Take some interesting characters, mix in some humorous antics, deliver a terrific finish and you wind up with a great story. The Tobacco Road Cellars story is no different. In fact, it has almost as much flavor as our wine and we’d like to share them both with you. Founded by a North Carolina native who just happen to have a penchant for California grapes, Dusty went to Napa Valley 10 years ago on a whim to create his own wine to give as holiday gifts that year. That first year, he bottled 25 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, packaged them in tissue, and wooden crates and hand-delivered nearly half of that first production to friends and family.
After drinking the wine with friends, he realized that he had a treasure. Following the tradition of excellence known as Tobacco Road in North Carolina, we decided to create a boutique winery committed to producing world-class Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. From the succulent grapes that we hand pick, to the high-end French oak barrels we use for aging, to the delicate hand-dipped wax seal, we pay attention to every single detail and demand the highest quality at every level.
Today, we have nearly a several dozen bottlings under our belt, a harem of loyal collectors and wine enthusiasts vying for a bottle of our limited productions and the endorsement of Gary Vaynerchuk, the nation’s best-known wine aficionado. It’s a twist we didn’t quite expect, but we’re definitely not complaining. Just what is it about our wine that makes its so appealing? You’ll have to taste it to see.