Roaring River Vineyards
Our first stop was at Roaring River Vineyards, just a short 20 minute drive from the campground. Here we started with a delicious lunch from the Chez Josephine Restaurant. The adjoining tasting room offered very comfortable surroundings with a view of the river, plush seating around the fireplace and a bar with wines served by the vineyard’s owner. The wines were very good and reasonably priced. Our favorites were the Merlot and Chambourcin.
Next to the tasting room is a Lodge offering suites overlooking the river – a great place for a weekend get-a-away. They also have an indoor and a covered pavilion for events. This vineyard is also a Harvest Hosts site.
Jones Von Drehle Vineyards
Our next stop for the day was at Jones Von Drehle Vineyards and Winery. As we approached the winery, we were greeted by a large vineyard with rolling hills and the tasting room located at the top. The tasting room was roomy and over looked the vineyard. The staff was very friendly and shared much about the winery and their delicious wines. There were two options for the tasting, an Estate and a Reserve. Joan went the Estate route to sample both whites and reds and I went the Reserve route with the dried reds. This was a great ending to day 1 of our Elkin NC vineyard tours. The entire selection of wines became quick favorites and we couldn’t walk away without one of these excellent wines. We’re looking forward to sharing the 2012 Merlot Reserve when we return home.
There much planned for the future of Jones Von Drehle. Next to the tasting room, the construction of a new event space will be completed soon. We enjoyed the visit, the friendly folks, the great views and Joan got the special treat of meeting Chloe, the famous golden retriever.
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