The 1st American Indian Owned Winery
Native Vines Winery is the first American Indian owned winery in the country. Native Vines Winery is owned and operated by Darlene Gabbard. Native Vines Winery is located in Lexington, North Carolina – homeland of the Keyauwee Tribe of Indians. Native Vines Winery is located on 36 acres of rolling pasture and woodlands. The Winery is bordered by Highway 150 – the old Waxhaw Indian Trading Trail, and Indian Grave Creek, where it is legend accent tribes buried their dead in the banks of the stream. Arrowheads can still be found when working the soil.
Native Vines Winery offers a full line-up of Award Winning vitas vinifera along with many fruit blends. Our winemaker, Darlene Gabbard, has also created and produced a unique line of Green Tea Wines, another first for the Winery!