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Watermelon Creek is the culmination of many years of dreams, much planning, and a daily dose of hard work.  We are happy you have stopped by to share in the excitement for our family history and heritage and hope our wines, edibles, and home provides you just a bit of the joy it affords us daily.  Visit again to celebrate with us the past, give thanks for the present, and toast to our future family and friends. Shop Now >


    ODE TO JETHRO 2004-2020

    October 13, 2020

    Usually rising with the sun each morning are the sounds of our hound, Jethro, with his howls, grunts, and whines.  But this morning , October 13, was perfectly still and quiet.  And we knew Our 16+ year old Basset had left for Glory to join Ellie Mae and Elmer Joe.  Acquired from an ad in the Glennville paper,”Free To Good Home”, Jethro and Ellie Mae came to us in 2006 shortly after we had taken up residence here.  Ellie Mae was pregnant and two weeks later gave birth to 11 puppies on a cold Christmas evening.  Surviving were eight of the cutest puppies Jesus had ever created, and they all found homes except for Elmer Joe who stayed here.  We...

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    7 Years and Counting!

    September 25, 2019

    August 5, 2019   Watermelon Creek Vineyard just celebrated its 7th year, and  many of our first guests are continuing to enjoy our wines and now our lunch and supper offerings!   The inspiration, encouragement,  and I must say the financial support from customers -turned -friends has been our“fuel” !   Having been offered the chance to purchase the family property while in our 50’s, it was a challenge that actually re-fired us physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We often thought of what we would have done if we had been offered this much earlier in life?  God has His reasons , and I can only trust that His timing is PERFECT!     Well that brings me to the next...

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    Chef Patrick's Kitchen

    March 30, 2019

    I’ve been observing often the wonderful smells around the building and grounds every day here at Watermelon Creek Vineyard.  Maybe it’s a characteristic of aging, but I am reminded of one of my earliest memories, maybe age 3 or 4:  My father was teaching school out of town, and my mother operated the “Big T” truck stop and restaurant on Hwy 301 South(later it became James Dyal’s auto repair shop) on the right just before Folsom's on the left.    In those days (1953-1954) US 301 was bumper -to -bumper traffic.  Motels and restaurants were plentiful in Glennville.  Air conditioning in cars was almost unheard of, so people drove mostly with windows down, and manual transmissions were the norm.   ...

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    Why did we decide to build a winery?

    August 26, 2014

    We get this question frequently since as someone put it, "you all are in the middle of no where!"Well, of course we all know that this area sits in a premium location to get to the "big" stuff if one wants, but is perfect for savoring the spices of life: family, friends, and fellowship!  So with that said, we feel we are right where we have been destined! That brings me to the real answer: because we were destined for this!  Destined by God, and I don't say this  flippantly.  These are miracles for which we give thanks daily: We were able to purchase the very ground that Charles' ancestors settled in 1820 with its original home-place and where Charles...

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