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Things To Do In Wilkes County NC

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  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 385-A Hose Road, Moravian Falls
  • 336-921-0386

As seen in the NY Times: Craft farm distillery on the Brushy mountains of Wilkes County NC. The only commercially produced traditional applejack in world today, maker of applejack, apple brandy, vodka, and other unique alcohols unlike anything else on the market today. Free tasting by appointment

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 1611 Industrial Drive, Wilkesboro
  • 336-990-0708

Call Family Distillers is a craft distillery located in Wilkesboro, NC on the banks of the Yadkin River. The Call Family, descendants of renowned moonshiners and distillers, are producing spirits that carry unsurpassed flavor & smoothness made using a one-of-a-kind direct steam injection distillation technique. From moonshine to real fruit brandy, Call Family Distillers is doing it the right way in Wilkes County, NC - the Moonshine Capital of the World™. Open for tours and tastings – please call ahead for hours.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 508 Main Street, North Wilkesboro
  • 336-262-6500

Tour the world’s first distillery to legally use a steam-injection method to create America's smoothest spirits. Our spirits come from the deep rooted moonshining heritage of Wilkes County. Each drop is distilled using grains and produce from North Carolina farms. Come grab yourself a taste of genuine! Located on Main Street in downtown North Wilkesboro.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd, Elkin
  • 336-526-5119

The site of a historic grist mill built in 1896, and gracing a special spot where two creeks join together to become one, is a one-of-a-kind destination. Located one hour north of Charlotte, and only 20 minutes from the Virginia border, this hidden gem is in the heart of the Yadkin River Valley. Guests can experience wine tastings in a warm and inviting tasting room, enjoy wine selections as you stroll by a gentle waterfall, or sit in a creek-side swing by the fire pit. Experience a blend of tradition, passion and nature celebrated by the art of wine-making that is captured in each hand-crafted bottle. Lite fare is available at The Kitchen at Elkin Creek, such as an antipasto plate, homemade artisan bread, or our special weekend treat of hand-made-to order pizzas baked in an authentic wood-fire brick oven.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 564 East Walker Road, Elkin
  • 336-526-2661

The next time you plan a visit to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region leave the driving to us. Enjoy a fun afternoon filled with meeting new friends, wine tasting, and vineyard tours...all in the comfort of a 12 passenger mini bus! Frog Holler Wine Tours will pick up at any of the local hotels, B&B's and wineries. Frog Holler Wine Tours will drive you to selected vineyards and wineries within a 30 miles radius of pickup location. Private Tours (Maximum 4 guests) in the H3 Hummer also available! Discounts available for groups of 8 or more.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 964 Old Railroad Grade Road, Thurmond
  • 336-874-2800

Great wine & great times! Established in 2008, Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned farm on 65 acres of former pastures and woodland tucked into the south-facing foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The tasting room and patio overlook our 30 acres of vines and the vineyard grows Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Manseng and other varieties. The estate wines are made in their winery which was built in 2012. Enjoy a tasting of 6 wines for a nominal charge that includes a commemorative wine glass. Tours are available upon request.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 315 Thurmond PO Road, Thurmond
  • 336-874-3003

Nestled on nearly thirty acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains - deep in the heart of the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina - lies McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks. They are a family owned and operated winery and vineyard. Their dedication to sustainable growing and low intervention wine-making has resulted in small lots of award-winning artisan wines and hard ciders as expressive and distinct as the land whereupon the fruit grows. The wines produced are Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Merlot, Ring of Fire Red, Sparkling Niagara and created North Carolina's first hard cider from locally grown apples. Join us for an afternoon relaxing on our porches with a glass of wine or cider and enjoying our gardens or picnicking under the shade trees.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 328 Luffman Road, Ronda
  • 336-328-7038

MenaRick Vineyard and Winery is a family owned vineyard and winery located on 33 acres nestled in the foothills of the Yadkin Valley. We are a unique Yadkin Valley vineyard and winery specializing in Spanish and Portuguese varietals. Our wines are unfiltered, which we believe helps keep the authenticity of the wine’s aroma and flavor intact. We currently have 8 acres of vines planted including Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Albariño, Grenache, Tempranillo, Tinta Roriz and Touriga. MenaRick is built from traditions and cultural experiences we had during our travels around the world. We invite you to come, relax and enjoy the view from our vineyard, have a glass (or a bottle) of wine and bring a picnic! A Bem Vindo! Bienvendido! Welcome!

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 2364 Cedar Forest Drive, Ronda
  • 336-571-1024

Piccione Vineyards is an Italian-owned and operated boutique vineyard and winery located in Swan Creek. Piccione Vineyards brings our Sicilian roots to the heart of North Carolina's wine country. In vino salute.

  • Wineries and Distilleries
  • 450 Groce Road, Ronda
  • 336-835-9463

Raffaldini Vineyards is "Chianti in the Carolinas!" Enter through our vineyard gates into our 102-acre estate, dotted with fragrant roses and Italian herbs, encapsulated by pastoral hills dominated by fig and olive trees all against the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Follow the winding garden path to our Tuscan villa, where our staff guides you on your own Italian odyssey… to a place where wine focuses: the heart. We invite you to try our bold, dry reds and delicate, complex white wines made from authentic, Italian varietals. Wines made from grapes grown by hand with utmost care, every detail painstakingly contemplated and executed in perfect harmony with nature. After a long and exhaustive search, the Raffaldini Family found an extraordinary section of land that not only reflects their heritage but also holds the promise of making truly classic wines. Some of the varietals are so unique, that the Raffaldini Family is not only the sole vineyard in the East Coast to plant them but also the first in the United States.