Yadkin Valley Wine Tours

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196 N Carolina 801, Advance, NC 27006 196 N Carolina 801, Advance Directions
+13364083394
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Whether you're planning a quick getaway or a long vacation, Yadkin Valley Wine Tours in Advance, NC has your name written all over it.

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Delete | 10 months ago
I reached out to John for his assistance and guidance in planning a bachelorette wine tour for 8. He was responsive and quite helpful in planning our itinerary. John showed up early and took care of us all day! He choose three perfect wineries for our group. You could easily tell the local vineyards love him and his groups as we felt like we got wonderful service and some extras because of him! Again, I cannot say enough about how easy he made things for me as the planner, because he really took care of everything! As the cherry on top, he was funny, energetic and just a really good time!
Delete | 10 months ago
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Kay for a wonderful wine tour she did for me and my wife We had a blast visiting 3 wineries and a picnic lunch from this Amish place in the Swan creek area Great tour and great company
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Delete | a year ago
I don't know why my review was deleted. This could be a nice tour, but poor planning and deceptive practices ruin the tour. As other have said, John ignores numerous customers when they ask him why lunch is stated as included, when soon after getting on the bus, they're asked for additional payment for a lunch. The lunch is delivered from John's restaurant and is a styrofoam box of cold food. Frozen french fries just don't transport well. The winery schedule changed, as well. As another reviewer stated, this is a classic "bait and switch."
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Delete | a year ago
Our group of 7 had a wonderful time, in spite of the tour guide and his deceptive practices. Lunch was clearly advertised as included in the price. However when the about 40 guests gathered to board the bus, John, the guide/owner announced that money for lunch would be collected on the bus. Apparently he owns a restaurant and hauls boxed lunches to one of the wineries while we are there. As another reviewer commented, we were blessed with beautiful weather, or whole day would have been miserable. We had to be outside a lot because the wineries he switched to were not large enough to hold our very large group. He also didn't take us to the prettiest and largest winery that was advertised (Raffaldini). Very much a bait and switch operation. At $89 per person, buyer beware.

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The Yadkin Valley Wine Tours travel among the vineyard rows and through the dark cool of barrel cellars, letting guests get up close and personal with the wineries of the Blue Ridge Mountains foothills. Chauffeured excursions by van or bus roll along back-country roads and scenic highways and make stops at wineries along Swan Creek, Shallowford Trail, Yadkin River Trail, and others.

At each winery, the guide unveils a little piece of North Carolina's winemaking heritage, explaining why the area's grape-growing climate is considered similar to that of Burgundy and the Italian Piedmont, just with much, much more distant views of the Alps. Afterward, a wine tasting lets everyone drink in the local flavor and learn proper tasting technique. Tours often follow the themes of the season, combining wine tasting with mining for gems in the summer, taking in the changing foliage in the fall, and stops at toasty fireplaces in the winter.

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