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Top 12 Wineries & Winery Tours near Asheville

Also See: Asheville Wine Bars | Downtown Asheville | Beer & Brew Pubs | Asheville Restaurants | Local Farms | Top 12 Foodie Favorites

Silver Fork Winery
Silver Fork Winery

Sample wines at one of these Asheville area wineries in the North Carolina mountains!

Biltmore WineryBiltmore Estate
Whether you're interested in tasting complimentary Biltmore wine, learning more about the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with some delicious food and wine in a beautiful setting after touring America's favorite castle, don't miss the most visited winery in the country. Begin your winery experience by taking a stroll through the historic cellars (formerly the dairy barn) to a big tasting room where hosts guide you through a complimentary wine tasting of robust reds, refreshing rosés, and crisp whites. Located in Antler Hill Village, it's open every day and included in your Biltmore Estate admission ticket. For an extra fee, enjoy the Biltmore Bubbles Tour, Red Wine & Chocolate seminar, Premium Wine Tasting or the Vine to Wine Tour. Browse the wonderful shop or dine next door at the Bistro restaurant.
Open Monday-Thursday 11 AM-7 PM, Friday & Saturday 11 AM-9 PM and Sunday 12-7 PM
Read more about the Biltmore Winery.

Addison Farms Vineyard

Addison Farms Vineyard
This family-owned vineyard and winery is opened its tasting room in late 2012. Situated on 55 acres in Leicester, it's 14 miles northwest of Asheville. The former tobacco and cattle farm now grows six grape varieties in the vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petit Manseng.
Address: 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC Open Saturday 12-5 PM & Sunday 1-5 PM.
Go to their Web site.


Morganton & Marion Area Wineries (I-40 East)

These five wineries in the Morganton and Burke County area are located near each other (convenient to I-40, about 45 miles east of Asheville). In fact, you can visit four of them in one afternoon with a 15-mile drive:

  • Mile 0: South Creek Winery
  • Mile 4: Belle Nicho Winery
  • Mile 7: Silver Fork Vineyard
  • Mile 15: Lake James Cellars

South Creek WinerySouth Creek Winery
This small, family owned, boutique winery is located on a farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Taste award-winning wines in a charming Italian Renaissance Farmhouse: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and their signature blend Maestro. Enjoy a glass of wine outdoors on the deck overlooking the vineyard. South Creek Winery is located 4.4 miles off I-40 at exit 90. Nearby is Lake James State Park.
Address: 2240 S Creek Rd, Nebo, NC 28761 (6 miles to Silver Fork, 4 miles to Belle Nicho Winery, 9 miles to Lake James Cellars)
Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM & Sunday 1 PM-5 PM.
Visit their Web site.

Belle Nicho Winery
This developing winery is located midway between South Creek and Silver Fork Wineries. They grow small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, but their focus is on French-American hybrids such as Seyval Blanc and Isabella, as well as the native Cynthiana (also called Norton). Their vineyard uses only organic products and solar power, and they irrigate the vineyard from stored rainwater.
Address: 525 Patton Valley Drive, Nebo, NC 28761
Open Thursday-Sunday, 12 Noon-5 PM

Silver Fork WinesSilver Fork Vineyard & Winery
Located near Morganton (just a few miles from I-40), a beautiful tasting room and rural setting provide a breathtaking view overlooking vineyards and the South Mountains. Silver Fork's refined and distinctive Bordeaux style wines are crafted with superior quality in mind, reflecting the unique natural qualities found only in the rich soils of the Western North Carolina mountains. Sample a flight in their Tasting Room or enjoy a glass on their terrace: Chardonnay, Rosé, Chambourcin, Four Dog Red, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Address: 5000 Patton Rd, Morganton, NC 28655
Open Wednesday-Friday 12-7 PM and Saturday-Sunday 12-6 PM.
Visit their Web site.

Lake James Cellars
This family winery located near beautiful Lake James is solar powered! Step through the leaded-glass front doors of a restored 1915 textile mill building, located in Glen Alpine, and taste the magnificent flavors of our fine wines. They have a variety of handcrafted wines - created from local 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, they have wines you will enjoy. Visit the charming Gift shop and Tasting Room as you sample the Lake James Cellars bottled wine. Take time to stroll through the aisles of the Old Mill Antiques located in the same building.
Address: 204 E Main St, Glen Alpine, NC 28628
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM. and Sunday 1-5 PM.
Visit their Web site.

Waldensian Heritage Winery
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. Today, these wine-making skills are preserved by Waldensian Heritage Wines. Visitors 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. There are no salaried or paid workers at the Winery. All production, distribution, marketing and tours are by volunteers.
Address: 4940 Villar Ln NE, Valdese, NC 28690
Open Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 PM
Visit their Web site.


MorgantonMorganton & Burke County
Stroll through downtown shops and galleries, visit craft breweries, and enjoy great restaurants. Take the Catawba Valley Wine Trail. It's also home to the Waldensian Heritage Museum and movie locations for The Hunger Games.
Go to the Burke County Web site.

Hendersonville/ Tryon Area Wineries

Burntshirt Vineyards
Burntshirt VineyardsTour their state of the art wine production facility in Hendersonville. Their impressive Tasting Room features wines that are crafted from 100% estate grown fruit. The high altitude, long, sunny days and cool nights in the Blue Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains allows them to grow some European varietals like Grüner Veltliner that is rarely produced in the United States. They also offer a Riesling, two Chardonnays (oaked and unoaked), Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Vidal Blanc and a red wine blend called “Altitude 3400.”
Address: 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville NC 28792
Open Sunday-Thursday 12-6 PM and Friday-Saturday 12-7 PM, with tours at 2 PM every day
Visit their Web site.

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Located in the heart of Hendersonville apple country, the tasting room includes a walnut bar and a spacious area for indoor seating and patio. They have five acres of grape vines at 2,300 feet elevation with several different French varietals including 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.
Visit their Web site.

Overmountain Vineyards
This family-owned farm in the Tryon foothills sits on 75 acres with 15 acres dedicated to five varieties of vinifera and two acres dedicated to blueberries. Their tasting room is open year-round and features a variety of estate grown wines such as the estate premium Epic, a Petit Manseng white wine and Patriot Red, a Bordeuax Blend. All wines, including a Muscadine, are made in the French style. The farm includes a two mile certified protected segment of the Overmountain Victory National Trail, available for the public to hike.
Address: 2012 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782
Open Friday-Sunday, 12-5 PM
Visit their Web site.

Russian Chapel Hills Winery
This vineyard rests below the beautiful St. Anna Chapel, which is a part of the Eastern Diocese of the Russian Church Outside of Russia. They use all of their own grapes for seven varietals, including reds Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and whites Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. In addition, they have a Muscadine dessert wine.
Address: 2662 Green Creek Drive, Columbus, NC 28722
Open Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 PM
Visit their Web site.


Linville Falls Winery
Conveniently located on US Highway 221 north of the Blue Ridge Parkway on a 40-acre farm, this winery is perfectly situated at 3200 feet with warm days and cool nights. This magical combination of high elevation and micro-climate Terra produces a wine unique to the region with complex flavors.
Address: 9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
Open every day, 12-6 PM
Visit their Web site.

     
     

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