Sample wines at one of these 15 area 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 closed in January for a winter break and adjust hours throughout the year, so check before you visit! The Winery at Biltmore (the most visited winery in the country) is open 365 days of the year.
Special Wine Train Excursion 2016
The Railroad Reserve (May 7, June 11, September 3/steam): This specialty train ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad pairs wine and rails! Depart from the historic Bryson City Depot at 6:30 PM for a 3-hour full service, all-adult, first class ride with a narrator from French Broad Vignerons guiding the tasting of eight outstanding wines matched with the three-course gourmet dinner. Tickets are $129/person with limited seating, so book on their Web site ASAP. (Book today and save $10 with code WINE10.)