Madison, North Carolina

Where the two rivers meet...The town of Madison is nestled at the junction of the Mayo and Dan Rivers. The town was incorporated in 1873 and is named for President Madison, our nation’s fourth President. Originally 50 tobacco plants made Madison the largest tobacco manufacturing center in the world prior to the Civil War. Today, Madison thrives on a diverse mix of industries and is revitalizing its downtown district, which features a number of nostalgic shops and unique businesses.

Gia Distillery & Nonno Nino Winery

Rockingham County, NC

Gia Distillery, Inc. is a small boutique distillery located in a train station built in 1895 in the small town of Madison, NC.

One of the owners grew up in Sicily and the other comes from Asheville, NC.  Both have been making wine and beer for the last 40 years and have parlayed that experience now into distilling where they are now able to add their hand-crafted touch.

Everything from crushing the grapes/grain, fermentation, distilling and bottling is done by hand, with no automated systems.  This extra work and effort shine through with an exceptional set of products that offer quality and perfection. 

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