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.

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

Shelby, NC
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Elkin Creek Vineyard - Elkin, NC
Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin, NC
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Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard - Lawndale, NC
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard

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

State Rd, NC
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RagApple Lassie Vineyards - Boonville, NC
RagApple Lassie Vineyards

Boonville, NC
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Carolina Heritage Vineyards - Elkin, NC
Carolina Heritage Vineyards

Elkin, NC
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Dobbins Creek Vineyards  - Hamptonville, NC
Dobbins Creek Vineyards

Hamptonville, NC
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Blue Ridge Vineyards - Winston-Salem, NC
Blue Ridge Vineyards

Winston-Salem, NC
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Flint Hill Vineyards - East Bend, NC
Flint Hill Vineyards

East Bend, NC
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Childress Vineyards
Childress Vineyards

Childress Vineyards
1000 Childress Vineyard Road
Lexington NC NC
336.236.9463

  • Childress Vineyards invites you to experience award-winning wines, delicious food, and the warm atmosphere. They have more than 30 world-class wines for your enjoyment. Browse the Tasting Room for gifts and wine accessories, or have lunch in the Bistro.

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4.55 Rating - 2740 Reviews

Stony Knoll Vineyards Stony Knoll Vineyards
Stony Knoll Vineyards
Dobson 336- 374-5752

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4.67 Rating - 137 Reviews

Roaring River VineyardsRoaring River Vineyards
Roaring River Vineyards
Traphill 336-957-2332

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4.84 Rating - 131 Reviews

McRitchie Winery & CiderworksMcRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks
Thurmond 336-874-3003

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4.53 Rating - 150 Reviews

Baker Buffalo Creek VineyardBaker Buffalo Creek Vineyard
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard
Lawndale 704-538-9927

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4.67 Rating - 219 Reviews

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

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MenaRick Vineyard and WineryMenaRick Vineyard and Winery
MenaRick Vineyard and Winery
Ronda 336-328-7038

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4.95 Rating - 94 Reviews

Rocky River VineyardsRocky River Vineyards
Rocky River Vineyards
Midland 704-781-5035

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4.67 Rating - 280 Reviews

Stony Mountain Vineyards Stony Mountain Vineyards
Stony Mountain Vineyards
Albemarle 704-982-0922

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3.70 Rating - 65 Reviews


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