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Stony Knoll Vineyards

Stony Knoll Vineyards NCIntroducing another one of those great Yadkin Valley Wineries in the little town of Dobson, North Carolina. The name of this one is Stony Knoll Vineyards. If you love wine and are ever near the city of Dobson, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains then you need to take a look at all the winery options because there’s many clustered together.

Address: 1143 Stony Knoll Rd., Dobson, NC 27017.  Just click on the marker you see on the map and enter your current address for directions. Learn more about their wines an wedding services below.

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Stony Knoll Vineyards is located in a beautifully remodeled turn of the century farmhouse surrounded by beautifully cultivated land.  For decades the staple crop of the surrounding land was used for growing tobacco. But with the decline of  tobacco exportation the land owners needed to find another economical use. And what resulted was the rise of a much sweeter crop!!! Can you guess???

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If you said grapes then you would be correct!!!  The decrease in tobacco, caused much of the land in the Yadkin Valley to be turned into vineyards. It’s why there are now so many wineries in this area of North Carolina.

Stony Knoll Vineyards and Wines

Wines

How are the wines? You will find traditional Red and White wines, as well as a sweet wine blend and a couple more sweet wines made from the American Niagara Grape.

Prices: Per bottle you will pay anywhere from $12 – 20. But most bottles are around $12 in cost.

They have online ordering and you can join there wine club to receive 10-15% off depending on your order.

What are the best wines here?

Well this is a matter of opinion, mine.

White wine - Many visitors, including myself, love the Chardonnay found at this winery. This is a full bodied, fruity one. A very unique tasting Chardonnay.

Red wine – If your doing the wine tasting at Stony Knoll then you need to try both the Chambourcin and the blended Cabernet Franc. I recommend trying these first so your tongue can get the truest taste.

 

Weddings

The vineyards at Stony Knoll are an absolutely beautiful place for your wedding in the Yadkin Valley region of North Carolina. And the owners are very experienced at weddings.

Their estate is 48.5 acres and the winery is a nice and clean 2 floor French chateau. Visit their wedding page to learn how to begin customizing your wedding plans.

 

Events

Yes you can find winery events here. But rather listing them since they change every month its best you visit their websites events page.

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Hutton Vineyards and Winery

Hutton VineyardsThis winery in North Carolina is located in the town of Dobson, NC smack dab in the middle of the Yadkin Valley Wine region. If you are looking for a big wine bar and a place to meet and socialize with friends then Hutton Vineyards is probably not the winery for you.

But if you are person looking for great wines then you need to seriously consider taking a trip out to Hutton Vineyards to discover the wines here. Below the map on this page you will find more specific information on exactly what you will find here.

You will find about 12 or 14 different traditional wines and the prices are great at $9-14 a bottle. Use the map below to find directions to this Yadkin Valley Winery.

You will find a wine bar here but this is only a country winery, your not going to find a gathering place with a lot of people ever present.

If you need directions, click on the marker you see on the map and enter your current address.

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Address: 178 Hutton Vineyard Lane, Dobson, NC 27017 Phone:  (336) 374-2621

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Wines

As mentioned above, there are about 12-14 traditional white and red wines found at these vineyards.

The wines are sold at a great price between $9-14 per bottle. There’s also a wine club you can join and receive an additional 10% off when you purchase a case of wine ( 12 bottles).

What are the best wines

2008 Cabernet Franc – An award winning wine is one you will need to taste. Blackberries, chocolate with a hint of pepper throughout. Complements cheeses and spicy dishes well. Price $16 bottle.

2011 Viognier – A fresh, crisp and light wine. Perfect to complement fish and salads. Best served chilled. Price $14 bottle.

If you choose to spend time at the wine bar these the two wines listed above you need to try first.

Events

As mentioned before, Hutton Vineyards isn’t really a winery and bar meant for big crowds. Will you find winery events here? Probably not.

But if you are interested you can visit there website here and take a look at what they have to offer.

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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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For directions to this North Carolina Vineyards you can use this map below. Click on the red marker then enter the address of your current location.

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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.

Raffaldini Vineyards

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.

To use this winery map for directions just click on the red marker you see and then enter the address from which you will be departing from, you can also enter the name of the city you are located in.

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Sanders Ridge Winery

Peaceful, beautiful and delicious in the Yadkin Valley!!! Sanders Ridge Winery in Boonville, North Carolina is a log cabin style winery with a wonderful wrap around porch.

Address: 3200 Round Hill Road, Boonville, NC. Phone: (336) 677-1700. Get directions on the map at the end of the page.

  • A beautiful Vineyard
  • Also a must-try restaurant.
  • A place for unique events.
  • Do you like organic farms? There’s a sister farm nearby, Sanders Ridge Farm.

Read more specifics below about the wines and events. Directions at the end of the page.

Sanders Ridge Winery

Sanders Ridge Vineyard This Yadkin Valley Winery comes not only highly recommend from me but also many past visitors who have left their online reviews. Just Google this winery and read all the praise given on other sites.

