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45 Amazing Yadkin Valley Wineries in NC

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Yadkin Valley is made up of a handful of counties and towns in the heart of North Carolina, at the feet of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Tutelo and Saponi Native American tribes once roamed these lands, and they named the valley Yadkin, meaning “unknown” or “big trees.” 

The elevation and soil conditions in the Yadkin Valley are perfect for growing grapes, creating wonderful flavors for wine. Once discovered by white settlers, it didn’t take long to realize how well crops grew in the valley. It started with tobacco farming and, in recent years, has become one of the best regions in North Carolina for growing grapes. 

Yadkin Valley was the first federally designated wine-producing region in North Carolina, and hundreds of award-winning wines have been produced within this AVA (American Viticultural Area). There are currently 45 wineries sprawled throughout the Yadkin Valley. In today’s article, we are going to cover them all!

Yadkin Valley is covering all or parts of seven counties in northwestern North Carolina. 

Incredible Yadkin Valley Wineries

Sorted by alphabetical order

1. Adagio Vineyards

139 Benge Dr., Elkin, NC 28621

The owners of Adagio Vineyards started as violinists and violin makers. They combined their love for wine and music into the perfect winery. “Adagio” is a Latin word that means “slowly with passion” and is something they put into all their work. 

At their primary vineyard, Adagio grows three red and two white varietals on 8 acres. Their tasting room and winery are located just about 1 mile away, where they grow grapes on another ¾ acres.

You can enjoy your wine on their outdoor patio, with fire pits, or indoors on cold days. They also offer workshops and classes on winemaking and violin crafting. Small cheese plates are available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. 

Outside of the Adagio Vineyards Building

2. Brandon Hills Vineyard

1927 Brandon Hills Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055

Brandon Hill Vineyard is a family-owned and operated facility. On their 40 acres of land, they have 4 acres of vineyards and a large winery building with an upstairs deck and an outdoor patio.

For each purchase of their award-winning “Red Raptor” bottles, $1 goes to the Carolina Raptor Center. Brandon Hills Vineyards is that fantastic pet and family-friendly winery that not everyone knows about. There is no food on-site, but you are welcome to bring your own. 

3. Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery

170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621

At Carolina Heritage Vineyards, the owners strive to grow wine in the most organic and environmentally friendly way possible. To do that, they use only grapes native to the area, prevent chemicals from getting into the water, reduce their water use, and are a solar-powered farm. 

Carolina Heritage Vineyard is a popular place to see live music while enjoying fresh wine and the beautiful mountain scenery. They also offer a vacation rental, “The Olde Farmhouse,” a farmhouse that has been on the land since 1928.

Freshly restored and with new modern furniture, this is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Pets and families are welcome to enjoy the land and play in the field. There is no food, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

4. Cellar 4201

4201 Apperson Road, East Bend, NC 27018

Greg Hutchins and Donna Carlyle Hutchins have been working hard to produce some of the best and most unique wines in the valley. They have 5 acres of premium grapes featuring several varietals.

Their property is a classic take on a proper winery and vineyard. The outdoor patio has an elegant, sophisticated feel. Dogs are not allowed on the property, but you can bring the family and your own picnic lunch. 

Entrance to Cellar 4201

5. Childress Vineyards

1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington, NC 27292

After a trip to California, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress made his dream come true by opening Childress Vineyard and Winery. Working closely with a world-class winemaker, Childress has produced spectacular wines at their beautiful property. 

Flight at Childress Vineyards

You’ll be blown away by the beauty of the large estate. 30-minute walking tours are available to see the property and the wine cellar. No one under 21 is allowed on the tour, and only anyone 18 and older is welcome on the property.

Patio overlooking vineyard at Childress Vineyards

If you are hungry, The Bistro serves elegant meals every day from 10-4 and brunch on weekends. It is the perfect place for a romantic evening. 

6. Curran Alexander Vineyards

1697 South NC Highway 150, Lexington, NC 27295

Curran Alexander Vineyards is a property that has been in the owner’s family for over 150 years. You’ll find that their vineyards and property itself have a very relaxing, comfortable feel like you’re at home. 

