Asheville NC Wineries & Winery Tours

Top 15 Wineries near Asheville

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.

If you want to visit multiple wineries in one day, go to the Green Creek Wine Country (five wineries) or drive the Catawba Valley Wine Trail (five wineries).

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.)

Wineries in Asheville & NC Mountains

Catawba Valley Wines
Catawba Valley Wine Tour
Visit five wineries in the foothills of the Catawba Valley located east of Asheville, near Morganton in Burke County. Four of them (Silver Fork, South Creek, Belle Nicho and Lake James Cellars) are along a 15-mile drive near I-40, so very convenient!
Tryon Foothills Wine Country, NC
Tryon Foothills Wine Country
Visit five wineries in the prime isothermal wine growing area in the beautiful foothills near Columbus and Tryon: Parker-Binns Vineyard, Overmountain Vineyards, Russian Chapel Hills Winery, Mountain Brook Vineyard and Green Creek Winery. It's an easy 45-mile drive from Asheville via I-26 East (near SC line).
Biltmore Winery
Biltmore Winery
Experience Biltmore’s historic winery and savor complimentary tastings, relax at the wine bar and enhance your wine knowledge with specialty tastings and tours. Plus enjoy shopping all Biltmore wines and distinctive products to complete your visit. Located in Antler Hill Village, it's open every day and included in your Biltmore Estate admission ticket.
Addison Farms Vineyard
Addison Farms Vineyard
This family-owned vineyard and winery is only 17 miles northwest of Asheville. Same wine from their six grape varieties at their Tasting Room with mountain views: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petit Manseng. Address: 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester. Open Friday-Saturday 12-5 PM & Sunday 1-5 PM.
South Creek Winery
South Creek Winery
Visit this boutique winery on a farm in the foothills. Taste award-winning wines in an Italian Renaissance Farmhouse: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and signature blend Maestro. Relax outdoors on the deck overlooking the vineyard. 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 Winery, 9 miles to Lake James Cellars). Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 AM-5 PM & Sunday 1 PM-5 PM.
Belle Nicho Winery
Belle Nicho Winery
This developing winery is located midway between South Creek and Silver Fork Wineries near Morganton. 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). Try the Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine and Sweet Dog Red, unique 50/50 blend of Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. Their vineyard uses only organic products and solar power. 525 Patton Valley Drive, Nebo, NC 28761. Open Thursday-Sunday, 12 Noon-5 PM
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, Merlot. 5000 Patton Rd, Morganton. Wednesday-Friday, 12-7 PM & Saturday-Sunday 12-6 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 disover 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 the Old Mill Antiques located in the same building. Address: 204 E Main St, Glen Alpine, NC. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM. and Sunday 1-5 PM.
Banner Elk Winery
Banner Elk Wineries & Breweries
Take a self-guided winery and brewery tour high in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Banner Elk area, home to an impressive list of restaurants and plenty of outdoor things to do. 
Burntshirt Vineyards
Burntshirt Vineyards
Tour a state of the art wine production facility in Hendersonville. Their impressive Tasting Room features wines 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. 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville. Open Sunday-Thursday 12-6 PM and Friday-Saturday 12-7 PM, with tours at 2 PM every day
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
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.
Linville Falls Winery
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, growing grapes Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, blueberries and raspberries. This combination of high elevation and micro-climate terra produce wines with complex flavors. Near Linville Falls. 9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC. Open daily 12-6 PM
Parker Binns Winery
Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery
This family-run vineyard is located in the foothills and has a very relaxed atmosphere. Try wines in their tasting room and on outdoor patios with mountain views. They use all their own grapes: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chambourcin, Petit Manseng and Muscat. Open Thursday thru Sunday 12-6. 382 Highway 108 East, Mill Spring
Green Creek Winery
Green Creek Winery
This small winery has nine acres of vineyards and tasting room. Sample a few wines on the patio and sample their wine flavored foods including ice cream, sauces and chocolate. Open Thursday-Sunday 1-5 PM. 413 Gilbert Rd, Columbus, NC.
Russian Chapel Hills Winery
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. They use all of their own grapes for seven varietals, including reds Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and whites Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Plus, they have a Muscadine dessert wine. 2662 Green Creek Drive, Columbus, NC. Open Thursday-Sunday, 1-6 PM
Overmountain Vineyards
Overmountain Vineyards
Located on a family-owned farm in the foothills, 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. Also, hike a two-mile section of the Overmountain Victory National Trail. 2012 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 12-6 PM and Friday-Saturday, 12-7 PM
Mountain Brook Vineyards
Mountain Brook Vineyard
This small boutique family winery uses 100% local grapes harvested by hand. They keep their vintages small to ensure the highest quality - including Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux blend. Open Friday-Sunday, 1-6 PM. 731 Phillips Dairy Rd, Tryon, NC.
Fountaine Vineyards
Fountaine Vineyards
Located 20 minutes west of downtown Asheville, this vineyard grows 9 varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris , Grenache and Chasselat. They have tastings on Saturdays 12-7 PM in their French Cellar, as well as a traditional wine baptism. Open other times by appointment. 

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