When you step off a plane at Raleigh Durham International Airport, you aren’t far from the Yadkin Valley. It is truly a short drive of about a hundred miles to the first vines in the AVA but there is a way to experience wines made from those vines within three little tiny miles of the airport. As a matter of fact at the same exit on I40. Winston-Salem has been marketed as the “Gateway to NC Wine Country” when in fact you can enter NC Wine Country in one of our state’s most Urban centers.
Chatham Hill winery is North Carolina’s fourteenth winery and the state’s first Urban Winery. Upon a visit to Chatham Hill’s urban winery, folks just may find a craving for more Yadkin Valley wines and look into a visit. The vineyards can be explored through the AVA’s website located at http://www.yadkinvalleywineries.com
The next time you travel east on I40. Stop at Exit 285 and say hello to Marek, owner and winemaker. You won’t be disappointed.
Chatham Hill Winery is located at 3800 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 310, Cary/Morrisville, NC 27560 (GPS N 35° 50.925′ W 78° 48.147′) Their hours and events can be found on Facebook & Twitter, and always on their website at http://www.chathamhillwine.com