Banner Elk Winery & Villa

 



Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country, in an idyllic setting with luxurious 

accommodations for discerning travelers.

Nestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands North Carolina High Country’s 

original winery. Come for a tasting or tour, or stay for a week at The Villa. The Villa is a 

private retreat, with luxury accommodations, beautiful scenery,

warm hospitality in an idyllic setting.

In 2005, the age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in the region with the establishment 

of Banner Elk Winery. The first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties. Banner Elk 

wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle 

flavors of the fruit. Our vintners produce excellent wines that reflect the unique characteristics 

of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Banner Elk Winery processes our own as well as other locally grown grapes into prize winning 

wines. We continue to lead the region's commercial wine industry by providing guidance and 

encouragement to other local farms who are following our lead in planting vineyards with new 

French-American and American varieties of grapes.

Banner Elk Winery is the most acclaimed commercial winery in North Carolina's High Country. Awards 

received to date in 2013 include two Gold Medals at the 2013 International Eastern Wine 

Competition for the 2011 Banner Elk Red and 2011 Marechal Foch. Held in Sonoma County, California, 

this is our first International competition.

Awards received to date in 2013 include two Gold Medals at the 2013 International Eastern Wine 

Competition for the 2011 Banner Elk Red and 2011 Marechal Foch. A Bronze medal was also recieved 

for the 2011 Banner Elk White. Held in Sonoma County, California,

this is our firsNotable awards received in 2012 include Banner Elk White with a Gold Medal in the "Other Whites" 

division at the 2012 NextGen Wine Competition in California, and the only Gold in this division. 

At the 2012 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home Gold Awards 

for our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (many years running) and the 2011 Seyval Blanc.

In 2011 at the State Fair competition, our 2009 Marechal Foch received the Best of Category-Red 

Hybrid along with a Double Gold Award. At the 2011 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, 

Banner Elk Winery brought home the Best of Category-Red Hybrid for our 2010 Marechal Foch and two 

Double Gold Awards with our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Marechal Foch. Our award winning 

Banner Elk Blueberry and Ice Wines continue to be popular.

Whether you are interested in a wine tasting, learning more about the art and science of 

winemaking, or just relaxing with a glass of wine, we welcome you to Banner Elk Winery & Villa.

The partners of Banner Elk Winery & Villa are committed to supporting the community in which it is 

named and dedicated to reflecting the relaxed lifestyle and luxury amenities for which the town of 

Banner Elk is known. Come discover for yourself how life is simply better here!

encouragement to other local farms who are following our lead in planting vineyards with new 

French-American and American varieties of grapes.

This is our first International competition.

Notable awards received in 2012 include Banner Elk White with a Gold Medal in the "Other Whites" 

division at the 2012 NextGen Wine Competition in California, and the only Gold in this division. 

At the 2012 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home Gold Awards 

for our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (many years running) and the 2011 Seyval Blanc. In 2011 at the 

State Fair competition, our 2009 Marechal Foch received the Best of Category-Red Hybrid along with 

a Double Gold Award. Our award winning Banner Elk Blueberry and Ice Wines continue to be popular.

 

The Banner Elk winery boasts a laid back atmosphere and fun for the whole family,

including your four-legged friends.

Hours: 

Stop in for a tasting year round, open daily from noon until 6:00 PM

CONTACT INFO

Banner Elk Winery & Villa
60 Deer Run
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-9090
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