The vineyard is named for Michael’s grandfather, Junius Lindsay Zimmerman, who with his bride, Beatrice Estelle Evans, started Zimmerman Farm in 1896. Lindsay was the proprietor of The Arcadia Mill and farmed, while Beatrice raised five children and taught school. Since Michael moved back to the home place in the late 1990’s, his goal has been to preserve the
farm for future generations.
The first two acres of grapes were planted in 2004 and eventually grew to 11 acres “under vine”. The initial vinifera was Viognier, a rare white variety that originated in Condrieu, on France's Northern Rhône River, that traces its heritage back over 2000 years. Soon other varietals were added: Syrah, Petite Sirah (durif), Roussanne and Grenache.
Our boutique vineyard serves estate-grown, nationally acclaimed French style wines. All of the grape varietals are native to the Rhône Valley of Southern France. The overriding goal is to produce wine that reflects the unique characteristics of the vineyard’s soil and micro-climate, very much in the Old World fashion. This is what the French call “terroir.”
Junius Lindsay Vineyard, in northern Davidson County, is located in Lexington, NC and is a member of the Yadkin Valley AVA (American