By opening the doors to Childress Vineyards in 2004, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress fulfilled a longtime dream that grew from the days when he first began racing in California and visited wineries with friends. What began as camaraderie and good times soon became an engaging passion for world-class wines and then the vision to build a world-class winery.
Childress Vineyards produces a broad range of wines to appeal to both the introductory palate and the seasoned taster. More than 30 wines are produced including Classic house blends, premium varietals, a sparkling wine, dessert wines, Reserves, Signature Reserves and Muscadine wines.
From the selection of the grapes to the care in winemaking, Childress Vineyards takes meticulous steps to bring world-class wines to the market. Those efforts have paid off in competitions from New York to California in which Childress Vineyards wines have won numerous gold medals since opening in 2004, including Double Gold, Concordance Gold and Best of Show honors for wines produced in every category. Total medal count in the years of operation has exceeded 750, including NC Governor's Cup awards, acknowledging Childress Vineyards as the premier vintner in the state.