NC Eatin’: Wilkes County

April 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm 1 comment

November 9, 2008
Elkin Creek Vineyard
318 Elkin Creek Mill Road
Elkin, NC

During our second day of the wine tour, we checked out Elkin Creek Vineyard.  It was our 9th winery of the weekend and 2nd on Sunday.  We were all tired but looking forward to a nice lunch. 


The place looked charming enough – very rustic.  I thought my husband’s mom and step-dad would have liked the decor a lot.   The food was pretty good.  I enjoyed my patty melt and fries.  I wish our server hadn’t been so grumpy.  She was definitely grumpy from the beginning.  Then we had problems with her at the end with the bill.  First she charged our AmEx for our friends’ bill, so we had to give it back to her to fix.  Then she came back and said they don’t take AmEx with no explanation as to how she’d been able to charge our friends’ lunch to our AmEx.  Finally she got it straightened out and charged our lunch to our Master Card.  It took AGES, and some of our friends went on home while we were waiting.

About the county: It was formed in 1777 from parts of Surry County and Washington District (now Washington County in Tennessee) and later lost parts of its territory to Ashe, Caldwell, Alexander, and Watauga Counties.  It’s named for named for John Wilkes, who lost his position as Lord Mayor of the City of London due to his support for the colonists during the American Revolution.  Obviously, the county is now part of the growing wine industry in North Carolina; this is in part due to the decline of tobacco farming.  The county was home to Daniel Boone and the starting point for Lowes, the second largest home improvement chain in the country.  The population of Elkin is only a bit over 4,000.


Entry filed under: NC, NCEatin, Wine & Beer!.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. sanebride  |  August 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I found about your blog over on EAD Living and I’m really enjoying it since I’m a NC native myself. I am actually from Elkin, so I just have to point out that Elkin is technically in Surry County. I do believe that this restaurant is in Wilkes County, but Elkin itself is not 🙂


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