The Yadkin Valley not only boasts a number of wonderful wineries, but lovely places to stay as well. At Roaring River Vineyards in Traphill, guests can enjoy both.
Roaring River Vineyards is located on the site of the former Brewer Mill, which dates back to 1870. The tasting room sits in the place where the gristmill once stood with a lovely view of the river.
The Lodge at Roaring River Vineyards is the perfect escape for wine and nature lovers, with plenty of peaceful sights and sounds.
The first floor of the main lodge features the Aspen Suite, a three-room suite overlooking the river. The space includes a bedroom, bath, full in-suite kitchen, living room and outdoor patio area.
The Birch Suite also features one bedroom, in-suite kitchen, living room, bathroom and outdoor sitting area.
The Serendipity Cabin is a one bedroom, one bath space with kitchenette and covered porch with rocking chairs.
An outdoor fireplace with Adirondack chairs serves as the perfect place for quests to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Additional amenities at The Lodge include WiFi, Direct TV with premium channels, private fishing, river beach with tables and chairs, bocce ball court, horseshoe court, corn hole toss, and croquet.
Not only does Roaring River offer beautiful accommodations for overnight guests, there is also an on-site restaurant and, of course, the tasting room.
Chez Josephine, the restaurant at Roaring River Vineyards, serves lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday with hours from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The restaurant is open from noon to 5 p.m on Sundays with brunch served until 3 p.m.
Wines at Roaring River Vineyards include Chardonnay, Viognier, Traminette, Merlot, Chambourcin and Cabernet Sauvignon. Beer is also served in the tasting room.
The tasting room is open from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. From Nov. 1 through May 9, the tasting room is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Roaring River Vineyards is located at 493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill. For more information on Roaring River Vineyards and The Lodge, visit www.roaringrivervineyards.com.
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