The Yadkin Valley, North Carolinas first American Viticultural Area, is bordered to the west by the Blue Ridge Mountains. This true river valley contains the highest concentration of wineries. Its unique blend of climate and ancient soils combine to produce world class wines and excellent tourist destination.
Tourism is one of the states largest industries, generating more than $16.5 billion per year.
North Carolinas natural scenic beauty, rich history and culture, award-winning wines and top-notch sports facilities and have distinguished it as a major destination for leisure travel, group tours, meetings and conventions, sports events and film production.
The N.C. Department of Commerces Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development offers comprehensive marketing and promotional programs to bolster the travel, wine, film, and sports industries and maintain the state's ranking as one of the Top 10 most visited states in the country.
Tourism has grown into one of the states largest industries. Annually, over 45 million people visit North Carolina and generate more than $16.5 billion. Tourism directly employs 190,000 North Carolinians with a payroll of $4 billion
Located in northwestern North Carolina, the Yadkin Valley commences at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sprawls eastward into the Piedmont. Here, you'll discover a thriving, vibrant region, proud of its history and heritage and welcoming you to partake in its bounty.
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200 North Main Street Mount Airy NC 27030 Tel: 336-786-6116
Drive 29.76 Miles - 0:36 minutes from historic downtown Elkin, NC
Step back to a simpler time when you visit Mount Airy. Actor Andy Griffith grew up here, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Mount Airy's Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain, Dobson and Elkin the Communities of Surry County offers something for everyone.
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http://www.visitmayberry.comLast Updated on 2/25/2010
It's Merlot and Mayberry, cruise-ins and mandolins, rural scenes and delicious cuisine. The essence of Surry lies in our diversity-from our historic downtowns and unique festivals, to our proximity to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the distinctive Yadkin Valley wine region. The sensational wine coming from NC vineyards will delight your palate. Surry offers enough to satisfy any visitor, no matter what their preference. There's a warmth and richness here that can only be found in small towns with big personalities. Surry is a rich blend of true Southern pleasures, and like no other place you'll ever visit. Once you've had a taste of Surry, you'll find yourself coming back for more.
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Travel 43.76 miles - 0:47 minutes from downtown Elkin, North Carolina
Why do people call us North Carolina's City of the Arts? The arts are part of the fabric of Winston-Salem, a tapestry woven throughout our history. Winston-Salem did not come late to this movement, to the explosion of American and Southern arts; we helped get the movement started.
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http://www.visitwinstonsalem.comLast Updated on 9/13/2008