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Calaboose Cellars

Calaboose Cellars

Calaboose Cellars
565 Aquone Rd
Andrews, North Carolina
USA 28901
Phone: (828) 321-2006

Contact: Eric Carlson
Email: warden@calaboosecellars.com

According to UC Davis, premium wine production is limited to those regions of the world that best satisfy three climatic conditions:

adequate heat accumulation,
broad day/night temperature differential, and
absence of extreme heat.

For the following reasons, we feel our beautiful valley has tremendous untapped potential for wine grape growing.

Our Grape Region is Class III based on the Five Class University of California Davis system of classifying cumulative growing degree days (50°F base) for the period from April 1 through October 31. Our total is 3,250 growing degree days. This is equivalent to Napa and Sonoma as well as France's Rhône region.

Warm Days, Cool Nights
During the ripening months, cool nights enhance the color, flavor and acidity of the wine. Our 1,800 foot elevation provides us the largest summer high/low temperature differential (26°F) in the state of North Carolina as well as the Southern Appalachian region. This rivals Napa's 27 degree differential.

Not Too Hot
Extreme heat can reduce grape and wine quality. We only average 14 days per year in the 90s.

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