Stony Knoll Vineyards are lifted high on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains against a Carolina sun that creates a bouquet of aromatic wonders and pleasures. The development of a "delivering terroir" began on this "North Carolina Century Farm" in 1896 when the ancestors of Kathy Coe bought a tract of land in southern Surry County. In the early 1940s the vineyard area was cleared with hand tools and domesticated animals and put into cultivation
The varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Merlot, Viognier, and an American Native called Niagara. These grapes are grown using the vertical shoot positioning and high 4-arm trellising systems. The vineyard prunes its vines annually in February and March.
The estate has been in the family for at least 111 years. The winemaker is Lynn Crouse and he is a family member. The estate is privately owned by the Coe family. The elevation is approximately 1100 feet.