Yadkin Valley Wineries

With more than 70 wineries in the Yadkin Valley NC, each with its own unique style, setting and history, this wine region offers something for everyone. Enjoy notable wine tastings, spectacular views and behind-the-scenes tours. Plus, most of our wineries are family-owned and operated, which means nearly every estate will feel like home.

For decades, the Yadkin Valley was a key tobacco-growing region in North Carolina. However, as tobacco farming and cigarette manufacturing in the area declined, some growers, including tobacco farmers, have turned to wine-making. The native grapes of the Yadkin Valley in western North Carolina are the Muscadine and the Scuppernong. Early attempts to grow the European wine grape, Vitis vinifera, in the southeastern United States, including 18th century efforts by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Virginia, had mixed success. But in the past two to three decades, viticultural research has helped adapt these grapes to the climate, soil, and pests of the wine region.

Today, the 1.4 million‐acre Yadkin Valley, just west of Winston‐Salem, is home to exquisite vineyards and wineries and was approved as North Carolina's first American Viticultural Area (AVA). The Yadkin Valley designation appears on bottles when wine is made from 85 percent grapes grown in this region. The majority of wineries offer tours and tastings.

Woodmill Winery - Vale, NC
Woodmill Winery

Vale, NC
Owl's Eye Vineyard - Shelby, NC
Owl's Eye Vineyard

Shelby, NC
RagApple Lassie Vineyards - Boonville, NC
RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Boonville, NC
Dennis Vineyards - Albemarle, NC
Dennis Vineyards

Albemarle, NC
Douglas Vineyards - Kannapolis, NC
Douglas Vineyards

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

East Bend, NC
Davesté Vineyards - Troutman, NC
Davesté Vineyards

Troutman, NC
Southern Charm Winery - Lincolnton, NC
Southern Charm Winery

Lincolnton, NC
Garden Gate Vineyards - Mocksville, NC
Garden Gate Vineyards

Mocksville, NC
Shelton Vineyards
Shelton Vineyards

Shelton Vineyards
286 Cabernet Lane
Dobson NC NC

  • The distinctive characteristics of Shelton wine come from the unique soil and climate of the Yadkin Valley. This helps give Shelton wine an inimitable taste that holds its own against any wine from any area in the world. We invite you to visit them, try t

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Mocksville 336-909-4914

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Woodmill WineryWoodmill Winery
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Vale 704-276-9911

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Medaloni Cellars and VinyardsMedaloni Cellars and Vinyards
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Lewisville 336-946-1490

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Boonville 336 367- 6000

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Concord 704-788-2746

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Divine Llama VineyardsDivine Llama Vineyards
Divine Llama Vineyards
East Bend 336-699-2525

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Lexington 336-764-4050

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Ronda 336.835.9463

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