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Adagio Vineyards, Elkin

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Wine Bar · Winery / Vineyard
Adagio is a musical term which means performed slowly and passionately, two descriptors which apply to the growing and making of wine. We named the vineyard and winery after Adagio because it represents our passions for classical music and wine.

The Owners

Dr. Tim and Dr. Jan Wahl are both practicing dentists. Tim has a certificate in Winemaking from The University of California at Davis and is a member of the Guild of Sommeliers. Jan is a classical violinist, having played for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne Florida for 25 years, and a violin maker having studied under German master the late Karl Roy at the University of New Hampshire.

The tasting room reflects both our passions, experiencing fine wines and as a showcase for Jan’s violins and violin making. Here guests can experience fine wine, music and explore the process of creating hand made violins, a true artisan process. At Adagio, we want to create an environment of passionate discovery for our guests.

The History

The concept which was to become Adagio Vineyards started in 2006 with clearing the land, creating roads and planting the fescue cover crop. The rolling topography was both essential and ideal for a vineyard. The first grapes were planted in the spring of 2009 and a second planting in spring of 2013. It generally takes at least three years to establish enough growth of the vine to support cluster development. Weather issues are a constant worry, a late spring freeze can kill early shoot growth, too much rain can result in mold/ mildew and berry loss. Ideally, a cool wet spring followed by a hot dry summer is what we want.

The cycle of growth begins with bud break in early April, the grapes begin to ripen via a stage known as veraison in Late July and August and harvest in September.
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  • Laura & Mark from Charlotte: Only 60 minute drive up I-77 from our neighborhood off of West W.T. Harris Blvd. Our fantastic neighbor Nicole made arrangements for our party of 22 neighbors. Staff....  more »
  • It says something when you can tell the host is genuine. No cookie cutter patter. Very knowledgeable and informative about each wine. A great place to return to.  more »
  • Very nice tasting room. The wine was phenomenal. Had a difficult time choosing which to buy. Our wine pourer was very knowledgeable and a delight to converse with. We will definitely be back.😊
  • Lovely place, lovely people and very helpful.
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