An Evening Out with Sanctuary Vineyards

By Heather Frese | Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Sanctuary Vineyards sits on the shores of the Currituck Sound just 10 miles past the Wright Memorial Bridge in Jarvisburg. When you’re staying at the beach, this location makes for the perfect day trip to Outer Banks wine country. Sanctuary is a quaint waterside farm that grows European-style grapes on land the owner’s ancestors have farmed for seven generations. Sanctuary Vineyards produces world-class wines, and they offer their free Acoustic Sunset events on Thursday nights all summer long. You can taste grape-to-glass wine while listening to local bands as the sky streaks with a vibrant pink and orange sunset. Acoustic Sunset takes place on the lawn of Sanctuary Vineyards. It’s a festive, family-friendly atmosphere, and you can bring your own chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and pets. 

Another fun option with Sanctuary is their Vineyard Voyage boat tour. Partnering with Kitty Hawk Kites, the Vineyard Voyage departs by boat from the village of Duck. You’ll cross the picturesque Currituck Sound and arrive at the vineyard for a behind-the-scenes tour of the winery along with a private tasting. Reservations are required for this, so call or book online two to three days in advance.  

With their charming location and award-winning wines, a visit to Sanctuary Vineyards is the perfect way to live the good life just a few minutes from the beach.

(252) 491-2387
7005 Caratoke Hwy, Jarvisburg

About the Author Heather Frese
Heather Frese fell in love with the Outer Banks when she was three years old. She grew up camping every summer on Hatteras Island, and her writing is deeply influenced by the history and wild beauty of the area. Her debut novel, The Baddest Girl on the Planet, won the Lee Smith Novel Prize and is set on Hatteras Island.