Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery February 2020
NC WINE TRAVELER
SHELTON VINEYARDS-DOBSON, NC
SHELTON offers excellent wine, a beautiful setting with lakes and trees, group events, weddings, Festivals and outstanding food with the acclaimed Harvest Grill Bistro!!!
By Ron Hadley
Charlie and Ed Shelton who had built several successful businesses in Real estate investment and construction in Charlotte first developed their vineyard/winery from tobacco fields in Surry County and started operations in 1999 with the first grapes planted in 2001.
Their pioneering leadership in the NC Grape/Winery industry was first seen through their efforts in 2003 with the designation of the region as the Yadkin Valley AVA- American Viticultural Area by the Federal Government. In addition, the Surry County Community College in Dobson, NC in 2010 created the Shelton-Badgett Center for Viticulture and Enology with state funding and the leadership of the Shelton Brothers to help educate and support the Grape/Wine industry in the Tarheel state region.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shelton Vineyards is often described as ‘the jewel of the Yadkin Valley’. The 33,000-sq-ft gravity-flow winery is surrounded by meticulously pruned vines, relaxing streams and pond, a walking trail, and picnic areas. The expertly crafted estate wines reflect the Yadkin Valley’s unique “terroir” and are among the valley’s best.
The acclaimed Harvest Grill Bistro offers on-site food or you can picnic at the vineyard. In 2019 TripAdvisor awarded them the Hall of Fame Certificate of excellence.
During the year there are several group events, such as the British Car Gathering in April 2020 and the 14th Annual Harvest Festival in October 2020 with 7 food trucks and music. This is a free event.
There are many choices from the extensive white and red wines offered including many award winners!!! Tastings, Tours and enjoying the wine on premise are all options to consider.
If spending the night, the award-winning Hampton Inn is just two miles from the vineyard. The Hampton Inn can be easily accessed from I 77. In addition to mountain views, it also has a wine bar, pool, exercise room and free weekend shuttle service to and from the Harvest Grill Restaurant.
There are many Wine Tours available in the Yadkin Valley and you can start or end at one of the best with Shelton Vineyards!!! The Shelton family continues to operate and manage their vineyards/winery and they hope you’ll visit with family and friends soon!!!
Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabaret Lane, Dobson, NC 27017, 336-366-4724
WESTBEND VINEYARDS, WINERY and BREWERY
5394 Williams Rd. Lewisville NC
Wed.-Thurs. 12PM-6PM, Fri.-Sat.-Sun.- 12PM-7PM
Upcoming releases: “Double Blood Orange Wheat”, “KGB Russian Imperial Stout”, “Super Comrade’s Breakfast Club!” Imperial Breakfast Stout, “Lemon Fizz” and “Cherry Fizz” craft hard seltzer, and the 2019 “Blossom River’ white blend on March 14th.
Triad Brewers Alliance
The Triad Brewers Alliance formed in 2017 to serve breweries in the Piedmont Triad and to promote the Triad as a destination location of North Carolina. We currently serve 20 breweries across the 11 counties of the Triad. Visit our website to learn more about our mission, breweries, and events!
Old Nick Williams Co. Farm & Distillery
2675 Williams Road
Lewisville, NC 27023
Easter Egg Hunt
We at Old Nick Williams Farm & Distillery are happy to announce the opening of The Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar. We now offer handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine at the distillery. So come out for a tour or just relax at the new Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar.
(Daily drink specials)
Fainting Goat Spirits
115 W Lewis St, GSO, NC
Tours and Tastings Schedule
Fridays 3-7 PM
Saturdays 1-6 PM
Sundays 1-5 PM
FOOTHILLS Brewing Co
638 W 4th St, WS, NC
Brewery and Tasting Room
3800 Kimwell Dr. WS, NC
Craft Happiness IPA Project features a new IPA every month, and dedicates a portion of sales to an area of need somewhere NC
Hazy double IPA with a slightly sweet malt base. Hop flavors and aromas run the gamut of the “juicy” spectrum. Apricot, peach, grapefruit, lemon, orange, papaya…it’s all there. Triple dry hopped with Citra, Galaxy and Idaho 7.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN 29.2 oz. STOVEPIPE CANS
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 8.2%
Bitterness (IBUs): 51
Raylen Vineyards – raylenvineyards.com
3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC 336-998-3100
Mon – Saturday: 11AM – 6PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
Incendiary Brewing Co
486 N Patterson Ave, WS NC
Southend Brewing Co
117B W, Lewis St. Greensboro
Monday-Thursday- 4pm- 11pm | Friday- 2pm- 12am
Saturday- 12pm- 12am | Sunday 12pm – 10pm
Suddenly Human – Coffee Stout
Mango Passionfruit Gose
Paddy O’ Beer – Irish Red
Four Saints Brewing
218 South Fayetteville Street Asheboro, NC
Sunshine Beverage Co
Sunshine’s feel good sparkling energy waters are full of vitamins, electrolytes and just enough natural caffeine to deliver the perfect boost to brighten every day. Each can contains 100% daily value of vitamins A through E, including B12, B6, B3, and B5 and also offers calcium, magnesium, and potassium the essential electrolytes to fuel everyday activities. Most importantly, Sunshine sparkling energy water is not overloaded with caffeine. One 12 oz. can contains 70 mg of natural caffeine sourced from organic green coffee beans to keep you alert and focused. That’s no more caffeine than a cup of coffee!