The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides a season full of tastings at wineries and breweries (plus one distillery) in the towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. The program begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs through late March.
Purchasers of a Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport receive either one or two tastings at each participating winery, brewery and distillery. Passport holders also receive discounts at local restaurants, accommodations and merchants.
Participating wineries in the winter of 2022-23 were: Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Golden Road, Grassy Creek, Haze Gray, Pilot Mountain, Roaring River, Round Peak, Serre Vineyards, Shelton Vineyards, Slightly Askew and Stony Knoll (see profiles below).
The breweries were: Angry Troll, Skull Camp, Thirsty Souls and White Elephant. Mayberry Spirits was the distillery.
- Tastings at 13 wineries (profiles below)
- Tastings at 4 breweries (profiles below)
- Bonus tasting at 1 distillery (profile below)
- Lodging discounts at more than a dozen properties
- Discounts at local restaurants and retailers
Passport rates for the 2022-23 winter season ranged from $83 to $145 depending on date of purchase and whether it was a one-person or two-person passport.
Each year, the passport makes a great gift for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and romantic getaways.
The 2023-2024 Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport will go on sale in September 2023 and will be available for purchase via a PayPal link on this page. Passports will then be mailed to your address, or can be picked up at the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce in Elkin, NC, during normal business hours (Monday through Friday).
We encourage you to make your visit a weekend getaway or multi-day stay. Last season, lodging discounts of 10% or more were available at the following accommodations: Byrd's Branch Campground, Elkin Creek Cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites Elkin, Hampton Inn & Suites Dobson, Hampton Inn Mount Airy, Kapps Mill Estate, Klondike Cabins at Grassy Creek Winery, Mayberry Motor Inn, Olde Farmhouse at Carolina Heritage Vineyard, The Rockford Inn, Six28 House Bed & Breakfast, Slightly Askew Winery House at Slightly Askew Winery, and the Winery House and Vineyard Cabin at Round Peak Vineyards.
For more information about the passport, call the Yadkin Valley Chamber at 336-526-1111.
In addition to purchasing through this website, the Winter Wine & Beer Passports will be available at many of the participating wineries, breweries and distillery during the winter months.