The house on the property was the original family home, built in the 1800s. The owners have renovated it into a beautiful vacation rental or the perfect spot for a bridal party. They have ample space, enough indoor seating for 150 people, and a large outdoor covered tent. Pets and families are allowed.

Outdoor seating at Curran Alexander

7. Divine Llama Vineyards

5349 Macedonia Road, East Bend, NC 27018

Teamed with Four Ladies and Me, Divine Llama Vineyard isn’t just a vineyard; it is also a llama farm! They are the largest llama farm in the Southeast region of the United States. Not only do they offer award-winning wines, but they also have award-winning llama fibers.

Outside area at Divine Llama Winery

Llama treks are very popular here, and you and the kids are welcome to take a llama on a 2-mile hike through the vineyards to see the serene property. 

Llamas at Divine Llama Winery

Kids and dogs are allowed but must be under supervision at all times. Food trucks often visit the property on summer weekends, but you are always welcome to bring your own picnic. Divine Llama Vineyards may be one of the more unique vineyards in the area and should definitely be a stop on your Yadkin Valley wine tour. 

Divine Llama Winery Wine Flight

8. Dobbins Creek Vineyards

4430 Vineyard View Lane, Hamptonville, NC 27020

Dobbins Creek Vineyards has a beautiful property against the Swan Creek and Brushy Mountain area in Yadkin Valley. It is the perfect place for scenic views on their rustic tasting room deck during summer. They also have a cozy indoor fireplace during winter. 

The vineyard is small, just 5 acres, and they produce less than 1000 cases of wine each year. However, they focus on quality instead of quantity, which shows in their perfect-tasting wines. Dogs are allowed, as well as any outside food items and non-alcoholic drinks. 

9. Dynamis Estate Wines

1004 Highland Road, Jonesville, NC 28642

Dynamis Estate Wines has 1,500 acres in Yadkin Valley. They have four areas of vineyards named after Greek Gods and one section dedicated to their orchards.

Dynamis Estate from the sky showing the vineyards

At Dynamis, they strive for the taste of perfection with their hand-picked grapes and emphasis on quality. Their wines are spectacular, as is the beauty of the drive through the estate to reach the tasting room.

Dynamis Estate Tasting Room

Dynamis Estate Wines is a 21+ establishment, and tasting reservations are required to enter the grounds. Cheese boards are served with each private tasting. Dogs are not allowed. 

Tasting at Dynamis Estate Wines

10. Elkin Creek Vineyard

318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, NC 28621

Elkin Creek Vineyard is the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend vacation or a great place to host a wedding or any other small event. At Elkin Creek, they strive to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day and for tasting great wines.

They have a small kitchen that serves incredible made-to-order, wood-fired pizzas every Sunday. You need to place your pizza order in advance of your visit because there is a limited number available.

Pizza at Elkin Creek Winery

Four intimate cabins at Elkin Creek are great for a perfect mini vacation. While they look rustic, they have all fresh, modern decor, with full amenities to create the most comfortable space for your visit.

11. Flint Hill Vineyards

2133 Flint Hill Road, East Bend, NC 27055

Flint Hill Vineyards is a quaint Century Family Farm. They have a beautifully restored farmhouse that sits on their property and serves as a tasting and dining room. You can enjoy their select wines in the tasting room or elegant outdoor patio. 

The tasting room is currently available by appointment only. They also cater or host a complete culinary experience with their private chef.

12. Golden Road Vineyards

542 Golden Road, State Road, NC 28676

One of the newer tasting rooms in Yadkin Valley, Golden Road, has an excellent selection of wine varieties, musical events, and 25 beautiful acres of land. They have indoor and outdoor options for seating, with comfortable, warm wood accents and fire pits outside. Kids and dogs are welcome. 

Food trucks and themed nights with food frequently happen throughout the year. Otherwise, you are welcome to bring your own picnic lunch to your wine tasting. Golden Road Vineyard is a great place for easy, wine-tasting fun. 

13. Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

235 Chatham Circle, State Road, NC 28676

Grassy Creek Vineyards was once an old historic dairy farm. It is now one of the most stunning vineyards and wineries in the state. Recently ranked the #1 winery in North Carolina, Grassy Creek Winery prides itself on creating rich and flavorful wines with local flavors. 

An old horse stable has been converted into a large, beautiful tasting room. The Pavillion is an outdoor covered area overlooking the 15 acres of vineyards and the remaining 60 acres of the property. It is a perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine or host an event. The property is also full of hiking trails, perfect for disconnecting and enjoying nature.   

Trail map at Grassy Creek Winery

Grassy Creek Vineyards is happily dog and kid-friendly. There is lots of land for everyone to enjoy and run around on. Live music events happen during the summer season. There are also three cabin rentals on the property available for a weekend getaway. 

Grassy Creek Vineyard building

14. Hanover Park Vineyard

1927 Courtney-Huntsville Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055

Taking inspiration from the Rhone River Valley wines of southern France, Michael and Amy Helton produce Old World-style wines that are perfectly suited for the growing conditions on this 22-acre property. 

The Helton first planted grapes here in 1997 and had their first harvest in 1999. The farmhouse was originally constructed in 1897 and converted into a tasting room and winery. These days, you can join them in their new tasting room called The Gallery, which is found behind the old farmhouse.

Hanover Park Vineyards is open from Wednesday through Sunday (winter hours in January and February are Friday through Sunday). Families are welcome. Snacks are available for purchase, but you are encouraged to bring your own.      

15. Haze Gray Vineyard

761 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, NC 27017

After 30 years in the Military, Deane Muhlenberg wanted to open a relaxing vineyard and found the perfect place in Yadkin Valley. In 2015, he and his wife, Becky, purchased 85 acres and planted their first five acres of grapes. 

Haze Gray Vineyards is where you’ll want to be for a simple yet exquisite wine tasting. The tasting room opened in 2019, and they now have nine acres of different grape varieties. The owners are always around, and the service is friendly. Live music is played almost every weekend during the summer at their wonderful outdoor deck/patio area. 

16. Herrera Vineyards

231 Vineyard Ln, Dobson, NC 27017

Herrera Vineyards has a sprawling 140 acres with a tasting room, acres of grapes, a full-service restaurant, and a large variety of wines. 

Currently, the property is undergoing renovations and is not open to the public. Wine production is still underway, so bottles can only be shipped upon request. There is no opening date yet, but exciting changes are happening that you won’t want to miss! 

17. Hidden Vineyard

125 Hidden Vines Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

Compared to other area wineries, Hidden Vineyard is small. They have 9 acres tucked between Dobson and Pilot Mountain, on which they grow eight different varieties of grapes. However, this allows them to work with a cozy, quaint vibe.

The owners moved their family from Ohio to pursue their love of wine-making. Each visitor is treated with special care, and you’ll feel like you’re part of the family! Dogs and kids are allowed. 

18. JOLO Winery & Vineyards

219 Jolo Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

JOLO Vineyards is rated the number one winery in the Winston-Salem area. They are complete with a full-service restaurant (serving one of the best brunches you’ll ever have), a gorgeous outdoor/indoor tasting room, and a pristine gazebo for weddings and events. 

Reservations are required for all dining and tasting room experiences. It is a 21+ establishment, and no pets are allowed. 

19. Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery

964 Old Railroad Grade Road, Thurmond, NC 28683

Jones von Drehle Vineyards is an easy-going, family-owned winery that combines fun and relaxation with great-tasting wines. Trees and a perfect view of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround the 30-acre property. 

Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged for wine tasting. The indoor wine-tasting room is 21+; however, there is a large and beautiful outdoor patio for well-behaved children and dogs. There is a large stage at Jones von Drehle, and exciting concerts happen in the summer.

20. Junius Lindsay Vineyard

385 Dr. Zimmerman Road, Lexington, NC 27295

At this boutique, French-style vineyard, Junius Lindsay shares the only open-air tasting room in North Carolina. This way, guests are encouraged to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. 

