Haw River Valley
Between Greensboro and Durham
The Haw River Valley is a 868-square-mile region located in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties in North Carolina. It is an agricultural area that has a long growing season, with 214 frost-free growing days, making it a great place for growing crops that need a long growing season like tobacco and red vinifera winegrapes. Many vineyards now border the Haw River on sloping land that contain soils that are very deep and well drained.
The area is rapidly gaining a reputation for a microclimate, long growing season and mineral-rich soils that produce superior wine grapes. Wineries in the Haw River Valley include: