1861 Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery

A North Carolina Winery located in the mountains in the small town of Valle Crucis. If your searching for directions to 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery then all you need to do is click on the red marker you see on the map and enter the address of your current location.

Address: 3608 Hwy 194 South, (Broadstone Road), Valle Crucis, NC. Telephone: 828-963-6301

If you have have never visiting this winery in the NC mountains find our review below.

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Wine

The 1861 Farmhouse is definitely a lot more than a winery it also serves as a great restaurant. Since the main focus of this site is wineries I will put the wine before the food but if you are interested in dinning here, you can view the 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant menu.

Find both traditional White and Reds wines here.

White Wines. At the time of writing this there were 5 different white wines at the Farmhouse. They range in price from $20 – 27/bottle. Two of the white wines “THE HOUSE” and “River Run” were medal winner at the prestigious, Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition.

” THE HOUSE” is a Chenin Blanc and Viognier Blend that won double gold for best in category.

Red Wines. At the time of writing this there were also 5 different Red Wines at the 1861 Farmhouse. These wines vary in price between $20 and $29 per bottle. And just like the White wines there are two special award winning North Carolina Red wines here also.

  • Boulder Shadow – Gold in the 2012 Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition. Tastes of Chocolate and Cherries.
  • Victoria’s Vale – This is a blend wine. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Double Gold in 2012 North Carolina State Fair and SILVER Medal in Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition.

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Weddings and Events

If your in the Valle Crucis, North Carolina area and looking for a place to host a wedding or special event, you may want to give the 1861 Farmhouse a look over. You can learn more about hosting an event here and find contact information at their events page.

From other reviews read on this winery I see many other satisfied customers.

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Carolina Mist Winery

Address: 118 Main St NW # A  Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: (828) 754-4660. The current hours are Tuesday - Sunday 1 – 6 PM. This is a family environment.

You can find a review of this winery on this page but if you already have your heart set on visiting Carolina Mist Winery, you can use this map below to get directions from your current location.

You can use this map for directions by clicking on the link that reads directions. The winery is located in a historical railway station behind the current Morganton station. The place is cozy and friendly.

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If you are in Lenior, NC and are also considering visiting Carolina Mist Winery. Maybe you have researched online and read that this winery has closed its doors? As far as we know this winery is still open for business.

Here you will find around twelve different wines both whites and reds. The prices per of wine are from $10.75 – 12.75 per bottle.

This is a winery that concentrates on producing small batches of wine to ensure the quality is high.

One one of the best wines here that you need to try during the wine tasting.

Definitely try the Holly Hill White Chardonnay. This is a white wine and in my opinion the very best wine at this winery. Sorry no recommended red wine I have not tasted any of these here.

Below is a video that shows what the inside of the winery looks like. I personally found this a nice place to visit. Below you can find a list of other wineries nearby by in the mountains.

There are many great attractions near the Smoky mountains. If your a wine lover you might want to consider visiting a nearby winery. The list below will lead you to reviews of each winery.

 

A Day In The Country Biltmore Calaboose Cellars
Carolina Mist Winery Banner Elk Winery Cherokee Cellars Winery
Falderal Winery Grandfather Vineyard Green Creek Winery
Lake James Cellars Overmountain Vineyards Parker-Binns Vineyard
Rockhouse Vineyards St Paul Mountain Vineyards South Creek Vineyards
Sullivan Estate Vineyard Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery New River Winery
Chateau Laurinda Vineyards Thistle Meadow Winery Valley River Vineyards
Waldensian Heritage Wines Waldensian Heritage Wines  Eagle Fork Vineyards

 

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I love this area for cabins. If your looking for a family vacation you need to look into renting a cabin near the Smoky mountains.

 

Misty Creek Vineyards

Searching for a winery near in the Yadkin Valley and near Winston Salem? The truth is there are plenty of choices for wineries in this area of North Carolina. On this post I would like to talk about a place that is lesser known but still very well worth visiting.

The name of this place is Misty Creek Vineyards.  Address: 710 Wyo Road Mocksville, North Carolina 27028 Phone: 336.998.3303.

If after reading and learning what this place has to offer and you decide you would like to visit – there’s a map at the end of the page where you can Yadkin Valley winesget driving directions from your current location.

Reasons why you should visit.

