The Elkin Creek Family
Since 2011, Elkin Creek Vineyard has been under the care of the White and the Jeroslow families. Nick and Jennifer White and Louis and Carrie Jeroslow found each other through their experience working for the theatrical sensation Blue Man Group. The Whites discovered Elkin Creek Vineyard when they married there in 2008.
After the wedding, and while living in Las Vegas, both couples had countless sushi meals where future dreams were discussed. As they did, a similar vision emerged - to create a place where people can come to celebrate life's great moments as well as a place to find quiet sanctuary; a life that involved people gathering around great wine, delicious food and beautiful surroundings.
It was quite a surprise when previous owner, Mark Greene approached them when he was ready to move on to his next adventure.
Mark Greene and his wife established Elkin Creek Vineyard in 2001, after purchasing the century-old mill. He built the winery/restaurant with help from a few friends and his five children. It was created as a labor of love.
The Whites and the Jeroslows are deeply honored to have been chosen by Mr. Greene and it is a dream come true to care for and nurture this magical place.
Most times you will find Nick in the kitchen as he caters our weddings and special events, bakes our artisan bread and makes our delicious wood-fire brick oven pizzas on Sundays. You also may see him on a lawn mower as he loves to maintain the beauty of the land.
Jennifer is our wedding and event coordinator. She handles bookings, consultations, and contracts and coordinates our wine dinner events. Having chosen Elkin Creek for her own wedding, her goal is for each couple and guest to have as special of an experience as she had.
Among her varied roles, Carrie coordinates all cabin reservations and oversees our bookkeeping. Officiating many of our weddings is one of the most special roles she has. She also loves to work in the tasting room as she strives to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere to all who visit.
Louis is our winemaker. He works tirelessly to make sure our wine is always exceeding expectations and improving with each new vintage. He is also an avid educator and promoter of our Yadkin Valley AVA.
The Vineyard and Winery
The site of an historic grist mill built in 1896, and gracing a special spot where two creeks join together to become one, Elkin Creek Vineyard is a one-of-a-kind destination.
Experience a blend of tradition, passion and nature celebrated by the art of wine making that is captured in each handcrafted bottle of wine. Find respite in luxury, creek-side cabins, savor food from the heart of our kitchen, and celebrate special moments in a place graced by nature's beauty in every corner.
Southern Living magazine calls the Kitchen at Elkin Creek ‘the best in the valley.’ † Currently open for special events only, such as weddings, receptions, private parties, etc. For reservations, please call (336) 526-5119.
Located one hour north of Charlotte, NC and only twenty minutes from the Virginia border, it is a "hidden gem in the Yadkin Valley with quite a story to tell." - Winston Salem Journal, August 2013
"When in the area be sure to stop and visit Elkin Creek Vineyard. Stay awhile and add a walk along Elkin Creek to your experience" - Wine Trail Traveler, 2012
Elkin Creek Vineyard is a premier destination in the Yadkin Valley for your wedding or special event. We're also the perfect place to host your meetings, seminars and corporate events.
† Southern Living, “Carolina’s Wine Country,” November 2007 issue