Allison Oaks Vineyard

outside the tasting room

Gene and Pam Renegar grew up in farming families, Gene in tobacco and poultry, Pam in tobacco and dairy. With roots sunk deep in Yadkin county, we wanted to carve out a second career in agriculture. We wanted our children and grandchildren to have the opportunity to experience getting back to nature by farming. Our daughter, Beth Allison, husband Ben and granddaughter Allie Ann, along with our son, Drew, wife Codi and grandson Jaxon Oaks help out in our venture.

the Renegars

Pam has been a local elementary school teacher for over 30 years. Gene 's company Triad Turf does residential, commercial and agricultural irrigation. In 1994, they bought a 50 acre track of land 1.5 miles East of Yadkinville which was the home of the old Yadkinville Airport. The airport consisted of grassy runways and old metal hangers and plenty of space. Gene's plan was to use the hangers to store equipment and supplies for Triad Turf.

Due to the fact that Pam and Gene had a farming background, they could not stand seeing all open land not being used. In 1999, after taking classes at Surry Community College's Enology program, they planted their first vines. The first planting consisted of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Syrah,and Viognier. Since then they have added Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Primitivo, Vidal Blanc and locally popular Muscadines: Noble and Carlos.

vineyard

Their first harvest was in 2004. Gene did what he calls a field blending, he put all of the whites in one tank and all the reds in another to make blends. Orchard White and Proprietor's Blend were their first two wines. Both wines ended up wining medals.

tasting room

In July 2008, Gene and Pam bought a building in downtown Yadkinville to remodel into their tasting room. They hoped to help revitalize their hometown. Located across the street is the Yadkin Arts Cultural Building which is currently being remodeled to house performing arts, visual arts and an artist colony. Gene and Pam opened the doors of the tasting room to the public in September while still remodeling the back part of the building into a banquet hall. With the banquet hall now completed, they can hold private and public events that can accommodate over 200 people in addition to doing sit down tastings for large groups. The tasting and banquet hall are used to display and sell local artists works.

  • HOURS:
  • Thursday & Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12 noon - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • By appointment at other times

OUR WINES:

Dry Reds
Merlot 2005 & 2006, Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Proprietor's Blend, Zinfandel (release date late summer 2010)
Dry White
Chardonnay, Orchard White
Semi-Sweets and Sweets
D Z drew's zin, Ms Mimi (red muscadine blend), Allie's Choice (white muscadine Blend), Apple Jaxon(release date late spring 2010), Late 28 (sold out currently, release date fall 2010)
Allison Oaks vineyard
inside the tasting room
GPS coordinates:

N 36d 8m 4.43s
W -80d 39m 27.93s

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