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.

RayLen Vineyards - Mocksville, NC
RayLen Vineyards

Mocksville, NC
Stony Knoll Vineyards  - Dobson, NC
Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson, NC
Brandon Hills Vineyard - Yadkinville, NC
Brandon Hills Vineyard

Yadkinville, NC
Woodmill Winery - Vale, NC
Woodmill Winery

Vale, NC
Raffaldini Vineyards - Ronda, NC
Raffaldini Vineyards

Ronda, NC
Garden Gate Vineyards - Mocksville, NC
Garden Gate Vineyards

Mocksville, NC
Dennis Vineyards - Albemarle, NC
Dennis Vineyards

Albemarle, NC
Hutton Vineyards  - Dobson, NC
Hutton Vineyards

Dobson, NC
Zimmerman Vineyards - Trinity, NC
Zimmerman Vineyards

Trinity, NC
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
315 Thurmond PO Road
Thurmond NC NC

  • McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks is a family owned and operated winery and vineyard specializing in small lots of award-winning artisan wines and hard ciders.

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Elkin Creek VineyardElkin Creek Vineyard
Elkin Creek Vineyard
Elkin 336-526-5119

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4.69 Rating - 323 Reviews

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Raffaldini Vineyards
Ronda 336.835.9463

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4.64 Rating - 1088 Reviews

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Albemarle 704-982-9463

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4.36 Rating - 153 Reviews

Laurel Gray Vineyards Laurel Gray Vineyards
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Hamptonville 336-468-9463

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East Bend 336-699-2525

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4.50 Rating - 59 Reviews

Douglas VineyardsDouglas Vineyards
Douglas Vineyards
Kannapolis 704.939.6260

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Flint Hill VineyardsFlint Hill Vineyards
Flint Hill Vineyards
East Bend 336-699-4455

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4.59 Rating - 72 Reviews

Adagio VineyardsAdagio Vineyards
Adagio Vineyards
Elkin 336-258-2333

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4.62 Rating - 53 Reviews