Very Surry Wine Excursion
NC Wine Tour: Day One
Begin around noon at McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks, where you can sample wine as well as hard cider, and learn about their sustainable methods of working the land on a tour of their grounds. Next, head over to Elkin Creek Vineyards, a winery built upon the property of a century-old mill. Sample their wines, as well as their monthly beer selections.
Stop at Harry's Place in downtown Elkin for lunch, before making your way to Slightly Askew Winery. Not your typical winery, Slightly Askew is unique in that it offers wine from local juices and wine from some of the best wine regions around the world. Your next stop will be Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery where you will experience a tasting in the historic red barn and take so time to walk the vineyard's trails.
Check in at one of Grassy Creek's quaint and cozy on-site Klondike Cabins, then drive into downtown Elkin for fine dining at Twenty One and Main Restaurant and Wine Bar. Check out our full list of restaurants and accommodations in Elkin.
Start Day Two
Browse the stores on historic downtown Elkin's Main Street. Stop in at Brushy Mountain Winery when it opens around noon to taste wines made from locally farmed fruit.
Next, visit Carolina Heritage Vineyards, N.C.'s first USDA Certified Organic Vineyard and solar powered winery, for a tour of their operation growing American native and hybrid grapes. Head next to Hutton Vineyards in historic Rockford and sample wines in their tasting room located in a former tobacco barn.
Finish the day at North Carolina's largest winery
Shelton Vineyards in the town of Dobson. Have a glass of wine and dinner at the upscale Harvest Grill before spending the night at the nearby Hampton Inn and Suites.
Pack a picnic lunch and head to Stony Knoll Vineyards, located on a century-old farm near the town of Rockford. Sample the unique wines in their tasting room. Next, visit the rustic 1800's farmhouse converted into a tasting room at Olde Mill Vineyards, the newest of Surry's wineries. Then drive north to try Round Peak Vineyards' award winning wines and enjoy the views from their picturesque grounds.
Finish off the your wine tour at Old North State Winery and Brewery in their renovated 1890's mercantile building in downtown Mount Airy. Sample wines in their tasting room and browse their gift shop for wine-related and gourmet items. Enjoy a delicious dinner just around the corner at Trio Restaurant and Bar.