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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.

Fall 2013 Winery Events in the Yadkin Valley

From September to November to the end of the 2013 Fall season there are many events taking place at the wineries in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley. If you’re familiar with this region located in the Northwest corner of the state then you already know how beautiful the fall season is here. If you will be visiting for the first time then you’re in for a treat.You will find the list of winery events further down the page.

Not only are there many wineries within close proximity of each other(around 40) making it easy for you to visit more than one but there’s also a ton other activities. This is a great place to visit if you like camping and cabins, hiking in the Blueridge mountains, fishing, biking, golfing and horseback riding. You will also find art and music festivals. Unique shopping. Historic Museums. You can even visit the historic town of Mayberry, home to Andy Griffin!!! :-P

Visiting the Yadkin Valley will make a memorable experience any time of the year but the colors in the Fall make this season very unique here. Many people consider this one of the most beautiful places in the United States to visit if you want to experience the beautiful colors of the Fall season.

List Fall 2013 winery events in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region

Not a complete list only the best. If you need more information on the winery like directions and location you can click through to the review page.

Shelton Vineyards – The largest winery in the area will be holding their Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday (Nov 23th and 24th 2013) from noon to 5 PM . Admission is free. There will be caroling through the winery and vineyards, special prices on wines, hayrides, spiced wines, local arts and crafts ( a lot of gift ideas). There will also be a special dinner served at their Harvest Grill. Learn more about Shelton Vineyards.

McRitchie Winery and CiderWorks - Located in Thrumond, NC this family friendly establishment will be having two events worth checking into.

  • October 26th - Harvest Party
  • November 15th through January 15th - Deck the Halls an event put on with other local wineries

For more information on either of these events call Patricia McRitchie at 336-874-3003. Or read the review

Round Peak Winery – Located in Mt Airy, NC will have a full day of events on October 26th. Are you a running a walker? Then you should join either the 5K race are vineyard walk starting at 11am on the 26th. Later on that evening will be Howl-o-wine at Round Peak and you can even bring your dog. This Halloween event will feature costume contests, bonfires, music, a corn hole contest :oops: and much more. Check out the Round Peak review page for address and directions.

Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery – A very pleasant place to visit with many events going on in the months of Oct and Nov. Too many events to mention. Many on the weekend some during the week. Check the 2013 events calendar on their website.

This list will be added to as we learn more 2013 Fall events.

Fall 2013 Dinner, Bonfire and Hayrides at Shelton Vineyards

Enjoy the Fall season during the height of the Foliage at Shelton Vineyards as they kick off the Harvest Festival with a fireside Dinner and Hayride

The 2013 Fall season is rolling in fast and then before you know it another holiday season will be upon you. But there is really nothing quite like the experience the  colors, smells, and sounds nature provides of in the autumn months. Do you agree? Then do yourself a favor take sometime and bring your family and freidns to the Harvest Festival at Shelton Vineyards this year.

When: Friday October 11th, 2013. From 6:30 PM to 8:30PM

Where: Shelton Vineyards in Dobson NC. Located in the Yadkin Wine Valley region of North Carolina. 

What to expect: This is a fireside dinner – buffet prepared by the professional Chef at Shelton Vineyards, Chef Paul.

The menu:

  • Chef Paul’s famous Chili
  • Delicious Chicken Stew
  • Southern Styled Cornbread and Biscuits
  • Cheddar Cheese Fondue
  • Apples, figs and other fruits and vegetables
  • Warm Bread
  • Gather around the fire to make your S’mores (always a treat)

For refreshments: Water, sodas and cider. And even hard cider. Wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle.

Hayrides at the Shelton Vineyard Harvest Festival

Besides dinner and a campfire, you, your family and friends will also be taken on a hayride through the vineyards at Shelton.

If you have yet to visit this this vineyard/winery then you are definitely in for a treat, the grounds are absolutely beautiful. There’s a huge pond out back and acres and acres of vineyards. This is a very impressive place to visit. If you have never visit this vineyard we have a full review on our site.

Cost: Per adult is$18.95. Children under 12 $9.95. Not a bad price for a delicious dinner prepared by a professional chef. Plus a hayride and bonfire. And getting to experience the beauty of these vineyards at the height of the fall foliage.

If you would like to make your reservations because I am sure numbers are limited, you can either call or email:

Phone: (336)366-4724 or Email:

Note: If you do make reservations for this fall event please be aware you will need to cancel 48 hours before the event starts or else you will receive no refund.

