NC State Fair judging results in many medals

NC State Fair judging results in many medals

The hustle and bustle of a busy school day was replaced with the clink of glass and murmured opinions in August at Surry Community College. The college was hosting the 2017 North Carolina Commercial and Amateur Wine Competition in its Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology. Four tables seat the 16 judges who […]

Annual wine symposium at Surry on Nov. 8 features industry experts

The sixth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium hosted by Surry Community College on Nov. 8 at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on the college’s Dobson campus will include a bevy of leaders within the grape growing, winemaking, and wine marketing industries. The symposium’s focus this year is “Finding the […]

As harvest season comes to a close, find a new wine to enjoy

As harvest season comes to a close, find a new wine to enjoy

The temperatures in the Carolinas are beginning to cool, the leaves are beginning to change colors and fall, and the grapes have been harvested at many of the vineyards. In talking with winemakers and vineyard owners in the Yadkin Valley, this year’s harvest came in quickly, ending a little earlier than a few years past. […]

Pets welcome at Misty Creek Vineyards

Pets welcome at Misty Creek Vineyards

MOCKSVILLE — The award winning wines are only a taste of the interesting at Misty Creek Vineyards where guests can sit on family history and enjoy both tales and tails. Visitors can enjoy expanses of rolling farm lands dotted by forests as they travel to the tasting room located at 710 Wyo Road in Mocksville […]

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival celebrating 14th year

One of the latest wine festivals of the year takes place in the Yadkin Valley, and this year is the 14th edition of the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival, held in downtown Yadkinville the third Saturday of October, Oct. 21 for 2017. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., numerous wineries will set up in the streets […]

Germanton business combines a love of wine and art

Germanton business combines a love of wine and art

On a main road leading travelers from Winston-Salem and Rural Hall east toward Belews Creek and Walnut Cove sits a cozy brick building full of beautiful fine art pieces and award-winning wines, nestled in the small community of Germanton. As one of the two oldest wineries in North Carolina, owner David Simpson said it is […]

From wines to spirits: Catering to many flavors

From wines to spirits: Catering to many flavors

While some wineries in North Carolina may be getting involved with the beer industry, it was only natural for the owners of Windsor Run Cellars and Shadow Springs Vineyard to instead incorporate the spirits industry. The winery for the two vineyards, owned by Chuck and Jamey Johnson, is the site of the distillery as well. […]

Wine not only gift for wine lovers

Wine not only gift for wine lovers

When traveling the Yadkin Valley Wine Country, many places have perfect choices for wine lovers and their friends. “A bottle of wine accompanying some other gift like bottle art or coasters would be a very nice gesture for a coworker or a friend,” said Adagio Vineyards Tasting Room Manager Douglas Sanders. “Just something at Christmas […]

Calendar of events

Oct. 14-15 • Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, as are tours and tastings. Visit sheltonvineyards.com for more information. Oct. 21-22 • 2 to 4 p.m., Roaring River Vineyards, 493 Brewer Mill Road, […]

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