The vineyard is named for my grandfather, Junius Lindsay Zimmerman, who with his bride, Beatrice Estelle Evans, started Zimmerman Farm in 1894. Lindsay was the proprietor of The Arcadia Mill and farmed, while Beatrice raised five children and taught school. Since I moved back to the home place in the late 1990’s, my goal has been to preserve the farm for future generations.
The first two acres were planted in 2004 and eventually grew to 11 acres. The initial vinifera was Viognier, a rare white variety that originated in Condrieu, on France's Northern Rhône River, that traces its heritage back over 2000 years. Soon other varietals were added: Syrah, Petite Sirah (durif), Roussanne and Grenache.
Our boutique vineyard serves estate-bottled, nationally acclaimed French-style wines. All of the grape varietals are native to the Rhône Valley of Southern France. The overriding goal is to produce wine that reflects the unique characteristics of the vineyard’s soil and microclimate, very much in the Old World fashion.
Junius Lindsay Vineyard, in northern Davidson County, is located in the Yadkin Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area).