This events starts at 6:30 PM on October 11th, 2013. So this mean you will have to cancel, at the very latest October 9th by 6:30 PM.

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Visit Elkin NC Wineries

Elkin, NC a picturesque small town located in the beautiful Yadkin Valley Region of North Carolina. This is a great place to visit for many reasons. And one of these reasons is the abundance of wineries.

If you’re interested in learning more about these wineries and there locations in and near Elkin then you’re on the right page.

Did you know? The Yadkin Valley Region is both North Carolina’s largest wine region and also a nationally recognized wine region.

How many wineries are located Near Elkin NC?

There’s actually only 4 or 5 wineries located within the city limits of Elkin: Brushy Mountain Winery, Slightly Askew Winery, Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery and Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery. That’s actually 4 not 5. And all four of these are good wineries with something unique to offer you.

But don’t limit yourself. If you take a look at the map below you will see 28 different wineries are actually located within a decent driving distance, 10 to 20 miles from the city of Elkin. This is a great place to be if you love wine and visiting wineries. Many people refer to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region of North Carolina as being the Napa Valley of the East Coast.

Below the image you will find mention of a few of these wineries and also links to more in-depth reviews of each.

Elkin NC Wineries

List of Wineries near Elkin, NC

Brushy Mountain Winery - This winery is located in downtown Elkin. If you’re a person wanting to gaze out at beautiful grape vineyards then this probably isn’t the place for you. This establishment is inside a brick building and serves as more of a gathering place in the downtown area. Inside you will definitely find a friendly atmosphere and some very good wines. Read our review

Address:  125 W Main St, Elkin, NC 28621

Slightly Askew Winery – This is also not a winery located on a huge vineyard estate. It’s located just a few minuted from the downtown area. They make all their wines on-site and have close to 30 different wines to choose from. Reds, Whites, Fruity, Sweet and dry wines. Hey!!! If you are considering visiting Elkin, NC this winery does have a vacation house you may want to check out. The inside looks awesome!!!

Read our review

Address: 913 N Bridge St, Elkin, NC 28621

Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery – Unlike the two city wineries mentioned above, Elkin Creek Vineyard is located on a beautiful vineyard. If oyu are looking for a special place to visit, this is a cozy place that has a lot to offer. They offer a nice range of wines, you are free to walk around the land and enjoy the beauty of nature, there’s a stone oven inside where they make delicious pizza. The dining is a very nice experience.

And they also have cabins that you can rent. Overall this is a great place to visit. Have a look at their cabins.

Read our review 

Address: 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd, Elkin, NC 28621

Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery – A great place to visit if you like “Wines and Music”. There’s a fairly wide selection of different wines here and the overall quality is considered to be excellent by most everyone who has visited.  This does sit on a vineyard that is very well manicured and beautiful. If you are looking for the perfect place in Elkin, NC to host a special event they do Birthdays, Weddings, Reunions, etc. Visit there events page for more information

Read the review of this NC Vineyard

Address: 170 Heritage Vines Way, (on Highway 268 – 3 miles east of Elkin, NC), Elkin, NC 28621

Other wineries near Elkin, NC

The map at the top of the page showed there are 28 different wineries within a short driving distance from Elkin. Rather than listing all 28 on this page you can visit our Yadkin Valley Winery page. This page lists all the different choices and links to reviews.

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Divine Llama Vineyards

If you need the address or phone number for Divine Llama Vineyards, you can find this information below.

Address: 4126 Divine Llama Ln, East Bend, NC 27018 Phone: (336) 699-2525

If you need driving directions to this winery located in North Carolina Yadkin Valley you can use our map. The drive out is beautiful!!!

Click the marker displayed on the below map and enter your current address for driving directions. See other Yadkin Valley wineries.

If you came to learn more about this winery before deciding to visit. Then further down the page you will find a short review of the wines, tasting room, environment and other notable things you will find when visiting Divine Llama Vineyards.

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Divine Llama Vineyards Review

Before you make the trip out to this winery you want to make sure its open. Below is the list of hours, please notice the days and the hours its open:

Fri and Sat 12-5PM  and also open on Sunday 1-5PM


What about the wines?

This winery offers a great selection of Reds and Whites. You will also find a  popular Rose wine named Red Rita Rose which is a Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc blend.

Ok. If you are a red wine drinker then this is a great winery for you to visit. The whites are decent, especially the Traminette Gold.

But the Red Wines deserve most of the attention here.

Cabernet Franc – A mild fruity tasting wine, low in acidity. This one goes great with all types of salads. Grab this one if you’re a Vegetarian.

