Eagle Fork Vineyards

8 Cedar Cliff Road
Hayesville, NC 28904


Open: Year Round


Dr Jerry Smith is the founder as well as the winecrafter at Eagle Fork Vineyards.  Dr Smith’s training to become a vineyard owner and crafter of fine wine can be traced back to his childhood, living and working in the heart of the largest concentration of Concord grape production in the United States.  At that time most Concord grape production went into the production of grape juice for Welch’s grape juice company. Today that region boasts many fine wineries and award winning wines. Dr Smith earned a PhD in the field of environmental chemistry before founding an environmental engineering company in 1982.  In 2004, Dr Smith sold his company and retired to start Eagle Fork vineyards. For Jerry, creating wine is an expression of dedication, passion, skill, imagination, experience, patience, and resolve. It is the pursuit of never being satisfied but always seeking to improve. Much like an artist that seeks perfection in his paintings, so does the winemaker seek the perfect wine.  Every wine produced by Eagle Fork Vineyards is distinctly different from all other wines we produce and every year is different than the year before. In 2004, Jerry traveled to Italy to study playing classical music to the grape vines. Classical music produces sound frequencies that drives insects from the vines, eliminating the need to spray harmful toxic chemicals on the fruit.  The elimination of toxic sprays insures healthy pesticide free fruit and wines. The farming practices employed by Eagle Fork Vineyards protect our environment and our customers that partake in the enjoyment of our fine wines.

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