Serre Vineyards Showcases Wine, Views & Sunsets

The Yadkin Valley’s newest vineyard showcases wine, mountain views and sunsets on 70 acres bordering the Fisher River.

Melissa Hayes and husband, Christian Krobisch, opened Serre Vineyards in September. The Charlotte couple fell in love with NC wine while touring vineyards statewide, spurring them to start their own. 

The centerpiece of the estate is a 3,000-square-foot tasting barn on a grass terrace facing the Blue Ridge Mountains. The barn has a modern farmhouse motif with European accents.

The tasting menu features 10 wines. There are six dry wines (chardonnay, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, dry rosé, sangiovese and a red blend), along with two sweet wines (peach and sangria) and two semi-sweet wines (white blend and rosé). Wine slushies and non-alcoholic slushies are also on tap.

Because vines on property are still in their infancy, the current wines were cultivated and made at fellow Yadkin Valley wineries Childress Vineyards and Round Peak Vineyards. Krobisch will assume the winemaker role for next year’s wines.

“Our philosophy is to appeal to as many tastes as possible. Early feedback on the wine has been very good and that means a lot,” Hayes said.

Not only have the wines received favorable reviews, patrons rave about the mountain sunsets from the terrace. There’s also a trail system running from the vineyard down to the river.

“We want folks to come out and enjoy the view and get some calm and relief from their everyday life,” Hayes said. “If people want to take a hike and a bottle of wine, they are welcome to do that.”

A renovated two-bedroom cottage can be rented for overnight stays.

For more info about Serre Vineyards, visit or call (336) 525-9463.