There are SO many wineries near Elkin, NC – you’ll find over 40 wineries in the Yadkin Valley total – so no need to worry about finding one you like. There’s plenty to try.
While this is just a small selection of the Yadkin Valley wineries, I hope this is helpful if you are planning on staying in the town of Elkin. All of these wineries listed are within 10 miles so a quick drive and easy to get to.
The Yadkin Valley covers an area from Mt. Airy to Lexington north to south and then Wilkesboro to almost Winston-Salem west to east.
There are so many great towns to explore in the area but Elkin is one of my personal favorites. The wineries, revitalized downtown area, and all the outdoor activities make this a great place to visit (or live).
Be sure to make Elkin part of your weekend in the Yadkin Valley!
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Map of Wineries Near Elkin, NC
Slightly Askew is the only winery on the list that specializes in sweet wines. Don’t worry though, they still have a good selection of dry wines to choose from.
The building is right along North Bridge Street near downtown Elkin. You are always met with a friendly greeting when you walk in the door. It’s a colorful yellow building with blue accents.
You’ll see their large sign out front and there is a gravel driveway to the left of the building that leads to a large parking lot out back.
Walk around the building to the front door and you’ll enter right into the room with their bar. If you want to do a tasting you get to choose 5 or 6 wines from their list and they’ll serve them each to you at the bar.
Otherwise, you can order a glass or bottle and take it to one of their other rooms to find a table or sit outside. We love sitting on their front porch and watching the cars go by.
You’ll also find Ashe County Cheese, crackers, and gift items sold in the tasting room. This is a cute spot but it does get crowded during weekend afternoons since it’s so close to downtown.
It’s a stop on the Elkin Vine Line though which we’ll talk more about later. They have various seasonal events plus live music from time to time so be sure to keep an eye on their website.
Address: 913 N Bridge Street, Elkin, NC | Website: Slightly Askew
Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
This was North Carolina’s first certified organic winery which is a feat in itself. I love this place because the tasting room is so cozy – wood floors and wood paneling on the inside – and the owners and employees are so friendly.
It’s also a beautiful place to have a glass outside and walk around. In the winter you can see a beautiful sunset here.
The tasting room is set off of Highway 268 up on a hill above their grape vines. There is a good-size gravel parking lot in front of the tasting room.
Their Three C’s blend, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin are my favorite. Recently, they started doing their tastings as flights where you get a choice of 5 different wines that they bring out to your table.
They have live music some Saturdays and various events throughout the year which you can keep up with on their Facebook page. This is definitely one of my favorite wineries near Elkin, NC!
Address: 170 Heritage Vines Way, Elkin, NC | Website: Carolina Heritage
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery
If you love Chambourcin then do yourself a favor and go here. The winery is built on an old dairy farm and the horse stables were repurposed as the tasting room.
When you first turn on the road that leads to the winery, you’ll see a large white barn to your right. This was the dairy barn in its previous life and is now where the wine is made.
Once you arrive at the tasting room you can park in front (if available) or there is plenty of parking around back if you head to the left of the building as you’re coming in.
During COVID they’ve had tables set up outside on most weekends and heaters during cooler weather so sometimes the front parking lot isn’t available.
There are multiple trails on the property which we always love. A short trail leads to Grassy Creek’s miniature Hoover Dam but if you’re up for a longer hiek then you can take a trail to Carter Falls.
To find the trailhead, right after you pass the pond start looking to your left and you’ll see the trailhead marked by a sign. We usually park behind the tasting room, hike to Carter Falls, then come back and enjoy a glass.
They are dog-friendly too which means we get to bring our pup! When we have friends come to town, this is usually one of the Elkin, NC wineries we visit.
Address: 235 Chatham Cottage Lane, State Rd, NC | Website: Grassy Creek
This winery is in a cute little building with a large front porch and a beautiful tasting room. There are two bars here where you can enjoy tastings or multiple tables if you want to stay a while.
There is even a fire pit outside to enjoy during cool weather but you can also gather around the one inside as well. If you opt for a tasting, then you’ll get to try all the wines they currently have in stock.
They have locally made gift items for sale in their tasting room – many made by the owner and other employees. They also sell NC-made cheeses and chocolates.
You can bring your own picnic lunch here to enjoy along with their wines which makes for a relaxing afternoon.
Vivace is a fantastic white wine here but I also love their Petite Verdot which is a red.
Address: 139 Benge Drive, Elkin, NC | Website: Adagio Vineyards
Elkin Creek Vineyard
If you can only visit Elkin Creek once then come on a Sunday for their pizza. Be sure to make your reservation well in advance though. They premake their dough so once it’s gone you are out of luck.
Since COVID began they have been requiring reservations if you want a pizza as well so you can’t walk in and get one at the moment. They update their website often with their operating procedures though so check that if you are a last-minute planner.
They have a great mix of white and red wines here and they always have a good dessert wine to try as well. A tasting includes all of their wines in stock. Last time I visited we were able to try seven wines.
The tasting room is beautiful and sits up the hill from Elkin Creek. You can get a glass of their wine and take a walk along the creek and it’s very peaceful.
They have a covered outdoor patio as well as a pavilion for extra seating if needed. It gets very busy in the summer months and especially on Sundays.
Address: 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, NC | Website: Elkin Creek
MenaRick Vineyard & Winery
Specializing in Spanish and Portuguese wines, MenaRick has wines that you don’t typically hear of around here like Tempranillo, Touriga, or Grenache.
