The photo above is early morning at Elkin Creek Vineyard in winter...
Our wonderful and unique wines...
These 5 wineries and tasting rooms are as different as their names, and each one is definitely worth the visit. Your palate won't be disappointed! All are located in Elkin and/or are owned by Elkin residents. Spend the day enjoying the vineyards, the scenery, and relaxing with a great glass of wine. Our location makes this perfect for year round visits. Most wineries here offer wine club discounts, music during weekends and special tasting events. Remember to check the "Elkin Event Calendar" to see what's going on at the wineries and for "Deck the Halls" Passport info. Look under "Recreation/Adventure/Golf" to find information on Winery Tours with Frog Holler Cabins as well.
You can access maps/directions to the Elkin wineries by downloading a free "GoLocalApps" for your iPad or iPhone at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elkin-nc/id470104329?mt=8. There is also a map of Elkin wineries, at the bottom of this page for your convenience. Scan further down the page for Surry County Vineyards & Wineries to visit as well.
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Brushy Mountain Winery is located in downtown Elkin, at 125 W Main Street, and is the perfect stop on weekends and during festivals in downtown Elkin... stop in while strolling along Main Street. New owners have taken over as of October 2012 and have created a glamorous, sophisticated new look filled with great art, exposed brick, and beautiful color schemes throughout. There is even original art from the early 1900's on the walls that was uncovered during recent renovations. Plenty of seating for relaxing with friends. Check What's Up event calendar for special Brushy Mountain events coming soon! View website at http://www.brushymountainwine.com. The tasting room is open Thursday (1pm - 7pm) Friday and Saturday noon-8pm, and Sunday (1pm - 5pm) or by appointment by calling 336-527-1775. Free WiFI, and events that will be scheduled monthly such as book club night!
A trip to Elkin Creek Vineyard, located along Big Elkin Creek at 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, transports you to the Italian countryside. The beautifully appointed winery with stone oven (they now offer Stone-fired pizza on Sundays), and charming views from all directions make this a relaxing and enjoyable stop on the wine trail. There are many cozy settings where you can wander and enjoy... the babbling creek, swings, a historical mill, or a shaded patio. You can book this perfect setting for weddings, private parties and more, and they can even provide customized wine bottles for your guests. To learn more, go to http://www.elkincreekvineyard.com, or call 336-526-5119. Tasting hours are Thursday thru Sunday 12 - 5pm. New cabins are being built on location...more info to follow! Take a look under Planning Weddings/Parties where Elkin Creek is featured under Vineyards.
Did you know that every Sunday, Elkin Creek Vineyard offers delicious stone-fired pizza on the menu? Another exciting tidbit of information...they are also building 4 cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard that will be open Fall 2012. New owners have taken over as of April 2012 with many new and exciting events in the making! Check back soon....
Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery is located about 1/4 mile above North Elkin off Klondike Road and Hwy 21 at the 100-acre historical retreat called Klondike Cabins (235 Chatham Cottage Cir, State Road, NC). This location used to be a working dairy farm and has a great story about their famous Guernsey cow (thus the great wine bottles made from milk bottles)...you'll just have to visit to hear the rest of the story! Sit by the fireplace and enjoy a bottle of wine. If you like to hike or take a quiet walk, the shaded Grassy Creek Walking Trail is only steps away, along with a covered pavilion for a picnic lunch. There are also beautiful cabins to rent for weekends or weddings. Tasting room open Thursday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 1-5. In January and February, they are open Friday and Saturday only. For more information visit http://www.grassycreekvineyard.com. Call 336-835-2458. Some weekends offer live music.
