Family heritage at Flint Hill Vineyards

Family heritage at Flint Hill Vineyards

Fourteen years ago, the first vines were planted at Flint Hill Vineyards in East Bend, but the farm has a rich history that goes back for more than a century. Soybeans and corn were the primary crops being grown on the land when owners Tim and Brenda Doub decided to plant a vineyard. The tasting […]

2016 Harvest Season in the Yadkin Valley

2016 Harvest Season in the Yadkin Valley

Freshly picked Chardonnay grapes at Shadow Springs Vineyard in Hamptonville. Elkin Creek Vineyard owners Louis Jeroslow, Nick and Jennifer White pause to pose for a selfie as they wrap up the 2016 harvest season. Harvest time at Elkin Creek Vineyard. Reisling ready for harvest at Grassy Creek Vineyard. Harvest in progress at Jones Von Drehle […]

JOLO Winery & Vineyards wins double gold in Asheville

JOLO Winery & Vineyards representatives returned to Pilot Mountain recently with five medals including a coveted Double Gold Medal in the French Broad Vigneron category from the 2016 Asheville Wine & Food Festival. JOLO’s awards won include 2015 Golden Hallows – Double Gold; 2015 Pilot Fog- Gold; 2014 JOLOTAGE – Silver; 2015 JOLO Pink – […]

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

SCC hosts fifth annual wine symposium

DOBSON — Surry Community College hosted its fifth annual Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium on Wednesday. The event was created to address the needs of the ever-growing wine industry in the southeast. “The Southeastern United Grape and Wine Symposium at Surry Community College unites all Southeastern states and beyond to brings folks together for […]

River House brings travelers to Yadkin County

River House brings travelers to Yadkin County

EAST BEND — Off the beaten path beside of the Yadkin River in East Bend sits a 1955 mid-century home conveniently known as the River House. In 2015 the River House and 50 acres of land, with more than 20 acres of prime farm bottom land, were put up for sale by the Ammons. The […]

Carolina Heritage — an organic experience in wines

Carolina Heritage — an organic experience in wines

When Pat Colwell agreed in 2003 to follow her husband’s dream of owning a vineyard, she said she’d only do so if it was an organic farm. Thirteen years later, the Colwells have a thriving, successful home at Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery. “We were living in Cary, and I was working for IBM and […]

Welcome back West Bend Winery

Welcome back West Bend Winery

Before there was a Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), there was West Bend Winery in Lewisville. One of the oldest wineries and vineyards in the area, it was heartbreaking to many when it closed its doors in 2014. Wine lovers can rejoice now as the new West Bend Winery and Brewery has opened. Walt […]

Christy’s Inn opens in East Bend

Christy’s Inn opens in East Bend

EAST BEND — The East Bend town limits are gaining a new addition this summer, as Christy’s Inn has officially opened its doors for reservations. Located at 109 E. Main St., the inn sits on 2.5 acres of green grass and catches one’s eye with its beautiful blue exterior and wrap-around porch. As soon as […]

Eighth annual Budbreak festival prepares to pour

Eighth annual Budbreak festival prepares to pour

Budbreak wine and craft beer festival will be celebrating its eighth annual gathering featuring North Carolina wines in Mount Airy with the 2017 event. The festival has grown in popularity since its inception becoming Mount Airy’s third largest annual event. The event began as a celebration of the growing wine industry in the Yadkin Valley, […]