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Four of Triad’s largest wineries are in Surry County

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Four of the Piedmont Triad region’s 20 largest wineries produce their wines in Surry County, according to an annual industry survey produced by The Business Journal of the Greater Triad. The biggest winery in the 12-county northwest North Carolina region is Shelton Vineyards at 286 Cabernet Lane in Dobson, which between September 2006 and September […]

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Southern Living features Yadkin Valley vineyards

October 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Southern Living magazine’s November issue features the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area, including three wineries in Surry County. “The Yadkin Valley is like a treasure hunt,” Kim Myers of Laurel Gray Vineyards told Southern Living writer Annette Thompson. “Each winery is as distinct as its owner’s tastes.” Thompson’s article continues, “Fog settles over the sleepy […]

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Sheltons will be inducted by N.C. Business Hall of Fame

October 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Surry County natives Charlie and Ed Shelton will be inducted into the N.C. Business Hall of Fame on Nov. 15 in Charlotte. The hall of fame recognizes men and women who have made a significant contribution to North Carolina‚Äôs economic development. The Shelton brothers grew up in Mount Airy, N.C., across the street from the […]

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Yadkin Valley grape harvest smaller, but quality is high

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

“Grape growers and winemakers in the Yadkin Valley are cutting losses and counting blessings after a season of extreme weather produced smaller crops, but flavorful grapes,” reports Lisa Boone-Wood in the Sept. 26 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal. “Warm weather in March followed by a freeze on Easter weekend had many growers wondering whether the […]

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It’s time! Viticulture students will sell their wine

September 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Surry Community College’s Viticulture and Enology program has improved the quality and quantity of wine its students produce. Now it’s time to increase their wines’ distribution. The “Surry Cellars” wines were poured at wine festivals for the first time this year. The viticulture program this fall will market seven 2006 wines to retail outlets including […]

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Shelton Vineyards’ summer concert series ends Saturday

September 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Shelton Vineyards at Dobson will conclude its “Shelton at Sunset” summer concert series on Saturday, Sept. 15, when General Johnson & Chairmen of the Board with The Executives perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25. The vineyard and winery at 286 Cabernet Lane, just off Twin Oaks Road, will be open for tours […]

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Jam with grapes and wine at Black Wolf Vineyards

September 10th, 2007 · No Comments

The “Grape Jam Wine & Music Festival” on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Black Wolf Vineyards in Dobson will feature five bands. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., entertainment will be provided by “White Light,” “Mama Said,” “Amber Gypsies,” and “Gigi Dover and The Big Love” as well as crafts people, a magician and juggler. “Brenda […]

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Yadkin Valley wines win awards

August 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Shelton Vineyards’ 2005 Family Reserve Chardonnay won a Gold Medal and three other Shelton wines won bronze; Black Wolf Vineyards’ 2005 Chambourcin won a silver medal; Raffaldini Vineyards’ 2005 Sangiovese and 2006 Vermentino won silver and bronze medals, respectively; and Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery’s 2005 Merlot won bronze in the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition […]

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Shelton Village growing near Dobson

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Brothers Ed and Charlie Shelton have opened the new Hampton Inn along I-77 at Dobson, but that’s only the start of their Shelton Village development near Shelton Vineyards. Click here for aerial views (PDF document; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) of the site.

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Viticulture and winemaking get a boost

July 31st, 2007 · No Comments

North Carolina’s 2007-09 state budget includes $1 million for viticulture (growing grapes) and enology (winemaking). The budget, approved Tuesday, appropriates $500,000 for the N.C. Center for Viticulture and Enology at Surry Community College in Dobson. The money may be used for equipment, staff and building operations. The college is planning a $7.5-million viticulture and enology […]

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