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RagApple Lassie Vineyards and Winery and its owners, Lenna and Frank Hobson, are pleased to welcome you to Boonville’s first winery.  Constructed of common galvalume and concrete, the building was designed by the UNC-C School of Design architect, Greg Snyder, to look like  typical farm buildings in Yadkin County including the de riguer silo of most farms.

     However, that is where all things “typical” end.  The building is entered via a catwalk running along the South wall ceiling that allows one to look down upon the fermenting tanks, the Wine Tasting Room and Gift Shop.  The Catwalk displays pictures of Frank W. Hobson, Jr., RagApple Lassie Vineyards and Winery Owner, with his showcalf, RagApple Lassie, pictures of the first RagApple Lassie grape harvest, and other family mementos.  Parading across a large wall directly in front of the entrance is the storyboard “A Year in the Life of a Vineyard” telling of the monthly chores required to maintain a vineyard.  Doors just under the entrance lead visitors into the underground Wine Cellar where wine is aged in French and American oak casks and allows one’s imagination to visit vineyards and castles of Italy and France as one views the forty feet of wall mural painted by local artist, Janet Key, of Yadkinville.  The Silo, situated, at the front of the winery, on a large concrete crushing pad, houses a circular stairway leading to and from the underground Wine Cellar.

Visit: www.RagappleLassie.com! 

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