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At one time Polk County had a thriving wine industry that produced quality wine between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Once there were twenty-two vineyards; now there are only two. Prohibition and World War II when workers were called up for service put a crimp in the industry. Now two wineries are reviving Polk County's wine tradition--Green Creek Winery in Columbus and Rockhouse Vineyards in Tryon.
Andrey Medvedev owns the new Russian Chapel Hills Winery in Polk County, North Carolina. From 2009 to 2013, Medvedev planted seventeen acres of grapes and blended his first wines. Medvedev was also a soldier who served in Afghanistan, and to honor his comrades, he built St. Anna’s Chapel on the property.