January 24, 2010
Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards and Winery in Altus (Franklin County) is just one of several vineyards located in Arkansas. The vineyard promotes itself as the largest planter of Cynthiana grapes in the world and the largest planter of Chardonnay grapes in the United States outside of California. The vineyard was first planted in 1998, with the winery opening in 2001. Since that time, it has prospered, winning numerous awards for its wines.