Category Archives: North Carolina Wineries

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival – 2014 Date

If you are looking for information on when the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival is taking place in 2014.

We have the when, where and who you need to contact for more information on this page.

When does it begin:

  • Oct. 18, 2014 11:00 am (this is a Saturday)

When does the Festival end? The same day it begins:

  • At 5:00 pm

Where does the Festival Take Place:

Yadkin Valley Grape Festival
205 South Jackson Street
Yadkinville, NC 27055-1840

Who should you contact for more Information:

The person to contact is: Jamie Johnston
Phone:(336) 679-2200

Is the Festival Free?

No, this is not a free event. You can either purchase tickets for $15 before the event starts or pay $20 at the admissions table the day of the event.

If you do want to save $5 and purchase your tickets before the day of the Festival then our best advice is to contact Jamie Johnston at the email or phone number listed above.

What’s the Yadkin Valley Grape Festival About 

If you happen to be visiting the Yadkin Valley area looking for a wine event to attend in 2014, you might find it helpful to know exactly what this Festival entails before purchasing tickets.

Twenty different wineries from the area and some from different parts of the state will be in attendance. This is mainly a wine tasting event.

But you will also find food, crafts and musical entertainment at the festival.  This is the 11th annual Yadkin Valley Grape Festival. It’s been well received for over a decade. If you like wines, it’s worth checking out for $15 or $20 bucks.

For more detailed information and to see a list of the NC wineries participating in 2014, visit here.

5 Wineries Swan Creek Harvest Fest

On the weekend of Oct 11th and 12th, the Swan Creek AVA Wine Trail will be holding their Annual Fall Harvest Fest Celebration which 5 of the top wineries in the area will be participating.

It will be held on Saturday the 11th: Noon to 5 pm and Sunday the 12th: 1-5 pm.

You can visit the website here to learn more or you can learn what we think about this event here.

The festival starts at the following address:

VOSC Harvest Festival
450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670

What does this event include: Sampling of various wines from the participating wineries, complimentary seasonal foods and “special event”.  Not much has been said about these “special events, entertainment”, we suspect there will be some local bands playing. 

This event is held on both Saturday (the 11th from noon to 5 pm) and Sunday (the 12th from 1-5 pm).

If you’re interested in the local wines (there are some award winning wines produced in the Swan Creek area of North Carolina) or if you are interest in complimentary local seasonal food and entertainment to boot then the the VOSC Harvest Festival should be right up your alley.

The five wineries participating include: Laurel Gray, Raffaldini, Dobbins Creek, Shadow Springs and Windsor Run.

If you want to learn more about the specifics then you may want to take the time to visit the websites of each of the wineries listed above. As we are sure they all have something to say about the event and what it includes from their end.

VOSC Harvest Festival
450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670

Cyprus Bend Vineyards Weddings in Wagram, Fayetteville NC

If you’re searching for the perfect wedding venue, a place to hold your rehearsal dinner or both and you’re near Fayetteville, NC, it would be worth your time to check out a beautiful winery estate located about 20 miles west of Fayetteville.

There are many great venue choices in and around the area, the place we are referring to is Cyprus Bend Vineyards.  They specialize in outdoor weddings on their beautiful estate and have much experience in providing the perfect wedding setting.

The place is completely professional and will work with you in your planning if you do decide to use their venue.

If you’re curious to learn more about the pricing, Cyprus Bend Vineyards charges? You will need to contact the business directly to find exact information on the costs.

What we can tell you is we have spoke to more than a few couples we used the venue for their wedding day and they gave the impression that the place was very affordable.

We would imagine the pricing, just as anything place would be effected by the specific services you would like to have included during your event.

If you have any specific questions and to set up an appointment to speak with the person who handles the planning, send an email to

We highly recommend atleast checking this place out if you’re planning a wedding and looking for a venue near Wagram or Fayetteville, NC.

If you would like to see some photos of past events to get a better idea on how the place looks visit their website page. You will find a decent amount of pictures showing different aspects, from the ceremony, how the grounds and vineyard look, to the table set up and decorations.

