A Mount Airy Bed & Breakfast Inn - Mt Airy, NC - Near Mayberry North Carolina & the Blue Ridge Parkway

Information here about the wining industry in the Mt Airy region. Perhaps offer some history and highlights.

1 - Black Wolf Vineyards
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283 Vineyard Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

Owner: Dana Theis
Winemaker: Anne Holcombe

Hours: M-Sat., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5-10 p.m.; Sun. 12-8 p.m.

Location: Dobson in Surry County — Off U.S. 601 at Vineyard Lane.

Wine List: Cabernet Sauvignon, Seyval Blanc, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, red and white blends.
2 - Buck Shoals Vineyards
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6137 Vintner Way, Hamptonville, NC 27020

Owners: Terry and Joanne Crater
Consulting Winemaker: Stephen Rigby

Hours: Wed., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Spring, summer and fall.
Location: Yadkin County — Exit 267 off U.S. 421 and follow the signs 2.6 miles on Windsor Road; vineyard and winery on right.

Wine List: Rocco Red, Bryan’s legacy, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, red and white blends.
3 - Childress Vineyards
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1000 Childress Vineyards Road, Lexington, NC 27295

Owners: Richard Childress and Greg Johns
Winemaker: Mark Friszowlowski

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Location: Davidson County — off US 64 just west of intersection with US 52.

Wine List: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Meritage, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, red, white and blush blends.
4 - Elkin Creek Vineyard
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318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin NC 28621

Owner and Winemaker: Mark Greene
Hours: Call ahead (opening late fall)
Location: Wilkes County — West off I-77 at Exit 85 2 mi. to N. Bridge St., then right 1/2 mi.. Left on Carter Mill Road for 1.5 mi., then left on Elkin Mill Road.

Wine list: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Family Reserve and an off-dry red blend.

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5 - Flint Hill Vineyards
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2133 Flint Hill Road, East Bend, NC 27018
Owners: Brenda and Tim Doub
Winemaker: Old North State Winery

Hours: Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Location: Yadkin County — Off US 421 at Baltimore Rd. exit to Dinkins Bottom Road to right on Old 421. Then left on Flint Hill Rd., Vineyard 2 mi. on left.

Wine list: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Viognier, Olde Yattken sweet white.
6 - Hanover Park Vineyard
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1927 Courtney-Huntsville Rd., Yadkinville, NC 27055

Owners: Michael and Amy Helton
Winemaker: Michael Helton

Hours: Thurs -Sat, 12-6 p.m.; Sun, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Yadkin County — Take U.S. 421 to U.S. 601. Go south 4 miles. Left on Courtney-Huntsville Rd.

Wine list: Chardonnay, Viognier, Rosé, Chambourcin, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Early Twilight, Michael’s Blend.

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7 - Laurel Gray Vineyards
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5726 Old Hwy 421, Hamptonville, NC 27020

Owners: Kim and Benny Myers

Hours: Wed, 1-6; Thurs–Fri, 10-6; Sat, 10-5; Sun, 1-5
Location: Yadkin County, Hwy 421 North to Exit 267, (1.5 miles north of I-77) Exit right onto Windsor Rd., go .1 mile to Old Hwy 421 turn right, Vineyard is .1 mile ahead on left.

Wine List: Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Scarlet Mountain (off-dry red), Syrah, 1773 sweet pink blend, Viognier.
8 - Old North State Winery
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308 North Main Street, Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Owners: Members of the ONS Winegrowers Co-op Assn.
Hours: Mon-Sat, 10-6; Sun, 1-6

Location: Surry County — From I-77, take I-74 East to US 601 into Mt. Airy. Follow signs for Visitor Center. Winery is on left past the Visitor Center on Main Street.

Wine List: Chardonnay, Spring House White, Starlight White, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Prelude, Autumn Leaf Red, Autumn Leaf Rosé, Autumn Leaf Gold.

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9 - Raffaldini Vineyards
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450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670

Owners: The Raffaldini Family
Partner and General Manager: Stephen Lyons
Winemaker: Stephen Rigby

Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Location: Wilkes County — Take I-40 West through Winston-Salem. Bear right on US Hwy. 421 North towards Yadkinville. Proceed on Hwy. 421 N for approximately 31 miles to Exit 267, Windsor Rd. Turn right on Windsor. Follow signs. Go left on Old Hwy. 421 for 1.4 miles. Go right on Swan Creek Rd. for 2.6 miles. Go left on Clingman Rd. for 1 mile. Go left on Groce Rd.

