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North Carolina's Wine Industry Growth

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A vineyard

Tuesday, September 1

The wine business in North Carolina is growing quickly. Sales are skyrocketing and have eclipsed the state’s better-known craft beer industry. From 2011, when we last talked about North Carolina wines, to today, the number of wineries in the state has gone from 100 to 159. Prior to prohibition, we were a major wine producing state and we’re fighting hard to become a player again. 

Whit Winslow
- executive director of the North Carolina Wine and Grape Council, in the NC Department of Agriculture. 

Elizabeth Dover - founder and winemaker at Dover Vineyards in Concord, and assistant winemaker at RayLen Vineyards in Mocksville.