Since 2004, the Zimmerman family has been growing grapes native to the Rhone Valley of Southern France to bring North Carolina perfect French wines. Specialty desserts are paired with select wines, and guests are welcome to bring snacks from home. Live music events are held all year long on their outdoor patio. Dogs are welcome on the outside patio. 

Yadkin Valley Wineries include Junius Lindsay Vineyard

21. Laurel Gray Vineyards

5726 Old US Hwy 421, Hamptonville, NC 27020

The story of Laurel Gray Vineyards goes all the way back to 1773 when their family’s ancestor, Joseph Myers, was gifted 400 acres for being the gardener of Queen Charlotte. The land has gone from a tobacco farm to a dairy farm and is now a thriving vineyard. The Myers family strives to create the best wines using only sustainable and organic farming. 

Laurel Gray Winery Flight

Tours of the winery, vineyard, and property are available upon request. The tasting room is in a converted dairy barn that is now adorned with beautiful works of art. Deli-style sandwiches are offered in the tasting room. They also host many food trucks and live music events all year round. Kids and dogs are welcome outside only on the large outdoor patio. 

Laurel Gray Winery showing building and pond and land behind

22. Lazy Elm Vineyard & Winery

523 Danner Road, Mocksville, NC 27028

Nothing is more relaxing than sipping a glass of wine under a beautiful lazy elm. The owners of Lazy Elm welcome guests to escape from the rush of life and enjoy the paradise of their beautiful 43 acres. 

Although it is a small winery, the wine truly stands out. The winemaker is happy to talk to you about the entire wine-making process. 

Bring a picnic to share with friends under the elms.

23. McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

315 Thurmond PO Road, Thurmond, NC 28683

Opened in 2007, McRitchie Winery is located on 30 acres in Yadkin Valley. They specialize in not only delicious wines but also handcrafted hard ciders. A long line of winemakers runs in this family, and there is beauty in the way they craft their wines. 

The outdoor porch and indoor tasting room are open for wine tastings by reservation only due to limited seating. Each tasting is guided by a senior staff member, winemaker, or the owners themselves to create the perfect wine-tasting experience. Pets are allowed outside and in designated areas only. Children under 12 should not be in the tasting room. 

24. Medaloni Cellars

9125 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023

Just 10 minutes outside Winston-Salem, you will find this great little escape without going too far. Medaloni Cellars is a beautiful addition to the Yadkin Valley Wine scene. Medaloni Cellars isn’t just about trying wine, but it is a fantastic place to have a wedding, a birthday party, or any other small event. 

Medaloni Cellars inside

Medaloni Cellars has a beautiful indoor and outdoor tasting room. The outdoor tasting room provides some of the best sunset views. Food trucks are on-site from April to November, but they also offer small snack plates. Pets and children are very welcome. 

That’s not all! Medaloni Cellars also has two guest cabins and a fully furnished Airstream available to rent. These are modern, rustic-style cabins that are only available for couples. These beautiful cabins are perfect for a romantic weekend trip. 

Medaloni Cellars Building

25. MenaRick Vineyard & Winery

328 Luffman Road, Ronda, NC 28670

MenaRick is a family-owned and operated vineyard on 40 acres of land. They grow eight kinds of grapes and specialize in Spanish and Portuguese varieties. The owners welcome guests to try a flight or get a bottle and taste a new culture of wine. 

They have a beautiful outdoor patio along with a lovely indoor tasting room. Food is not served, but the owners encourage guests to bring a picnic. Pets are allowed. 

26. Midnight Magdalena Vineyards

5109 Howell School Road, Jonesville, NC 28642

On 50 acres at the end of Swan Creek, Midnight Magdalena is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking to have a relaxing wine tasting. The beautiful property overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains, and you are welcome to bring picnic chairs, blankets, and food to sit out on the lawn and enjoy. 

