Brian & Mary Ann Guinn at Elkin CreekBrian & Mary Ann Guinn enjoyed a wine tasting at Elkin Creek Vineyard in 2013.

It’s that time of year again, when the Surry Wineries host the Winter Wine Passport. It is a great opportunity for wine enthusiasts to visit several wineries in Yadkin Valley, to sample old and new vintages. Brian and I have attended this event since it was “Deck the Halls”. Our picture was taken a few years ago, and we became the poster couple for the event.

The Winter Wine Passports are valid November 25, 2016 – March 19, 2017.

The Passport includes a complimentary tasting from all the participating wineries/brewery, keepsake handmade glass charms, and discounts on wine purchases. There is also a list of discounts for local retail merchants, restaurants, and lodging. The Passport books can be purchased online or at any participating winery.

The following wineries are participating in the Passport:

•  Adagio Vineyards
•  Brushy Mountain Winery
•  Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
•  Elkin Creek Vineyard
•  Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery
•  Roaring River Vineyards
•  Round Peak Vineyards
•  Slightly Askew Winery
•  Stony Knoll Vineyards

There is also a brewery participating in the Passport:

•  Skull Camp Brewing

One weekend each month during the Winter Wine Passport period, the wineries will host a Wine and Food Pairing event.

January 07:

  •  Carolina Heritage Vineyard & Winery
  •  Slightly Askew Winery
  •  Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

February 18:

  •  Stony Knoll Vineyards
  •  Roaring River Vineyards
  •  Round Peak Vineyards

March 4:

  •  Brushy Mountain Winery
  •  Skull Camp Brewing
  •  Adagio Vineyards
  •  Elkin Creek Vineyard

To purchase tickets online, visit