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WNC Wineries & Vineyards

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Visit with many of these wineries at the Asheville Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, August 22 2015.


Addison Farms Vineyard www.addisonfarms.net
Location: 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester NC 28748 phone: 828.581.9463  Hours: Sat noon-5p and Sun 1-5p, weekdays by appointment
twitterInstagram Addison Farms is a family owned and operated vineyard, winery, and tasting room. We are located in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, 17 miles northwest of Asheville, NC. Our elevation allows for nearly 360° of mountain views. Current varieties include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petit Manseng.

Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery   www.bakerbuffalocreek.com    3521 Fallston-Waco Road, Lawndale, NC 28090  Phone: 704-538-9927  Tasting Room: Thursday – Saturday:  12:00noon – 5:00pm & Sunday:  2:00pm – 5:00pm. facebookBaker Buffalo Creek Vineyard is located in Fallston, NC. The vineyard supplies eight different grape varietals and is planted in the fertile soil of the rolling hills in Cleveland County. The vineyard takes its name from the Buffalo Creek that slowly winds through the property and the Baker family name that represents over 100 years of family ownership of this beautiful farmland.

Banner Elk Winery www.bannerelkwinery.com  60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604 (828) 898-9090   Winery Hours April – December: Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm Fridays ’til 8:00 pm June – Aug |Winery Hours January – March: Wednesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm.
facebookNestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands North Carolina High Country’s original winery. Come for a tasting and tour, or stay for a week at The Villa, a highly elegant Bed & Breakfast that offers an idyllic setting, luxurious accommodations, and unrivaled service for discerning travelers.

Belle Nicho Winery   (Website)  526 Patton Valley Drive, Nebo, NC 28761
Thursday-Sunday 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.  March-December
facebookBelle Nicho Winery at Howling Dog Farm is a small farmstead winery utilizing organic practices to grow our grapes. We focus on Native and French American hybid vines.

Biltmore Estate  www.biltmorewines.com    Biltmore – One Lodge Street – Asheville, NC 28803    800-411-3812
twitter facebook Instagram PinterestThe family-owned Biltmore Winery opened its doors in 1985 in a converted dairy barn that sits on the grounds of Biltmore Estate. In keeping with the Vanderbilt tradition of entertaining in style and embodying the agricultural legacy of its founder, Biltmore produces award-winning wines using fruit harvested from its own vineyard in Asheville, NC as well as from partners across N.C. and other premium growing regions including California and Washington.  Varieties grown in Biltmore’s vineyards include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling among others.  Winemakers Bernard Delille from France and Sharon Fenchak from Pennsylvania bring together the art and science of winemaking to handcraft 15 varietals and more than 45 wines each year. As local producers in the community with sustainability always in mind, Biltmore Wines are a testament to George Vanderbilt’s heritage of preservation and hospitality. Free tasting with admission to Biltmore Estate.

Burntshirt Vineyard www.burntshirtvineyards.com     2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792  828-685-2402
facebook BURNTSHIRT VINEYARDS offers award-winning wines from their vineyards that are among the highest elevations in the state of North Carolina. Our sunsets last longer so you can savor our award-winning wines that are estate-grown, produced and bottled at the state-of-the-art winery. Picnic grounds and lush gardens surround the quaint tasting room. Call ahead 24 hours for a gourmet boxed lunch. Vintner’s Cottage available for overnight accommodations. The Summit is available for group tastings, special events and weddings. Open daily year-round.Sun.-Thurs. 12-6 pm, Fri. & Sat. 12-7 pm.

Calaboose Cellars   www.calaboosecellars.com  565 Aquone Road, Andrews NC 28901; 828-321-2006
In the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, there’s an old stone building with bars on the windows that overlooks our small vineyard. Legend has it that the local lawman locked up the hooligans here to cool down until they went before the magistrate. Now we use the calaboose to incarcerate our wine before it makes its escape to you!

Cherokee Cellars www.cherokeecellars.com 23 Hickory Street, Murphy, NC 28906
Open April – December ~Wednesday-Saturday 11:30-5:30  (828) 835-9565
facebookAs the downtown winery we feature local wines made from local grapes sourced from commercial vineyards in Georgia and North Carolina. Once we select the best fruit or juice we can fine, the wine making and blending is done on site at our downtown winery.

