The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides a fun and economical way to experience North Carolina wine country this winter.
Each passport serves as a ticket to tastings at 10 award-winning wineries and two craft breweries in Surry County, located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine region.
The program has expanded to 12 tasting opportunities this year thanks to the additions of Shelton Vineyards and Old North State Winery.
Passport holders also receive a keepsake wall-mounted cork holder, specials at six lodging properties convenient to the vineyards, and discounts at 20 restaurants and shops. The passports are valid for nearly four months, starting Nov. 23 of this year and running through March 20, 2019.
“It’s an enjoyable way to celebrate winter – a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County,” says Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard.
Participating wineries for the winter of 2018-19 are: Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Old North State, Roaring River, Round Peak, Shelton Vineyards, Slightly Askew and Stony Knoll. The breweries on tap this winter are Angry Troll and Skull Camp.
“This is the ninth year we’ve offered the program, and people love it,” says Pat Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery. “And it makes a popular Christmas gift for people who like wine and beer.”
Early bird pricing for the Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport is $54 for individuals and $89 for couples through Nov. 22. Regular pricing begins Nov. 23 with rates of $64 for individuals and $99 for couples. The estimated value of each passport is $225.
For details or to purchase a passport, click here or call the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336-526-1111.
Jan. 7, 2015
Craft brew craze pours into Elkin
Skull Camp Brewing traces its origins to—Round Peak Vineyards—which launched its craft-brewing operation in 2012 in northwest Surry County where the owners began selling its beer on tap at the winery's tasting room ranging from pale ales to dark varieties.
Nov. 8, 2017
Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passports Available
In addition to wine and beer tastings, passport holders receive a keepsake cork magnet at each location featuring the logo of that particular winery or brewery.
Feb. 22, 2019
Craft Beer on Tap in Yadkin Valley
Although NC's Yadkin Valley is wine country, there are nice options for lovers of craft beer. Within the past few years several breweries have bubbled up in the small towns of Surry County, serving excellent beers in interesting environments.
Feb. 19, 2018
Hit the Trifecta with Beer, Barbecue & Wine at Elkin's Skull Camp Brewery & Smokehouse
“It’s an old general store and a beautiful building with a long history in Elkin,” says owner Ken Gulaian, who also owns Round Peak Vineyards in nearby Mount Airy.