Established in 2005, Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery is a 35-acre farm three miles east of Elkin,

North Carolina, along HWY 268 in the middle of the Yadkin Valley Viticultural area.

Founders Clyde and Pat Colwell share a passion for farming and the environment, having both grown up in rural areas of the

country. Clyde spent his childhood in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State surrounded by beautiful vineyards,

and his wife Patwas raised in Northern Wisconsin in dairy and potato country.

After successful careers in other fields, both decided to pursue a long-held dream of owning their own farm.


From childhood Clyde had had a desire to establish a vineyard and winery and Pat had long been

focused on the importance a cleanenvironment to life. Combining their knowledge and passions,

the husband-and-wife team completed degrees in Viticulture andEnology from Surry Community College,

established the first USDA-Certified Organic vineyard and winery in North Carolina on

Highway 268 in Surry County and began to make their own wines. After 11 years, their grapes and blueberries are flourishing and

so are their dreams of establishing an environmentally-friendly wine establishment!


We are open to the public for Tours and Tastings on Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM – 6PM and at other times by appointment –call (336) 366-3301 to schedule a time. We will be closed during the month of January other than by appointment.


Carolina Heritage Vineyards
170 Heritage Vines Way
Elkin, NC 28621
(336) 366-3301