Swan Creek AVA

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Located in northwestern North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley is home to the Swan Creek AVA. The Swan Creek AVA encompasses 160-180 sq. miles in Wilkes, Yadkin and Iredell counties. Its proximity to the Brushy Mountains gives Swan Creek a distinct, loamy soil consisting of schist, mica and other minerals as well as a microclimate that make Swan Creek wines unique. There are currently five vineyards located within the Swan Creek AVA: Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda, N.C. and Laurel Gray Vineyards, Buck Shoals Vineyards, Shadow Springs Vineyard and Dobbins Creek Vineyards in Hamptonville, N.C.

Laurel Gray Vineyards

Laurel Gray VineyardsNestled in the heart of the Yadkin Valley is Laurel Gray Vineyards. Visitors can taste wine in a 75-year old milking parlor or take a guided tour of the vineyards. Laurel Gray Vineyards sits on an 84 acre family farm with 15 acres of it dedicated to vineyard.

5726 Old Hwy 421
Hamptonville, NC 27020
Tel. 336468-8463
Fax: (336) 468-4326


Hours: Wed. - Sat. 10am til 5pm and Sunday 1pm til 5pm. CLOSED January
Owners: Benny and Kim Myers
Wine List: Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Merlot, Syrah, Scarlet Mountain, 1773 Rose and Nectar.

Shadow Springs Vineyard

Shaadow Springs VineyardShadow Springs is a family owned vineyard located on a 47 acre farm in the Yadkin Valley. Opening its state of the art tasting room in July of 2008 Shadow Springs has the ability to serve its award winning wines at both an upstairs and downstairs tasting bar. The downstairs area can be also used for buses, large parties and private events. This area opens up to a covered patio which overlooks the vineyard and pond. Plan to spend some time enjoying this serene location and enjoying the fine wines.

5543 Crater Road
Hamptonville, NC 27020


Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Owners: Chuck and Jamey Johnson
Wine List: Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Crimson Sunset, Chambourcin, Shadow Mist, L’Amour Doux, Strawberry Shortcake & Dark Shadow

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Raffaldini VineyardsRaffaldini Vineyards is a family-owned winery and vineyard in the Swan Creek region of the Yadkin Valley. Known as Chianti in the Carolinas, Raffaldini Vineyards produces exclusively Italian varietals, and is the largest practitioner of Appassimento, a traditional Italian method of drying grapes prior to fermentation.

Hours: Hours: Mon,Wed.--Sat.11 am--5 pm; Sun. 12--5 pm (closed Tue), year round

Owners: The Raffaldini Family

Wines or Grapes: Wine List: Vermentino Superiore, Pinot Grigio, Girasole (dry rosé) Bella Misto (Red Blend), Montepulciano Riserva, Sangiovese Classico, Sagrantino, La Dolce Vita (lightly carbonated, lightly sweet white wine)

 450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670

Hours: Hours: Mon,Wed.--Sat.11 am--5 pm; Sun. 12--5 pm (closed Tue), year round