The Country Squire Winery and Gift Shop

For more than 50 years The Country Squire Restaurant & Vintage Inn has been a landmark dining spot and country inn on N.C. Highway 50 (Bus. NC 24), between Kenansville and Warsaw.

In keeping with this tradition of excellence, The Country Squire has opened its own working winery in the 18th Century portion of the restaurant. The Country Squire Winery's Tartan Tasting Room & Gift Shop is a wonderful addition to The Country Squire, open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday (and by special appointment)

Both Lennon and her daughter Loraine Smith hail from Scotland. They decided that starting up Duplin County's second winery was a good way to attract visitors and at the same time add a new dimension to the already successful Country Squire.
The Country Squire's Vineyard with a charming gazebo is a lovely spot for weddings or other gatherings, in addition to the other rustic garden areas of  The Country Squire's grounds.

Many of the wines at The Country Squire are named after favorite areas at the Squire and the wine label design is reflective of the Lennons' Scottish heritage. The wines are a big hit at the Muscadine Festival held in late September in Kenansville as well as many other festivals held in eastern NC. Country Squire wines are  available for purchase through both the winery shop and restaurant.

Bus and tour groups are always welcome at The Country Squire Winery. Private tastings and other special events can also be arranged by calling The Country Squire during regular hours at (910) 296-1727.

We can take wine orders by phone -- call us for a prices, including shipping . Call Robby Smith at 252-521-3324.

 You can also e-mail your wine order to

Winery and Gift Shop Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 12:00 to 7:00
Saturday  12:00 to 9:00   
*Other times are available by appointment*

The Country Squire Restaurant Hours:

Lunch - 11:00 - 2:00  Tues - Fri and Sunday
Dinner at 5:00 Tuesday - Saturday 

Closed for Lunch Saturday, Dinner Sunday and all day Monday

White Wines

Ayrshire's Gem - Sauvignon Blanc A crisp white with lively citrus notes. $16

Jester's Folly - Pinot Grigio  A zesty sweet white with a theatrical aroma, filled with surprising flavors. $16

Plockton's Finest - Chardonnay A clean and delicate non-oaked chardonnay. $16

Pride of Scotland - Chardonnay  A complex chardonny, lightly oaked, very fruit forward, along with heavy floral notes and a big buttery mouth finish. $16

Squire's Best - Muscato A pleasantly sweet wine with hints of citrus. $16


Sunken Garden Thistle  - White Merlot/Strawberry  Spring strawberries paired with a smooth white Merlot $16

Red Wines

Lost In Plockton - Pinot Noir Elegant flavor, with berry overtones. $16

Rustic Tavern Red - Shiraz  A silky dry red with notes of black currant. This lightly oaked red wine is medium bodied with a smooth finish. $16

Highlander - Cabernet/Merlot Blend Lightly spiced with a hint of oak, this medium bodied red has a smooth berry finish. $16

Prestwick Shore - Malbec Semi-dry, jammy and lush with sweet oak. $16

Highland Mary - Merlot-  Matriarch Select  In memory of the matriarch whose larger than life persona and zest for living is reflected in this full bodied and vibrant merlot. This wine touches the pallet with notes of berries, plums, and spice. A true tribute to its inspiration. $32

Specialty Wines

Apple Orchard Riesling - Riesling  Bite into this distictive Riesling! Fresh and crisp, the Granny Smith apple prevails. A wonderful picnic and beach wine. $16

Sweet Scottish Heather - Chardonnay Refreshing balance of peaches with hints of mango and honeydew melon. $16

Black Knight Carbernet - Blackberry A perfect blend of grapes infused with the lush ripeness of sweet blackberries. $16

Knicker Dropper - Pomegranate The name speaks for itself! Delicious and fruit flavored. Be careful with whom you share this wine. Enjoy! $16

Bonnie Berry - Strawberry A light and sunny wine, fresh summer strawberry. $16

Blue Knight - Blueberry A smooth and light blueberry wine. $16

Our Wines are Available at the Following Locations:


Carlie C's IGA #855 - Raleigh Street


Carlie C's IGA #790 - NE Boulevard

Carlie C's IGA #780 - Sunset Avenue


Carlie C's IGA #840 - Cedar Creek

Carlie C's IGA #850 - Owen Drive


Carlie C's IGA #820 - Garner Station


Health Habit Food Store- Spence Avenue
Village Steakhouse  - Goldsboro Walnut Creek area
 Well Traveled Beer - Center Street


Wines & Wares - Marine Boulevard


Piggley Wiggley #60 - Highway 70

Piggley Wiggley #61 - Jackson Heights

Piggley Wiggley #33 - Highway 258

HOW II Restaurant - Vernon Avenue

Pink Hill

Strawberry Patch - Highway 11 & Maxwell's Mill Road


Carlie C's #815 - New Bern Avenue


Mad Boar Restaurant and Gift Shop - Highway 41 near I-40