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Top 10 Wineries & Winery Tours near Asheville

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

Biltmore Winery

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

Biltmore 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 during an estate visit, don't miss the most visited winery in the country (photo above). Begin your winery experience by taking a stroll through the historic cellars to an impressive tasting room where hosts guide you through a complimentary wine tasting of robust reds, refreshing rosés, and crisp whites. Open every day and included in your Biltmore admission ticket.
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. Open Saturday 12-5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM.
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Hendersonville/ Tryon Area Wineries

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. Open every afternoon, Monday-Thursday 11-6, Friday & Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 12-6 PM.
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Burntshirt Vineyards
Burntshirt VineyardsTour their new state of the art wine production facility (opened September 2013) in Hendersonville. Their 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.” Open 12-6 PM with tours at 2 PM.
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Overmountain Vineyards
This winery is planted on 15 acres of fertile farmland in the Tryon Foothills of Polk County. Enjoy picturesque views as walk through the vineyard. The Tasting Room is open year-round, Wedneday through Sunday, 1–6 PM. They have five varieties of grapes: Cabernet Savuginon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Their estate premium wine is Petit Manseng. After tasting wines, feel free to enjoy your picnic lunch with a bottle or glass of wine by the creek or sit by the fire on those cool winter days.
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Green Creek Winery
Enjoy their new tasting room/gift shop and winery. Sip wine on the patio with vineyard and distant mountain vistas. Open Thursday through Sunday 1-5 PM. Located in Columbus about 30 minutes south of Asheville.
Phone: 828- 863-2182

Morganton & Marion Area Wineries (I-40 East)

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Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery
Located in Morganton, a beautiful tasting room and grounds provide a breathtaking view overlooking vineyards and the South Mountains. Silver Fork Winery'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 our Tasting Room: Chardonnay, Rosé, Chambourcin, Four Dog Red, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Open Wednesday-Friday 12-7 PM and Saturday and Sunday 12-6 PM.
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South Creek Winery
South Creek Winery is a small, family owned, boutique winery located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A short drive from Asheville, Lake James State Park, and Biltmore House. Area attractions include hiking trails and excellent restaurants. South Creek Winery is an award winning winery producing limited quantities of Bordeaux style wines aged in small French oak barrels and are un-filtered. South Creek Winery is located 4.4 miles off I-40 at exit 90. Tastings and tours are offered Thursday-Saturday 12-5 PM. and Sunday 2-5 PM. About 45 miles east of Asheville.
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Lake James CellarsLake 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. Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM. and Sunday 1-5 PM. About 50 miles east of Asheville.
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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. Open Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 PM.
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