Eagle Fork Vineyards  www.eagleforkvineyards.com   225 Dick Jones Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904   828-389-VINO  (828-389-8466)
We at Eagle Fork Vineyards have never wavered from our dream of our own winery. The long days under the hot sun and the back breaking work to see our vines mature into a beautiful vineyard has made all the hard work worthwhile. We truly feel blessed to reach this point and hope all of you will come see our beautiful winery and vineyard and enjoy the bounty our 9 varities of grapes have to offer. Come join us for a wine tasting, bring a snack and sit on the patio with a glass of wine or lounge by the creek with a picnic lunch sharing a bottle of wine. Wine Tasting Room Hours: Wednesday – Sunday  12-6  (April-Dec) Thursday – Sunday 12-6  (Jan-Mar)   eagleforkvineyards@gmail.com

Grandfather Mountain Winery grandfathervineyard.com   225 Vineyard Lane Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 963-2400 Winter/Spring Hours – Sunday: 1-5, Monday: 12-6, Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday-Saturday: 12-6
facebooktwitterOur terraced mountain vineyard and winery is nestled right on the Watauga River at the base of Grandfather Mountain. We are the first producing winery in Watauga County, NC. Warm breezes during the day and cool Crisp nights help develop the flavors and balance of our wine. We think you’ll find our wines unique.

Green Creek Winery  www.facebook.com/GreenCreekWinery 413 Gilbert Road, Columbus NC 28722  (828) 863-2182

Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard www.jeweloftheblueridge.com  Marshall NC, 28753  828-606-3130
Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard specializes in propagating and growing native, cold-hardy Katuah Muscadine™ grapes using biodynamic methods. These special grapes make a great steep slope, cold-hardy crop that can be grown naturally, organically, or biodynamically from which important phytochemicals can be derived for the neutraceutical industry. Our small vineyard is slowly expanding to become a teaching vineyard and will offer visitors to our mountains a heritage experience with grapes.

Lake James Cellarswww.lakejamescellars.com   204 E Main St (Hwy 70) Glen Alpine NC  28628 828-584-4551
Tasting Room: Tuesday – Saturday:  10-6 Sunday:  1-5 (Closed Monday) Hear the PODCAST
facebook twitter Lake James Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in the foothills near Morganton North Carolina. Our name comes from the nearby beautiful Lake James. Step through the leaded-glass front doors of our restored 1915 textile mill building, located in Glen Alpine, NC and taste the magnificent flavors of our fine wines.  We have a variety of handcrafted wines – created from local NC fruits, as well as fruits from around the world. Whether you enjoy a dry red wine, a dry white wine or a fruity sweet wine, we have wines you will enjoy. Visit our charming Gift shop and Tasting Room as you sample our Lake James Cellars bottled wine. Enjoy a slower pace of life as you relax on our covered porch with a glass of wine and wait for the train to come by. Our tastings are $5.00 (plus tax) and you get to choose any six of our wines and also take a Lake James Cellars glass home with you. GPS Coordinates   35 43 43 N, 81 46 32W

Linville Falls Winery www.linvillefallswinery.com 9557 Linville Falls Hwy. Newland, NC 28657  (Hwy 221)  (828) 765.1400  Our tasting room is open daily from 12-6. We have live music on most Saturdays.
facebookElevate your taste in wine at Linville Falls Winery. Located just a 1/4 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Linville Falls Community. Come taste our award winning wines, hike our scenic trails, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the patio by a roaring fire.

Mountain Brook Vineyards www.mountainbrookvineyards.com    731 Phillips Dairy Rd, Tryon, NC 28782   (828) 817-4376 Tasting Room Hours Friday–Sunday 1–6 pm
facebookAt Mountain Brook Vineyards, crafting wine is a labor of love. We take great care in nurturing our 7.5-acre vineyard, nestled in the isothermal belt foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. All of our wines are made of 100% NC grapes, harvested by hand, and fermented separately in oak barrels and unoaked stainless steel tanks. We keep our vintages small to ensure the highest quality. Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, and Bordeaux Blend.

Nottely River Valley Vineyards  www.nottelywine.com    1150 Old Culberson Rd  Murphy, NC  (828) 837-7822
Hours & Seasons     Seasons – March-December   Hours – noon- 6pm Fri and Sat. Please call to check other availability.
Nottely River Valley Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery established in 2008. The vineyard and winery occupies 10 acres of a 93-acre farm that has been in the family since 1820.  The vineyard consists of high density plantings of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and a small block of French Hybrids. We strive for minimal intervention throughout the wine-making process. Our grapes and wines are fashioned wines the “Old World” style.

Overmountain Winery www.overmountainvineyards.com 2012 Sandy Plains Rd. Tryon, NC 28782  (828) 863-0523
facebookNestled at the gateway of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Overmountain Vineyards is planted on 15 acres of fertile farmland in the Tryon Foothills of Polk County consisting of  20 acres; 2 additional acres of blueberry & 3 acres of petit manseng. You will enjoy the picturesque views as you enjoy a walk through the vineyard. Overmountain Vineyards tasting room hours are 12pm – 6pm on Wednesday’s, Thursday, and Sunday’s and from 12pm – 7pm on Friday and Saturday.
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Owl’s Eye Vineyard and Winery  http://owlseyevineyard.com   1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby, North Carolina  28150  704-471-9196
facebookWhether you  are a wine connoisseur or are just beginning to explore wine, we are happy to give you a memorable and enjoyable experience.  We are located 2.5 miles from the historic downtown Shelby courtsquare. We offer tours, tastings and private events.  Our winery tasting room is an open and welcoming venue for private parties, fun gatherings, work-related events, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