Carolina Heritage Vineyard and Winery located at 170 Heritage Vines Way (only 3 miles east from downtown Elkin's Main Street, on Hwy 268 East just east of the Mitchell River), is Elkin's newest gem and the only certified organic winery and vineyard in the Southeast. The tasting room is also solar-powered and they have over 9 acres of vineyards. Besides offering delicious wine, they feature live music most Saturdays (2:00-4:00 pm) in the summer, and enjoy promoting local musicians (especially Bluegrass) and fine Carolina pottery...even the Tasting Room was built with local wood. You can learn more on Facebook by clicking here, or on the web at http://www.carolinaheritagevineyards.com/. Tours and tastings are now available Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, otherwise call ahead anytime and they will gladly open their doors to welcome you! Call 336-366-3301 or 919-691-7205 (cell). Closed mid-January thru February, except by appointment.
Slightly Askew Winery Located at 913 N Bridge Street (just a few minutes north of downtown Elkin), is not your typical winery. Although it's not nestled alongside a vineyard, they make all of their 28 varieties on site. It is a great destination for good conversation, friendly atmosphere and quirky stories about how their wines are named (especially if you are a pet lover). A wide variety of unique, delicious dry reds & whites, to sweeter fruit wines along with wine accessories and glasses, wine-making supplies, fun gifts, and gourmet goodies. This is a great stop if your with a large group with diverse tastes. Watch for their "Thirsty Thursday" signs out front for live entertainment, food, and a great night out with your friends. Open Thursday thru Sunday. They also create custom labels for events and weddings. Go to http://www.slightlyaskewwines.com/. or call 336-835-2700. They are also a favorite at local wine festivals, which is how many customers get hooked!
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Access maps/directions to the Elkin wineries by downloading a free "GoLocalApps" for your iPad or iPhone at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/elkin-nc/id470104329?mt=8
Nearby Surry County Wineries, Vineyards & Tasting Rooms worth visiting...
Olde Mill Vineyards
About 20 minutes northeast of Elkin, is Olde Mill Vineyards. Their rustic tasting room has been created out of a 1800's farmhouse and homestead. Many of the buildings are original and well preserved. Owners Jeff & Tara Brown created a little piece of heaven in the rolling countryside, that offers an outdoor patio with views of the vineyards, an indoor sunroom with lots of seating to relax in, and a cozy tasting room with a big beautiful stone fireplace and comfortable stools. You'll feel right at home with this friendly, welcoming atmosphere and delicious, award-winning wines to compliment your experience. Their son, Ethan, is the Chief Winemaker.
Located at 2742 Simpson Mill Road in Mount Airy, your GPS may take you within blocks of the entrance, but the sign is easily seen, so you'll know you've arrived. Just give a call to the tasting room if you need assistance, it is worth the trip! 336-374-OLDE (6533). Hours are on weekends only (Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 1-6pm). Here is a link to their website: click here. You can also follow them on facebook.
Round Peak Vineyard
Round Peak is the best place to visit in the Mt Airy area (just north of Elkin and Dobson) that offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a great selection of delicious dry to sweet wines as well as beer, a huge covered patio with tables, ceiling fans and grills (check their website for Grillfest during the summer months), a fenced area for those traveling with pets, and many opportunities for live music on the weekends, family fun, and relaxation. They are only a few minutes from I-77 and easy to find along a beautiful, winding mountain road.
Located at 765 Round Peak Church Rd, they also have a wine cabin to rent for overnight visitors. Learn more at https://www.roundpeak.com/. where you'll find their event calendar as well. 336-352-5581. They are open 7 days a week so you can drop in anytime (Sun-Fri 12-5pm, Sat 11-6pm).
Un'Corked is a wine shop that offers wine tastings for local and other wines you may not have had a chance to try in this area. They also have unique wine gifts, t-shirts, and other great home accessories. Not considered a part of the Surry Wineries (as they do not make their own wine) they still offer a chance to experience tastings (they change daily so you can stop in often and try different types) and feature their own brand of bottled wine with fun "Mayberry" themed labels for souvenirs. They are located in downtown Mount Airy at 126 N Main Street. 336-786-1957. Hours are Mon-Fri 11-5:30pm, Saturdays 10-6:00pm. Find there website here, and you can also follow them on facebook.