  • There wine always perform well at the North Carolina Wine competitions
  • There’s a load of great events planned monthly.
  • And I believe they have recent set up an art gallery inside their winery, great place to visit if your a artist.

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Wines

There’s not an abundance of different wines to choose from here but the wines you do find here are all high quality.

Misty Creek Vineyards is not a place to visit if you are in search of muscadine wines. Personally, I prefer the traditional wines that can be found here over muscadines.

  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Chambourcin

Note: If a selection of four wines is not enough for you, I do know at the time I was writing this the winery was about to release 3 or 4 additional wines. And by judging from the high quality wines that are already here I would imagine these new wines will be just as high quality.

Events

If you are searching for a winery with a lot of events planned then this is definitely a winery you need to consider. There’s a ton of events each monthly. To learn more about the upcoming events at Misty Creek Vineyards visit their events page.

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Grandfather Vineyard

This winery does have some decent wines, in total 12 different wines to choose from here, with 6 more wines expecting to be released soon. Grandfather Vineyard in Elkin, NC is also a place to host your private events (e.g. weddings, reunions, b-day parties) and there’s also events held here which are open to the public. These public events usually consisting of  live music played at the winery.

Read more about our favorite wines at this winery in the tabs below. 

Yes the wines and events are nice here. However, many people visit for the beautiful scenery found around the winery. The place is literally nested in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many great cabins to rent around this area of North Carolina.

Grandfather Vineyard NC

Grandfather Vineyard ElkinAddress: 225 Vineyard Ln Banner Elk, NC  Telephone: 28604 (828) 963-2400. If you need driving directions you can find a map at the end of the page to get you there. All you need to do is click on the marker and enter the address of your current location.

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Ice wine in North Carolina!!! Visiting Grandfather Vineyard is the first winery in North Carolina where I could find ice wine.

As I mentioned above the winery offers about 12 different wines with 6 more soon to be released.

Depending on your choice of wines the price per bottle will be from $13 – 25.

Two recommended Grandfather Vineyard Wines

You will find traditional Red and White wines here. You will not find the typically Carolina muscadine wines.

Special Reserve Chardonnay – A medium bodied white wine with toasty, oaky and buttery flavors.

Cab Franc Rose – A crisp finishing red wine with flavors of peaches and strawberries.

Events

Planning a private event or looking for a public event to attend near Elkin N.C.? Visit their website for more information on what they have coming up, see events page.

Wine tasting and Hours

I believe the wine tasting here is $8 with generous pours and if you do plan on visiting be aware they have different winter and summer hours. You may want to check out their hours and learn more about the tasting room.

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Raffaldini Vineyards

This highly regarded Yadkin Valley winery is tucked away on the back roads of the city of Ronda, North Carolina.  Surrounded by acres and acres of rolling hills and sprawling vineyards, this is definitely an amazing landscape. Read our review further down the page and see the map at the bottom for directions.

Outside the Raffaldini estate appears as a castle from the Tuscany region of Italy. Inside, the decor and atmosphere of the wine bar are just as impressive. You will feel as if you are in an Italian villa.

This is a Yadkin Valley winery, however if you’re currently in the Winston-Salem area, searching for traditional Italian wines, Raffaldini vineyards is only about a 20 mile drive west of the city of Winston-Salem. It also serves as a great restaurant with an extensive Italian menu.

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raffaldini vineyards reviewsIf you’re interested there’s also a map at the end of the page which will provided you if directions from your current location.Click through the tabs to read other points of interest:

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Traditional Italian Wines at Raffaldini Vineyards

North Carolina is famous for their muscadine wines but many people find these wines a little too sweet and would rather find a good traditional wine. If this describes your feelings about wines and your near the Yadkin Valley then you need to visit Raffaldini Vineyards.

The cost of a bottle of wine varies from $13-21. The wine tasting at the time of writing this is $5 per person and they have either 10 or 11 wines here.They do have a wine club you can join to receive discounts

The best wines here?

This is only a matter of opinion but below are a list of a few wines you may want to include in your wine tasting.

Two white wines you need to taste

  • Pinot Grigio –  A dry white. With hints of apples, pears and lemons.
  • Vermentino – A Mediterranean wine which has won numerous top awards at wine competition in the state of California. A very good wine. A very clean and crisp mineral wine with flavors of green apple, lime and pepper.

