With Wally Butler, SilkHope Winery
Mr. Wally Butler is a key member of the Silk Hope and Pittsboro community and the sole owner and operator of SilkHope Winery. Wally first started wine production back in the 1980’s and has ben dubbed the “Chambourcin King” because of his dynamic blends that capture the true spirit of winemaking. With a background in forestry, Wally has developed unique growing methods for his grapes grounded in his expertise in soil science. Wali is eager to receive visitors to learn about his work and to sample his wines.
Mr. Wally Butler, aka “Chambourcin King” has a deep passion for winemaking. He offers wine tasting tours to his family-owned winery in the heart of the Haw River Valley wine region. At just over 700 feet in elevation, his land offers scenic views and a prime location for the cultivation of grapes. Moreover, this quaint vineyard has exclusive flavors of sophisticated wines that visitors do not want to miss. The tour includes the tasting of 5 red and 5 white wines as well as a keepsake glass. Visitors may purchase wine on site (cash only). Tours last 1.5 hrs and are available from Thursday through Saturday 10am-5pm and on Sundays afternoons.