Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Swan Creek Vineyard Wineries

Go Postal and I at our picnic spot overlooking the vines at Raffaldini..... between rain showers.

The Ski Club took Sunday afternoon to visit 4 of the Swan Creek wineries in Yadkin County. First we stopped at Dobbins Creek, they have a great new tasting room and I enjoyed their Pinot Grigio a lot (I even took one home). Second we visited Laurel Gray. This winery is named for the owners two children and their tasting room used to be the milking barn. They feature wonderful products from a nearby Amish store as well. The next stop was at Raffaldini, they had added a new inmpressive tasting room since my last visit and have always had beautiful gardens. We had out picnic there and even though it showered off and on it was a wonderful afternoon. You really feel like you are in Italy in this little corner of Yadkin County. Final stop for the day was Swan Creek. There are five wineries in this group (we didn't stop at Buck Shoals since we had visited before). They have even gotten their own Viticultural designation. They sit at the base of the Brushy Mountains and the soil is great for grapes! My only advice...plan more time, just sitting on some of their decks and enjoying the landscape with a glass of wine will be a great way to spend an afternoon. If you like wine, check them out you won't be dissapointed.

Check out their website for more information: http://www.swancreekvineyards.com/


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Fabulous recommendation, we're gonna do just that! Thanks.

Kris said...

Thanks for the info! I have really wanted to visit other wineries in the area, I just didn't know which one was worth the drive (-;

KarenF said...

looks like a great place to be!

Almond-Rubio Family said...

Wineries in the Yadkin Valley are one of the things I miss most about living in Winston-Salem!!!!