WINE CAL TIP LO Many vineyards invite the public to help with their harvest each fall. LOCALLY GROWN The region's red-clay soil and temperate climate allow Italian and French grape varietals to thrive, like those at McRitchie Winery and Ciderworks (above). theWINETrail through the Yadkin Valley by JCallourney incorporating local hikes between sips. Raffaldini Vineyards and ask for 48 VisitWinstonSalem.com FIND WINE IN THE CITY Visit these specialty retailers in Winston-Salem for a robust Yadkin Valley wine selection: CAROLINA'S VINEYARDS & HOPS 1111 S. Marshall St., Ste. 184 carolinasvineyardsandhops.com CORKS CAPS & TAPS 626 W. 4th St. corkscapstaps.com PHOTOS: JAY SINCLAIR owner and wine-maker Jay Raffaldini's trekking tips. Leisurely hiking options abound through the surrounding Brushy Mountains. Behind Sanders Ridge - a winery and vineyard that began as an organic farm - is a forested plot with a zip line, perfect for the whole family. Or, take an afternoon stroll at the oldest winery in the Yadkin Valley. Westbend Winery & Brewery recently reopened and features a circa-1800s farmhouse. A hop-skip from the entrance to the Grassy Creek Vineyard and Winery tasting room is a marked trail head. It leads you to a moderate one-and-a-half-mile path that is part of the statewide Mountains to Sea trail.