 

Wine

About thirteen different wines are produced and aged here, all wines are made from grapes grown in their vineyards. Sanders Ridge Winery is known for producing very high quality Carlos Muscadine and Cabernet Franc.

The price range for the wines you will find here:

  • The price per bottle: $12 – 20
  • The glass: $4.50 – 6.50

If you need a detailed overview of their wines, their website does a much better job at describing exactly what types of wines you will find. See Here.

Here’s another page on their site that may interest you. It shows just how many different awards they have won. See here.

If I could recommend one to try during the wine tasting, try 2009 Merlot Barrel Select. In my opinion, the raspberry flavor and spiciness are absolutely wonderful.

Events

A very impressive calendar of events is found here.

Multiple events weekly.

Find anything from live music, special family suppers, events centered around the great farmer markets in the area, educational events and so much more.

To learn more about what is going on at the winery each month visit their events page.

 Restaurant 

Would like to go into all the delicious foods found at the restaurant but you will gave much more insight by visiting their menu.

 

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Interested in visiting Sanders Ridge Winery and Vineyard? Click on the marker below and enter the address of your current location to receive driving directions.

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Thistle Meadow Winery

Needed to add this winery near the blue ridge parkway. As you probably know already, travelling this road is more than just traveling… It’s an exploration!!! Highly recommended in the autumn months.

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There are a handful of different wineries along the parkway the one we want to mention here is Thistle Meadow Winery. You can find a map that will supply you with directions to this winery at the end of the page.

Address: Laurel Springs, NC 28644 Phone: (800) 233-1505

Thistle Meadow Winery

Thistle Meadow WineryAt this winery, you will find wines made from grapes grown all over the world, including North Carolina, also winery tours, and Thistle Meadow Winery was actually ranked as the #3 friendliest winery by the South Eastern Winery Review. So if you’re travelling with the kids, you can feel safe visiting here. Read through the tabs about more specifics.

Wines

The wines are made in very small batches, so I foregive them for having so many ;-)

In total there’s probably a selection of over 50 different wines. Dry Reds and Whites, Blushes and Sweet wines.

Price: $12-15 on average but expect to pay more for some of the finer wines.

A few of the best wines to taste

Bergamais – A gold medal winning red wine made from the Gamay grape.

Feather Bed White – This is by far the most popular wine here. It’s a medium bodied fruity Pinot Grigio.

The owners and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about their wines so the key is to ask questions and describe to them what you would like in a wine so they can point you in the right direction.

Events

The winery does host events but mostly takes part in different festivals in the area. If you’re interested in learn more about what’s going on visit there site

Address: Laurel Springs, NC 28644 Phone: (800) 233-1505

If you’re interested in visiting and need directions click on the marker you see on the map and enter your current location.

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Grassy Creek Vineyard

Below is the address and phone number to Grassy Creek Vineyard. We have also provided a review of this Yadkin Valley Winery.

Address: 235 Chatham Cottage Cir, State Road, NC 28676  Phone:(336) 835-4230. At the bottom of the page you will find a map that will provide you with driving directions to the winery.

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Grassy Creek VineyardGrassy Creek Vineyard reviewHidden, private and charming are a few words that come to mind when trying to describe this winery. When visiting you will see an old barn on the premises, the tasting room is located inside. The atmosphere inside is best described as museum like or historic.

Once your inside enjoying the wine tasting, chances are you will be given a history lesson about the land and also this area of North Carolina. Many guest really do appreciate this historic aspect of the winery.

And if you are wondering about their wines, many past visitors rave about both the reds and whites. Don’t take my word for it, Google, Grassy Creek Vineyard and read all the positive reviews about their wines.

 

Wine

The grapes used in producing the wines you will find here are harvested from their on site vineyard and also a vineyard located nearby named, Holloway Vineyard in Troutman, North Carolina. I believe the owners of this winery own both of these sites.

All the wines are bottled on the estate and you will find wines that fall under two different labels:

  • Grassy Creek
  • Klondike Farms

The Klondike Farms label are both sweeter and lighter wines. If you’re ever interested or wondering, the wines here can be ordered online.

A couple very popular wines

Visiting you will find about 14 different wines to choose from, below is a few of the more popular wines.

  • 2009 Ruby Slippers
  • Red Barn Blend
  • Klondike Farms Golden Guernsey

Learn about the events at the winery on the next tab.

Events

Grassy Creek Winery Events

This winery puts on one or two good events each month. Most of the events are centered around live music and wine. This is also a good place to find an event around different holidays. Below is a video of live music at the winery.

To learn more about what’s going on at the winery you can visit their events page at their website.

 

Cabins

This is also a great place for cabin rentals. The video below gives a good description or visit there cabins page to learn more

Camping at Grassy Creek Winery from Gone With the Wynns on Vimeo.

 

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For directions to Grassy Creek Vineyard in State Road, North Carolina just click on the red marker you see on the map and then enter your current location.

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