Divine Llama Vineyards may just be my new favorite winery. Located in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley in East Bend, it pairs amazing wines with fun and friendly llamas. The name of the vineyards is a bit of a play on words, as the grapes from which the wine is made grow on a vine.
So why wine and llamas? It may seem odd, but it offers a one-of-a-kind experience that excites and draws visitors from all over North Carolina, and maybe beyond. Divine Llama is both a vineyard that produces great wines and a llama farm. It’s believed that spending time with animals can help people de-stress, so sipping a glass of wine while spending time with llamas is the perfect way to relax from the stress of everyday life.
Varietals grown at Divine Llama Vineyards include Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Traminette, and Chardonel. Many of the award-winning wines produced here are named after their award-winning llamas. Yes, the llamas are also award-winning as they participate in llama shows. I personally enjoyed every wine I tried during the tasting at Divine Llama, which is a first for me. My favorite wines of the ones I tasted were Merlina, Mustang Sally, and Red Rita Rose.