At Cavender Creek Vineyards, we take a hand-crafted approach to wine-making. We like to experiment with small batches of many different varietals and grape blends in order to get the greatest traits and characteristics from each vine we harvest into each each bottle we cork. The majority of our wines are aged in either stainless steel or American oak barrels.
Our Award Winning Wines
Sancho Panza Red
Sancho Panza Red is lovingly referred to as our “everything but the kitchen sink” red bend. This full bodied and complex wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Touriga Nacionale, and Norton. Each sip has a little something different to offer. It won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge.
Donkey Hotie Red - 2009
This is a blend from our very first vintage! Donkey Hotie, named after one of our vineyard donkeys, is a pleasant and earthy red wine that presents a smooth taste and subtle tannin, with notes of pepper and black cherry. This is a blend of 75% Norton grape, and 25% Cabernet Franc from 2009 Cavender vines.
One-Eyed Jack - 2013
The great American Norton, blended with 20% Merlot. This blend of a rustic American classic, with an historically acclaimed Bordeaux favorite, culminates the epitome of liquid euphoria. With a thick, full-bodied texture, this tangy red will change your entire outlook on life.
Our Homestead Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a touch of Cabernet Franc. This classic, easy to drink red blend was aged in American Oak barrels. It won a gold medal in the 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge.
Jackass Red - 2013
An earthy and complex wine that presents distinct notes of plumb, dark berry, mocha, and tobacco. This blend of 80% Norton and 20% Touriga Nacional brings forward a bold full-bodied posture, followed by a smooth finish that lingers just long enough.
Merlot - 2009
This red blend combines 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc in a richly delectable form that will make you believe in God. The smooth and plump thickness of the Merlot, blended with a little medium-bodied Cabernet Franc give this vintage a bold yet slightly fruity finish. Dry, yet daunting.
Petit Manseng - 2015
This 100% Petit Manseng wine won a Silver Medal in the 2016 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge. It has a high acidity which gives it a complex and full flavor. This wine has some subtle green apple aromas.