Midnight Magdalena Building

27. Native Vines Winery

1336 NC 150, Lexington, NC 27292

Native Vines Winery is the first Native American-owned and operated winery in the United States. The winery sits on 36 acres of beautiful rolling hills, boarded by the Old Waxhaw Indian Trading Trail and Indian Grave Creek. Arrowheads can still be found in the soil today. 

Their award-winning wines and unique line of green tea blends are served in their beautiful tasting room. Live musical events take place on their outdoor patio all year long. Pets are not allowed. 

Outside Native Vines Wine

28. Old North State Winery

308 N. Main St., Mount Airy, NC 27020

Benn Webb started his dream for a fantastic winery in 2002 with a 28-acre vineyard. He combined his love for technology and wine to build one of the most technologically advanced wineries in the United States. 

Rather than have his winery at the vineyard, he wanted to do something to help the community of Mt. Airy (his hometown), so he built Old North State Winery in downtown Mt Airy to help rebuild the community and strengthen the city’s economy. Today, Old North State Winery is one of the leading tourism destinations in Yadkin Valley. 

Mayberry Old North State Winery Bar

Ben and his wife, Ellie, have perfected the wine-tasting experience by creating a fun, upbeat, and exciting environment. To elevate the experience, they have added the help of world-renowned chef Chris Wishart, who brings a mouthwatering lunch and dinner experience to the table. Using only locally grown ingredients, the food pairs beautifully with the wines. 

Relax, have fantastic food, and enjoy live music during the weekend. The outdoor patio is happily dog-friendly. 

Old North State Winery

29. Piccione Vineyards

2364 Cedar Forest Drive, Ronda, NC 28670

With family roots in Sicily, the owners of Piccione bring Sicilian-style sweet, dry wines to Swan Creek, North Carolina. The establishment is elegant and enchanting, with twinkling lights, a beautiful view, and a charming feel. Their outdoor patio is one of the best in the valley. 

Piccione overlooking new tasting room being built

Piccione holds live events almost every weekend of the year, including live music, themed dinners, and dessert tastings. Food trucks are also booked every weekend. Bring your well-behaved furry friend to the outdoor patio or the children to enjoy the view. 

Flight of wine at Piccione

30. Pilot Mountain Vineyards & Winery

1162 Bradley Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just looking for a fun day trip, this winery is the perfect destination for a day of wine tasting and relaxation. Here, you will find stunning views of Pilot Mountain, which can be seen from the outdoor patio area. Pilot Mountain Vineyards is on a 31-acre estate and has been producing grapes for over 25 years.  

One of the standout features of Pilot Mountain Vineyards & Winery is the variety of wines available for tasting. From crisp whites to bold reds, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the popular wines include Chardonnay and Merlot.

Pilot Mountain Vineyards & Winery is also available for private events, such as weddings and special events. The beautiful setting and exceptional service make it the perfect location for a memorable celebration.  No reservation is needed for six or fewer guests.  They ask that you do not bring pets or children under ten years old. 

31. Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

Raffaldini brings a classic Tuscan charm to Yadkin Valley with their fine Italian dry wines. They work with the land to create delicious wines that have been part of the Raffaldini heritage for centuries. 

During your visit, book a guided tour of the vineyards to learn more about the wine and the winemakers. The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to recognize Raffaldini Vineyards as a thriving wildlife sanctuary, so as you walk through the gardens, you’ll see lots of happy frogs, bugs, butterflies, birds, and more. 

Raffaldini from above with drone overlooking building and vineyards

At Raffaldini, they work hard to create a safe, relaxing, and inmate experience for the guests. This means anyone under 21 is no longer allowed at the facility. However, they host several family days throughout the year with live music, food trucks, and games. Dogs are not allowed. 

Tasting at Raffaldini Winery

32. RagApple Lassie Vineyards

3724 RagApple Lassie Lane, Boonville, NC 27011

RagApple Lassie Vineyards has a long history of hard work to get to where they are today. Frank Hobson and his wife, Lenna, operated a tobacco farm here on their 125 acres until the demise of that industry. In order to keep their property from becoming a housing development, Frank decided to plant a vineyard as a plan B in 2000 and the construction of a winery in 2002.

