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'The Heart of North Carolina Wine Country'


    With a superb combination of sun, soil and soul, Yadkin Valley wineries are ideally located in the North Carolina region that is rapidly gaining a reputation for growing high-quality grapes and producing world-class award-winning wines.  Located in the Piedmont area of the Tar Heel State, wineries in the Yadkin Valley benefit from what many winemakers consider the best terroir in North Carolina.  This Yadkin Valley Wine Trail website was established in 2002 to provide a single site for wine lovers seeking information about the wine, wines, wineries, vineyard, vineyards, bed and breakfasts, hotels and other lodging, restaurants and other dining, antiques and antique stores, art galleries, winery tours and other businesses selected to enhance your visit to the Yadkin Valley.
    In recognition of these unique features, the federal government approved the Yadkin Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA), effective February 7, 2003.  The Yadkin Valley AVA was North Carolina's first, consisting of over 1.116 million acres located in Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes, Davie, Davidson and Forsyth counties.  Adding to the importance of the Yadkin Valley with respect to wineries, the federal government approved the Swan Creek AVA as North Carolina's second area, effective May 27, 2008.  The Swan Creek AVA consists of 96,000 acres located in Wilkes, Yadkin and Iredell counties.  Over 57,000 acres of that total lies within the geographical boundaries of both viticultural areas.  As of July 1, 2008, they were the only two designated AVAs in the state of North Carolina.  In addition, a number of wineries in close proximity have banded together to form marketing associations.  While not federally-designated AVAs, a handful of wineries listed on this site banded together as members of the Shallowford Wine Trail, the Yadkin River Wine Trail, and the Upper Yadkin Wine Trail.  There are several more wine trails in the works, all within and encompassed by the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail .
    There is a lot of history in the Yadkin Valley, from the original native Americans, to the Moravian settlers in the 1750s, to  Daniel Boone, to the Revolutionary War, to the War Between the States, to Tom Dula (known as Tom Dooley) and Mayberry, as well as numerous wine festivals and tasting events, music festivals, craft and antique fairs.  Many of the businesses along and around the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail contain a wonderful combination of Americana history, culture, arts and music along with award-winning wines.  Enjoy!
    (Please Note: The terms "Yadkin Valley Wine Trail," "North Carolina Wine Trail" and the North Carolina state outline with grape cluster are federally registered trademarks, and may not be used without permission and license.)

    As of June 1, 2014, there are thirty-six operating wineries and vineyards along the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail , open to the public for some combination of winery or vineyard tours, tasting and sales.  Wineries and vineyards along the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail are also flagged on our parent All American Wineries website on the North Carolina Wine Trail page.  Additional wineries are under construction, with anticipated opening dates in the coming months.  

    In addition to wineries and vineyards along the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail , we have included information about wine-related events and participating businesses that will enhance your visit to 'The Heart of North Carolina Wine Country.'  Click on any underlined business name to open a new browser window and transfer to their home page.  When finished viewing their site, close the window and you will be returned to this page.  

Note:  Both I and the owners of the businesses listed here will greatly appreciate your mentioning that you located them via this Yadkin Valley Wine Trail   site.

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Attention Yadkin Valley Businesses:  
    Do you want to reach the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail visitors who, in a typical year, click more than 19,000 times on links to local dining, lodging, recreation and other businesses who have a Subscribed Enhanced Listing on this site?  Do you know the demographics of visitors to our area wineries?  An Appalachian State University 2008 study revealed some valuable data about visitors to wineries in the Yadkin Valley and in North Carolina.  Click here to see an abstract about those visitors, their spending power and their interests, and for more information about connecting visitors to 'The Heart of North Carolina Wine Country' with *your* business.

Write-ups and articles mentioning or quoting the
Yadkin Valley Wine Trail
Feb 2009
- Washington Post travel section article by Diane Daniel mentions as a reference the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail - Click here to read her article
Apr 2004
- Carolina Country (electric cooperative magazine) features the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail in its article on North Caroline wineries and wine festivals
Jun 2003 - The Business Journal quotes us in an article about wine tasting - Click here to read article
Jan 2003 - Seattle Times wine writer Thomas Skeen quotes us in an article about the new Yadkin Valley Viticultural Area - Click here to read his article

Bob Hodge, Owner
AllAmericanWineries, LLC
dba Yadkin Valley Wine Trail

This page was last updated on 07/29/2014

The Yadkin Valley Wine Trail thanks the following organizations for their support:

Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce - YVWT.com is a proud member 
Mt Airy Chamber of Commerce - YVWT.com is a proud member 
Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce - YVWT.com is a proud member
Very Surry - Explore Surry County, Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and more 
Town of Pilot Mountain
Winston-Salem Convention & Visitors Bureau  
Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce
Wilkesboro Visitor Center
Davie County Chamber of Commerce 
Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau 
Better Business Bureau of Western North Carolina - Covering the entire Yadkin Valley and western North Carolina
Surry County Economic Development Partnership - Helping new businesses in the Yadkin Valley 
North Carolina Grape Council - Promoting viticulture and winery tourism in North Carolina 

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