Now is the perfect time to search North Carolina’s wine country for your favorite spot, or spots, to sit and relax and enjoy a glass of wine on a patio overlooking the growing grapes and incredible views our state has to offer.
Whether it’s a seat along the Roaring River or the view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near the Tryon Foothills of Polk County, the rolling hills of the state provide the perfect soil for a variety of grapes to be crushed and turned into wonderful wines.
On the southern-most point of the Yadkin Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) lies the vines of NASCAR legend Richard Childress’ Childress Vineyards and the tastes of Junius Lindsay Vineyard. With the close proximity, the vineyards can easily be enjoyed in one day, along with a couple of others in the area.
The Yadkin Valley’s premier wine festival has come and gone with great fanfare celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and it won’t be long until the fall welcomes the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival as one of the last wine celebrations before the cold weather takes hold.
As always, the wineries and vineyards of North Carolina provide a wide range of activities and entertainment, from arts and crafts classes, to llama yoga, to music and camp outs.
Be sure to take advantage of the wonderful warm weather in the Carolina wine country and seek out your favorite wine and spot to relax this summer.
Until the next glass,
Wendy Byerly Wood