Sadly, Frank passed away in 2019, and Lenna shortly after him in 2020. Their legacy continues at RagApple Lassie Vineyards. The winery and vineyard are temporarily closed due to ownership changes but will be reopening as soon as possible. 

33. Rayson Winery and Vineyards

3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC 27028

Rayson Winery and Vineyards, previously RayLen Vineyards, is a Yadkin Valley staple since they have been working with the land since 1999.  

With over 25 years of history, their vineyard thrives on unique soils, producing a variety of exceptional wines like Riesling, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Franc. They’re excited to expand their offerings in 2024, enhancing the experience of wine paired with great food. Their upcoming Bistro Europa will complement their commitment to excellent service and a warm, family-like atmosphere.

Join them at Rayson, where the legacy of quality winemaking continues, promising a memorable visit filled with delightful wines, inviting hospitality, and the serene ambiance of their estate.

34. Roaring River Vineyards

493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 28685

For those who enjoy variety, a peaceful river, and great food, you will love Roaring River Vineyards! The beautiful cottage-style winery/taproom/restaurant sits right next to the river.

You can enjoy beverages and meals on their outdoor patio overlooking the water or in their cozy space. Having a variety of beers and wines is excellent for large parties or a casual night out. 

Enjoy your own little slice of heaven at Roaring River Vineyards! There are several rental spaces inside the main lodge, a cabin, and an RV park with electric hookups. The rental areas included multiple bedrooms, full kitchens, full baths, and amenities like private river access, firepits, BBQ grills, yard games, and WIFI. 

There is a pet-friendly play area by the outdoor patio. However, dogs are not allowed inside the rental spaces.

35. Round Peak Vineyards

765 Round Peak Church Rd., Mount Airy, NC 27030

Round Peak is the Northernmost vineyard in Yadkin Valley. This gives the vines a slightly higher elevation than other vineyards, which is perfect for the French and Italian-style wines they specialize in. This elevation also gives Round Peak some of the best views out of any other winery in the valley. 

Round Peak is a charming place for the perfect wedding. They also have luxury, rustic cabins that are fully furnished and dog-friendly, sleep up to eight guests, and overlook the stunning vineyards. At Round Peak, they want your experience to feel fulfilled and exciting. It isn’t just about trying wine, but it’s also about letting loose and having fun. For that very reason, on their 12 acres, there is an 18-hole disc golf course.

Outside front building Round Peak Vineyards

36. Sanders Ridge Winery

3200 Round Hill Road, Boonville, NC 27011

Sanders Ridge Winery has been a family-owned and operated farm for over 175 years. On their 150 acres, they have everything from enjoyable wine tastings to pairing dinners, private events, weddings, live music, and cabin rental. One cabin on the property is fully furnished, secluded, and serene. Best of all, it’s pet-friendly! 

In this picturesque log cabin with high ceilings and elegant decor, you will feel delighted to be sipping wine amongst friends. Sanders Ridge isn’t just a winery but an entire vegetable farm with over 75 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables. Their vegetables fuel their kitchen and provide the community with fresh foods.

37. Serre Vineyards

364 Beast Trail, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Serre Vineyards is one of the newer vineyards to make its home in Yadkin Valley. They bring a breath of fresh air to North Carolina’s wine-making industry. At Serre, wine tasting is approachable, fun, and great for both newcomers and seasoned wine tasters. 

The nearly 70-acre property has a modern-styled tasting room, vineyards, a shop, and two luxury suites. The first suite has a view unlike any other. The second stay is a larger cottage, great for families and dog-friendly! The decor is clean and modern and will have you feeling refreshed. 

Inside at Serre Vineyards

Beer and light snacks are also served upon request. Guests are welcome to book private wine tours any time of the year. Live musical guests throughout the year, either in their tasting room or out on the bright green lawn. Dogs and children are allowed on the outside patio. There are lawn games available for the whole family to have fun. 

