Located less than an hour from Winston-Salem, Raffaldini Winery & Vineyards is known for its beautiful tasting room, stunning vineyard walking tours, and warm hospitality. But did you know you can take part in the blending of the winery’s annual Grande Riserva?
Whether you like sweet or savory, ice cream-topped or gravy-filled, pies are our (unofficial) official food of fall. Our local restaurants and shops offer one-of-a-kind southern specialties worth seeking out. Here are our top five favorites to try this fall.
Taking place November 17 and 18, the 55th annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair brings more than 100 fine artisans from across the Southeast to downtown Winston-Salem. We caught up with Jane Doub, president and CEO of Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery and accomplished local artist, to get her take on what makes this event unlike any other craft fair in the Southeast region.
Whether by two feet, two wheels, or even four hooves, there are numerous ways to take in the stunning fall foliage around Winston-Salem. Our location in central North Carolina delivers comfortable, cool temps as early as September—and with them, a colorful canopy of changing leaves that peaks in October and lingers into November. Here are four of our favorite ways to bask in fall’s beauty during your next visit.
This Independence Day, you’re invited to celebrate on the site of our nation’s first documented Independence Day celebration…right here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As far back as 1783, the town of Salem gained notoriety as an enclave for those seeking the freedom to pursue a Moravian way of life. Salem also made history as the site of the first ever Independence Day Celebration in the United States.
What do you get when you cross a Texas-bred lawyer with a homesick foodie and busy mom just trying to make it to swim practice on time? Winston-Salem’s popular “mom-trepreneur,” Claire Calvin.
12X12: 12 Artists from the 12th State presents North Carolina artists who were selected by jury and represent a diversity of artistic practices and cultural backgrounds. The artists are Elizabeth Alexander, Endia Beal, Martha Clippinger, Bill Fick, Mijoo Kim, Beverly McIver, Katy Mixon, Kirsten Stolle, Bob Trotman, Hong-An Truong, Lee Walton, and Pinar Yoldas.
No visit to Winston-Salem is complete without a stop at Reynolda House Museum of American Art – the 1917 bungalow once home of the R.J. and Katharine Reynolds is now home to one of the southeast’s finest collection of American art. Lauded by Town & Country magazine as the reason Winston-Salem should be on “every culture vulture’s list,” this historic home is nestled in the heart of what locals affectionately call, Reynolda Mile–a historic stretch that connects Reynolda Estate, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), and the luxury 85-room Graylyn Estate. Whether you’re in town for the weekend or just a day, Reynolda Mile is the perfect destination within a destination to simply get away.
Walking through Winston-Salem’s art-filled downtown, you can’t help but notice the craftsmanship, the individuality, and the attention to detail evident in every charming shop. Grab a coffee at Twin City Hive or meet some friends at Dogwood Hops and Crops, and you can’t help but feel the good vibes. It extends beyond what’s on the table where good friends gather and great food is served.