Lodgings and Activities

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Teaching vineyard hosting grape-growing series

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, a teaching vineyard in Marshall with one acre under vines of the native cold-hardy Katuah muscadines found growing in the Madison County mountains, has announced a schedule of classes for those interested in learning to grow cold-hardy grapes in the mountains. The classes will discuss propagation, planting, training, trellising, […]