Outside patio at Serre Vineyards

38. Shadow Springs Vineyard

5543 Crater Road, Hamptonville, NC 27020

Shadow Springs is like a traditional winery without a conventional attitude. The space is comfortable, clean, and well-decorated, but the feeling of the winery is uplifting, cheerful, and nonjudgmental. They have been open for 17 years and are a local favorite. 

Entrance to Shadow Springs Winery

Their wines are fitting for every season, with fruity wines in the summer and red wines in the winter. You can enjoy these wines in their inside taproom, on the outdoor patio, or in the elegant gazebo overlooking the water.

Shadow Springs Winery overlooking the property with a gazebo in the background

Live music is held during the summer and early fall, where you can see good bands and eat great food from local food trucks. Food is not sold, though guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Dogs and children are allowed outside. 

Shadow Springs Winery Flight

39. Shelton Vineyards (and The Harvest Grill)

286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

On a once tobacco-dependent property, the Sheltons decided to try a new style of farming with grapevines in 1999. Being on 406 acres, this is one of the largest vineyards on the East Coast. A wide variety of grapes are grown throughout this land, and sustainable farming is used to produce the highest quality wines. 

Entrance to Shelton Vineyards

Their fantastic wines bring visitors from near and far, but that isn’t the only thing that people keep coming back for. The Harvest Grill is an upscale restaurant on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards.

The bistro has a charming enclosed outdoor patio with lights and flowers and intimate indoor seating. The renowned chef has deemed the personalized menu “sophisticated comfort food” and has been awarded the Triple-A three-diamond rating for the food, service, and decor. 

After your trip to Shelton Vineyards, whether for the elegant wines, the fancy Harvest Room, or a fun night of dancing to live music, you will want to keep coming back. Pets are allowed anywhere outside. 

Shelton Vineyards wine bottle and glass of wine

40. Slightly Askew Winery

913 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621

Slightly Askew Winery does things a little differently than their counterparts, hence their name. With a large selection of fruit wines that use grapes and fruits harvested both locally and abroad, Slightly Askew has some unique offerings in the Yadkin Valley. 

They also offer a variety of more traditional white and red wines that they produce at their winery right in Elkin, NC

Slightly Askey Winery

41. Stardust Cellars & Taproom

1202 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Stardust Cellars and Taproom is unlike any other winery you’ll ever visit in the whole state of North Carolina. They specialize in method ancestral, foot-stomped, basket-pressed craft wines and meads. They are also all off-grid! These traditional methods of fermentation were used by monks centuries ago and offer flavors, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.

Try their lavender wines and meads, meads with locally grown honey, or their more traditional wine varietals in their cozy taproom overlooking the green hills. The taproom is pet-friendly (with a fenced dog park), kid-friendly, and stocked with board games, yard games, and fire pits. Crepes are made fresh every Wednesday-Saturday. Live music plays all year round. 

42. Stony Knoll Vineyards

1143 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, NC 27017

Stony Knoll has been growing wine on the family’s old tobacco farm since 2001. Today there are a little over 10 acres of vines that produce the most quality grapes. It is essential to the owners of Stony Knoll to not only create exquisite wines but also to maintain the “cultural preserve” of the family farm and business. 

The taproom and outdoor patio are warm and inviting, perfect for any time of year, and dog-friendly. They also have lodging in their old, renovated family cabin. They couldn’t bear tearing down the house full of memories, so instead, they revived it and now welcome guests to come to stay and take a step back in time. 

43. Surry Cellars

630 South Main St., Dobson, NC 27017

Surry Cellars is the label for the wine produced at a teaching winery at the Surry Community College through their Viticulture and Enology program. 

There is no tasting room on site; however, their wines can be found at a limited number of specialty wine shops and restaurants throughout the state of North Carolina. 

44. Weathervane Winery

1452 Welcome-Arcadia Road, Lexington, NC 27292

What started small has become a popular place for weddings, concerts, wine tastings, wine tours, and other events. Weathervane has a large selection of wines and a kind and caring staff that is very passionate and very knowledgeable. 

