New Elkin Vineyard, Campground Improvements and More – February 2022 Newsletter

Jan 17, 2022

Golden Road Vineyards

Goldenroad VineyardGolden Road Vineyards is Surry County’s newest winery! Coming in at #20 in the county, it is one of the newest in North Carolina. 5 acres of vines planted on rolling hills with gorgeous mountain views, the tasting room opened Thanksgiving weekend 2020. The Varietals consist of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, Traminette, and new to 2022 will be the Crimson Cabernet Chad and Crista are the owners– Chad is a Navy Submarine veteran and Crista is a proud native Texan. While they met in Washington DC, both are world travelers and globe trotted their way into wine drinking. Chad was stationed in Naples and that got him into drinking wine. He started making wine as a hobby when he got out of the Navy and getting his MBA at Penn State. Crista started drinking wine in Spain. After getting married, they spent their honeymoon on a wine tour drinking Latin American varietals such as Malbec, Carmenere, Tannat.

After getting back from the honeymoon, they took wine making classes at Charlottesville wineries in Virginia’s Monticello wine region. They were looking to stay in Virginia but fell in love at first sight with Golden Road Vineyards. It was just put on the market and was everything they were looking for to start a new life and a family here in North Carolina.

They are happy to call State Road / Mountain Park area their home and claim Elkin as home. Golden Road Vineyards has entered their wine in over a dozen wine competitions across the country and won bronze, silver, and gold medals all around.

Golden Road Vineyards is known for live music and food trucks and pop-up events in the tasting room year-round. The owners are major foodies and like to do dessert / wine pairing events often, as well. During the month of February, you’ll see their wine infused truffles paired with their wines.

We Keep Improving!

Byrds Branch CampgroundWe worked on adding new gravel to most of the R.V. sites also expanding the width of the back-ins to offer more parking space
for your vehicles and helping with the turn radius when backing up. We are looking forward to camping season with you!

New to the campground

We now offer pumping services! We recently added a 300 Gallon Wagon with Honda Gas GX160 Engine Honey Wagon to the campground available to our non-sewer sites for $6.00 per tank to pump. You can schedule day/time at check-in or call when ready
Let us handle the Dirty work!

Upcoming Specials/Events:

2/11/22 – 2/13/22 Sweetheart’s weekend receive a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolate.

During the month of February book, a Valentine’s Couple Trail Ride package with HDK Ranch call 336-488-4566 for reservations.

March is Guest Appreciation Month! Mimosas and muffins every Saturday morning guest receive 15% off their stay.

4/15/22 – 4/17/22 Easter Weekend Easter Egg Surprise (Pick an egg at check-in, win a prize) Saturday 4/16/22 Easter crafts, popcorn and snow cones.

Cooking at Camp Recipes:

Philly Cheesesteak Foil Packs
1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 slices provolone
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, toss together steak, peppers, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2. Place steak mixture in foil packs. Fold up packs and grill, 10 minutes.
3. Open packs, top with provolone, and cover grill to melt, 2 minutes.
4. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Byrd’s Branch Campground is located in the Foothills of Elkin, North Carolina. With 14 RV sites and 4 tent sites it offers a relaxing getaway the whole family can enjoy!

Call For Reservations:
Office: 336-526-1146
Dwaine Carrier: 336-366-0603
Larena Carrier: 336-366-9955