Yadkin Valley
Yadkin Valley, located in the northwestern corner of North Carolina, is one of three AVAs in the state. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the climate features moderate winter and summers that are warm, but not too hot. Once a haven for tobacco growing, Yadkin Valley now has 400 acres planted to vines, with 14 operating wineries. There's a little bit of everything planted here, be it hybrids, such as Chambourcin, Traminette or Vidal, world famous varieties such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Malbec or a good number of Italian varieties, such as Barbera, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Malvasia. (Wine/Appellations)