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Hendersonville’s Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail

For a romantic afternoon outing, head to the Hendersonville area for North Carolina's newest wine country! Sample dozens of award-winning wines while enjoying beautiful settings with vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountains views. The Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Trail (about 25 miles south of downtown Asheville) includes six vineyards producing high-quality wines.

Crest of the Blue Ridge received federal designation as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2019. Only regions with distinctive soil, climate and elevation — such as Napa Valley and Sonoma — earn this designation.

Warm days and cool nights, along with the right soil and water quality, provide favorable conditions for grape growing. Vineyards produce classic wines from European vinifera and French-American hybrid grapes, including cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, petit verdot, riesling and vidal blanc. Sweeter wines crafted from muscadine and scuppernong grapes native to North Carolina are also found here.

Boutique-style tasting rooms invite visitors to taste wines just steps from where the grapes were grown and enjoy sweeping mountain views while soaking in the Blue Ridge terroir.

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend
April 15-18, 2021
Visit the Hendersonville area for a celebration of food and drink! Wineries and cideries partner with other outdoor venues for a signature four-day event featuring tours, tastings, food trucks, music in the vineyards, wine releases and more. Set amidst the backdrop of apple blossom season in this Blue Ridge Mountain town. Click for more details

Burntshirt Vineyards
Burntshirt produces classic varietals, such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, chardonnay, and riesling. The winery’s French-style dry rosé has been a standout in recent years. Burntshirt also pays homage to Hendersonville apple country with its pleasantly sweet apple wine. Thirty acres of vineyards are split into two locations, one on each side of the Eastern Continental Divide. The eclectic tasting room with an expansive patio overlooks one of the vineyard plots. A second tasting room and bistro are located in Chimney Rock. (2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville)

Burnshirt Vineyards Hendersonville Wineries
Burntshirt Vineyards

Marked Tree Vineyard
Marked Tree Vineyard, located at an elevation of 2,300 feet, is the first winery in Flat Rock, just outside of Hendersonville. It offers 10 wine varieties in a picturesque setting, surrounded by vineyard views with mountains in the distance. Red wine drinkers delight in the signature Watershed blend, while chardonel, an American hybrid grape, provides an interesting twist on chardonnay. (623 Deep Gap Road, Flat Rock)

Marked Tree Vineyard Hendersonville
Marked Tree Vineyard

Point Lookout Vineyards
Perched atop a 3,000-foot mountain with 270-degree views, Point Lookout Vineyards serves 10 wines in an open-air tasting room pavilion constructed from hand-hewn cedar logs. Six reds include merlot, cabernet sauvignon, rosé, petit verdot, Cliffield (a red blend), and Javine (infused with coffee and chocolate). Whites consist of a barrel-fermented chardonnay, dry diesling and an off-dry riesling (winner of best white wine at the North Carolina Fine Wines Competition). Also try seven meads made from honey infused with wildflower and orange blossom, apple, raspberry, tropical fruit, chamomile and chai tea. (408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville) They are also just 11 miles from Chimney Rock

Point Lookout Vineyards Hendersonville Wineries
Point Lookout Vineyards

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Saint Paul sits in the middle of apple country, not far from I-26. The Ward family warmly welcomes you to their farmland that has been in their family for nine generations. Today, they grow 14 varieties of grapes at 2,300 and 3,000 feet in elevation. Sample reds, whites and dessert wines — including riesling blends, cabernets and chardonnays. The tasting room has both indoor and outdoor seating with vineyard views. Bike or walk through the vineyards. Visitors can also check out their sister property just down the road,  Appalachian Ridge Artisan Ciders (read more). (588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville)

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

Sawyer Springs Vineyard
Small and purposeful is the mission of Sawyer Springs Vineyard. This winery is a family-run operation on land that has been farmed by the same family for six generations. Sawyer Springs produces small-batch vintages and serves them in a rustic tasting barn. Grape varietals include cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, merlot, riesling and muscadine. (124 Sandy Hill Lane, Hendersonville)

Sawyer Springs Vineyard
Sawyer Springs Vineyard

Stone Ashe Vineyard
For a taste of the Old World, head to Stone Ashe Vineyard. The owners wanted to replicate the vineyard experience of Bordeaux, France, with steep slopes, a moderate climate and comparable soil conditions. They found their perfect terroir on a 2,700-foot mountain. Stone Ashe serves five wines — three whites, one red and one rosé — in its tasting room with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of Bearwallow, Sugarloaf and Bald Top mountains. (736 Green Mountain Road, Hendersonville)

Stone Ashe Vineyard Hendersonville
Stone Ashe Vineyard

Nearby Cideries
Sample hard ciders from the locally grown apples! See our Hendersonville Cidery Guide to find nearby places to visit during your winery tour.

Apple Orchards
In late summer and fall, be sure to stop at area orchards to take some of their famous apples. See our Apple Orchard Guide.

Hendersonville's Cheers Trail Passport
Travel on a self-guided tour with 23 different tasting experiences from breweries, wineries, cideries, and a meadery along the Cheers Trail! Visit at least 12 venues and get your Passport stamped to redeem a gift valued at $10. Bring the stamped Passport to the Visitor Center, to choose from a set of 4 stone coasters, wine stopper, stainless steel wine glass or a waiters bottle opening tool. Hendersonville's Cheers Trail Passport may be purchased for $10 at the Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., or online and at participating venues. 

Go to our Hendersonville Insider's Guide for many more things to do in the area.

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NC Wine Gals

Offering weekly food & wine tours of Western NC wine country around Hendersonville. Vineyard tours feature a charcuterie board, curated wine selections, family-style food pairings, and a wine tasting over 3 vineyards. Expect to learn a lot about wine, pairing food & wine, and the amazing history of North Carolina wine.

Hendersonville Guide

Order the free, 48-page Hendersonville Visitor Guide for plenty of detailed information about things to do in Henderson County, just south of Asheville. Home of DuPont State Forest & Sierra… read more

Hendersonville Cheers Trail

Visit and taste at 23 different wineries, cideries, breweries and even a meadery in Hendersonville’s downtown and nearby scenic countryside. See all the stops on this self-guided tasting… read more

Cider, Wine & Dine Weekend

Apr 21, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023

Visit the Hendersonville area for 50+ events celebrating food and drink! Wineries and cideries partner with other outdoor venues for a signature three-day event featuring tours, tastings, food… read more

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