When the historic Johnson County Big Dry Run Schoolhouse was purchased, little did they know they would be met by the "ghosts of school year's past." The wall of remembrance will take you back in time and has a very special story to tell.


The transformation of the schoolhouse into the Watauga Lake Winery began in 2010 and opened to the public in November 2012.


The five-room schoolhouse now houses a beautiful tasting room, an event center that can comfortably seat 100 guests, a full caterer's kitchen where food and wine pairings, gourmet dinners and "hands-on" cooking events take place. The gymnasium now houses the entire wine production area, and we have a lovely outdoor space with patio tables and fire pits.