Ninth Budbreak festival to celebrate NC wines, beers in May

Ninth Budbreak festival to celebrate NC wines, beers in May

Budbreak wine and craft beer festival will be celebrating its ninth annual gathering featuring North Carolina wines in Mount Airy with the 2018 event. The festival has grown in popularity since its inception becoming Mount Airy’s third largest annual event. The event began as a celebration of the growing wine industry in the Yadkin Valley, […]

Morgan’s Red Wine Braised Roast

Morgan’s Red Wine Braised Roast

A yummy recipe to incorporate the wine you have sitting at home. Roast marinade ingredients: A 2 to 3 pound chuck roast 1 bottle red wine (Morgan recommends a Cabernet Sauvignon) 1 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp cracked black pepper 2 tbsp dried rosemary 1 tbsp dried thyme 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped 1 […]

Winter wine events on tap

Winter wine events on tap

The weather may be frigid and the vines bare, but this doesn’t mean there isn’t warmth and beauty at area wineries and tasting rooms. Winter tends to be a slower time for the vineyard crews as they are taking a short break between harvesting and preparing for pruning vines so they will be fruitful after […]

Chestnut Trail holds tails and tales at vineyard

Chestnut Trail holds tails and tales at vineyard

The greeter for those who visit Chestnut Trail Vineyards welcome all to his home to taste a wine named after him and his mother. Legado, a Peruvian Paso stallion, can be seen and heard from the front patio of the tasting room where owner Claudia Ellis can hear him call to guests when he is […]

Calendar of events

Jan. 13 • 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Adagio Vineyards, 139 Benge Drive, Elkin, will host a class to design four custom photo tile coasters. Class includes a glass of wine. Register in advance and bring your own photos. Register at adagiovineyards.com or email Jan at jgw@adagiovineyards.com. • 6:30 p.m., Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, […]

Plenty of pet friendly locations in and around Elkin

Plenty of pet friendly locations in and around Elkin

Like traveling with children, pet parents have to be contentious about the establishments they can visit. Although many big cities have stores specifically with pet families in mind, small towns like Elkin and the surrounding area also welcome four-legged family members. “They are such an important part of the family,” said John Cheek, “why leave […]

Winter wine weekends in the Yadkin Valley

This year will mark the ninth annual Yadkin Winter Reds wine celebration. This unique two-weekend event was designed to bring visitors to the Yadkin County wineries during the winter months — a typically slower time of the year for the area wineries. The event has turned into a tradition for many area visitors and a […]

SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts sixth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — The sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium took place Wednesday on the campus of Surry Community College at The Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology. After a full day of workshops, lectures and talks from industry professionals from wine-producing regions as diverse as California, Italy and France, symposium participants got […]

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