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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Black Wolf Vineyard has new owner

Javier Herrera, owner of Carolina Carports, purchased Black Wolf Vineyards and the Wolf’s Lair restaurant at auction last week. The property off U.S. 601, just outside out of Dobson, has been up for sale for the past two years.

DOBSON (By Mondee Tilley, The Mount Airy News) — The owner of Carolina Carports, Javier Herrera, is the new owner of the former Black Wolf Vineyards, which went on the auction block last Friday.

The property, which was divided into five tracks, sold for $876,330. Dale Fulk of Rogers Realty & Auction Co., handled the auction along with Iron Horse Auction company of Rockingham. The tax value on the more than 17-acre property is $1.4 million.

Herrera purchased the wine making facility, the two-story restaurant building, and a two-bedroom riverfront cabin.


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