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.

Zimmerman Vineyards - Trinity, NC
Zimmerman Vineyards

Trinity, NC
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Divine Llama Vineyards - East Bend, NC
Divine Llama Vineyards

East Bend, NC
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Laurel Gray Vineyards  - Hamptonville, NC
Laurel Gray Vineyards

Hamptonville, NC
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Zimmerman Vineyards - Trinity, NC
Zimmerman Vineyards

Trinity, 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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Treehouse Vineyards - Monroe, NC
Treehouse Vineyards

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

Albemarle, NC
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Woodmill Winery - Vale, NC
Woodmill Winery

Vale, NC
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Rocky River Vineyards
Rocky River Vineyards

Rocky River Vineyards
11685 Reed Mine Road
Midland NC NC
704-781-5035

  • A family owned and operated vineyard and winery. First muscadine vines planted in 2003. The Carlos and Noble Muscadine grapes are the only grapes planted on-site, however, all wines are fermented on site in stainless steel tanks.

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4.67 Rating - 280 Reviews

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

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4.69 Rating - 323 Reviews

Zimmerman VineyardsZimmerman Vineyards
Zimmerman Vineyards
Trinity 336-861-1414

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4.64 Rating - 103 Reviews

Uwharrie Vineyards & WineryUwharrie Vineyards & Winery
Uwharrie Vineyards & Winery
Albemarle 704-982-9463

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4.36 Rating - 153 Reviews

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

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3.70 Rating - 65 Reviews

Native Vines WineryNative Vines Winery
Native Vines Winery
Lexington 336-787-3688

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4.48 Rating - 136 Reviews

Weathervane WineryWeathervane Winery
Weathervane Winery
Lexington 336-701-5235

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4.75 Rating - 485 Reviews

RagApple Lassie VineyardsRagApple Lassie Vineyards
RagApple Lassie Vineyards
Boonville 336 367- 6000

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4.34 Rating - 268 Reviews

Shelton VineyardsShelton Vineyards
Shelton Vineyards
Dobson 336-366-4724

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4.44 Rating - 4269 Reviews


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