A Passport to Winter Fun
How to Enjoy North Carolina's Exceptional Wine Experience
Each passport serves as a ticket to tastings at 10 award-winning wineries and two craft breweries in Surry County, located int he heart of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The program has expanded to 12 tasting opportunities this year, thanks to the additions of Shelton Vineyards and Old North Sate Winery.
Passport holder also receive a keepsake wall-mounted cork holder, specials at six lodging properties convenient to the vineyards, and discounts at 20 restaurants and shops. The passports are valid for nearly four months, starting Nov. 23 of this year and running through March 20, 2019.
"It's an enjoyable way to celebrate winter - a treasure map to great wineries and breweries throughout Surry County," said Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard.
Participating wineries for the winter of 2018-19 include Adagio Vineyards, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Old North State, Roaring River, Round Peak, Shelton Vineyards, Slightly Askew, and Stony Knoll. The breweries on tap this winter are Angry Troll and Skull Camp.
"This is the ninth year we've offered the program, and people love it," said Pat Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyards and Winery. "And it makes for a popular Christmas gift for people who like wine and beer."
Price for the passport (after Nov. 23) is $64 for individuals and $99 for couples. The estimated value of each passport is $225.
For details or to purchase a passport, visit yadkinvalleync.com or call the Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce at 336-526-1111.