Tuesday, June 2, 2015

RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Ragapple Lassie Vineyards

3808 Rockford Road
Boonville, North Carolina

We had the pleasure of overnighting at Ragapple Lassie Vineyards on our way to Roanoke Virginia.   We were traveling north on I-77. The vineyard is located off of exit 82 about 9 miles east on route 67.
The Winery is a member of Harvest Hosts, a network of farms, wineries and agri-tourism sites that invite self contained RVers to visit and stay overnight for free.

Lenna and Frank Hobson were very welcoming and offered us our choice of places to park, including the concrete pad of their loading dock if we wanted to plug into shore power. We chose a flat level portion of their gravel parking lot next to a flower garden that allowed us great views of the surrounding mountains.  We could even see Pilot Mountain made famous by the Andy Griffith Show.

The farm has been in the Hobson family for over 100 years. Frank and Lenna began planting grapes in the Spring of 2000 in an effort to keep the farm a viable agricultural enterprise.

Fifteen years later they are bottling award winning wines.

The vineyards unusual name comes from a prize winning grand champion Holstein calf that Frank Hobson raised as a 4H project. The names Ragapple and Lassie represent the bloodlines of that calf.

We experienced a tasting and brought several bottles back to the rig to add to our collection.


  1. Nice view from your spot, Bonnie! Where are you headed?


  2. We are on our way North to NY for a month then Maine and New Brunswick.