Southern Living Ranks Local Wineries Best in the South

Southern Living Magazine recently ranked two Yadkin Valley wineries among the 20 of "The South's Best Wineries." Shelton Vineyards and Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery were both highlighted by the distinguished Southern publication as two of the best wineries in the South. 


"At 383 acres, the Shelton estate is North Carolina’s largest family-owned vineyard, but that’s not the only reason visitors flock here, particularly in warmer months. You can savor an award-winning Riesling and Chardonnay, plus enjoy a summer concert series and one mighty fine restaurant." - Southern Living Magazine


"This idyllic vineyard could easily be in Tuscany—or Mantua—rather than nestled in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, but that’s thanks to the due diligence of the Raffaldini family, who scoured the country for landscape that channeled the Italian countryside. The result is 42 acres of vines on a beautiful 120-acre estate—and a Chianti worth writing home about." - Southern Living Magazine


Winston-Salem, NC is the gateway to the Yadkin Valley wine region, the first and largest AVA in North Carolina. More than 40 wineries are nestled in the surrounding hillsides with some being as close as just 20 minutes from the heart of downtown. To learn more about Winston-Salem's wine scene, visit

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