Parker-Binns Vineyards www.parker-binnsvineyards.com   7382 N Carolina 108, Mill Spring, North Carolina   828.894.0154 Our Tasting Room hours are:  Thursday – Sunday, Noon until 6:00pm. 35 acres in the Tryon Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Polk County, North Carolina

Russian Chapel Hills Winery  www.russianchapelhill.com   2662 Green Creek Drive,Columbus, NC 28722 828-817-7260  Welcome to Russian Chapel Hills Winery. Our vineyard rests below the beautiful St. Anna Chapel, which is a part of the Eastern Diocese of the Russian Church Outside of Russia, under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church. Visit our Tasting Room, now open Thursday – Sunday 1:00-6:00pm.

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard www.saintpaulmountainvineyards.com 588 Chestnut Gap Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792   Open year round 828 685-4002    GPS:  35.355981 and -82.409198
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is a family-owned operation located in the heart of Henderson County’s apple country.  Nestled on 10 acres of a land grant from England are panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains that the family has enjoyed for generations and would now like to share with you.  Because of the cool nights in our region, the 14 varieties of wine grapevines grown on two vineyards -at elevations of 2,300 and 3,000 feet- produce some of the best  grapes for producing wine in the country

Silver Fork Winery www.silverforkwinery.com 5000 Patton Road, Morganton, NC 28655   828-391-8783
HOURS OF OPERATION: WED – FRI  12:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. SAT-SUN    12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Our beautiful tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking our vineyards and the majestic South Mountains.  The rustic airy elegance of the tasting room melts into the open patio providing ample room indoors or out, for guests to enjoy a bottle with friends or a moment of relaxation.

South Creek Vineyard www.southcreekwinery.com    2240 South Creek Road,  Nebo, North Carolina 28761 (828) 652-5729
facebook  YelpOpen March thru January 1st.  Wednesday thru Saturday 11AM until 5PM, Sunday 1PM to 5PM.    Closed 11/28/13, 12/23 thru12/25/13  South Creek welcomes you to come & taste our award winning Bordeaux Style Wines at our charming century plus aged Italian Renaissance Farmhouse.  As you enter the grounds, take in the panoramic view of our estate complemented by our grazing
horses.  South Creek is a world-class winery where people gather and become friends.


Tusquittee Valley Vineyards  516 River Oaks Dr., Hayesville NC 28904. (828)361-6770
hambourcin, Seyval Blanc, Concord


Valley River Vineyards  www.valleyrivervineyards.com  4689 Martins Creek Road, Murphy NC 28906; 828-321-5333
A Taste of Southern Appalachia. Join us for free wine tastings, Fridays and Saturdays, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We also sell a variety of gifts, souvenirs, and home winery supplies including yeasts, bottle corks, bottles, and capsules. We are a family owned and operated farm winery, offering wine tastings, retail sales, and tours by appointment.

Waldensian Heritage Winery  www.waldensianheritagewines.com    4940 Villar Lane NE, Valdese, NC 28690; 828-879-3202
Centuries ago, in the Cottian Alps, west of Torino, Italy and in the Western Piedmont of Italy, the Waldensians learned the craft of creating great wines.
One reason that Historic Valdese was favored by Waldensian settlers is the terrain, climate and soil composition here was similar to their homes in Italy.
And today, these wine-making skills are preserved by Waldensian Heritage Wines, located a couple of miles north of downtown Valdese. Visitors can witness processes that reflect a combined 250 years experience in wine making. Built of local field rock and timbers, the Waldensian Heritage Winery opened in 1930

WNC Cider & Meadery Locations:

Bee & Bramble Fine Meads  (website)  208 Old Fort Rd., Fairview, North Carolina 28730
facebook Bee & Bramble Fine Meads celebrates the magic of the honeybee and the lush forests of the southern Appalachians. Raw mountain honey, special yeasts, and artisan meadmaking combine to produce the finest dry metheglins and melomels. Delightfully drinkable!

Black Mountain Ciderworks Winery & Vineyard  http://blackmountainciderworks.com  104 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711  (828) 419-0089
facebookBlack Mountain Ciderworks combines traditional cider practices with Western North Carolina’s passion for using high quality, local ingredients.  This means no artificial ingredients, no concentrates, and no ulterior motives.  Look for kegs and bottles of sparkling and still cider around NC in the coming months.

Fox Hill Meadery www.foxhillmead.com  33 Selby Ct, Marshall, NC 28753    828-683-3387
facebook Fox Hill Meadery makes mead (honey wine)! We currently have 6 varieties available: Apple, Blackberry;
Ginger-Apricot; Traditional; Spiced; and the Special Reserve. Try a taste of history – try some mead!

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