[NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, the passport program pauses for a year and returns the winter of 2021-22. Most wineries will be open the winter of 2020-21 and you are welcome to make individual plans to visit, we just won't offer the passport program out of an abundance of caution.]
Sip your way through Yadkin Valley wineries and breweries this winter via the Winter Wine & Beer Passport. The passport provides tastings, as well as other perks, all winter long in Surry County, North Carolina.
The passport program begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs through late March. A one-time purchase of a Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides one tasting at each participating winery, brewery and distillery. Passport holders also receive a commemorative keepsake at their first tasting, as well as discounts at local restaurants, accommodations and merchants.
Participating wineries in the winter of 2019-20 were: Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Haze Gray, Roaring River, Round Peak, Shelton Vineyards, Slightly Askew and Stony Knoll. The breweries were: Angry Troll, Skull Camp, Thirsty Souls and White Elephant. Mayberry Spirits was the distillery.
- Tastings at 10 wineries (profiles below)
- Tastings at 4 breweries (profiles below)
- Bonus tasting at 1 distillery (profile below)
- Commemorative five-piece wine & beer opener set
- Lodging discounts at 7 properties
- Discounts at local restaurants and retailers
Early bird purchase last winter was $65 for an individual passport and $99 for a two-person passport through Thanksgiving. Regular pricing began the day after Thanksgiving with rates of $75 for an individual and $115 for two people. Estimated value of each passport was $250.
The passports make great gifts for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.
Once the 2021-2022 Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passports go on sale, they will be available on this page via a PayPal link above. Passports are then 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).
Passport holders receive their commemorative keepsake during their first tasting.
Last winter, lodging discounts of 10% off for passport holders were available at the following places: Elkin Creek Cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites Elkin, Hampton Inn & Suites Dobson, Klondike Cabins at Grassy Creek Winery, Slightly Askew Winery House, Olde Farmhouse at Carolina Heritage Vineyard and the Winery House at Round Peak Vineyards.
For more info, call the Yadkin Valley Chamber at 336-526-1111.
In addition to purchasing through this website, passports will also be available at the participating wineries, breweries and distillery.