Sample wines at one of these wineries in the North Carolina mountains and foothills, near Asheville! Create your own winery tour for a fun afternoon. Talk to the winemakers and stroll through the vineyards. Many have special events including live music. Most are closed in January for a winter break and adjust hours throughout the year, so check before you visit.
Silver Fork Winery
*** The tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking the 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. 5000 Patton Road Morganton, NC 28655 Tue-Fri 1-7 pm Sun 12-5 pm
South Creek Vineyards & Winery
Taste their award winning Bordeaux Style Wines
at a charming century plus aged Italian Renaissance Farmhouse. As you enter the grounds, take in the panoramic view complemented by grazing horses. Be dazzled by our barn quilt, SOL of South Creek Vineyards. Meander through the vineyards. Get to meet the owners and winemakers. Unwind and enjoy the serenity while you swirl, sip and savor wine at our large outdoor living area. 2240 South Creek Road Nebo, NC 28761 Wed-Sat 11-5 pm Sun 1-5 pm
The Belle Nicho Winery is located midway between South Creek and Silver Fork, near Morganton. They grow small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their vineyard uses only organic products and solar power. 525 Patton Valley Drive, Nebo, NC. Open Friday-Sunday, 12-5 PM.
Waldensian Heritage Wines 4940 Villar Lane NE Valdese, NC 28690 Thu-Sun 1-6 pm
, near Chimney Rock in Lake Lure is a state-of-the-art wine production facility in Hendersonville
. Their impressive Tasting Room features wines from 100% estate-grown fruit. The high altitude, long, sunny days and cool nights in the Blue Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains allow them to grow some European varietals like Grüner Veltliner. 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. Open Sunday-Thursday 12-6 PM & Friday-Saturday 12-7 PM, with tours at 2 PM every day.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
is located in the heart of Hendersonville apple country, the tasting room includes a walnut bar, a spacious area for indoor seating and a patio. They have five acres of grape vines at 2,300 ft. elevation, including several different French varietals, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Address: 588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Open Monday-Thursday 11 AM-6 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM-7 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM.