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Welcome to Peppervine.
Peppervine is a restaurant hidden in SouthPark Charlotte; it stands out as one of the few independent eateries in the area. Executive Chef Bill Greene and his team offer a menu of progressive locally sourced small plates, as well as extended tasting menus. In addition to a worldly and inspired wine list, Peppervine offers craft cocktails and non-alcoholic pairings.
The art, dishes and service combine as a synergistic one-of-a-kind dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you.
What is the attire at Peppervine?
We recommend casual evening wear.
Is there a corkage fee?
You may bring a maximum of one 750 ml bottle of wine per table with a $30 corkage fee.
Please, no more than one 750 ml bottle per table.
Are dogs allowed?
Service animals are welcome. No pets, please, patio included.
Are reservations required?
No, reservations are not required, but are recommended.
Cancellation within 24 hours of your reservation will result in a cancellation fee.
Do you allow outside food or beverage?
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executive chef & owner
In the role of Partner & Executive Chef of Peppervine Restaurant, Bill brings progressive American cuisine through a refined and technique driven menu focused on seasonality and local farms. Bill also serves as the wine director for the restaurant, having a deep passion and understanding for the great wine regions of the world. Particularly having an affinity for the regions of Burgundy, Rhone and Bordeaux.
A native to North Carolina, Bill kicked off his culinary career attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. After school he worked at the award winning Mary Elaine’s under James Beard award winning and two-Michelin star chef Alessandro Stratta. Other culinary credits include time at the famed Le Cirque 2000 as well as an impactful stint with 3 Michelin star chef Laurent Gras at Peacock Alley in the fine dining room at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Bill has also been awarded Star Chef’s Rising Star.
In addition, Bill and his wife Anita own & operate Artisanal Restaurant in the town of Banner Elk, N.C. Artisanal has been recognized by Andrew Harper Hideaway report as restaurant of the year and Open Table Top 100 restaurants four times.CLOSE
For the last 12 years, Anita has owned and operated modern American restaurant, Artisanal with her husband Bill Greene. Anita brings her extensive communication, teamwork, and customer service skills — a result of her vast work experiences — to Peppervine. Anita has been in real estate for over 15 years and is a member of the High Country Association of REALTORS®. She has also worked as a mechanical engineer in textile manufacturing for 8 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of South CarolinaCLOSE
Robert W. Lackey, Sr., Current CEO of Imagine One Companies brings over 40 years of experience to Peppervine as a business proprietor of numerous companies. His resume also includes engineer and inventor titles, with over 200 products developed and/or patented. As a Peppervine owner and board member, Robert Sr., is heading up facility selection and design as well as brand strategies, new acquisitions, corporate directives, finance, key decisions and partner relations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting with substantial experience in product development and M&A activities in over 75 company startups, mergers and acquisitions over his career.CLOSE
Robert W. Lackey, Jr., is equipped with 27 years of experience as a business owner of over 15 companies. He’s also been involved in the air and water filtration industry for 15 years. He is an active Board Member, and shareholder of Protect Plus and Protect Plus Air Holdings. Robert Jr.’s responsibilities at Peppervine include strategic corporate direction, outside partnering, management initiatives, liaison between Board Members and key management/employees, key decisions in brand relationships, finance, and partner relations. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Elon University in business, with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in accounting.CLOSE
A Level 3 Advanced Sommelier, Michael Klinger oversees Peppervine’s wine program in addition to being the assistant/dining room manager—ensuring service remains progressive, detailed, and team oriented. As a United States Ambassador for Chianti Classico, Michael brings over a decade of wine-focused experience, including being invited by Nebbiolo Prima in Alba, Italy to evaluate and sample the new vintages from Barolo, Barbaresco, and Roero. An alum of Duke University, he went on to work with several of the iconic chefs and restaurateurs who helped put North Carolina on the culinary mapsuch as Mary Bacon at Anotherthyme, Shane Ingram at Four Square, and Matt Kelly at Vin Rouge.CLOSE
Peppervine is ready to welcome you back safely! We would like to be as transparent as possible with our community and the deep commitment we have to operating and serving responsibly. We’d like to take this time to share the things we’re doing to ensure the safety of our team and our guests.
As of June 26, face masks are mandatory for everyone in public in the state of North Carolina. Individuals and businesses will receive a citation for not abiding by this Executive Order. Here at Peppervine, we will be following this Executive Order and requiring staff and guests to do the same. We kindly ask for your understanding and compliance with this new order. We care deeply about our community and want to be sure we’re doing everything we can to follow the rules and serve you in a healthy and safe way.
We are following the CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting, specifically:
To best protect our wonderful staff:
Some changes you will notice in the restaurant include:
We welcome any questions you may have about the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety of everyone who loves Peppervine. We remain committed to navigate this time in the safest and most responsible approach and stay up to date on any and all CDC recommendations, adjusting our protocol as needed to ensure everyone’s safety.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Dinner 5-9:30 p.m.