If you need the physical address and phone number, see below:

telephone: 910.369.0411
fax: 910.369.0484
21904 Riverton Road
Wagram North Carolina 28396

For other winery/vineyard wedding throughout the state of North Carolina visit here for our list of the best choices.

Elkin Creek Winery Weddings

Your Day Surround By The Beauty of Nature

Located in the Yadkin Valley of NC at the doorstep of the Blue Ridge Mountains are the beautiful vineyards of Elkin Winery. Not only does this establishment produce great local wines but it also serves as one of the best venues for a wedding in the area.

Many couples have tremendously appreciated the services provided and left the place very help to bring their new life together. View pictures and read more specifics.   

If you are near by or reside in the Yadkin Valley  searching for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue options then you must look at what Elkin Creek Winery can offer you on your special day.

To Contact the Staff:

318 Elkin Creek Mill Road
Elkin, North Carolina 28621
Phone: (336) 526-5119

This is a fantastic all around beautiful setting outdoor setting. It sits on a the sit of the historic grist mill, built in the late 1800′s.

This is also the place where two creeks meet, hence the name Elkin Creek. On the land not only will you find a beautiful vineyard but also humongous old oak trees, apple trees, ferns and a host of other plant life. The natural environment makes the perfect backdrop for a romantic scene.

Visit there wedding page to learn more.

The Services They Provide

We have testified above this vineyard makes for a  beautiful outdoor venue but as you would agree, there’s a lot more to having successful day then only what a place looks like.

If the services provide are terrible, it doesn’t matter how many flowers  are on the table.

Don’t trust what we say!!! But we are going to tell you this is a very dedicated and professional staff ready to serve your every need on your wedding day.

But don’t trust what we tell you. There’s a lot of different wedding packages and services tied into these different packages so to get the best and most complete information: Visit there wedding page at their website.

What About Wedding Prices

What we can tell you is Elkin Creek Vineyards and Winery offers a few different wedding packages for couples.

Depending on how much you want to spend there is probably a package to meet your budget

To read more about pricing and learn about what is included in each of these different packages, visit here. 

If you are interested in the different winery wedding locations throughout the state of North Carolina you can find more general information here.

Raffaldini Vineyards Weddings in Ronda, NC

A wedding venue in Ronda, NC that you might want to look into, especially if you have your heart set on an outdoor venue is a place called Raffaldini Vineyards.

Contact Information
450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670
Telephone: 336.835.9463
Fax: 336.835.9330

If you have never had the chance to visited here, Raffaldini Vineyards produces the best Italian style wines in the state of NC, the vineyards are sprawling and beautiful, the winery itself is a appears as a Tuscan styled villa which is beautiful inside and out. This could be your perfect venue.

If you are unfamiliar with this place and would like to see how it looks you can visit the Raffaldini websites events page. Here you  will find a images of different event which have taken place at this winery to give you a better idea of what to expect as far as the natural environment and atmosphere.

If you scroll down the page that is link above you will find a list of a variety of different events they can help you plan for. One of these choices are weddings, click that link and you will find a lot of information about wedding planning at Raffaldini Vineyards.

What We Know  

The intriguing villa area of this winery can accommodate 160+ guests and the fattoria section can accommodate 32+ guest.

You will find they have different levels of weddings which are all priced differently and included different types of services provided. Theses are:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Silver

The Platinum wedding choice offers the most but is also the most expensive, and going down the list, the Silver option is the least extravagant and most inexpensive.

Contact Information
450 Groce Road
Ronda, NC 28670
Telephone: 336.835.9463
Fax: 336.835.9330

Raffaldin Vineyard’s owners and staff are very professional in their handling of weddings and other events. For more information on prices and services provide visit here

If you are in North Carolina looking for the best outdoor wedding venues here’s a page that should be able to provide you with much help in your decision process.

Uwharrie Vineyards and Weddings in Albemarle

Uwharrie Vineyards in Albemarle, North Carolina is a beautiful estate both inside and out. And this is only one of the many reasons making this vineyard and winery an exceptional choice for weddings.

If you are currently planning your wedding, near the city of Albemarle in Stanly county, North Carolina then it would be well worth your time to check out their website to read exactly what in they offer.

