John Wright

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Vineyard Manager, Sanctuary Vineyards

Maker: Beverage Professional

John Wright is a 7th generation farmer in Currituck County. He established a vineyard in 2002 with the help of his family and has expanded Sanctuary Vineyards to nearly 30 acres as of 2019. Sanctuary Vineyards grows vinifera (European style) grapes and produces a diverse blend of dry wines that are distinctive and represent the climate of the Northern Outer Banks. Awarded NC Winegrower of the Year in 2015 and winner of Best in Show 2018 at the NC Fine Wines Competition, Sanctuary Vineyards is establishing Currituck County as one of the leading sites for premium wines in North Carolina.

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