Courtyard & Garden Tour concludes at Stony Mountain, vineyard

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, April 25, 2023

The Stanly County Historical Society will host an encore benefit Courtyard & Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29.
Proceeds from this rain or shine event will fund educational programs and preservation initiatives of the Stanly County Historical Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

This self guided tour will allow access to 10 private and public courtyard and garden spaces stretching from Albemarle to Badin that will inspire gardeners of all levels. The tour features a variety of outdoor spaces including a Spanish influenced courtyard, an English cottage garden, Charleston inspired garden and a wildflower meadow and nature preserve.

Stony Mountain is a geological wonder located in eastern Stanly County on the fringes of the Uwharrie Mountains. When you enter this neighborhood you are transported to a quiet, secluded landscape of hills and hollows. Homes in this neighborhood tend to meld into the scenery.

Site No. 9, the home of Daniel and Amy Brantley, is at 26013 Mountain Ridge Road.

Daniel and Amy are among the residents of the Stony Mountain subdivision that choose this neighborhood for the quiet and natural setting. You will be greeted by the well manicured front lawn, but when you enter the backyard you will be transported to the Brantleys’ retreat.

Site No. 9, the home of Daniel and Amy Brantley, is at 26013 Mountain Ridge Road. (Contributed)

Since 2014, they have created their sanctuary in the woods. Tour guests will admire the landscaped lawns, inground pool and the frequently used fire pit. Their favorite weekend hours are spent either on the deck or watching television from their poolside patio.

Site No. 10 is Stony Mountain Vineyards at 26370 Mountain Ridge Road. Conclude your tour at this boutique winery offering a panoramic view of the lower Yadkin Valley.

Ken and Marie Furr own and operate the family business along with their adult children, Devron and Laura. Sitting on 60 acres, the winery has attracted wine lovers from around the world.

Advance $15 wristband tickets are available at the Stanly County History Center, 157 N. Second St., Albemarle, or by mail order from Stanly County Historical Society, PO Box 1384, Albemarle, NC 28002.

Pre-paid mail orders will be held at the will call station at the 1852 Isaiah Snuggs House, 112 N. Third St., Albemarle, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be available for $20 at the Isaiah Snuggs House. All ticket sales are non-refundable donations.

Direct inquiries to Stanlycountyhistory@gmail.com or call 704-986-3777.