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.

History
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.

Elkin Creek Vineyard - Elkin, NC
Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC
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Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery - Albemarle, NC
Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery

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

Thurmond, NC
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Chestnut Trail Vineyard - Mocksville, NC
Chestnut Trail Vineyard

Mocksville, NC
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Shadow Springs Vineyard - Hamptonville, NC
Shadow Springs Vineyard

Hamptonville, 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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Weathervane Winery - Lexington, NC
Weathervane Winery

Lexington, NC
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Roaring River Vineyards - Traphill, NC
Roaring River Vineyards

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

State Rd, NC
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Piccione Vineyards

Piccione Vineyards
2364 Cedar Forest Road
Ronda NC NC
336-775-8330

  • VARIETALS Piccione Vineyards grows and produces top-quality reds like Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero Amaro, and delicious whites such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Vermentino.

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4.64 Rating - 141 Reviews

Elkin Creek Vineyard
Elkin 336-526-5119

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4.69 Rating - 323 Reviews

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
Thurmond 336-874-3003

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4.53 Rating - 150 Reviews

Old North State Winery
Mt Airy 336-789-9463

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4.56 Rating - 809 Reviews

Cellar 4201 Vineyard
East Bend 336-699-6030

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4.44 Rating - 61 Reviews

Divine Llama Vineyards
East Bend 336-699-2525

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4.50 Rating - 59 Reviews

Dobbins Creek Vineyards
Hamptonville 336-468-4770

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4.73 Rating - 86 Reviews

Fiddler's Vineyard
Cherryville 704-297-8560

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4.88 Rating - 154 Reviews

Owl's Eye Vineyard
Shelby 704-471-9196

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4.42 Rating - 255 Reviews


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