Enjoy the Experience!
You don't have to fly five hours and spend thousands of dollars to experience fine wines and scenic vineyards. The Yadkin Valley lies in the Piedmont and Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experts in the disciplines of Viticulture and Enology have compared this area to France’s Burgundy and Italy’s Piedmont.
Our goal is to provide a complete touring experience of the Wineries & Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley and beyond, which is both fun and educational. Our public tours are offered on Saturdays, year-round. (subject to changes when circumstances arise).
Yadkin Valley Wine Tours was created out of love and desire. The love of good wine, and the desire to share this love.
John W. Byrd, a retired financial investment consultant located in Lewisville NC, started Yadkin Valley Wine Tours in Sept 2005. John is a long time corporate member of the American Wine Society who served on their Strategic Planning committee. He also helped charter the Lewisville Wine Society. John has served as the Past President of the Lewisville Historical Society, Past Chairman of the Lewisville Clemmons Chamber of Commerce and a Tourism Partner with Visit Charlotte, Visit Charlotte and Visit Surry.
John received his wine judge certification in 2008 and actively judged local wine contests from Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina for five years.
Yadkin Valley Wine Tours has a primary goal to provide educational, fun wine tours to wine lovers from all over the world.