropical aromas, is well balanced, bone dry and long on the palate. Platinum Award Winner at the 2019 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition.”

94 Points 
Robert Whitley – January 22, 2019

Golden Hallows

Golden Hallows

Double Gold Medal Award- 2022 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Gold Medal Award- 93 Points- 2022 International Winemakers Challenge San Diego CA

James Suckling Rating- 90 Points

Gold Medal Award- 2021 Carolina Classic Fair

Gold Medal Winner- 92 Points 2021 International Wine Makers Challenge

Rose'

Rose'

James Suckling Rating- 90 Points

BEST OF SHOW ROSÉ
 2020 International Winemaker’s Challenge

Dessert & Sparkling

Muddy Paws

Muddy Paws

  • James Suckling Rating- 91 Points
  • Gold Medal Award- 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal Award 90 POINTS- 2021 Harvest Challenge Sonoma California
  • Gold Medal Award- 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
  • Best of Show Fortified Wine – 2021 International Sommelier challenge in San Diego California – 92 points
  • Gold Medal Award – 92 Points – 2020 International Sommelier challenge in San Diego California
  • Gold Medal Award – 2021 Carolina Classic Fair
  • DOUBLE Gold Medal Winner – 2019 Asheville Wine & Food Festival
Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Beach Bubbles

Beach Bubbles

Twinkles

Twinkles

Sweet Vermouth

Sweet Vermouth

Gold Medal Award- 2021 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

James Suckling Rating- 90 points

Rated 1 of the top 7 wineries
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