Farm to Table and Wine Itinerary
Start the morning off right with a home cooked breakfast at the Moose Café, located at the Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market. Selections for breakfast include huge scratch pancakes, French toast made with thick Texas bread, a selection of omelets and farm fresh eggs cooked to order. Breakfast meats include center cut Alexander Farms country ham, bacon, sausage, city ham or liver mush. All customers are initially greeted with a basket of hot homemade biscuits. Scratch made Apple butter and molasses is available on the table. The breakfast is definitely a down on the farm country breakfast and this restaurant has been voted the best in Western North Carolina for years by the readers of the Asheville Citizen Times.
After breakfast, stroll through the Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market, one of North Carolina's state-owned farmers markets and shop for local Piedmont fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, jams, honey, crafts and more!
Once you've seen all there is at the Farmer's Market, head south to Childress Vineyards, located in Lexington. Richard Childress has the same passion for wine as he does auto racing. Childress Vineyards is excited about the Piedmont's potential for growing the superior varieties of grapes necessary for creating world-class wines. The terroir, with its combination of the temperate climate, a long growing season and the gravelly-clay soil are the key natural features of Childress Vineyards.
The Tasting Room opens at 10am, so you may want to stop in for a taste when you arrive. All of the wines by Childress Vineyards are made under the expert care of celebrated winemaker, Mark Friszolowski, one of the most award-winning winemakers in the country.
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards promotes the celebration of food and wine, taking great pride in the ability to hand-pick the best ingredients locally and abroad. Their goal is to create the ultimate culinary experience for guests, providing the finest food and wine in an extraordinary setting.
Afterwards, stop in at the store to purchase wine or accessories.
Enjoy some more wine tastings at various shops in High Point, including The Vino Shoppe and Real Creations. The Vino Shoppe offers wine tastings every weekend and often has music.
The Wet Whistle Co. is the most unique coffee and wine shop in the Triad. Conveniently located to Archdale, High Point, Thomasville and Greensboro, they not only offer a great coffee but a variety of NC and East Coast products not to mention ice cream from Homeland Creamery, and wines from more than thirty different NC vineyards.
Enjoy dinner at nearby Southern Roots located in Jamestown, offering an extensive wine list.
Afterwards, walk next door to Wine & Design, offering groups the chance to add some creativity to their itinerary. We offer wine and painting parties that feature a different painting every night. Customers get to pick a painting that they would like to add their own unique twist to. We offer party attendees the chance to let loose in a creative environment surrounded by great folks and good wine.
Additional Vineyards within 90 miles:
Zimmerman Vineyards, Trinity
Old North State Winery & Brewery, Mt. Airy
RagApple Lassie Vineyards, Boonville
Sanders Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Boonville
Laurel Gray Vineyards, Hamptonville
Shelton Vineyards, Dobson