At Weathervane Winery, there is no mass production of wine, so everything is hand-produced and made to perfection. Food is offered during their summer events, though guests are welcome to bring their own picnics as well. Pets and children are also welcome.

Weathervane Winery Sign

45. Windsor Run Cellars Vineyard, Winery & Distillery

6531 Windsor Rd., Hamptonville, NC 27020

Wine isn’t the only thing Windsor Run Cellars specializes in. The owners also distill their grapes into premium spirits and meads. In their beautiful log cabin-style tasting room, you can sit by the fireplace and relax with your choice of wine, mead, or spirit. 

The owners of Windsor Run Cellars have a fun, carefree attitude, and they bring excellent service to their tasting room. Be sure to try their award-winning dessert wine! Their outdoor patio is pet-friendly. 

Yadkin Valley Wineries with lodging

Visiting wineries can be so much fun, but it can be even better when you have the opportunity to rent a cabin or a suite and make a whole weekend out of it! These are the wineries that offer the coziest and most luxurious lodging in the Yadkin Valley. 

Curran Alexander Vineyards | 1697 South NC Highway 150, Lexington, NC 27295

Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery | 170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC 28621

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery | 235 Chatham Circle, State Road, NC 28676

Elkin Creek Vineyard | 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, NC 28621

Medaloni Cellars | 9125 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC 27023

Pilot Mountain Vineyards | 1162 Bradley Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043

Roaring River Vineyards | 493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 28685

Round Peak Vineyards | 765 Round Peak Church Rd., Mount Airy, NC 27030

Sanders Ridge Winery | 3200 Round Hill Road, Boonville, NC 27011

Serre Vineyards | 364 Beast Trail, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Slightly Askew Winery | 913 North Bridge Street, Elkin, NC 28621

Stony Knoll Vineyards | 1143 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, NC 27017

Weathervane Winery | 1452 Welcome-Arcadia Road, Lexington, NC 27292

Yadkin Valley Wine Trail

The Yadkin Valley Wine Trail is a website set up in 2002 to help visitors organize all the information there is about the dozens of wineries in the valley. On the website, you can find everything from lodging to directions to festivals, shops nearby, and of course, all the information about the beautiful wineries spread throughout the vast Yadkin Valley.  

✅ Yadkin Valley Wine Tours

Yadkin Valley Wine Tours is the largest wine tour company in North Carolina. They have led thousands of tours over the years to share with people the beauty of these wineries and vineyards in the Yadkin Valley. 

With Yadkin Valley Wine Tours, you can set up custom tours, inquire about their shuttle services, or take any of their public wine tours. Join people who love wine the most and know about the area like the back of their hand for a fun day full of wine. 

✅ Elkin Vine Line – Winery Hopper

The Elkin Vine Line is a fantastic service you can utilize for transportation to multiple wineries throughout Yadkin Valley. They have five different routes that you can book, each of which stops at four wineries where you will spend approximately 1 hour at each location.

Expect to spend a total of between 5.5 and 6.5 hours per tour, including a stop for food. Read more details and find booking details on their website. Great way to be safe and explore all the great Yadkin Valley wineries.

Elkin Vine Line Shuttle

Yadkin Valley Wineries: FAQs

📌 How many wineries are in Yadkin County?
Currently, there are 45 wineries in Yadkin Valley, and more are coming. 

📌 Where is North Carolina wine country?
North Carolina has five distinct AVAs, including the Yadkin Valley. Vineyards and wineries can be found throughout North Carolina, from the mountains to the Piedmont and to the coast and Outer Banks. Many areas throughout the state are perfect for growing grapes and producing wine. 

📌 What and where is the Yadkin Valley?
Yadkin Valley is an American Viticultural Area covering all or parts of seven counties in northwestern North Carolina. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking for a fun and relaxing getaway, Yadkin Valley is definitely worth a visit. With its award-winning wines, breathtaking scenery, and rich history, it’s no wonder that Yadkin Valley has become one of the top wine destinations in North Carolina.

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