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Chase the Winter Blues with the Yadkin Valley Wine & Beer Passport

Winter Wine Passport in Yadkin Valley, North Carolina wine country

Chase the winter blues with an assortment of reds, whites and ambers.

The 2021-22 Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport serves up tastings at 14 wineries, three breweries and one distillery in North Carolina wine country.

The passport expands to 18 locations this winter to include four wineries that recently opened in the towns of Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy and Pilot Mountain along the Surry County Wine Trail.

“Each winter, the passport serves as a guide to all the great wineries and breweries here in the heart of Yadkin Valley,” says Jessica Roberts, director of the Tourism Partnership of Surry County. “Over the course of four months, it’s both a convenient and an economical way to experience wine country.”

Winter Wine Passport Yadkin Valley Surry Wine Trail tastings

Passport holders receive either one or two tastings at participating locations, as well as a keepsake stainless steel wine pump to preserve the freshness of opened bottles of wine. Another perk is discounts at several accommodations, restaurants and retail locations.

The passports are valid for four months, starting Nov. 26, 2021, and running through March 27, 2022.

Wineries new to the passport are Golden Road, Hidden Vineyard, Pilot Mountain and Serre Vineyards. Returning wineries are Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Haze Gray, Roaring River, Round Peak, Shelton Vineyards, Slightly Askew and Stony Knoll.

Winter Wine Passport Yadkin Valley North Carolina

Three craft breweries – Angry Troll, Skull Camp and Thirsty Souls – add variety to the tasting options, along with Mayberry Spirits Distillery.

“People love the passports. Many come back year after year or give them as gifts to family and friends,” says Pat Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyards. “It’s really just the idea of having something fun to do for a weekend in winter, or spreading it across several winter weekends.”

For those looking to stay overnight, five wineries offer discount lodging on-property: Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Round Peak and Slightly Askew.

Special lodging rates are also available at Hampton Inn & Suites Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, Hampton Inn in Mount Airy, Fairfield Inn & Suites in Elkin and The Rockford Inn in Dobson.

Early bird pricing is $83 for an individual passport and $125 for a two-person passport through Nov. 25, 2021. Regular pricing begins Nov. 26 with rates of $95 for individuals and $145 for couples. Estimated value of each passport is $350.

For details or to purchase a Winter Wine & Beer Passport, click here or call 336-526-1111.