Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vineyards of Swan Creek AVA in Yadkin Valley

Chatham Hill Wine Club Winery Tours

What a great time we had spending the day making new friends and touring some great wineries.  It was awesome to have a hired driver and a  bus so we all got to stay together and could share and drink to our hearts content. Thanks to Megan and Marek for setting this up.

Our first stop was at Laurel Gray Winery.  Benny and Kim were the best host and hostess showing us what true southern hospitality is all about. I highly recommend all their wines but their Chardonnay is exceptional.  This place is a must for anyone's NC wine tour.

Raffaldini was also on the tour. You will not believe this place exists in the hills of North Carolina.  What a gorgeous Tuscan-style Villa tasting room and their wines will not let you down.

Another great winery we visited was Buck Shoals Winery.  This is such a quaint place with some awesome wines.  I was very impressed with the brandies they are playing with. 

Finally but not last or the least we had a very delicious lunch and wine tasting at Shadow Springs Vineyard. What a beautiful tasting room and the lunch from Boxcar Grill was a nice break.