Stretching from the southern border of Virginia to the northern border of Georgia, the Mountain Region of North Carolina is home to vineyards and wineries that prefer to grow grapes that do well at higher elevations.
Beaverdam Vineyard Inc. and future Winery was formed in 2010. The owners have been involved in vineyard management of established Norton grapes and to establish an expanded set of new varietals including Vinifera, American, French, and German hybrids on 5 acres. We are working to create that suite of varietals and begin production and marketing. The vineyard is located in the newly federally designated Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area (AVA).
The Winery is expected to be a boutique winery located in Murphy, Cherokee County, North Carolina. Our annual goal is to produce quality grapes, market and sell wines of distinctive quality directly from the winery’s tasting room to progressive wine consumers, and through selected local restaurants.
The 38 acre family farm employs integrated pest management, has a sustainable Forest Stewardship Plan, initiated shiitake mushroom production and installed a commercial 10 kW PV solar energy array as part of the TVA Green Power Providers program.
Hours: By appointment
Owners: Stephen P and Barbara G Weaver
Wines or Grapes: Grapes: Norton, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Dornfelder, Zweigelt, Regent, and
Aromella (NYS Cornell Hybrid Muscat)
All of Burntshirt Vineyards award-winning wines are produced from 100% estate grown grapes from its 25 acres of family-owned vineyards which are among the highest elevations in the state.
The high altitude, long sunny days and cool nights allow Burntshirt Vineyards to grow some European varietals rarely produced in the United States. Besides Grüner Veltliner, a grape most commonly grown in Austria, Burntshirt Vineyards also offers a Riesling, two Chardonnays (oaked and unoaked), Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, Vidal Blanc and a red wine blend called “Altitude 3400,” which is named for the altitude above sea level of Burntshirt Mountain upon which 6 acres of grapes are planted. The remaining 19 acres of vineyard land is across from the Tasting Room in Hendersonville, NC.
Burntshirt Vineyards officially opened the doors to its Tasting Room on September 15, making it the state’s 114th winery. The vineyards were planted in 2009. To celebrate their opening and the success in their wines in awards competitions from the outset, owners Lemuel and Sandra Oates and their family paid homage to the legend of Burntshirt Mountain for which their winery is named. Mountain lore has it that farmers burning their fields on top of Burntshirt Mountain tossed their shirts in the fire for good luck, thus yielding a bountiful crop. So, the Oates lit a bonfire and set a shirt on fire for continuing good luck too, which has produced more awards for all of their wines.
The Tasting Room hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. and from 12-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tours will be conducted during operating hours at 2 p.m. or by appointment. Group tours may be scheduled in advance.
2695 Sugarloaf Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Belle Nicho Winery
Belle Nicho Winery is a small farmstead vineyard and winery located in the foothills of North Carolina in McDowell County. We are growing small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, but our focus is on French-American hybrids such as Seyval Blanc and Isabella, as well as the native Cynthiana (also called Norton).
We source other grapes and wines from professional vineyards to supplement our vineyard's production. Our vineyard uses only organic practices and products for soil amendments and bug/disease management. We also irrigate the vineyard from two 2500 gallon rain water cisterns and capture power from the sun with a 4.95 kW solar panel system.
525 Patton Valley Drive, Nebo NC 28761
Hours: Thursday-Sunday from Noon to 5PM
Owners: Bridget J. Dunford/Janet R. Bertinuson
Wines or Grapes: Dry red Chambourcin; dry white Seyval Blanc; semi-sweet Rose', Catawba, and Strawberry-Rhubarb; special blend for our Sweet Dog Red
Crawford Acres Vineyard & Winery
A family farm vineyard and winery, we are aiming to be open to the public in 2020!
Hours: Opening Soon!!
Owners: Chris and Michelle Crawford
Wines or Grapes: Norton, Chambourcin, Seyval Blanc, Marquette, Villard Noir, Lenoir.
Biltmore Estate Winery
At the Biltmore Estate Winery, tradition meets state-of-the-art technology under the direction of French winemaker Bernard Delille. Vineyards on the estate's west side grow several varieties of vinifera grapes while the estate's former dairy complex now houses the winery. It produces 75,000 cases of wine each year in about 15 varieties.
One North Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours: Mon.--Sat. 11am--7pm; Sun. Noon--7pm
Owners: The Biltmore Company
Wine List: Chardonnay Sur Lies, Riesling, White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cardinal's Crest, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chateau Reserve Chardonnay, Chateau Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Reserve Claret, Brut Sparkling, Signature Biltmore Chardonnay, Signature Biltmore Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature Biltmore Syrah, George Washington Vanderbilt Chardonnay, George Washington Vanderbilt Claret, George Washington Vanderbilt Cabernet Sauvignon.
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery is the 1st producing winery in Watauga County
Planted 1st vines in 2003
Family owned, Dylan Tatum is a Surry County Comm. College Grad. and winemaker
225 Vineyard Lane
Banner Elk NC 28604
Tel - 828-963-2400
Hours: Thurs. Fri. Sat.12-6 Sunday 1-5
Owners: Steve & Sally Tatum
Wines or Grapes: Profile Red blend, Terraced Gold white blend,Chardonnay, Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir, Big Boulder Red blend, Rose' of Pinot Noir, Symphony, & Vidal Blanc Icewine