The Yadkin Valley Winter Wine & Beer Passport provides a fun and economical way to experience North Carolina wine country this winter.
Each passport serves as your ticket to tastings at 10 award-winning wineries and two craft breweries in Surry County, located in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The program has expanded to 12 tasting opportunities this year thanks to the addition of Shelton Vineyards and Old North State Winery.
Passport holders also receive a keepsake wall-mounted cork holder, discounts at six lodging properties convenient to the wineries, and special rates 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.
Early-bird pricing is $54 for individual passports and $89 for couples’ passports through Nov. 22. Regular pricing kicks in Nov. 23 with rates of $64 for individuals and $99 for couples. The estimated value of each passport is $225.
“People love the passports. Many come back year after year, or they give them as gifts to family and friends,” says Pat Colwell of Carolina Heritage Vineyards. “It’s really just the idea of having something fun that people can do at their leisure for one weekend in winter or spread it out across several winter weekends.”
Participating wineries for winter 2018-19 are: 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.
“It’s a fun way for people to celebrate winter – a treasure map guiding them to wineries and breweries throughout Surry County,” says Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard.
For details or to purchase a Winter Wine & Beer Passport, go to: www.YadkinValleyNC.com or call 336-526-1111.