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The Yadkin Valley became North Carolina's first federally-approved American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2003. With this designation, the wineries and vineyards of this area cover all or part of Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth and Stokes counties began labeling their wines "Yadkin Valley," proudly proclaiming the fruits of this region. Five years later the Swan Creek region, which is mostly inside the Yadkin Valley AVA, was recognized as its own AVA, reflecting its particular microclimate.

The Best Wineries in North Carolina
Growing from soil that for decades saw primarily tobacco, the grapes of the Yadkin Valley are not limited to the native breeds Muscadine and Scuppernong. Viticulture and wine making research have helped adapt many European varietals to this area of North Carolina's climate and soil — from Aleatico to Zinfandel with plenty more in between.

The Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek in North Carolina are home to more than several dozen commercial wine producers. From a urban storefront to a farm surrounded by llamas, these are as diverse as the people who tend them. And most are producing award-winning vintages and gaining recognition nationally.

These wineries are small, with intimate wine tasting rooms providing more access to the winemakers and owners (often one and the same). Nearby wine tasting rooms offers a great chance to try new wines and learn about the winemaking process. Wine trails, special events and wine clubs add to the Yadkin Valley Wine Country experience. Combine this with abundant outdoor activities, local arts & crafts, charming bed and breakfasts and the exquisite food and wine offered at local restaurants, and you have the makings of a great wine country getaway, family vacation, wedding reception or banquet.

Explore ElkinVisit Elkin, NC - the soul of the Yadkin Valley Wine Country
Located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley AVA, the Town of Elkin embodies the region’s soul. Restaurants, hotels, wineries, shops and more await those exploring the are whether you start your tour of the wine country here, pass through and stop for lunch and end the day with a great dinner and a nice place to rest your head. Learn more about Elkin, North Carolina.

Sagebrush Steakhouse of Mount Airy - Mount Airy, NC
Sagebrush Steakhouse of Mount Airy

Mount Airy, NC
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Sagebrush Steakhouse of Mocksville - Mocksville, NC
Sagebrush Steakhouse of Mocksville

Mocksville, NC
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Dirty Joe's - Elkin, NC
Dirty Joe's

Elkin, NC
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Red Donut Shop - Lexington, NC
Red Donut Shop

Lexington, NC
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Aunt Bea's Barbecue Pilot Mountain -  Pilot Mountain, NC
Aunt Bea's Barbecue Pilot Mountain

Pilot Mountain, NC
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The Lantern Family Restaurant - Dobson, NC
The Lantern Family Restaurant

Dobson, NC
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The FarmHouse Siloam  - Mount Airy, NC
The FarmHouse Siloam

Mount Airy, NC
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Ridenour Ranch - Thurmond, NC
Ridenour Ranch

Thurmond, NC
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Town of Mocksville - Mocksville, NC
Town of Mocksville

Mocksville, NC
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Cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard - Elkin, NC
Cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC
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A Mighty Oak Bed and Breakfast - Pinnacle, NC
A Mighty Oak Bed and Breakfast

Pinnacle, NC
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Cellar 4201 Vineyard - East Bend, NC
Cellar 4201 Vineyard

East Bend, NC
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Dennis Vineyards - Albemarle, NC
Dennis Vineyards

Albemarle, NC
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Divine Llama Vineyards - East Bend, NC
Divine Llama Vineyards

East Bend, NC
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Sweet Home Carolina Vineyard and Winery - Yadkinville, NC
Sweet Home Carolina Vineyard and Winery

Yadkinville, NC
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Jones von Drehe Vineyards

Jones von Drehe Vineyards
964 Old Railroad Grade Road
Thurmond NC NC
336-874-2800

  • Jones von Drehle is an Estate winery, producing their wines solely from the 30 acres of fruit they grow. They buy no fruit or juice from anyone and have been that way from the beginning. They are an Old World Classical French-style winery.

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4.83 Rating - 175 Reviews

Elkin Creek Vineyard
Elkin 336-526-5119

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4.69 Rating - 323 Reviews

Flint Hill Vineyards
East Bend 336-699-4455

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4.59 Rating - 72 Reviews

Hilton Vineyard
Monroe 704-776-9656

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4.70 Rating - 164 Reviews

Cauble Creek Vineyard
Salisbury 704-633-1137

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Childress Vineyards
Lexington 336.236.9463

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4.55 Rating - 2740 Reviews

Midnight Magdalena Vineyards
Jonesville 336-835-6681

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4.92 Rating - 52 Reviews

Slightly Askew Wines
Elkin 336-835-2700

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4.90 Rating - 140 Reviews

Shelton Vineyards
Dobson 336-366-4724

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4.44 Rating - 4269 Reviews


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