In a Heartbeat – A truly amazing blend Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This is a dry red wine aged in Oak barrels. Great with savory dishes.

Merlot - If you are a chocolate lover this wine goes excellent with your sweet tooth. This is a full bodied peppery, plum of red wine bursting with flavor.

Tasting Room

There’s a nice tasting room on the inside and a lovely wrap-around porch outside that’s perfect for wine sipping.

Interested in seeing a few pictures of the tasting area?

Events and other info

Divine Llama Vineyards isn’t a place that holds huge or frequent events but you can find an occasional event here from time to time.

If you’re interested in learning about events in north Carolina

What they do have here which is as interesting and fun as any event is a Llama farm. The animals very interesting to watch and the scenery of mountains in the background of the farm and vineyards helps makes this a very special place to visit.



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Shadow Springs Vineyard

If you have been considering visiting Shadow Springs Vineyard you can use our map below for driving directions.  Just click on the marker you see on the map and a box will open that will allow you to enter your current address.

These NC vineyards are located in the Yadkin Valley about 20 miles east of Winston Salem

Address: 5543 Crater Rd Hamptonville, NC 27020 Phone: (336) 468-5000
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm

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About this North Carolina Vineyard

Overview: Wines, wine tasting, weddings and other events.


I made the mistake of not writing the names of their different wines down when I visited here. I figured I would be able to visit their website to refresh my memory on their names and varieties.

But guess what? They don’t bother to put their wine list on their website!!! I figured this would be ocmmon sense to list your different wines.

The red wines I did have during the wine tasting here were good, I didn’t buy a bottle for home but I believe the one I like the most went by the name “Shortcake”.

Their wines are carried by many different wine outlets in the Yadkin Valley Area. This is usually a good sign for producing quality wines.

You can visit their website here. Maybe you will have some better luck on find wine descriptions.

Wine Room

This is a very nice room that can be rented out for private wine tasting events or other events such as: Business parties, meetings, weddings, etc.

Extremely nice wood flooring and bar. WiFi,  good HDTV setup and more.

If interested in finding a place in the Yadkin Valley to rent for your private event the wine tasting room at Shadow Springs Vineyard is a good option. Very Spacious. Learn more about renting at their website’s rental page.


Visit their weddings page to learn more


Murder Mystery Dinners, Wine tasting and cheese events, WIne and Chocolate. And the winery also participates in wine festivals that take place in the region.

Visit their events page.

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Wineries in Dobson NC

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In the heart of Surry County, North Carolina, there’s a quaint and charming town by the named of Dobson. This is a wonderful town to visit, especially if you happen to be a wine lover. This is because there’s a group of great wineries in this small town.

Not familiar with the wineries in Dobson NC? 

While there’s about 15 different wineries located within a 10 mile radius of the city, the list below covers four great wineries located within the city. We have also provided links to reviews of each.

Shelton Vineyards
286 Cabernet Lane
Dobson, NC 27017

Stony Knoll Vineyards
1143 Stony Knoll Road
Dobson, NC 27017

Hutton Vineyards
176 Hutton Vineyard Lane
Dobson, NC 27017

Herrera Vineyards 
283 Vineyard Lane
Dobson, NC 27017

If you’re visiting near Dobson, NC and since this town is located in the Yadkin Valley, you may want to take a look at all the different wineries located in this North Carolina wine region.

Furthermore, since Winston Salem is only a stones throw away, you might also want to take a look at all the different Winston Salem wineries.

More than just Wineries 

If wine and wineries don’t interest you much there’s many other reasons to here.

Being located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Yadkin Valley, visitors will find themselves surrounded by the natural beauty of the land.

Wineries in Dobson NC

There’s a tremendous variety of lodging options in Dobson, whether you prefer: Bed and breakfast, cabins and cottages, campgrounds or even upscale comfortable hotels. You will find all these different types of lodging options.

Dobson NCThere’s great golfing at the Beaver Creek Golf Course, there’s trout fishing in the Mitchell River. You will also find many different historic sites to visit with your family.  Such as: Historic Rockford and the Civil War Trail at Rockford, there’s also the Siloam Civil War Trail.

You will also find great hiking and scenic trails.

There’s also a lot of festivals and outdoor events occurring in the town in most every month of the year. In the month of May, there’s the annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival. This is the largest wine festivals and wine competitions in North Carolina. Not only will you get to see what the wineries in Dobson have to offer but many of the other North Carolina wineries attend this festival.

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