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JOLO Winery & Vineyards, Pilot Mountain

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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Before the first grape vine was planted, the owners and staff of JOLO Winery & Vineyards sought to set a new standard in wine making and hospitality in the region.

Winemaking has been a lifelong dream turned realty for entrepreneurs and wine enthusiasts JW and Kristen Ray. JW spent over 10 years in the food and beverage industry, including owning his own restaurant at 19 years of age and working for two five-star hotel properties. In 2010, upon the successful sale of Learn.com, which JW co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer, the time had come to trade in his Zegna suit and tie and Ferragamo shoes for a tractor and a good pair of work boots. Kristen was just as ready to leave 20 years of the corporate sales world behind and to store her briefcase and dress pumps in the closet. The search for the perfect place for the winery brought him to the historic Yadkin Valley AVA. The rolling hills, now home to JOLO, are perched over 900 feet above sea level in the foothills of the Piedmont region boasting majestic views of Pilot Mountain. Previously, the vineyard estate had not been used for widespread agricultural purposes due to the rocky soil and hilly nature of the property. However, what is less ideal for farming makes for perfect conditions for world class grape growing. Most of the south facing sections in the vineyard require hand farming as the terrain is too steep for tractors. Thus our goal is to not compete on price but to provide inimitable guest services alongside superior wine production in North Carolina.

Being “green” is a key theme for JOLO Winery & Vineyards. Our eco-friendly initiatives include the use of burnt vine clippings and compost for fertilizers, the use of baking soda and hot sauce in place of most insecticides, and the use of reclaimed creek and rain water as the only added source of irrigation for the vines.

JOLO Winery & Vineyards is currently accepting event bookings for both indoor and outdoor events for 2 to 300 guests.

End Posts, our on-site tapas style dining restaurant has quickly become one of the most talked about restaurants in North Carolina.

Visit us soon and for more information visit www.jolovineyards.com.
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  • The wine is excellent, and the food is exceptional, very innovative. Great place to truly enjoy the pairing of food and wine. 
    The wine is excellent, and the food is exceptional, very innovative. Great place to truly enjoy the pairing of food and wine.  more »
  • We had a wonderful experience at the JOLO Q1 Pickup Party for 2023, as we always do. Invariably we make new friends and share experiences. One thing we always agree on – The JOLO Win Club experience.....  more
    We had a wonderful experience at the JOLO Q1 Pickup Party for 2023, as we always do. Invariably we make new friends and share experiences. One thing we always agree on – The JOLO Win Club experience.....  more »
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  • Gorgeous views, excellent food, fantastic wine and amazing service!!! The owner himself was walking around making sure everyone was having a great experience which was really cool. The only thing I would change is a bit bigger portions (especially for the rack of lamb and mashed potatoes/sides) and a non alcoholic grape juice option as well for kids. We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to be back again soon!!!
  • My boyfriend and I went to JOLO today for our first visit and 100% won't be our last!! The food, wine and atmosphere was amazing!! Such a beautiful peaceful place! Our server Kat she was also amazing. Can't wait to go back!!

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