Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina and a pioneer in the Yadkin Valley wine region.

Founded in 1999 by brothers Charlie and Ed Shelton, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina. It features 90 acres of grapes, along with a state-of-the-art tasting room, award- winning restaurant, event pavilion and picnic areas on the grounds. Shelton Vineyards’ belief is that fine wine begins in the vineyard. The location, in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, provides an ideal climate and soil conditions. The winery is a gravity-flow facility, eliminating the need to pump the product from one step to the next. Shelton Vineyards uses French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Barrels are housed in three barrel rooms, including a barrel cave that evokes old-world charm.


Wine tastings at Shelton Vineyards are available daily on Monday-Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm.

Regular Tastings, Reserve Tastings, Grand Tastings and Gazebo Tastings are available and range in price from $12-$55.

Tasting Price: $$


Monday-Saturday, noon, 2, 4; Sunday, 3


This winery offers Cave Tours on or nearby their winery facility. Cave Tours typically involve barrel room exploration in either natural caves or man made underground storage rooms.

This winery includes lodging on or nearby the property.

There is a restaurant on-site.

This winery offers a wine club that you can join. 

This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.

This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.

Wine Styles

  • Bordeaux-style Blends
  • Dry Red Wines
  • Dry White Wines
  • Oaked Chardonnay
  • Port Wines
  • Red Wine Blends
  • Unoaked Chardonnay
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