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 135 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 135-acre property features level to rolling terrain with both open and forested land. The acreage offers frontage on Metcalf Road. The total acreage is comprised of three parcels. 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 annualeconomic 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 135 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
Approximately 10 acres planted in varietal grapes
Varietals include Sangiovese, Chambourcin, Chardonnay and Traminette
Permanent irrigation system
Wind machine for frost prevention
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
Approximately 135 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 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
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
Virtual Tour | Take a short virtual tour of Owl’s Eye Vineyard and Winery.