Catawba County’s First Winery Includes Free Wine Tastings and Peacock Feedings


Catawba County’s first winery is about an hour north of Charlotte on a 34-acre property called ‘Catawba Farms’.

Business partners Twyla McDermott, Dennis Baucom and Michael Waltuch are investing over $2 million to transform the old farm into one of North Carolina’s best destination wineries.

The facility is located about 30 miles NorthWest of Charlotte in the town of Newton, NC;

The partners, along with about a dozen helpers, planted over 2,500 grapevines earlier this summer:

The vines will take several years to mature, but the winery is now officially open for business, including a fully stocked tasting room with guided tours and tastings. They are currently selling 8 varieties that range from the whimsical “‘Rootin’ Tootin’ Red Muscadine” and “Puh-leezaling” to the more traditional Pinot Grigio and Merlot.

You can take your own lunch and enjoy it in their picnic area, or book a night at the historic Peacock Inn at Catawba Farms bed and breakfast.

The entire facility is also teaming with barnyard friends. According to their website, “Goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, a peacock named Henry, a horse named Major Tom, and two barn cats await visitors.”

and the best part is…they let you feed their peacock!

So this just happened!!! #fedapeacock #peacock #catawbafarms #winery

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Visitors can now purchase wine by the glass, bottle, or case, and tour the facilities Tuesdays-Thursdays 12:00 noon-5:00pm, Fridays 12:00 noon-8:00pm, and Saturdays-Sundays, 12 noon-6:00pm.

You can find out more on their website here.



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