Darlene, Winemaker and member of the Lumbee Tribe of NC, produces Artisan wines with passion and culture creating a unique flavorful experience for every palette, offering a full range tasting experience from DRY to SWEET.
The 1st American Indian Owned Winery in U.S.
Native Vines Winery is the first American Indian owned winery in the country, owned and operated by Darlene Gabbard. We are located in Lexington, NC - homeland of the Keyauwee Tribe of Indians. The winery is located on 36 acres of rolling pasture and woodlands. We are bordered by Highway 150 - the old Waxhaw Indian Trading Trail, and Indian Grave Creek, where it is legend ancient 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 of Award Winning vitis vinifera along with many fruit blends. Winemaker Darlene Gabbard has also created and produced a line of Green Tea Wines another 1st for the Winery.
Dedicated to producing clean, natural Olde World Style Wines - Come Taste the Difference!!