Allen and Son

  • Best Barbecue in the Triangle

Carolina Tiger Rescue

  • Home to the largest captive population of binturongs (Asian bearcats) in the United States

Carolina Brewery & Grill

  • Copperline Amber Ale – Gold Medal, World Beer Championships
  • Flagship India Pale Ale – GOLD Medal 2006, Great American Beer Festival
  • Sky Blue Golden Ale –Silver Medal, World Beer Championships
  • The Best Brewpub in the Southeast (Brewpub Magazine, 2000)
  • Best Brewery in the Triangle (Independent)
  • Best Place for Beer (Metro Magazine, 2009)
  • State winner and a National Finalist for the Restaurant Neighbor Award for giving back to our communities (2005).
  • Received award on Capitol Hill in D.C.

Fearrington House Country Inn

  • Member of Relais & Chateaux
  • AAA Five Diamond Award, 1995 – 2009 (Inn & Restaurant)
  • Mobil Five Star Award, 2000 – 2009 (Inn)
  • Mobil Four Star Award, 2000 – 2009 (Restaurant)
  • Top 50 Best Overall Restaurants in The Country – Diners’ Choice (2009)
  • Certified Green Restaurant™ – Since 2008
  • Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence – 2004-present
  • Voted #3 In The U.S. for The World’s Best Service Awards – Travel + Leisure 2007
  • Conde Nast Traveler’s 15th annual Gold List
  • Travel + Leisure 2006 “World’s Best” awards, The Fearrington House Country Inn was voted one of the Top 100 hotels in the continental United States. The Inn was also named as one of the Top 15 Hotels with Room Rates Under $250.
Governors Club Golf Course
One of the Piedmont Top 10
Five-Star golf
One of the Top 25 Golf Courses in North Carolina

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

  • Best Place to Paddle
  • Best Place for Family Fun
Best Place to Hike and Bike
  • One of the Top 15 attractions in North Carolina
  • One of Audubon’s Top 15 most Important Bird Areas (IBA)

Kerala Curry

  • Tomato Chutney – Outstanding Condiment at the 2008 SOFI Awards presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade at the Fancy Food Show.

Performance, Inc.

  • Nation’s leading bicycle mail order and retail company

The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club

  • Designated as Audubon International Certified Sanctuary Golf Course

Southern Supreme

  • Largest fruitcake producer in North Carolina, in business (family-owned/operated) since 1984