JOLO Winemaking

In our opinion, the wine is made in the vineyard. The precise day to harvest, after a season of carefully cared for and loved vines is the secret to great winemaking.

After harvest we will make both steel tank fermented and oak fermented whites and oak aged reds.  JOLO will only use French and American oak barrels for its estate made and bottled wines. In addition, our each vintage of our Pilot Fog offering is barreled in 100% new American Oak .

2015 was our best growing year here in the Yadkin Valley since our first season in 2012. Very little rainfall and warm, sunny days slowly ripened the fruit and provided great balance.

GOLDEN HALLOWS

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Gold Medal Winner 2016 Dixie Classic Fair    

Double Gold Medal Winner 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Competition        

Gold Medal Winner 2016 Mid Atlantic Wine Competition                            

* Gold Medal Winner 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition        

*Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition           

 *Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition       

*Silver Medal Winner 2015 Grand Harvest Awards              

*Gold Medal 2016 International Winemakers Challenge

*Formerly known as the Grey Ghost.  Spans multiple vintages

PILOT FOG (In person club sales only)

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Best in Show and Best Dry Red Wine. 2016 Dixie Classic Fair

Gold Medal Winner, 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition

Gold Medal 2016 International Winemaker’s Challenge

Gold Medal 2016 Asheville Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2016 Dixie Classic Competition

JOLOTAGE

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Silver Medal 2016 International Eastern Wine Competition (East Meets West) Sonoma CA

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Asheville Wine and Food Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 Dixie Classic Competition

Gold Medal Winner 2015 NC State Fair Wine Competition

JOLO PINK

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Silver Medal Winner 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival

Gold Medal Winner 2016  Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition

Silver Medal Winner – 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival

JOLO HAPPY ENDINGS – LATE HARVEST

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Silver Medal Winner 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Competition (2014)