Yadkin Valley Wine Trails

The Yadkin Valley Wine Region is nestled in the foothills of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains along the meandering Yadkin River. When visiting, the best place to start from is in Elkin, NC located just 40 miles west of Winston-Salem and 65 miles north of Charlotte. Follow the vine as it winds through some of the most picturesque towns in North Carolina. The Yadkin Valley Wine Region is a unique collection of about Three Dozen Vineyards, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines. To fully enjoy the Wine Region, plan a few weekends to experience all that each winery has to offer. We invite you to explore this site and see where the vine leads you. You'll find more than just great wine!

Located in northwestern North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley is home to North Carolina's first federally-recognized American Viticultural Area, the Yadkin Valley AVA. This AVA encompasses 1.4 million acres, including all of Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties and portions of Stokes, Davie, Davidson and Forsyth counties. Each winery is different. Small to medium in size, all proud of their well crafted red and white wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier.You will find sparkling wines, native muscadine grapes and European-style vinifera, and even some beautifully made fruit wines. This young, thriving industry has recently become well known for its prize winning wines across the nation. Throughout the year there are special events such as Pumpkin Festivals BalloonFests, and Moonshine Rallies.

Scattered along within the wine region are many special attractions, lodgings, B&B's and restaurants. While visiting the traveler could see a thoroughbred horse farm, Alpaca Farm, exciting nature trails through the majestic Stone Mountain Park, an road side fruit and vegetable markets to delight all the senses. There is hang gliding, camping, parachuting, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, country fairs, and antiquing.

Elkin Creek Vineyard - Elkin, NC
Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC
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McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks - Thurmond, NC
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

Thurmond, NC
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RagApple Lassie Vineyards - Boonville, NC
RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Boonville, NC
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Slightly Askew Wines - Elkin, NC
Slightly Askew Wines

Elkin, NC
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Southern Charm Winery - Lincolnton, NC
Southern Charm Winery

Lincolnton, NC
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Stony Mountain Vineyards  - Albemarle, NC
Stony Mountain Vineyards

Albemarle, NC
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Little River Vineyards and Winery - Mt Gilead, NC
Little River Vineyards and Winery

Mt Gilead, NC
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Adagio Vineyards - Elkin, NC
Adagio Vineyards

Elkin, NC
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Cabo Winery - Concord, NC
Cabo Winery

Concord, NC
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Dennis Vineyards - Albemarle, NC
Dennis Vineyards

Albemarle, NC
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Germanton Vineyard & Winery - Germanton, NC
Germanton Vineyard & Winery

Germanton, NC
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Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery - Boonville, NC
Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery

Boonville, NC
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The six vineyards of the Swan Creek Wine Trail are located within both the Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek federally designated wine regions. All are family owned vineyards that are an easy drive from the Triad area coming from the east, Charlotte from the south or Wilkesboro and Boone from the north. Only 5 miles apart, this trail has the closest vineyards in proximity within the state of North Carolina.

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The five wineries of the Yadkin River Wine Trail welcome you to explore and plan a day trip to participate in one of our exciting and entertaining events. We look forward to meeting and serving you. Cellar 4201 Vineyards, Divine Llama Vineyards, Flint Hill Vineyards, RagApple Lassie Vineyards, Sanders Ridge Vineyard, Winery & Restaurant.

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We welcome you to the vineyards of the Shallow Ford Wine Trail, four unique settings in the heart of the Yadkin Valley. Enjoy the wines of Allison Oaks, Brandon Hills, Hanover Park and Misty Creek Vineyards while experiencing our varied venues. A short drive from Winston-Salem and only minutes apart.

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With just 15 miles or so of wine-trail driving, the Southern Gateway Wine Trail features world-class wines and wine country scenery – plus quite a few renowned barbecue restaurants. This drive is in the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area, or AVA, which was established in 2003.

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