Impromptu Labor Day trip to the Yadkin Valley AVA in North Carolina.
Knew of a couple of wineries in the AVA which we hadn’t yet enjoyed a visit. So with intent we traveled!
First stop at Golden Road Vineyards. We rated our experience at Golden Road Vineyards very favorably and highly recommended. Give it an A-.
This was without doubt our favorite of this trip and we can most certainly see ourselves returning! 🍷🍷
We have previously met owner Crista at the North Carolina Digital Wine Summit and had a sense of their commitment. Crista owns GRV with her husband Chad.
The five acre vineyard was planted in 2011 and the tasting room opened in 2020.
The tasting room is very comfortable and a really nice outdoor seating area is available with views overlooking the vineyard.
Our favorites were the crisp Petit Manseng and the bold Petit Verdot.
Next we enjoyed our first visit to Serre Vineyards.
It was a rainy day but that didn’t damper the incredible Mountain View’s from the tasting room.
The views are great and the outside covered patio and lawn are perfect for hanging out. We weren’t overly impressed with the wine especially considering the inflated cost.
We give our experience at Serre Vineyards a B.
Favorite here was the 2018 Petit Verdot, though sorry Serre this isn’t a $45 bottle.
The Cab Sauv was lacking in body and structure. The Montepulciano tasted more like a blend and we’ve certainly enjoyed better in the Yadkin Valley. The Chardonnay was good.
We certainly enjoyed our quick impromptu trip. We believe that we now visited every currently operating winery in the Yadkin Valley!