Haw River Wine Trail

A Day Trip Between the Triangle and the Triad

Haw River Wine Trail

Benjamin Vineyards & Winery in Graham

Conveniently located between North Carolina’s Triangle cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and the Triad cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point, the Haw River Wine Trail features three artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive of less than 50 miles along the path of the scenic Haw River.

Whether you enjoy European varietals like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadine wines, or sweet dessert wines made from blackberries and strawberries, you’ll find something to enjoy along the Haw River Wine Trail.

Varied wineries on this day trip include:

Grove Winery & Vineyards

Award-winning Grove Winery features Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo, Merlot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, various whites, blends and more, all served in the tasting room at the 44-acre farm and winery.

From Greensboro and points west, take U.S. Highway 29 north to the Browns Summit exit (North Carolina 150), head east on North Carolina 150 for 7.7 miles, staying straight on Osceola-Ossipee Road when North Carolina 150 turns. Take a left on Brooks Ridge Road and Grove Winery is 0.5 miles on the right. From Durham and points east, take Interstate 40/85 to Exit 140 and take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Go 2.9 miles to the end of the road, take a right onto Burlington Road and then an immediate left onto Elon-Ossippe Road. Go 3.7 miles, then turn left on Old Highway 87 for 0.9 miles. Take a left on Osceola Road and then go 3.8 miles before taking a right onto Brooks Ridge Road, with Grove Winery 0.5 miles on the right.

Iron Gate Vineyards & The Winery at Iron Gate Farm

With wine tastings, varied shopping opportunities and special events, Iron Gate typically features more than a dozen different wines to taste.

Return to Mebane Rogers Road and take a left. Go 1.3 miles and take another left on Miles Chapel Road, then an immediate right onto White Level Road. Go 2.1 miles and take a left onto North Carolina Highway 119. Proceed for another 1.5 miles, then take a right onto Lynch Store Road. Iron Gate Winery is on the right after 0.2 miles.

Benjamin Vineyards & Winery

With dry whites and reds, semi-dry whites, Muscadine and dessert wines, and more, the winery, hospitality room and gift shop at Benjamin Vineyards & Winery provide a perfect end to the Haw River Wine Trail.

Return to North Carolina Highway 119 and take a left. Follow North Carolina 119 for 11 miles, then take a left onto North Carolina Highway 54 for 3.4 miles. Take a left onto North Carolina Highway 54, go 4.6 miles, then take a right onto Mineral Springs Road. Go 2.5 miles and take a right onto Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road. Go one mile, then continue on Church Road for 0.4 miles. Take a left onto Whitney Road and Benjamin Vineyards & Winery will be on the left in 1.7 miles.

To return to I-40/85, head back to Church Road and take a right. Go 0.4 miles and take a slight right onto Saxapahaw Bethlehem Church Road/State Road 2146. Go 3.4 miles and then continue on Saxapahaw Road for 0.4 miles. Take a left on North Carolina Highway 119 and go 8.5 miles to I-40/85.

Winery hours vary seasonally. Please call ahead to be sure the vineyards you want to visit will be open when you arrive. Please drink responsibly. Designate a driver.

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