Yadkin River Wine Trail

A Day Trip with Wine by the River

Yadkin River Wine Trail

The Yadkin River Wine Trail offers tastings, tours and more

With tours, tasting rooms, gift shops and much more, the Yadkin River Wine Trail brings North Carolina’s famed wines and wineries to life. The wineries in this trail are located in the renowned Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area, or AVA, which was established in 2003.

This day trip includes just 35 miles or so of wine-trail driving to reach five wineries in East Bend and Boonville.

Flint Hill Vineyards

East Bend
Located on land that has been in the family for more than 100 years – which gives it Century Family Farm designation – Flint Hill features more than a half dozen different wines, including varietals, blends and semi-sweet options. The winery generally is open weekends and by appointment.

From U.S. Highway 421 about 15 miles west of Winston-Salem, take Exit 244 for Williams Road toward Lewisville. Take Williams road for about a quarter-mile and then turn left onto Shallowford Road. Take Shallowford Road for a mile and then turn right onto Conrad Road. After 2.2 miles, turn left on Old U.S. Highway 421/Yadkinville Road and go 1.9 miles before turning right onto Flint Hill Road and the 2.4-mile drive to Flint Hill Vineyards.

Divine Llama Vineyards

East Bend
Here you’ll find a tasting room to sample varietals, as well as a pretty property featuring vineyards and pastures for llamas and miniature horses.

From Flint Hill Vineyards, take Flint Hill Road north for 4.1 miles to North Carolina Highway 67 and turn right. Take North Carolina Highway 67 for 1.7 miles and turn right onto Macedonia Road, traveling 6.3 miles to Divine Llama Vineyards.

Cellar 4201

East Bend
With a focus on Sangiovese, but with other tasty offerings as well, Cellar 4201 is a limited-case boutique winery well worth a visit.

From Divine Llama Vineyards, head northeast on Macedonia Road for 0.9 miles before turning left onto Apperson Road and going 1.7 miles to Cellar 4201.

RagApple Lassie Vineyards

This winery features popular tastings and tours, as well as a café, a guest cottage and many special events.

From Cellar 4201, head northwest on Apperson Road for a half-mile and turn left on Union Hill Road. Go 2.4 miles and turn right on Main Street. Go a mile and continue west on North Carolina Highway 67 for 7.5 miles. Turn left on Rockford Road. RagApple Lassie Vineyards will be on the left.

Sanders Ridge Vineyard, Winery & Restaurant

Sanders Ridge features award-winning wines and food, as well as an organic vegetable farm and more.

From RagApple Lassie Vineyards, head south on Rockford Road for about 8.2 miles and then turn right onto Round Hill Road. Continue 1.2 miles to arrive at Sanders Ridge Vineyard, Winery & Restaurant.

Winery hours vary seasonally. Please call ahead to be sure the vineyards you want to visit will be open when you arrive. Please drink responsibly. Designate a driver.

Lynn and Cele Seldon

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