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We're starting a stream-fed vineyard utilizing & promoting sustainable, organic, & biodynamic farming methods to nourish the community.

We're starting a stream-fed vineyard utilizing & promoting sustainable, organic, & biodynamic farming methods to nourish the community. Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on October 30, 2014.

About this project

O U R   F I E L D   O F   D R E A M S . . .

A father, two sons, and a 100 year legacy: this is Tacky Branch Vineyard. Together, our dream is to start a sustainably farmed, organic vineyard, fed by the same natural spring that has run through this untouched piece of our family's land for over a century. With your support we can make that dream a reality.

This completely virgin soil has never been touched by building development, crops, nor chemical pesticides. We will be implementing organic and sustainable biodynamic farming methods to preserve the purity of the land, leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible, and producing the most natural grapes for good wine. 

 O U R  M I S S I O N

-Create a family-owned vineyard using sustainable, organic, and natural biodynamic farming techniques using locally sourced materials to produce excellent quality grapes for wine. 

-Implement an eco-friendly, solar-powered irrigation system utilizing the natural spring water from Tacky Branch.

-Begin immediate wine production using a contract winery and local vendors for bottles, labels, and corks to put Tacky Branch Wine in your local shop, generating revenue while the vineyard is growing.

-Help boost the local economy and tourism of a small North Carolina town our family has been a part of for generations.

T A C K Y  B R A N C H  H I S T O R Y

Four generations of our family have lived on this land, enjoying it's beauty and tranquility by the cool waters of Tacky Branch. With each generation has come a great sense of community support. Earlier generations supplied the community with fresh produce, farm fresh meats, and jobs at the family-run supermarket, often hosting giveaways for free groceries and new cars. 

The supermarket has long since closed and a majority of the textile industry that drove Eden's economy has shut down. With this vineyard on the family land that remains, we hope to help nourish the local community, like our family before us.

 W H E R E  Y O U R  M O N E Y  I S  G O I N G

Your generous donations will go towards our basic start-up costs such as purchasing bottles, corks and labels to produce wine through the contract winery, as well as the wholesale licensing fees required to put our product into stores. 

You are also helping supply vital materials, including but not limited to a tractor, locally sourced organic fertilizers to prepare the soil before we plant the vines, posts and wire to establish the rows, along with irrigation lines and solar panels used to power the pumps that distribute water from the spring. With a stretch goal of $150,000 we can plant more vines and expand distribution. 

Most importantly, by donating to Tacky Branch Vineyard you will be helping our local community by providing jobs and revenue to local businesses.

        

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project.

We have gathered extensive research and figures for sourcing our materials locally as well as buyers for the grapes and a contract winery to bottle our wine.

We have gathered information for all necessary applications and licenses to start immediate production as well as distributors for releasing Tacky Branch Wine after successful funding. We have a production schedule and are confident in our suppliers and vendors for manufacturing and distribution.

We have already had soil samples tested and contacted local organic fertilizer suppliers. Upon successful funding, we are ready for immediate preparation of the land this fall for planting vines and posts early next spring. There are inherent risks of delay, mainly seasonal and unforeseeable weather, as with any agricultural endeavor.

In regards to rewards, we have sourced all vendors and manufacturers and they are standing by for all quantities and sizes. We will have everything completed and on it's way to your front door by December of this year, just in time for the holidays!

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FAQ

  • Of course you can. That's the beauty of Kickstarter. We will need all the help that we can get and we would be thankful for you donating as much as you can.

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  • Before prohibition, NC was one of the largest producers of wine in the United States.

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  • If we surpass our goal, we will send you a short form to get all the info from you as soon as the campaign finishes on October 30th.

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  • You'll have a week to get us your choices after the campaign ends. That way we'll know exactly what to make for you guys.

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  • Easy, we will ship your stuff through the USPS and all orders will come with a tracking number.

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  • No sweat, we have included an additional fee for international buyers to cover additional shipping fees and we will make sure your stuff lands right where you want it.

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  • Thank you for your support, you don't have to drink wine to reap the economic benefits of having a vineyard in your community! Kickstarter does not allow alcohol to be offered as a reward, so we have come up with lots of different rewards for you, or as a gift, by pledging to our project! We tried to include something for everyone, and if you love to cook, we've got a lot of great family recipes in our cookbook!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5 USD

    You are an official member of The Tacky Branch Vineyard Club, a part of history! We will thank you on our website and if we see you around Tacky Branch you get a big high five as well. You'll also be kept up-to-date on the latest at Tacky Branch Vineyard.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10 USD

    An mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE for our "Tacky Branch Wine" song, along with a COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATE naming you as an official "Tacky Branch Vineyard Founder". You will also receive a Tacky Branch Vineyard logo STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20 USD

    “Limited Edition” Tacky Branch Vineyard BALL CAP. You will also receive an mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25 USD

    Official Tacky Branch Vineyard Boomerang CORKSCREW with built-in foil cutter, no blade – safe for airline travel! A very unique wine opener. Open your wine the Tacky Branch way. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30 USD

    **NEW REWARD - “Limited Edition” Tacky Branch Vineyard BALL CAP + "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! You will also receive an mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35 USD

    “Limited Edition” Founders T-SHIRT. Environmentally friendly & Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45 USD

    **NEW REWARD - “Limited Edition” Founders T-SHIRT + "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly t-shirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50 USD

