Thistle Meadow Winery – Family-owned winery located 3 miles from Parkway Milepost 246.1. Located in one of the luscious valleys of Laurel Springs, NC in Alleghany County, Thistle Meadow Winery has some 30 varieties of wines available year around. Our award-winning wines are handcrafted in small batches. Tours and tastings available. Gift shop. Free Wi-Fi. (800) 233-1505.