Catawba Valley Winery Visits

Catawba Valley Winery Visits

The foothills area in Burke County offers ideal growing conditions for grapes. Visit three wineries that are a short drive off I-40 between Marion and Morganton (about 30 minutes east of Asheville). Sample a big variety of wine styles in the Catawba Valley with unique natural qualities found only in the rich soils here. For more choices, see our Top 15 Wineries Near Asheville.

Visit three wineries with a 15-mile drive:

  • Mile 0: South Creek Winery (2240 S Creek Rd, Nebo, NC)
  • Mile 7: Silver Fork Vineyard (5000 Patton Rd, Morganton, NC)
  • Mile 15: Lake James Cellars (204 E Main St, Glen Alpine, NC)

Catawba Valley Wineries

Silver Fork Winery
Silver Fork 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. Sample Silver Fork's refined and distinctive Bordeaux-style wines in their Tasting Room or on their terrace: Chardonnay, Rosé, Chambourcin, Four Dog Red, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 5000 Patton Rd, Morganton. Wednesday-Friday, 12-7 PM & Saturday-Sunday 12-6 PM. 
South Creek Winery
South Creek Winery
Visit this boutique winery on a farm near Marion. Taste wines in an Italian Renaissance Farmhouse or on an outdoor deck: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and signature-blend Maestro. Located 4.4 miles off I-40 at exit 90. 2240 S Creek Rd, Nebo, NC (6 miles to Silver Fork, 4 miles to Belle Nicho, 9 miles to Lake James Cellars). Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM & Sunday 1 PM-5 PM.
Lake James Cellars
Lake James Cellars
This family winery located near beautiful Lake James and Morganton is solar-powered! Step inside a restored 1915 textile mill building, located in Glen Alpine, to discover a variety of handcrafted wines - created from local fruits, as well as fruits from around the world. Enjoy a dry red wine, a dry white wine or a fruity sweet wine. Take time to stroll through the aisles of Old Mill Antiques, located in the same building. Address: 204 E Main St, Glen Alpine, NC. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM & Sunday 1-5 PM.

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