Owners and Vintners, Greg Hutchins and Donna Carlyle Hutchins, established the vineyard in the spring of 2003—planting one acre of Chardonnay and one acre of Merlot. The next year, three additional acres were added, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and more Chardonnay.
Greg and Donna share responsibilities as owners/vintners. Greg handles vineyard management and sales and Donna is responsible for marketing, sales and hands-on vineyard duties. Both are members of the American Wine Society, the N.C. Winegrowers Association, subscribe to Wine Spectator and Wine Business Monthly, attend various industry trade shows and wine tastings and are members of the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce.
With the focus at Cellar 4201 being on producing quality fruit through extensive pruning, we plan to remain a limited-case producton vineyard with the majority of sales of our hand-crafted wines occuring in the tasting room. This will allow people to come visit, see the gorgeous vineyards and enjoy some wonderfully unique wines. We think that personal touch carries over into our wines.
After traveling to Italy, Donna developed a passion for Sangiovese. While admitting it is difficult to grow, it is currently our signature wine.
Cellar 4201 is part of the Yadkin River Wine Trail. If you are in the market for a venue, Cellar 4201 is the perfect spot for guests to drink sophisticated wines in a laid-back environment just 15 minutes from Winston Salem. Cellar 4201 hosts private parties, small weddings, and corporate events!