Yadkin Valley Wine Country

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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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.

Visit 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.

Hanging Rock State Park - Danbury, NC
Hanging Rock State Park

Danbury, NC
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Cafe35 - Lexington, NC
Cafe35

Lexington, NC
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Soyworx Candles - Jonesville, NC
Soyworx Candles

Jonesville, NC
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El Camino Real Mexican Grill   - Winston-Salem, NC
El Camino Real Mexican Grill

Winston-Salem, NC
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Herrera Vineyards Restaurant - Dobson, NC
Herrera Vineyards Restaurant

Dobson, NC
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Roxxi And Lulus Bistro And Bakery - Elkin, NC
Roxxi And Lulus Bistro And Bakery

Elkin, NC
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Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, NC
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Badin Road Drive In Theater  - Albemarle, NC
Badin Road Drive In Theater

Albemarle, NC
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Antiques in Bethania  - Bethania, NC
Antiques in Bethania

Bethania, NC
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Antiques in Bethania  - Bethania, NC
Antiques in Bethania

Bethania, NC
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Boonville Antique Mall - Boonville, NC
Boonville Antique Mall

Boonville, NC
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Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery - State Rd, NC
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

State Rd, NC
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Rocky River Vineyards - Midland, NC
Rocky River Vineyards

Midland, NC
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Weathervane Winery - Lexington, NC
Weathervane Winery

Lexington, NC
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Brandon Hills Vineyard - Yadkinville, NC
Brandon Hills Vineyard

Yadkinville, NC
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Upcoming Events

  • 2018 Blowing Rock WinterFest
  • Blowing Rock WinterFest
Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Blowing Rock WinterFest

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Don’t Hibernate. Celebrate winter in Blowing Rock! Enjoy exciting winter celebrations. Warm your belly and please your senses with signature comfort foods from area restaurants.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
thru January 28th
Blowing Rock WinterFest
132 Park Avenue Blowing Rock NC
877-295-7801


  • Tim O'Brien and The Banjo Tramps
  • Reeves Theater
Friday, January 26, 2018

Tim O'Brien and The Banjo Tramps

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Tim O’Brien performs with Jan Fabricius, JD Hutchison, and Old Man Luedecke, three artists O’Brien has been collaborating with individually for several years. Collectively, they refer to themselves as The Banjo Tramps.

Friday, January 26, 2018
8:00PM
Reeves Theater
129 W Main Street Elkin NC
336-366-0875


  • Frosty Friday's With Mike
  • Davesté Vineyards
Friday, January 26, 2018

Frosty Friday's With Mike "Capndar" Robinson Wine, Music, & Craft Beer.

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No Cover Charge. Join us under the heated covered Pavilion for a performance by Mike "Capndar" Robinson... Pack your dinner and enjoy the show. Respectfully No Outside Beverages allowed on Daveste' Vineyards property.

Friday, January 26, 2018
6-9pm
Davesté Vineyards
155 Lytton Farm Road Troutman NC
704-528-3882


  • Dinner in the Bistro
  • Childress Vineyards
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Dinner in the Bistro

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Take in the beautiful surroundings of the winery while enjoying dinner in the Bistro. Savor our buffet-style dinner featuring a beef carving station, salmon, and fried chicken, along with various sides and desserts. Reservations highly recommended.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
6:00 PM
Childress Vineyards
1000 Childress Vineyard Road Lexington NC
336.236.9463


  • Mayberry Days Dinner and Entertainment 2018
  • Cross Creek Country Club
  • Surry Arts Council
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mayberry Days Dinner and Entertainment 2018

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Includes country buffet dinner and entertainment by the special guests and tribute artists.Dinner attendees have the opportunity to meet the special guests at a photo and autograph session.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Cross Creek Country Club
1129 Greenhill Road Mount Airy NC
336-789-5131
Surry Arts Council



Germanton Vineyard & Winery
Germanton 336-969-6121

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4.50 Rating - 31 Reviews

Hilton Vineyard
Monroe 704-776-9656

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4.70 Rating - 164 Reviews

Morgan Ridge Vineyards
Gold Hill 704-639-0911

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4.64 Rating - 156 Reviews

Southern Charm Winery
Lincolnton 704-240-9899

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4.71 Rating - 112 Reviews

Stony Knoll Vineyards
Dobson 336- 374-5752

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4.67 Rating - 137 Reviews

Stony Mountain Vineyards
Albemarle 704-982-0922

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3.70 Rating - 65 Reviews

Sweet Home Carolina Vineyard and Winery
Yadkinville 336-469-9905

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4.65 Rating - 49 Reviews

Misty Creek Farm & Vineyards
Mocksville 336-998-3303

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4.60 Rating - 102 Reviews


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