Baker & Kate met one another in medical school, started dating, and fell in love. They both loved touring vineyards and learning about winemaking, and it became a dream to own their own vineyard. When they purchased the Maybell Farm property in 2014, they couldn't help but notice that the rolling hills overlooking the Watauga River were begging for grapevines to be planted. They embarked on a search for the perfect grape varieties that could brave the cold, wet winters of the High Country.

With the property underfoot and the seeds in hand, Valle Crucis Vineyard was born.

Planting the grapes was truly a labor of love, as many family members joined them under the sun.

Baker and Kate are overjoyed to welcome you to the Vineyard, as they believe this land is too special to keep it to themselves!