Wine lover’s seeking a new place to explore will discover plenty of North Carolina’s Surry wineries offer a amazing selections of vintages, events and more to enjoy. And, why not make it an adventure, and here are some suggestion of wineries to discover with a friend or loved one. So, let’s start by visiting the McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks, which offer wines, and hard cider as well. Afterwards, visit Elkin Creek Vineyards, which is located on the property of a century-old mill. While there check out their wonderful monthly beer selections too.
In downtown Elkin drop in at Harry’s Place for lunch, before visiting Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery. At the winery, experience a tasting in the historic red barn and take your time walking the vineyard’s trails. Grassy Creek also has cozy on-site Klondike Cabins that make a nice stop over so you can enjoy dining at Twenty One and Main Restaurant and Wine Bar.
The Carolina Heritage Vineyards is North Carolina’s first USDA Certified Organic Vineyard and solar powered winery, and here you can get a behind the scenes tour of how they grow American native and hybrid grapes. Next to Hutton Vineyards in historic Rockford and sample wines in their tasting room located in a former tobacco barn.
As the evening comes around, visit the Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, and enjoy a glass of wine and dinner at the upscale Harvest Grill before spending the night at the nearby Hampton Inn and Suites.
The following day is a opportunity to visit Stony Knoll Vineyards that is located on a century-old farm near the town of Rockford. The rustic 1800’s farmhouse converted into a tasting room at Olde Mill Vineyards nearby is one of the newest of Surry’s wineries. Another great stop over is the Round Peak Vineyards, where you can sample more award winning wines and enjoy the views from their picturesque grounds.
By Nick Worley
Explore North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley Wineries
To plan your trip to explore local wineries and more to enjoy visit the Yadkin Valley CVB website.