On their website you will learn about the services they offer and there are also plenty of pictures for you to view of past weddings which were held at they facilities.

Need Contact Information:

28030 Austin Road
Albermarle, NC 28001
Phone:(704) 982-WINE (9463)

 Or Keep Reading Here About The Services

If you are looking for a small affair they can provide this for you. If you are planning a large grand event they can also accommodate this with their 14,000 square foot facility and 4000 square foot banquet hall.

And this goes without even mentioning the large beautiful vineyard outside. So yes, if you are planning a large wedding Uwharrie Vineyards is definitely capable of handling the event.

Not Just Another Big Space

Yes, this is a big place but it’s so much more than this. You should really take a look at some of their pictures they have up on their website to get the best feel (as they say a picture is worth a 1000 words).

But if you would rather hear more from us feel free to read more of what we think.

As we have already said the place is large, the banquet room has beautiful hardwood floors which adds a nice touch to the wedding atmosphere.

And in our opinion Uwharries goes above and beyond in their decorating: The table linens are also fresh, clean and beautifully placed, the floral arrangements are outstanding and the glassware and napkins accentuate the banquet room beautifully.

The live music is outstanding and the custom wine labels for your wedding adds a special touch.

What About The Food Menu and Cost

It’s a very good idea to discuss these matters personally with the owners of the vineyards. But as far as we know there’s both a professional chef and wedding planner on-site helping you to design your wedding.

You can customize the food menu with many different options or they also offer money-saving “turn-key menus”

You need to check this place out if you are currently in search of the perfect wedding venue in North Carolina:

Need Contact Information:

28030 Austin Road
Albermarle, NC 28001
Phone:(704) 982-WINE (9463)

You can also view our page of other suggestions if this facility doesn’t seem to fit your needs for one reason or another.

Wineries near Jacksonville NC

Our job involves visiting, tasting wines, taking in the atmosphere and ultimately reviewing the many wineries located in the state of North Carolina.

If you are currently in the city of Jacksonville wondering if there are any good wineries to visit nearby then you have visited the right page to discover this information.

The bad news, there’s not any wineries actually located in the Jacksonville city limits but the good news is there are some within reasonable driving distance.

List of Choices Near Jacksonville

There’s actually quite a few good places to visit withing a 20 or 25 mile drive from Jacksonville. What we have listed below are what we consider the best and worth your time.

There’s a choice of about 9 different wineries and vineyards, we will start with the closest:

Duplin Winery
505 North Sycamore Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458
(910) 289-3888

Dulpin is the oldest winery in the state of North Carolina. The place has a tremendously large selection of different wines. They are best know for Muscadine wines. Duplin also has a decent Bistro to dine in. Family friendly establishment.

Mirey Creek
221 Haw Branch Road
Richlands, NC 28574
(910) 324-3997

Mirey Creek is a small vineyard that specializes in wines made from muscadine and Norton grapes.

Lake Road Winery
1120 Lake Road
Newport, NC 27850
(252) 622-0930

Opened its doors in 2004 by a husband and wife, they specialize in wines made from North Carolina fruits and berries. Located about 25 miles from Jacksonville. You will find around 14 different wines here. There “Autumn Jewel” a fruity Merlot blend is definitely worth discovering.

Bannerman Vineyard
2624 Stag Park Road
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 259-5474

One of the older wineries in the area. They produce an award winning blueberry wine and other fruit wines, strawberry and peach. See their complete list here.

Bella Sera At Vineyard Plantation
8528 Bella Sera Way
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 681-1118

Somerset Cellars
3906 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 727-4800

Somerset is a place for events, a great wine list and a beautifully kept vineyard. This place is a real treat!

Noni Bacca
420 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7617

Lumina Winery
311 Judges Road #8A
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 793-5299

The Country Squire Restaurant, Winery and Inn
748 State Road 24 Bus
Warsaw, NC 28398
(910) 296-1727

Country Squire is a great place to eat and also offer a great place to stay over night.

For More Information 

If you would like to read more about one of the places listed on this page you can visit our homepage where you will find links or just type the name of the winery into the search box and you should find some results leading you to the review you want.