A Visit to Mayberry

Wiki and I are always looking for quick getaways and we were to a point that we've visited just about everywhere within a two hour span. We were gonna go to the beach but it was overcast and in a quick(this never happens in my house)decision we decided to meander over to Mt Airy or as the rest of the world refers to it as..."Mayberry" Andy Griffith land. It was the quickest 2 hour drive I can remember. We were there for two days and boredom was never an option. I loved this place! The downtown area is so quaint and sweet. We walked around and had lunch then visited a few wineries...Here are a few of our stops. 

Andy keeping a look out, where's Barney?
Step on up to Floyd's chair

Then we stopped for lunch at a deli and winery...Delish!
This place was awesome, it was in the middle of downtown and they had live music at night. Plus, 8 wines for $5?!
The more well known of the vineyards we visited, Shelton. It was beautiful and lots of prom pics were being taken on our visit.

 They had these handmade truffles from a local chocolate company...this was the dark chocolate and caramel.
Perfect accompaniment for the red wine. yum.

and hands down, my absolute favorite winery of any we have visited is Elkin Creek.

We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday and let me tell you...
their pizza is life changing. 

 Sitting next to Elkin Creek, listening to it bubbling and in the midst of the old grist mill...
Really doesn't get much better. 

(We have been quite a few times since our original trip and we Love Elkin Creek even more each visit, the ladies are beyond lovely, the wine is good and we are staying at their new opened cabins for Memorial day. Cannot wait!!!)

Next up we hit Round Peak....

 They also serve beer which made Wiki very happy. It had no effect on me whatsoever. other than I loved these glasses...and now own them. Whoop.
Love the view as the sun sets.

I cannot say enough great things about this area. It is easily accessible from almost any area in North Carolina. and it is quick jaunt off of 77 to 52 from Virginia and West Virginia. The Yadkin Valley is home to over 30 wineries and breweries. 

We ate dinner in downtown Mt. Airy at Trio and having eaten at some of the most famous restaurants and ones highly rated all over this country...I can firmly say that both times we have eaten there were in my top ten meals. Podunk town don't play.

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4 comments on "A Visit to Mayberry"
  1. I just moved to North Carolina and have been making a list of all the places we can visit be a car! This will certainly be added to the list!

  2. That does look like a very quaint town. How cool that its Mayberry.

    Bonnie Rose | a Compass Rose

  3. I love easy weekend trips like this. It sounds amazing and has so much character!


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