They have a peaceful spot nestled in the foothills with outdoor seating on the patio and cozy indoor seating.
You can bring food in here as well and they offer flight, glasses, and bottles right now. This is a hidden gem of the Yadkin Valley!
Seriously, I didn’t know about them until I started writing this so I had to go try them out. Highly recommend.
Address: 328 Luffman Road, Ronda, NC | Website: MenaRick Vineyard
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Midnight Magdalena Vineyards
If you want to learn more about how the wine is made and the technical aspects behind wine tasting then I highly recommend a visit here.
When we visited, the winemaker was pouring the tastings and he thoroughly explained each wine before pouring and was happy to answer any questions anyone had about the process.
The inside of the tasting room is small but they do offer a bit of seating inside and they have a large bar where they do the tastings.
There is a large tent set up outside with tables for plenty of extra seating. They do have a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. They have additional seating on the front porch where you can enjoy that view.
Picnics and well-mannered pets are allowed but you can’t bring pets inside the tasting room.
They focus on dry wines and a tasting includes all the wines on their wine list.
Address: 5109 Howell School Rd, Jonesville, NC | Website: Midnight Magdalena
Piccione is one of my absolute favorite wineries in the Yadkin Valley. They have fantastic dry wines and a gorgeous view of the mountains with lots of outdoor seating.
In the colder months, they keep the fireplace going outside and they also have heaters under their covered patio. This makes for a cozy afternoon.
The inside of their tasting room has been closed due to COVID so if you want to sit indoors you may want to call and check if they’ve opened it yet.
They sell snack items like cheese & crackers and chocolates. There are fun events going on all the time like when they have their girl scout cookie pairing! Each wine that you taste is paired with a girl scout cookie.
It’s in the Swan Creek AVA and definitely one of the best wineries near Elkin. This is another spot with a great mix of white and red wines.
Currently, they are offering flights, glasses, and bottles that you can take and enjoy on property. Be aware that outside food isn’t allowed on the weekends!
Address: 2364 Cedar Forest Road, Ronda, NC | Website: Piccione Vineyards
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery
Raffalldini is one of the most popular wineries in North Carolina. As such, it gets pretty crowded on the weekends.
The tasting room is gorgeous and looks like it was plucked right out of the Tuscan countryside and landed right there in Wilkes County. Definitely one of the most unique Elkin, NC wineries.
The entrance to Raffaldini and Piccione are less than a minute from each other so check both of these off your list if you plan to visit.
They have delicious dry red wines and it’s really a beautiful location to enjoy. They now accept reservations so you can which I highly recommend making.
You must be 21 or older to visit Raffaldini unless they are having a specific family-friendly event. Outside food is allowed but they will inspect coolers and picnic baskets to make sure you haven’t brought in outside alcohol.
Address: 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC | Website: Raffaldini Vineyards
Dobbins Creek Vineyards
The last time I was at Dobbins Creek I spent waaaay too much money on bottles. I had to take some home! These are some of my favorite dry red wines in the area.
The tasting room looks like a log cabin and there’s a large deck on the back overlooking the vineyard and rolling hills.
Inside you can do a tasting which includes each wine that’s currently available for purchase. You can also bring along picnics to enjoy while sipping a glass on the deck.
My personal favorites are the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Ram Cat Red.
Address: 4430 Vineyard View Lane, Hamptonville, NC | Website: Dobbins Creek Vineyards
Laurel Gray Vineyards (10.1 miles)
At 10.1 miles away from downtown Elkin, I figured I would go ahead and include Laurel Gray Vineyards.
There is a bit of indoor seating but it’s mostly outside on the veranda that overlooks their beautiful pond. In the spring their flower beds are absolutely gorgeous.
You can’t do a tasting right now but they do offer flights of four wines in 3oz pours for $26. I wanted to list the price because a flight here is much more expensive than at other wineries. They do give you a bit more wine in the tasting though.
They have lots of great items for sale in their tasting room plus deli items if you’re hungry and locally made food items.
I loved Shiloh and Bounty – both dry red wines (surprise, surprise).
Address: 5726 Old U.S. 421, Hamptonville, NC | Website: Laurel Gray Vineyards
The Elkin Vine Line
With so many fantastic wineries near Elkin, NC, how are you supposed to get around to all of them? That’s where the Elkin Vine Line comes in!
There are five different “lines” that visit four different wineries each. These are preselected so you don’t get to customize the tour unless you opt for a private EVL Tour.
Pricing is $45 – $55 per person depending on which line that you choose. You show up at the EVL meeting spot and then they’ll take care of transporting you to the different wineries.
A food stop is also included during the day so it lasts a total of 5 to 6 hours. I’ve never used them since we live so close to the wineries and always have a driver but if I was from out-of-town, this would be awesome!
The Wisdom Table
The Wisdom Table is not a winery BUT it’s a wonderful wine bar that we love visiting. Their charcuterie board is a must-order.
It’s located in downtown Elkin in the old Belk building so there’s quite a bit of history behind it. I think it also used to be a bridal shop.
They have local wines from many Elkin, NC wineries, the Yadkin Valley, plus all over North Carolina and the world. You can even browse the different bottles they have in stock based on where they are from.
They offer different flights that change often but you can also order by the glass or bottle. And like I said, order the charcuterie & cheese plate.