Wine List: Bianco, Dolcetto, Bella Misto, Rosso, Sangiovese, Rosato, Chiara, Vermentino.
10 - RagApple Lassie Vineyards
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3724 Rockford Road, Boonville, NC 27011

Owners: Frank and Lenna Hobson
Winemaker: Linda M. King

Hours: daily, noon-6 p.m.
Location: Yadkin County — Off NC 67, 3 miles east of Boonville, go south on Rockford Road.

Wine List: Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Boonville Blanc, Rockford Red.
11 - RayLen Vineyards
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3577 US Hwy 158, Mocksville, NC 27028

Owners: Joe & Joyce Neely
Winemaker: Steve Shepard

Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Davie County — Via I-40 West, Exit 180, left on 801 S, right on 158 West; winery is 4 mi. on right.

Wine List: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Carolinius, Category 5 Cabernet Blend.
12 - Round Peak Vineyards
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765 Round Peak Church Rd., Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Owners: Susan & George Little, Janet & Lee Martin
Manager: Mark Golding

Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. or by appt.
Location: Surry County — I-77 to Exit 100. Left on NC89 toward Low Gap. Right on Round Peak Church Rd. for approx, 1.4 mi. Vineyard is on left.

Wine List: Chardonnay, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, Rosé and Sweet Rosé.

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13 - Shelton Vineyards
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It's such a great feeling to realize that no winery is too big for those personal touches. In this photo, owner Charlie Shelton takes time to visit with some of the Sobotta Manor guests.

286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

Owners: Charles M. Shelton and R. Edwin Shelton
Winemaker: Murphy Moore

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.; winter hours may vary
Location: Surry County — I-77 to Exit 93 Dobson. Turn right, then take first right onto Twin Oaks Rd. Go 2.5 miles to the Shelton Vineyards entrance on the right.

Wine List: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, red and white blends.
14 - Stony Knoll Vineyards
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1143 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, NC 27017

Owners: Van and Kathy Coe
Winemaker: Lynn Crouse

Hours: Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., 2-6 p.m.; or by appt.
Location: Surry County — From the south, go 7 miles north on Rockford Road from NC 67, then left on Stony Knoll Road; from the north, take U.S. 601 to Rockford Road, go south 7 miles and turn right on Stony Knoll Road.

Wine List: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Syrah.
15 - Surry Community College Winery

Call 336-386-3408.

Location: Surry County — I-77 to Exit 93 (Dobson); Turn right and follow Zephyr Road into Dobson. Turn right at courthouse and SCC is 1/2 mile on right. Tours by appointment.
16 - Weathervane Winery
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484 Hartman Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

Owner: Sid Proctor

Hours: Call for appt.
Location: Davidson County — From U.S. 52 south of Winston-Salem, west on Hickory Tree Rd. for .2 mi., then left .2 mi. on Hartman Rd.

Wine List: Chardonnay Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Evening Breeze (Riesling), Merlot, Sunset Red (Cabernet Merlot), Grand Vieux Chateau du Roi, Temperature Rising (Chianti), Sweet Mountain Bliss, Rooster Black (Blackberry Merlot), Rooster Red ( Chianti with Cranberries).

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17 - Westbend Vineyards
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5394 Williams Rd., Lewisville, NC 27023

Photo - Clayton our resident bichon visit the most beautiful Westbend Vineyards.

Owners: Jack and Lillian Kroustalis
Winemaker: Mark Terry

Hours: Tues-Sat, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, 1-6 p.m.
Location: Forsyth County — Go 15 miles west of Winston-Salem on Highway 421. Take Shallowford Rd., Exit 246, and turn left. Go 2 mi., turn left onto Williams Rd.

Wine List: Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Yadkin Fumé, Vintner’s Signature Carolina Series blends, Pioneer Series blends.

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18 - Windy Gap Vineyards
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656 Pardue Farm Rd., Ronda, NC 28670

Owners: Allen and Sandra Hincher
Winemaker: Allen Hincher

Hours: Tues.-Sat, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun, noon-5 p.m.; Mon. by appt.
Location: Wilkes County — From US 421, Exit 272 (Clingman Road). Go north on Clingman Rd. After approx. 1/2 mile, turn left onto Pardue Farm Rd. Go 1/4 mile and turn left again on Pardue Farm Rd. Go .3 mile and turn right onto paved driveway. Winery is at end of driveway.

Wine List: Viognier, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tory Red, Three Dawg Nite, Frog Level Fling Blush, SweetFat Basset, Blueberry, Blackberry.