North Carolina wine festivals planned

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Blowing Rock’s gathering aren’t North Carolina’s only celebration of wine. Travelers can visit wine festivals across the state throughout the spring. Cary will host the Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8003 Regency Pkwy. Admission for most adults includes […]

Wine trails offer variety in transportation, tastes

Wine trails offer variety in transportation, tastes

Discovering what locals in the Yadkin Valley mean when they talk about wine trails can be confusing even to other residents. In this region there are two different types, and although they both feature wineries, one version focuses on feet while the other carries on by car. NCwine.org notes five different wine trails, several of […]

North Carolina wine festivals planned

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival and Blowing Rock’s gathering aren’t North Carolina’s only celebration of wine. Travelers can visit wine festivals across the state throughout the spring. Cary will host the Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8003 Regency Pkwy. Admission for most adults includes […]

From festivals to trails, discover the state’s wines

From festivals to trails, discover the state’s wines

The buds will be breaking very soon as the weather continues to warm, and with that new growth comes a season of wine festivals. This also begins the perfect time to follow new paths and trails — whether those be in your vehicle, or on your feet — for adventure and discovering new and familiar […]

The Vineyards of Swan Creek

The Vineyards of Swan Creek

Each of them is unique and has its own special flair, together they provide a special experience for wine lovers. The Vineyards of Swan Creek in Hamptonville includes Laurel Gray, Windsor Run, Shadow Springs and Dobbins Creek. These four wineries, just five miles apart, host special events together throughout the year, making it a wonderful […]

Hurst’s Italian Risotto

Hurst’s Italian Risotto

Ingredients Rice: • 1 cup Jasmine Rice • 1 cup water • 1 cup Sanders Ridge Stainless Chardonnay • 1 T butter • 2 T soy sauce or coconut aminos • 2 links Harmony Ridge Farms Hot Italian Sausage Vegetables: • 2 heads Baby Bok Choi • 1/2 Red Onion • 1/2 Fennel Bulb • […]

Local wines travel to Ireland, entice visit

Local wines travel to Ireland, entice visit

When Irish eyes are smiling, there may be some Yadkin Valley wine behind them, at least that might be the case for Aidan Kelly. After a visit from Elkin resident Crystal Sizemore, Kelly decided to travel from Ireland to investigate the local flavors for himself. Sizemore and a friend took local wines with them to […]

17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival slated for May

17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival slated for May

Spring has sprung and that means wine festival time in the Yadkin Valley wine region. The 17th annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival will be held on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elkin Municipal Park. “We’re looking forward to the legendary festival-goers that have been coming for 16 years and we’re looking […]

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