The Swan Creek AVA encompasses 160 to 180 square miles in Wilkes, Yadkin, and Iredell counties. Its proximity to the Brushy Mountains gives Swan Creek a distinct soil consisting of schist, mica and other minerals that make the grapes and wines unique and tasteful.
The soil is very fertile and rich with minerals that feed and nourish outstanding vinifera wine grapes. Several varietals of of vinifera grapes are grown within the Swan Creek AVA, including many traditional and unique French and Italian varietals not widely available in the United States.
There are currently 7 tasting rooms and vineyards located within the Swan Creek AVA. One being us here at Laurel Gray Vineyards!