The reserve wine tour is your gateway tour for the best wine in the Yadkin Valley. We have picked vineyards offering high quality bottles of wine that leand themselves to our gourmet menu. We rotate through our favorite vineyards and offer several distinct tour styles to appease most wine drinkers. This tour is available for private groups.
You can opt for the following style of tours:
This tour features curated bottles of wine at 3 different vineyards along with a full tasting at the 4th. We also have thoughtfully created a tasting menu to accompany the wine at 3 of the vineyards. We rotate through our favorite vineyards and offer several distinct tour styles to appease most wine drinkers.
We estimate you will consume at least 5 glasses of wine throughout the day & each tour begins with a fun breakfast & wine pairing.
Here is a partial list of vineyards you may see on this tour. All tours will include up to 4 of these vineyards.
This tour is $169 per person. Tours starts 10:00 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:30 am on Sundays and last until 6:00/6:30 pm.
Tours are very social and consist of 6 – 10 wine wanderers. Pickup Locations are in around the Uptown, NoDa & Plaza Midwood neighborhoods. Private pickup is available at no additional cost if within 5 miles of Uptown or 5 miles from I-77 corridor.
What wines will I try on the Carolina Reserve Food & Wine Tour ? This tour features your choice of Original or Sparkling & Rosé wine tours. The Original tour contains a mix of whites, reds and rosés while the Sparkling tour contains 3 sparkling wines in the Yadkin Valley along with 1 dry style rosé.
Will there be sweet wine on this tour? No, this tour focuses on varietals not known for their sweetness.
What do I get for this price? All day transportation in our comfy wine wagon (2017 Ford Transit 350XL van) , a NC Wine Gal driver/guide, breakfast & wine pairing before we being, 4 vineyards with at least 1 glass of wine each and a vineyard tasting where available. Foods include gourmet options like marinated olives, chicken BBQ sliders, thai meatballs, shrimp artichoke salad and more.
Where do we meet the tour? We have several pick up locations in Uptown/NoDa/Plaza Midwood. Private pickup is available if within 5 miles of pickup location or within 5 miles along I-77.
What time do we meet? We meet at 10:00 am on Fridays/Saturdays and 10:30 am on Sundays.
How large are the groups? We take 6 -10 people on our tours.
How far are the vineyards? Most vineyards we visit are 60 to 90 minutes from Charlotte.
How much wine are we consuming? We want you to try as many wines as possible so we will do a mixture of bottles, wine flights and full tastings at the vineyards (where available), this breaks down to 4-6 glasses of wine per person.
Do you have to only drink what is provided on the tour? Absolutely not. While we include about 4 glasses of wine, you are welcome to seek out more wine as long as it falls within our length of stay. You are also encouraged to buy bottles of wine & help support the NC wine industry.
What are we eating on this tour? Will I be hungry when we finish? Our goal is to feed you well during this tour. We have food pairings at each vineyard and will have snacks during our drive. Foods include gourmet options like marinated olives, charcuterie, chicken BBQ sliders, thai meatballs, shrimp artichoke salad & more.
What if I am a vegetarian? We will try and accommodate you to the best of our ability. Some substitutions may not go as well with the food. Please contact us directly if you have any special dietary restrictions that would hinder your fun.
What if I don’t eat beef or pork? Please let us know if you have a dietary restriction. We are able to substitute chicken or turkey in place of some of our food pairings.
How long are we staying at each vineyard? We are estimating a stay of 60 minutes at each vineyard.
What is the cancellation policy? No refunds are given within 72 hours of the wine tour date.