The Yadkin valley is comprised of three counties; Yadkin, Wilkes and Surry. As the Yadkin drifts slowly through farm- land planted in soybeans, tobacco and corn, we are witnessing a gradual change as we now see over a dozen vineyards that are the proud winners of national best wine awards. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, and Chambourcin wines are winning metals throughout the nation.
Wine tours have become routine drawing local residence along with visitors from the Piedmont Triad, The Triangle and Charlotte. Nestled throughout the Yadkin Valley, are parks, bicycle and hiking trails, bed and breakfasts, old general stores and specialty restaurants. Many small towns exist in the Yadkin Valley offering a very comfortable life style convenient to the Triad that is made up of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. Resting peacefully in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, four distinct seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter will let you experience the joys of each season. None of the seasons produce a severe climate, just enough change to experience the true beauty of four seasons. One hour travel time will take you to the ski slopes and a four hour trip will place you on the many N. C. beaches. Visit the Chamber of Commerce web sites for Yadkin Valley, Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point for a more complete understanding of why this is great place to work or retire.