    Original Tacky Branch COOKBOOK featuring family recipes from the original Tacky Branch gang, dating back over 50 years! Many recipes are hand written copies!! The only one like it in America! Real Southern cooking at its best - pies, cookies, pickles and more…! You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60 USD

    “Limited Edition” Founders SWEATSHIRT. Environmentally friendly & Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70 USD

    **NEW REWARD - “Limited Edition” Founders SWEATSHIRT + "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly sweatshirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75 USD

    Become a card carrying member of the Tacky Branch VITICULTURE TEAM. You will be issued your wallet size TEAM CARD which entitles you to visit the vineyard anytime during 2015 season to have a “Hands On” learning experience in our organic and sustainable vineyard farming methods. You also receive a T-SHIRT, BALL CAP, mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    12”x18” “Limited Edition” PRINT of Tacky Branch Vineyard artist rendering – numbered and signed by local artist Carl Barrow, plus a T-SHIRT, BALL CAP, mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125 USD

    ***NEW REWARD - TACKY BRANCH APPAREL EXTRAVAGANZA!! - You will receive one of each & every piece of Tacky Branch Vineyard apparel: (1) “Limited Edition” Founders BALL CAP + (1) T-SHIRT + (1) SWEATSHIRT + (1) "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly t-shirt & sweatshirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $145 or more About $145 USD

    ***NEW REWARD - TACKY BRANCH DOUBLE BALL CAP APPAREL PACKAGE!! - You will receive TWO “Limited Edition” Tacky Branch Vineyard BALL CAPS + (1) “Limited Edition” T-SHIRT + (1) SWEATSHIRT + (1) "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly t-shirt & sweatshirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $160 or more About $160 USD

    ***NEW REWARD - TACKY BRANCH DOUBLE T-SHIRT APPAREL PACKAGE!! - You will receive TWO “Limited Edition” Tacky Branch Vineyard T-SHIRTS + (1) BALL CAP + (1) SWEATSHIRT + (1) "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly t-shirt & sweatshirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $185 or more About $185 USD

    ***NEW REWARD - TACKY BRANCH DOUBLE SWEATSHIRT APPAREL PACKAGE!! - You will receive TWO “Limited Edition” Tacky Branch Vineyard SWEATSHIRTS + (1) BALL CAP + (1) T-SHIRT + (1) "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE! Environmentally friendly t-shirt & sweatshirt, Made in USA with extremely soft Organic cotton. Locally screen printed. You will also receive mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200 USD

    TACKY BRANCH END OF SUMMER APPRECIATION:
    - 2 engraved TBV 15 oz STEMLESS WINE GLASSES
    - TBV "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE
    - T-SHIRT
    - BALL CAP
    - CORKSCREW
    - mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE
    - STICKER
    - Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250 USD

    TACKY BRANCH JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
    - 2 engraved TBV 15 oz STEMLESS WINE GLASSES
    - SWEATSHIRT
    - TBV "The Tacky Branch Way" COWBOY BOOT KOOZIE
    - CORKSCREW
    - BALL CAP
    - COOKBOOK
    - mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE
    - STICKER
    - Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300 USD

    ADOPT A ROW IN THE VINEYARD - Your name on a plaque on one row of grapes at Tacky Branch Vineyard, plus a larger 16”x 24” “Limited Edition” PRINT of Tacky Branch Vineyard artist rendering - A one of a kind reward, signed and numbered by the artist. Plus 2 engraved TBV 15 oz STEMLESS WINE GLASSES, SWEATSHIRT, CORKSCREW, BALL CAP, mp3 DOWNLOAD CODE, STICKER, & Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500 USD

    TACKY BRANCH PARTNER PLEDGE:
    You are now considered an Official member of The Tacky Branch Vineyard Team! You will be invited to our exclusive WINE BLENDING PARTY where you will actively help us create the very first Tacky Branch wine release! You will also work in choosing the first label design for this wine release. We will have a great lunch, learn a lot about blending wine and have a lot of fun at this event.
    Plus receive our “Limited Edition” Founders DENIM SHIRT with an embroidered Tacky Branch Vineyard logo, and “Limited Edition” TBV BALL CAP.
    *This event will take place in March - April 2015!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    ULTIMATE TACKY BRANCH EXPERIENCE FOR 2:
    -TWO night hotel stay in Eden, NC
    -Dinner for 2
    - 2 movie tickets at our Historic Eden Drive-In Theater, built in 1949, plus refreshments!!
    - And the next morning an unforgettable Southern breakfast for 2 at one of our diners.
    - Later Lunch for 2, then you can choose between Kayaking or Canoeing on either the Smith, Dan or Mayo rivers, OR golf at one of two public courses.
    - Plus our "Limited Edition" T-SHIRT and BALL CAP.
    *Drive-In open Spring to late Fall

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500 USD

    ***NEW REWARD:
    TACKY BRANCH PARTY TIME!!
    Five rows of grapes at Tacky Branch Vineyard will be emblazoned with plaques brandishing your name and/or the names of friends/family of your choosing! + Mix & match customized quantities of all Tacky Branch Vineyard merchandise! (Quantities adjusted to your request) + Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000 USD

    ***NEW REWARD:
    TACKY BRANCH ULTIMATE PARTY TIME!!
    Ten rows of grapes at Tacky Branch Vineyard will be emblazoned with plaques brandishing your name and/or the names of friends/family of your choosing!! + Mix & match customized quantities of all Tacky Branch Vineyard merchandise! (Quantities adjusted to your request) + Tacky Branch Vineyard CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

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