Feb. 28, 2023
Leave Only Footprints: 7 Steps for Responsible Adventures in Yadkin Valley
Outdoor NC provides seven principles for responsible adventures in Surry County in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley region. Follow these guidelines for a better and more rewarding experience.
Jan. 8, 2023
Famous, Yet Forgotten: Mt. Airy's Katharine Smith Reynolds
The town of Mt. Airy has produced its share of famous people. Often overlooked is Katharine Smith Reynolds. She married tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds and was the driving force behind Reynolda, the couple’s famed estate in nearby Winston-Salem that hosts thousands of visitors every year.
Dec. 13, 2022
How Many Wineries are in Yadkin Valley, NC?
Visitors to Surry County here in the heart of NC's Yadkin Valley often ask: How many wineries are in Yadkin Valley? Fortunately, the answer is now available. Find out the number of wineries in NC wine country and see their locations on a map.
Dec. 1, 2022
Enjoy Holiday Light Displays In and Around Mayberry
Come see holidays lights in Mayberry and the Yadkin Valley. Plus, plenty of cozy lodging options are available in Mount Airy and throughout Surry County, from hotels and bed-and-breakfast inns to rental cabins and vacation homes.
Sept. 14, 2022
Wine & Beer Passport is Your Ticket to Winter Fun
The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport is an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County in NC wine country.
Aug. 31, 2022
New Chapter for NC's First Organic Vineyard
NC's first USDA certified organic vineyard has begun a new chapter. Patrick and Wendy McNabb have taken over as owners of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery.
June 18, 2022
Hungry for History? Highway Marker Leads the Way
The national Hungry for History highway marker program has raised its fork of recognition to Surry County’s signature dessert, sonker. Sonker is a hybrid between a cobbler and a deep-dish pie and has its own food trail.
April 9, 2022
May is Wine Festival Month in Yadkin Valley
Enjoy two Yadkin Valley wine festivals each May in North Carolina wine country. The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Budbreak Wine Festival showcase good times and great wines.
March 19, 2022
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in the Yadkin Valley
Looking for things to do on a rainy day in the Yadkin Valley towns of Mount Airy, Elkin, Pilot Mountain and Dobson? Check out this list of the Top 8 rainy day activities that will keep the whole family entertained.
Feb. 5, 2022
Finding Ale Along the Trail: These Yadkin Valley Wineries Serve Craft Beer
Here's a list of Yadkin Valley wineries that serve craft beers and ales in their tasting rooms. After all, not everyone who visits North Carolina vineyards is a wine aficionado.
Jan. 24, 2022
Art, Music & Friendly Folks: Surry County’s Blue Ridge Craft Trail
Meet renowned artists, discover unique crafts and experience small-town charm on the Blue Ridge Craft Trail of Surry County. This curated trail is one of several to be officially recognized by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
Nov. 13, 2021
Cozy Yadkin Valley Fire Pits Along the Surry Wine Trail
Several wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail offer areas with fire pits, perfect for gathering ’round, telling stories, listening to music and admiring views of the Blue Ridge foothills.