South Creek Vineyard
One of the things I love to learn when we visit wineries is how they came to be. South Creek’s story is one of the best. Talk about a leap of faith. When faced with having to move out of state for a corporate job, James and Mary Rowley found an ad for a property that didn’t include the address. After a phone call they traveled to the Nebo property to take a closer look. Once there the owner, Frank Boldon, toured them around the vines he started 8 years earlier. The property also included a farmhouse that housed the tasting room. The farmhouse would need renovations before they could move in. After many conversations weighing all the options they purchased the property in 2010. An added bonus was the fenced area that could support their 3 horses. Production has increased of the Bordeaux style wine since they have become owners. They now work and live on the property. We have visited twice and enjoyed a quiet summer afternoon. They have picnic seating outside. Open Wednesday-Sunday they offer tastings and wine flights. They do have live music and you can sit close or farther away depending on your liking. We had a picnic lunch one Sunday afternoon and sat under a huge tree close to the pond. I enjoyed the White Note Voignier and Charles liked the 2016 Maestro. Picnics are welcome as well as leashed dogs. Check their website for information about their live music and when reservations are required.