Details: Yadkin Valley Wine Trail in North Carolina
Guidebook author Diane Daniel recently followed the upper part of the Yadkin Valley Wine Trail. Here's her reporter's notebook.
About six hours from the Beltway
Lodging: $180 Wine tastings: $18
Elkin, N.C., is about 350 miles south of Washington. Take Interstate 66 west, then I-81 south, then I-77 south, to Exit 85. The closest large airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 80 miles south of Elkin; the smaller Piedmont Triad International Airport is about 65 miles southeast of Elkin.
WHERE TO STAY
The standout among area hotel chains is the new 84-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (628 CC Camp Rd., off Exit 82 on Interstate 77, 336-353-2008, http:/
WHERE TO EAT
At Twenty One & Main Restaurant and Wine Bar (102 E. Main St., 336-835-6246, http:/
WHAT TO DO