Growing up, Raymond DeBarge’s mother always encouraged him to follow his dreams, so when he became interested in winemaking at a young age, she allowed him to begin experimenting. As fate would have it, when the DeBarge family came across 112 acres at the base of Pigeon Mountain in 1996, they seized the opportunity to become the owners.
Fast forward over a decade, and the property is now home to a lush vineyard. What was first built as an open-air pavilion for the wedding of DeBarge’s daughter, Nicole, has now been transformed into a home that effortlessly blends in with its surroundings and provides DeBarge with everything he needs for living a country lifestyle.
Now, DeBarge spends much of his mornings and evenings tending to the vines.
By Christina Cannon / Photography by Creative Revolver