Winemakers Corner: The balance of vineyard and winery

Winemakers Corner: The balance of vineyard and winery

Old “saws” attempt to reduce wine making to a sound bite. For example, you have probably heard, “good wine is made in the vineyard” or “you cannot make good wine from bad grapes” or still another, “you can make bad wine from good grapes but you cannot make good wine from bad grapes.” They remind […]

The Big Woods Zipline brings adventure to wine tasting

The Big Woods Zipline brings adventure to wine tasting

Those who like their wine served up with a side of adventure need look no further than Sanders Ridge Winery, located at 2280 Sanders Ridge Lane in Boonville. Not only is there an on-site restaurant, but Sanders Ridge is also home to the Big Woods Zipline. The nearly mile-long course features 12 lines that weave […]

Recipe Corner

Recipe Corner

Lapin à la Chasseur (Rabbit hunter) Ingredients: • 4 rabbit legs, with thighs and shoulders • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1/2 cup flour • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • 8 slices of thick, smoked bacon • 4 to 5 shallots, peeled • 8 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed (the […]

Spring is in the air, buds are breaking

Warm weather is creeping into the Carolina wine country to stay, which means the leaves and buds will start appearing on grape vines bringing color and life back to vineyards and wineries. The warm temperatures also mean activities are kicking into gear, like camp-outs at vineyards, wine festivals across the state, outdoor concerts, picnics and […]

Celebrations of wine pour across North Carolina

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival isn’t North Carolina’s only celebration of wine. Travelers can visit wine festivals across the state throughout the spring. The first to occur is Savor Blowing Rock on April 20-23. With as many seminars and cooking class as wine tastings and pairings, this festival is educational as well as entertaining. This […]

Sweet Sixteen for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

Sweet Sixteen for the Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

The annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival will celebrate its Sweet 16 this year on May 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elkin Municipal Park. “The festival gets bigger and better each year,” said Misty Matthews with the sponsoring Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce. “We hope everyone will come out for a wonderful day […]

Calendar of Events

April 14-15 • Noon to 5 p.m., Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek and Roaring River wineries will host a Wine and Easter Egg Trail. Visit the wineries between noon and 5 p.m. to collect candy-filled Easter eggs during the tastings. Visit all four to be entered into a raffle for prizes. For more details, […]