Yakin Valley AVA
Located in northwestern North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley is home to North Carolina's first federally-recognized American Viticultural Area, the Yadkin Valley AVA. This AVA encompasses 1.4 million acres, including all of Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties and portions of Stokes, Davie, Davidson and Forsyth counties.
Vineyard established 2009,growing Merlot, Arandell, Chardonnay and Traminette. Winery and Tasting room opening spring of 2014 with wines to include Chaconne red blend, Chardonnay, Vivace white blend and Coda desert wine. Owners Drs. Tim and Jan Wahl will feature hand crafted violins by owner Dr. Jan Wahl in the tasting room.
139 Benge Drive
P.O. Box 109
Elkin, NC 28621
Tel - 336-258-2333
Hours: opening spring 2014
Owners: Drs. Tim and Jan Wahl
Wines or Grapes: see above
Divine Llama Vineyards
In 1975, two architecture students met in a design studio at Virginia Tech. Years later, they reunited to work together as architects in Winston-Salem. Meanwhile, Michael West became interested in llama farming, and Thomas Hughes continued to nurture a dream to own a vineyard. In 2006, they, along with their wives Patricia and Julia, purchased 77 acres in East Bend in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, where they planted vineyards. In the spring of 2009, a tasting room opened, nestled among five acres of vineyards and pastures for llama and miniature horses.
4126 Divine Llama Lane
East Bend, NC 27018
Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 12-5PM, Sunday: 1-5PM
Owners: Michael & Patricia West and Thomas & Julia Hughes
Wine List: Chardonnel, Chardonnay, Traminette, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, In a Heart Beat (Red Blend), Red Rita Rose
Varietals planted on the property include Chardonel, Traminette, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Brandon Hills Vineyard
Brandon Hills Vineyard is a boutique winery created by the dream of David & Pam Blackwell . Located in the gently sloping foothills of the Appalachian mountains in the heart of the Yadkin Valley, the rolling terrain makes for ideal wine growing. Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the vineyard or in front of our 240 gallon saltwater reef tank.
1925 Brandon Hills Rd.
Yadkinville, NC 27055
Hours: Saturday 12-6, Sunday 1-5, closed month of January
Owners: David and Pamela Blackwell
Wines: Pinot Gris, Viognier, Barbera, Merlot, Raptor Red (cab sav blend), White Merlot and Rip Tide Rose
Flint Hill Vineyards
A Century Family Farm, Flint Hill Vineyards planted five acres of grapes in 2002 and opened a tasting room in October 2005. The Doubs currently grow five viniferous varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Voignier, Chardonnay and Chambourcin.
2133 Flint Hill Road
East Bend, NC 27017
Hours: Fri. 11:00 - 6:00 pm, Sat. 11:00 - 6:00 pm; and Sun. 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
Owners: Brenda and Tim Doub
Wine List: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Voignier, and Olde Yattken, a semi sweet white wine.
Founded in 2004, Childress Vineyards is one of North Carolina’s most visible wineries in a re-emerging wine industry that has grown from 21 to more than 60 wineries since 2000. The 35,000 square-foot Italian Renaissance-styled winery is open daily and offers free tours, educational wine tastings and The Bistro restaurant for lunch. With 100 acres of vineyards and 12 varieties of European vitis vinifera cultivars at three vineyard sites, Childress Vineyards is already producing award-winning wines from a terroir that features a long growing season and gravely, red clay soil.
1000 Childress Vineyards Road
Lexington, NC 27295
Hours: Mon.--Sat. 10am--5pm; Sun. Noon--5pm, Lunch served daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Owners: Richard Childress & Greg Johns
Wine List: Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Sangiovese. Childress Vineyards wines include Classic House wines, Varietals, Reserves and Signatures, sweet dessert wines, native muscadines and a North Carolina sparkling wine.
Golden Road Vineyards
Golden Road Vineyards is located 8 miles north of Elkin, North Carolina just east of U.S. 21 and 5 miles west of Interstate 77 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 5 acre Yadkin Valley AVA vineyard produces red wine varieties merlot, tannat and petit verdot, as well as whites petit manseng and traminette. The vineyard’s production is sold to local wineries. Owners Bill and Sue Harmon established Golden Road Vineyards in 2011. Their mission is to produce consistently superior fruit to enhance the winemaker’s art. The Harmons believe in the slogan “great wine starts in the vineyard.”
Hours: By appointment
Owners: Bill and Sue Harmon
Wines or Grapes: PETIT MANSANG -- small, thick-skinned berries naturally high in acidity that
yield very high quality white wines.TANNAT -- distinguished for their generous tannins, tannat grapes contribute color and backbone to robust red blends.TRAMINETTE -- produces white wines with varietal characteristics similar to its
parent grape Gewürztraminer; high quality, fragrant wines with distinctively spicy flavors.MERLOT -- loose bunches of large, blue-violet berries, often blended with
cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and/or petit verdot.PETIT VERDOT -- a blending grape due to its intense color, acidity, and “spice box” flavoring elements; also used to produce very high quality varietal wines in warmer climates.