A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Iron Heart Winery

Iron Heart Winery - Entry

Iron Heart – A Rich History and a Cast of Characters The Iron Heart Winery is a great little winery. After one visit, it has become one of our favorites. What makes this winery so interesting is its history. Benjamin Clements mined saltpeter on this land during the Revolutionary War. Then when the war was … Read more

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

JOLO Winery

  My wife and I have found a new candidate for our favorite winery near Fancy Gap. Chateau Morrisette is hard to beat, but JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC comes close. The beautiful views of Pilot Mountain itself, delicious wines, and delicious food combine to make JOLO a great destination for wining and dining. … Read more

Top 10 Wineries near Fancy Gap

Shelton Vineyards

Check out our guide to the best wineries around Fancy Gap, Virginia. See each at a glance and check out recent reviews. Enjoy good wine, delicious food, and beautiful vistas. They are all less than an hour from Pilot’s Perch Cabin. Here’s a quick glance at some local wineries: 1. Adagio Vineyards Location: Yadkin Valley, … Read more

Old North State Winery

Old North State Winery - Front View

Very Good Food If you’re looking for a mid to high-end dining experience in Mt. Airy, Old North State Winery is a good option. The menu features sandwiches, flatbreads, burgers, tacos and quesadillas. Steak, seafood and pork chops are available too. I ordered a flatbread with shrimp, bacon, parmesan cheese and spinach. I was expecting a … Read more

Chateau Morrisette

Chateau Morrisette Barrel and Winery

Romantic Winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway Looking for a romantic winery on the Blue Ridge Parkway? You will find our favorite winery, Chateau Morrisette, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains not too far from Fancy Gap. Enjoy the rustic elegance and fine dining of the Chateau’s restaurant, tour the vineyard, or take … Read more

Shelton Vineyards

Shelton Vineyards Creek

Gravity-flow Winery in the Yadkin Valley Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shelton Vineyards is often described as the jewel of the Yadkin Valley. The 33,000-sq-ft gravity-flow winery is surrounded by meticulously pruned vines, relaxing streams and pond, a walking trail, and picnic areas. A friendly and knowledgeable staff conducts informative and … Read more