Red wines that need tasted

  • Montepulciano Red 2010 – Intense tastes of strawberries, plum and hints of flowers and leather all in one delicious bottle. This red wine won the North Carolina’s Governors Cup for best in show.
  • Sangiovese Riserva Red 2010 – Was awarded a Silver Medal at both the San Diego and Denver International Wine Competitions. This is an excellent smoky and warm red.

Restaurant

Raffaldini serves as an amazing Italian restaurant in the Yadkin Valley as well. You will find delicious Antipasta dishes, Paninis and more. The menu is too extensive to completely list for you here.

If your in the area and trying to decide on a place to eat and would like wine with your dinner this restaurant should be at the top of your list. You can view what’s on the menu at their website.

Events

Their calendar is stock full of events: Private events, tasting room events, festivals and more. If your curious what going on at Raffaldini VIneyards this and upcoming months you should visit there events calendar.

Video

A decent video to give your eyes some visuals if you have never visited.

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Wine and Food near Winston Salem

This probably isn’t a complete list but below are descriptions of four of the best winery restaurants near Winston Salem. We will be adding more to this list as time permits so stop back in the future to see what we have added

Why visit a winery restaurant?

If your a person who enjoy having a glass of wine with their dinner, why not dine at a restaurant that actually knows the most about food and wine pairing? Have the experts help you match the perfect wine with your dinner. You could go to a normal restaurant with a wine list but how much do you think the waitress actually knows about wine and food pairings?

Childress Vineyards Bistro – A true celebration of food and wine. The winery restaurant here is a little pricey but if you’re looking for a very fine food and wine dinning experience in the Winston Salem area then you must  consider Childress Vineyards. The specialty of this Bistro is Italian but their full menu offers a range of different entrees.

Read our full review of this Vineyard and find directions.

Raffaldini Vineyards - A very popular restaurant about 20 miles west of Winston Salem. A menu including: A large selection of Antipasta, flatbreads, Paninis and gourmet dessert. Learn more about the menu on their website.

Read our review and get directions to Raffaldini Vineyards.

See our list of Winston-Salem wineries and also a list of the wineries located in the nearby Yadkin Valley.

Elkin Creek Winery – Located about 20 miles west of the city of Winston Salem. The restaurant has a great family atmosphere. The menu has a nice selection of different meals. This does not look like your typical pizza place but Elkin Creek is well known in the area for having great brick oven style pizza. Take a look at their website to see if this restaurant matches your tastes.

Get directions to Elkin Creek Winery and read our review

RagApple Lassie Vineyards – This is a cute and friendly winery with both good wine and food. This one isn’t a place for a big family dinner, they only serve lunches from noon to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. You will find homemade sandwiches and dessert along with cheese plates and a few other items. See our complete review of the winery and get directions.

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Raleigh Wineries with Restaurants

If you’re in Raleigh and interested in dinning at a winery, below are two very different and good options. Both options offer an unique dinning environment compared to the run of the mill restaurant in the Raleigh area.

If you like having a glass of wine to accompany your meal when you dine out but your not an expert at matching food and wine its always nice to have that expertise on hand to help guide you to the right wine.  Many restaurants in the Raleigh area do have wine lists but are lacking in true expertise in matching wines and foods.

Dine with the wine experts in Raleigh

The two best options:

Enoch Winery & Bistro - Located about 20 miles south of Raleigh on Highway 40 in the city of Benson. The Bistro at this winery has a healthy selection of appetizers ranging in price, from $3 for their pimento cheese to $7 for their shrimp cocktail. Also, eggplant, salsa and chips, spinach dip and many other apps to choose from.

For the main entrees they have steaks, sandwiches and specialty dishes such as Hawaii Chicken, Pesto Chicken and many other specialties ranging in price from $8-12.

Also a kids menu, salad bar and wine, beer and mixed drinks.

Good food for a reasonable price. See their entire menu here.

Read our full review of Enoch Winery.

Uncorked – Located in the city of Raleigh (map is below for directions). Uncorked isn’t officially a winery but this place exhibits both a tremendous knowledge and selection of wines. They have 48 different wines you can taste. I would more call this a tasting room with a restaurant.

As for the food menu at Uncorked. You will find a selection of salads, flatbreads, Paninis, Reuben Sandwiches, Shrimp tacos and more. The hummus and Fromage slate here are both delicious. The prices are reasonable, you will spend about $10-13 for a meal here.

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