What if I told you that just outside of Fayetteville sits a beautiful, lush paradise; a place where you can escape it all for a few hours and still be home for dinner? Well, it’s true, such a place exists in the Lu-Mil Vineyard.
Starting as a tobacco mill, the Lu Mil Vineyard (a combination of the owners first names Lucille and Miller Taylor), sits on the family farm site on Suggs-Taylor Road, in Dublin, N.C., just 25 miles south of Fayetteville.
Already successful as a thriving tobacco farm, the Taylor’s decided to go in a different direction, and in the early 2000s the owners decided to test their ideas for new machinery for the growing viticulture industry. Their Muscadine vineyard was born!
With the Muscadine grapes producing well, the fi rst estate wines were produced from Lu Mil Vineyard’s 2005 Muscadine grape harvest, and in December 2005 the vineyard’s Gift Shop and Tasting Room offi cially opened to the public.
Proving popular and successful, Lu-Mil Vineyard has expanded over the years, and now also possesses several different sized venues that have provided families in and around Dublin with beautiful setting for their weddings, receptions, family reunions and more.
Also available is a large winetasting room with a gift shop and windows overlooking the 35-acre vineyard. With fishing ponds, horseshoe pits and walking trails, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy, and now that the Christmas season is almost here, Lu-Mil is pleased to bring back its holiday light show. Patrons will be able to climb aboard the plush double decker bus, take a tour of the vineyard and partake in the wonderful light show all at once.
Ron Taylor, owner of Lu-Mil Vineyard called the presentation, “An exciting holiday experience consisting of hundreds of thousands of choreographed and synchronized lights put to sound, and made to dance for several different shows.”
Surely the thought of colorful Christmas lights dancing to the sounds of the season is enough to put anyone in a joyous holiday mood. Come for just the show or stay for a while, their beautifully decorated rooms are available for rent by the day or weekend.
The holiday light show will begin Nov. 27 and will run Thursdays through Sundays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 or for an additional $5 you are able to partake in the Country Dinner buffet as well.
For more information, call 910- 862-1000 or visit their web page at www.lumilvineyard.com.