Stony Knoll Vineyards are lifted high on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains against a Carolina sun that creates a bouquet of aromatic wonders and pleasures. The development of a "delivering terroir" began on this "North Carolina Century Farm" in 1896 when the ancestors of Kathy Coe bought a tract of land in southern Surry County. In the early 1940s the vineyard area was cleared with hand tools and domesticated animals and put into cultivation. Tobacco production was the staple cash crop for many years. Hard work during sun drenched days and winter chilled climates prevailed in a terroir creation which has enabled this vineyard to produce fine quality wine grapes.