Several weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting Shelton Vineyards for the first time. It was a pleasant one-hour drive from Winston-Salem through beautiful countryside. We strolled through the shop where they have many wine-related items and, of course, wine. We were ready for lunch, so we didn't take the tour or do a tasting.
We ate a very tasty lunch at the Harvest Grill. We chose to eat on the enclosed patio. There were quite a few other patrons there, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. We ordered the crab cakes, which came with grits, corn relish and broiled tomato slices. I passed on the tomatoes, but everything else was delish. This was accompanied by a nicely-chilled bottle of their Chardonnay. Now I don't do WTNs (wine tasting notes), but it had a pleasant nose and went quite well with the crab cakes. Dessert was 3 scoops of ice cream in an edible bowl. One blueberry, one port-walnut and one peanut butter. I tasted all three, but the port was my favorite.
After lunch, we took a leisurely walk around the lake. They have picnic tables so you can bring your own fare, buy a bottle of wine and just enjoy the scenery. That day, they were having free hayrides through the vineyard. This is a place to visit again!