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Falderal wine shop to close

Falderal Winery, a downtown wine shop at 131 Third Ave. West, is closing next week.


A selection of the winery's small-batch wines is still available through the Feb. 28, when the shop will close. The shop will also sell wine- and beer-making supplies and gift items at 20 percent off the regular price. An assortment of wine racks and other floor items are available for purchase.

"We're selling and moving to Seattle," said Julia Newbold, who operates the shop with her husband, winemaker Paul Kovacich. "We've sold the majority of it to a winery that's already in existence in the Yadkin Valley. Paul is going to continue in the industry and I'm going to grad school for master's in social work. It's a good thing."
"We have closed the tasting room, but our bottled wines are still available until they are gone," Kovacich, Falderal's winemaster, said in a news release. "February 28 will be our last day of business, but folks may contact us at the business phone number in March. We invite our customers to come by and get a last bottle of Falderal wine."
Falderal Winery opened its doors in 2010 and produced award-winning small-batch wines in the winery below the retail shop. The Cork and Cap, a subsidiary providing supplies and products to homebrewers and home wine-makers, opened in 2013. Falderal Winery was co-sponsor of the first WNC Wine and Music Festival, held in 2013.

For more information call 693-7676.