Celebrate NC Wine Month in Yadkin Valley
May is Wine Month in North Carolina, and there's no better place to celebrate than in the Yadkin Valley.
Throughout the month, wineries along the Surry County Wine Trail have decided to shine the spotlight on their best work.
From now through May 31, the following wineries will feature a top wine in their tasting rooms: Adagio Vineyards (2019 Chardonnay), Carolina Heritage (Native Sangria, Three C’s), Elkin Creek (2018 Rossa), Golden Road (2019 Traminette), Grassy Creek (2017 Barbera), Haze Gray (2017 Petit Verdot), Hidden Vineyard (2019 Petit Manseng), Roaring River (2018 Chambourcin), Round Peak (Nebbiolo), Serre Vineyards (2018 Meritage), Shelton Vineyards (Yadkin Valley Riesling), Slightly Askew (2019 blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscat) and Stony Knoll (Hungarian Oaked Chambourcin).
In addition, many wineries are hosting free drawings to win a prize package from the NC Wine & Grape Council. The package includes a picnic basket with lightweight plates and silverware, wine tumbler, wine opener, tote bag, glasses and a picnic blanket.
Visitors to the area thoroughly enjoy the vineyards in May. Spring is in the air, grapevines have sprung to life, and temperatures are typically mild and accompanied by a soft breeze from the nearby mountains. Several vineyards have either added or expanded outdoor tasting areas, offering fresh air, scenic views and social distancing.
For an overview of all events taking place in the area in May, and throughout the year, click here.
May 18, 2019
Map Your Way to Outdoor Adventure in North Carolina Wine Country
The Four Rivers Outdoor Adventure Map – available both in print and online – highlights paddling, cycling, fishing and hiking options in a place that is quite geographically diverse. Surry County is home to the iconic Pilot Mountain, four rivers, rolling foothills, higher elevation mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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.
Jan. 30, 2021
Seven best NC wedding barns in Yadkin Valley wine country
Looking for wedding barns in NC’s Yadkin Valley wine country? Seven of the best wedding barns are found in Surry County. Dream weddings come true at these rustic venues framed by beautiful mountain views.
Aug. 16, 2018
Ethan Brown Brings Winemaking Full Circle at Shelton Vineyards
Nearly two decades after they invested heavily in the winemaking program at Surry Community College, Ed and Charlie Shelton hired winemaker Ethan Brown, a graduate of the college’s Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology.