The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run

Our Sanctuary located in Columbus, NC is the forever home to special needs equines from across the United States.

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary at Red Bell Run is part of a larger property in the lovely Western North Carolina Foothills that includes a 40-acre vineyard as well as housing and pastures for rescued equines from across the United States. The sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround this home to rescued and special needs equines.

Our Mission

— To rescue abused, neglected or at risk equines and other animals, offering rehabilitation and permanent placement including lifelong sanctuary.
— To assist other 501(c)3 rescue organizations whose mission and goals align with those of Red Bell Run Foundation, Inc. with monetary grants or other support.
— To foster the animal-human bond through empathy-building, community assistance, educational and therapeutic programs.

the vineyard

Seven Chimneys, LLC produces several varietals of grapes at Red Bell Run including Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Pinot Grigio. While we do not make wine at Red Bell Run, our grapes can be found in wines produced by The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC and Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon, NC.

The vineyards were planted 20 years ago by our vineyard manager, Silvano Chavez, for the Mize Family. We are very proud of being a part of the grape-producing region of Polk County, NC, and feel that the atmosphere and beauty of Red Bell Run is enhanced by our 40-acre vineyard.

Meet some of the Red Bell Run family!

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