Yadkin Valley Wine

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Welcome to North Carolina’s first AVA. Attaining final approval on February 7, 2003, this 1.4-million-acre viticultural area in the northwestern section of the Piedmont region, spans seven counties along the Yadkin River.

The appellation hosts a growing number of wineries, concentrated at moderate elevations. The majority of vines here are Vitis vinifera, with wineries finding the greatest success with Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The Yadkin Valley viticultural area was born out of a need to find a new crop. With tobacco in decline, farmers needed to find a more profitable way to utilize their fertile grounds. The gently rolling hills and the mixture of clay and loam soils provide the area with excellent drainage. Combine that with a long, warm growing season and a mild winter and you find the recipe for successful viticulture. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

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  • Fox, I've heard of Burntshirt but haven't been there yet, which is odd ... from this State are in the Yadkin Valley.Mark, welcome to the "trying my best to hold on to my remaining brain cells" club. One more reason to not sacrifice the ones that are left to cheap plonk.We also had the pleasure to meet Robin Akhurst with OT two years ago. Great... Read More

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  • Welcome Dr. Angela, I'd like to hear a bit about that Arkansas winery. Here ... a fairly new wine region (Yadkin Valley) that we enjoy exploring. Nothing quite like Cali but a good bit closer to hom Read More

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  • Shadow Springs Petit Verdot 2012


    Not bad for North Carolina wine. Subdued nose for a petit verdot but some slight floral notes. Flavors of ripe raspberry and shoe polish are poised against soft tannins, medium acidity and a medium finish. Read More

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  • Mark, I've heard/read some stories about Costco such as they are the ... this NC red blend from the Yadkin Valley. Not bad for mid-week quaffing but nothing special either. Not much on the nose and the flavor profile is mainly ripe black cherries, a bit of that cherry cough syrup, medium tannins and somewhat light acidity.  Think we'll open so... Read More

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  • Laurel Gray Vineyards-Scarlet Mountain 2010


    Fairly simple but decent enough for a North Carolina red blend. Not much in the way of aromatics with just a hint of astringent earthiness. On the tongue there's some ripe black cherry, pencil lead and a touch of that same earth. Medium acid, fairly light on the tannins and a short finish. Read More

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  • Asheville, eh?  So a quick trip to the NC Wine country.  It's ... checking out winemakers in Yadkin Valley and elsewhere.&nbs Read More

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  • Jones Von Drehle Petit Manseng 2013


    This is a NC wine from our beloved Yadkin Valley AVA. Light gold in color, there's some interesting floral and petrol aromatics not unlike a slightly older Riesling. That's where most of the similarities stop however, as this is more tropical on the palate along with dried apricot, some nice acidity but with a touch of bitterness on the back end... Read More

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  • Brushy Mountain Pinot Gris 2013


    Not bad for North Carolina wine. Fairly simple with flavors of white peach and honey suckle. Medium acidity and a short finish. There's a bit of a metallic bite on the backend. Read More

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  • Jones Von Drehle Chardonnay 2012


    Pleasant surprise for a North Carolina wine. Lean and crisp, unoaked chardonnay with nice notes of creamy lemon and a hint of golden apple. There's a short to medium finish and a touch of acidity. Read More

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  • Dobbins Creek Vineyards Chardonnay 2012


    Second evening in a row having a Yadkin Valley North Carolina chardonnay. This Dobbins Creek is even nicer than the Laurel Gray. Light on its feet with fresh creamy lemon chiffon, a hint of green apple, nice acidity and a medium finish. There are a couple NC wineries doing justice to the chardonnay grape and this is one of the better ones. Read More

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