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2662 Green Creek Drive
Columbus, NC 28722

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April 2, 2013: New Winery is Ready!

We're looking forward to producing our first ever case of wine from the new winery.

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October 9, 2012: Construction Begins!

We have commenced construction of our state-of-the-art winery. View pictures below.

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June 14, 2012: Vineyards are Sanctified

The Priests of the Holy Saint Nicholas Church sanctified the vineyards of Russian Chapel Hills.

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February 18, 2014: Introducing Russian Chapel Hills Winery:

With much prayer We are introducing Russian Chapel Hills Winery, located in Columbus, North Carolina.  Our vineyard rests below the beautiful St. Anna Chapel, which is a part of the Eastern Diocese of the Russian Church Outside of Russia, under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church.

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March 25, 2014: Construction Continues on the Chapel:

Construction continues on the Chapel, as seen in the images below:

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September 15th, 2014: Article on BlueRidgeNow.com:

COLUMBUS — “If you really believe in something and want to do it, you have to pray for it.” That is the lesson Andrey Medvedev takes from the story of Anna in the apocryphal Gospel of James. Anna, known also as Ann(e), is traditionally referred to as the mother of the Virgin Mary. The Chapel of St. Anna in Polk County is built of notched cypress logs and constructed without nails. The dome and cross were crafted in Russia and shipped to the site for installation.

Medvedev is a man of faith and has a story to tell for why he is alive today when destiny almost decided otherwise... Read more on BlueRidgeNow.com.

October, 2014: Article on TryonDailyBulletin.com:

The Chapel of St. Anna, the first Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCA) in Polk County, was consecrated at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3. Metropolitan Hillarion, who is the first hierarch of all of ROCA, presided over this service other clergy present were Fr. Vasily from a ROCA in Canada as well as the priests from the local ROCA St. Nicolas.

The owner of Russian Chapel Hills Winery and Vineyards, Andrey Medvedev, considers the construction and ultimate consecration of St. Anna Chapel the biggest event in his life, which has even greater meaning considering his many accomplishments.

At the conclusion of the service, George Obolensky, a member of the Russian royal family, presented Andrey with an icon from the 17th century. His parents brought this priceless gift with them to Paris when they emigrated from Russia after the revolution.

Mr. Obolensky brought it to the United States. It is particularly symbolic, because it is the icon of St. Anna, the name of the chapel... Read more on TryonDailyBulletin.com.

November, 2014: Veteran's Day Annoucement:

On Veteran's Day, November 11, Russian Chapel Hills Winery will hold a special service in memory of all the men who gave their lives in war. All veterans are invited.

There will be a service held at 3.00 p.m. on Veteran's Day in the St. Anna Chapel, an authentic Russian Orthodox Church, disassembled and brought to Polk County from Russia, and consecrated last September. After the memorial service all are invited to stay for a barbecue cook-out and wine tasting hosted by the winery owner, Andrey Medvedev. Medvedev, a veteran himself, served in the Russian Special Forces in Kandahar during the Soviet War in Afghanistan.

"Please join us on this day to celebrate the heroic sacrifices of the men and women who have gone to war and given all," Medvedev said.

The Russian Chapel Hills Winery is located just a short distance from the intersection of Hwy. 9 and Chesnee Road, at 2662 Green Creek Drive. For more information, call Medvedev at (828) 817-7260.