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.
Sept. 23, 2021
New Sonker Trail Stops Offer Fun, Creative Takes on Traditional Dessert
For those unfamiliar, sonker is a cobbler/pie-like dessert of cooked fruit and crust. Many have liquid batter poured on top the fruit. Others have a rolled dough crust, while some are made on stove top with a dropped-dumpling crust.
June 16, 2021
Sonker Trail Adds Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards is a natural addition to the Surry Sonker Trail. “Food is powerful, and it can really connect people to an area and its culture,” says general manager Travis Dale.
Dec. 28, 2020
Four Yadkin Valley Itineraries Provide a Fun Elkin Getaway
Four new Elkin itineraries showcase wine, music, outdoors and weekend getaways for your next visit to Elkin in the Yadkin Valley of the Blue Ridge foothills of North Carolina.
Sept. 25, 2020
Plan a Girlfriends’ Getaway to Yadkin Valley Wine Country
Yadkin Valley is perfect for a girlfriends’ weekend in North Carolina wine country. Beautiful vineyards and an easy drive from places like Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Raleigh and Roanoke.
July 25, 2020
These 8 Yadkin Valley Wineries are Top Spots for Picnics
Along the Surry County Wine Trail, these eight Yadkin Valley wineries are ideal spots for a picnic. Options include bringing your own picnic or picking one up when you arrive.
July 14, 2019
Five Tasty Food Finds in the Yadkin Valley
Five foodie treats await visitors to Surry County in the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina. From savory to sweet, these are special treats.
May 3, 2018
Surry Sonker Trail Adds Smokehouse to its Lineup of Eateries
The smokehouse and brewery opened last fall in a former general store with wood paneling and a rock fireplace that complements a comfort-food menu of smoked pork, chicken, brisket and ribs with sides of mac and cheese, collard greens and baked beans.
Oct. 24, 2014
Fruit, Dough, and the sonker
Dip is a simple sauce of milk, sugar, and vanilla or cornstarch, cooked until thick that you pour over an individual serving of sonker.