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Vine and Dine Gala brings Wine, Dinner & Dancing to Winston-Salem

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The third annual Vine & Dine Gala, hosted by the Surry Wineries, takes place this Saturday at BB&T Ballpark in downtown
Winston-Salem.

The event will be held indoors at the ballpark’s club level, providing an elegant, climate-controlled space. Admission includes dinner, tastings from 11 Yadkin Valley wineries, and dancing to live music provided by Karon Click & The Hot Licks.

Participating wineries are: Adagio, Brushy Mountain, Carolina Heritage, Elkin Creek, Grassy Creek, Herrera, Olde Mill, Round Peak, Skull Camp, Slightly Askew and Stony Knoll.

“A special thing about the Yadkin Valley is its variety of wines,” says event organizer Louis Jeroslow, winemaker at Elkin Creek Vineyard. “I think people will really enjoy the evening and be pleasantly surprised with the wines they discover.”

Legends Hospitality at BB&T Ballpark will provide the small-plate menu, while Karon Click & The Hot Licks will perform an eclectic lineup of jump swing, upbeat blues and cool jazz. Dancing is encouraged.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and four raffles will take place hourly. The first three prizes are passports for complimentary tastings at all participating wineries. The final prize is an “instant Yadkin Valley wine cellar,” a selection of wines from the 11 vineyards at the gala.

Tickets prices for this special event are $65 per person or $120 per couple. Tickets are available online at: www.SurryWineries.com.

Herrera Vineyards

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

Herrera Vineyards is family owned and operated, nestled quietly in the small town of Dobson, NC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With more than 140 acres of property, our estate offers a little of everything. Sprawling vineyards, rolling rivers, immaculate tasting room and a pristine landscaped façade provide the ultimate relaxation experience. Herrera also has an on-site restaurant serving lunch and dinner as well as a bar with wine and beer available. The 75-foot double level patio offers a space for relaxation with a bottle of wine or a nice meal.
Herrera Vineyards prides itself on the tradition of cultivating, harvesting and producing premium wines from fruit grown exclusively on Herrera properties. With a wide variety of dry, semi sweets and sweets, we provide award winners that cater to every wine connoisseur’s preferences. Influenced by culture and heritage, Herrera Vineyards introduced the first bottled Red Sangria from the Yadkin Valley in 2012 with much acclaim. 2013 will bring forward new selections from this specialty line as we continue to develop our signature Sangria in both red and white varieties. It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for tastings, tours and tradition. We await your arrival at our home away from home.

Bienvenido a nuestra familia.

Herrera Vineyards Opens in the Heart of the Yadkin Valley

Posted on: June 25th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

DOBSON, N.C. – The Yadkin Valley’s newest winery is also one of its nicest.
Herrera Vineyards opened May 28 amidst rolling hills just a mile outside the town of Dobson. The Herrera family went to great lengths to ensure the winery would be a destination worthy of its location in the heart of the Yadkin Valley wine region.
Sisters Monica Herrera-Rangel and Carolina Herrera-Ochoa purchased the 54-acre former Black Wolf Vineyards in 2010. A year later, Herrera Vineyards began selling wines from grapes grown at family-owned vineyards in southern Surry County.
Even though Herrera’s wines came to market in 2011, the plan all along was to take time to properly renovate and upgrade the Black Wolf facilities. A lot of effort also went into the vineyards and landscaping, including a waterfall and two 75-foot wide terraces.
The result is a striking tasting room/restaurant with a Southwestern villa exterior and a warm, inviting interior combining rich wood textures with hand-made iron fixtures and accents.
“We were a little nervous at opening because when you work on something for four years, you’ve got to impress,” said assistant manager Manny Perez. “However, it has been very well received. It’s such a beautiful setting. As soon as you drive up, you get the feeling of being transported someplace very nice.”
The main building houses a tasting room in one wing, a gift shop and overflow tasting room in the other wing, and a 22-seat restaurant in between. Additional dining for up to 24 is available on the main terrace.
The tasting room and restaurant overlook the vineyards, with a winery and guest cabin located on a lower portion of the property.
Herrera Vineyards offers a dozen wines crafted by winemaker Kevin Childers, a graduate of the enology and viticulture program at Surry Community College. Of the wines, eight are red and four are white. According to Perez, five are dry wines, five are semi-sweet and two are sweet.
Three of the most popular wines are the Dry Riesling, Solera and Tannat.
“Our grape varietals are different from what consumers are used to. We have Malbec and Tannat, which are red varietals often found in South America,” Perez says. “We don’t have some of the traditional wines people are familiar with, which I think is a good thing. It allows us to
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offer something unique. It’s a draw.”
Herrera’s Dry Riesling was named the best overall white wine at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, while the Rosé and sweeter Riesling earned silver medals in their categories.
Operating hours for visitors are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday hours are noon to 5 p.m. Lunch is available Tuesday to Sunday and dinner is available Friday and Saturday nights. The winery is closed Mondays.
“From where we are located, you can hit 20-25 different wineries in about a half-hour drive,” says Perez. “We couldn’t ask for a much better position. Being so central to the whole Yadkin Valley is a big plus.”
For info on Herrera Vineyards, call 866-313-8008 or go to: www.HerreraVineyards.com.

Newlywed Chateau at Jolo Winery & Vineyard

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

This spacious overnight accommodation for two blends the charm of the Jolo Winery & Vineyard estate with a touch of romance and luxurious furnishings, to create a guest experience that simply cannot be duplicated. The chateau features one bedroom and one bathroom. The bedroom is beautifully-decorated with luxurious linens and a romantic Swarovski crystal chandelier. The bathroom has also been tastefully decorated with a state of the art shower, Swarovski crystal chandelier and top notch linens. There is a separate room for the toilet. There is also a wet bar area that includes a wine refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, and sink.
Visit www.jolovineyards.com/estate/overnight-accommodations for more information.

Hutton Vineyards

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Less than a mile from Historic Rockford, close to the banks of the Yadkin River, lies Hutton Vineyards, in the bustling Yadkin Valley wine region of North Carolina. With 45 acres of grapes and 30 acres of pasture, it is truly a breathtaking experience. Visit the Hutton Vineyards website to purchase wine online. The winery is open Monday through Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m.

Surry Cellars

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Surry Cellars is the label for wine produced at Surry Community College through its viticulture and enology program, and part of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology. Wines produced by Surry Cellars have won local, regional and national awards. Currently, Surry Cellar wines can be purchased at Harris Teeter-Peacehaven, UnCorked in Downtown Mount Airy, Cloverdale, and Thruway Center retail outlets.

Elkin Creek Vineyard

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by 89and52 No Comments

Established in 2001, Elkin Creek Vineyard bottled their first vintage in the fall of 2005. The winery overlooks Elkin Creek and the century-old Elkin Creek Mill. The vineyards are comprised of six lush acres of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier.
Enjoy a delightful meal—prepared in a hand-built, wood-burning brick oven—at The Kitchen at Elkin Creek.  The Kitchen is also open for special events, such as weddings, receptions, private parties, etc.
Every Sunday from 11 to 5, enjoy made-to-order pizzas from the wood-fire brick oven. Reservations are strongly encouraged. They also bake homemade artisan sour dough bread, which is available Thursday-Sunday in the tasting room along with light fare such as an antipasto plate of select meats and cheeses, local fresh jams, and local farmstead cheese.

Elkin Creek Vineyard also offers creek-side cabins for overnight rentals. The cabins have a full kitchen, queen-sized bed, stone fireplace, soaking tub, sleeper sofa, porch swings, and more.