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“Chianti in Carolina” - Summer in the Yadkin Valley

Winston-Salem's nearby Yadkin Valley wine region is home to more than 40 wineries and Lake & Sumter Style online publication describes our wine region as "Chianti in Carolina." Travel writer Mary Ann Desantis recently explored Winston-Salem discovering a number of local vineyards producing flavorful wines and scenic tasting rooms amidst the blue ridge mountains.

"North Carolina was America’s top wine producer in 1904. However, Prohibition in the 1920's put an end to that, and farmers turned to tobacco to make a living. Things are coming full circle now with less tobacco and more grapes."

Learn more about Winston-Salem as the gateway to the Yadkin Valley wine region and how to plan a wine excursion to North Carolina's first and largest wine region.

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