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Owl's Eye Vineyard & Winery

75-Acre Turn-Key Operation in Shelby NC


Owl's Eye features a distinguished winery, tasting room and vineyard planted in hybrid grapes. The facility includes a well-equipped kitchen suitable for catering of weddings and corporate events. The vineyard produces varietal and blended wines which have been recognized at local, state and national competitions.  Approximately 75 acres of level to rolling land plus city water/sewer on the property offer great development potential.  Owl’s Eye Vineyard and Winery is located in Shelby NC, just 40 miles from the Charlotte Airport and 33 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center.

The Vineyard | The vineyard features approximately 10 acres of planted vines with room for expansion.  A list of varieties is available upon request. The professionally managed vineyard has been highly successful as evidenced by the numerous local, state and national awards. Located in the temperate climate of North Carolina’s piedmont, the vineyard enjoys an ideal climate and also boasts a wind machine to further insure temperature and frost control.
The Winery | The heart of the facility is a handsome tasting room with stone and wood exterior and metal roof. The outside stone deck provides space for entertainment along with views across the vineyard to the mountains beyond.  Inside, the tasting room features stylish décor, tiled bathroom, and concrete floors.  The facility also includes a spacious barrel and tank room with concrete flooring and roll up doors. The exterior boasts meticulous landscaping.
The Buildings | In addition to the tasting room and the barrel and tank room, Owl’s Eye includes an adjacent professional catering kitchen, bridal meeting/changing room, multiple bathrooms with tiled floors, and private office space overlooking the vineyard.  Nearby, the cold storage warehouse maintains the wine inventory at a constant 50 degrees year round.  The tractor and equipment building with office and bathrooms provides space for housing large vehicles.  An additional storage building and a separate agricultural mixing facility complete the operation.  Equipment list available upon request.

The Property | The 75-acre property features level to rolling terrain with both open and forested land.  The acreage offers frontage on Metcalf Road. A portion of the acreage lies inside the city limits of Shelby, offering city water and sewer. The remaining acreage lies in Cleveland County.
NC Vineyard Industry | North Carolina is home to the nation's first cultivated grape.  In the early 20th Century, North Carolina was the leading wine-producing region in the nation.  Today, with more than 150 wineries and 400 vineyards, our state is one of the top 5 destinations for wine travelers.  North Carolina ranks 10th in wine production and boasts an annual economic impact of nearly $128 billion.   Grape varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Viognier and Chardonnay as well as the native Muscadine. Scuppernong, the first grape cultivated in the United States, is the official fruit of North Carolina. For more information on our region’s vineyards, wineries and winery tourism, see:

The Possibilities | This is a unique opportunity to acquire a fully functional vineyard and winery with a recognized brand name.  This turn-key operation offers plenty of space for expansion.  With city water and sewer, approximately 75 acres of land, proximity to the Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and ease of access to both the Tryon International Equestrian Center and amenities of the greater Charlotte area, this property offers an ideal setting for future development.
The Location | Owl’s Eye is just over 1 mile from the Cleveland Regional Hospital System, 2 miles from downtown Shelby and 4 miles from four-lane U.S. 74.  Gardner-Webb University is 11 miles away while the Tryon International Equestrian Center is accessed easily via four-lane U.S. 74, only 33 miles from the vineyard.  The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 40 miles away.
Summary of Features

The Vineyards

  • Established vineyards
  • Approximately 10 acres planted in varietal grapes
  • Varietals include Sangiovese, Chambourcin, Chardonnay and Traminette
  • Permanent irrigation system
  • Wind machine for frost prevention
The Winery
  • Impeccable tasting room with stylish décor
  • Outdoor stone deck with views across the vineyards to the distant mountains
  • Barrel and tank room
  • Poured concrete floors
  • Bathrooms with tile floors
  • Well-equipped professional catering kitchen
  • Bridal meeting/changing room
  • Private office with views across the vineyard
  • Plenty of parking
The Property
  • Approximately 75 acres
  • Frontage on Metcalf Road
  • Picturesque countryside setting
  • Level to rolling terrain
  • City water and city sewer
  • A portion of the acreage is annexed into the city of Shelby to allow for alcohol sales
  • Also 1,000 foot private well and septic
  • Impeccable distant mountain views from the winery
  • Cold storage warehouse maintains wine at a constant 50 degrees year round
  • Cold storage warehouse also includes office, bathrooms plus tractor and equipment storage space with roll-up doors
  • Agricultural chemical mixing facility
The Possibilities
  • The winery and vineyard is a turn-key operation with plenty of space for expansion
  • Large acreage plus city water/sewer offers ideal development potential
  • Proximity to the regional hospital system provides an ideal locale for senior living
The Location
  • Located in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1.5 miles to Cleveland Regional Medical Center
  • 2 miles to downtown Shelby
  • 11 miles to Gardner-Webb University
  • 33 miles to Tryon International Equestrian Center
  • 39 miles to Spartanburg SC
  • 40 miles to Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 45 miles to downtown Charlotte NC
  • 70 miles to Asheville NC

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Owl's Eye Website | Visit the Owl’s Eye Vineyard website
MLS | North Carolina Mountains MLS 3178646 and MLS 3183240
Price | REDUCED from $2,900,000 to $1,900,000 SOLD!
Contact | To schedule a private showing, please contact Sheelah Clarkson

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