Lodgings and Activities

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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