Kurt and Jan Olson started as home wine makers using wine making kits. We bought our first grapes to make wine in 2007. 

In the Snowbird Mountains above the Western Carolina Regional Airport, we planted a small vineyard of Chardonel, Vidal Blanc and

Cynthiana grape vines in 2010. We began making wine from them in 2013.  Both the 2013 Chardonel and 2013 Vidal Blanc won Gold

medals at the Wine Maker's Magazine's International Amateur Competition in 2014.  Our Vidal Blanc won a Gold medal and our

Chardonel and Cynthiana won Silver medals at the 2016 Asheville Wine and Food Festival. Our Vidal Blanc won another Gold and

our Chardonel won Silver at the NC State Fair 2016.

Our Wines

Royal White (Vidal Blanc)

Southern Lady White (Chardonel)

Maidenhair White (Dry Riesling)

Venus-Hair White (Sweeter Riesling)

Autumn Rose (Off Dry Cynthiana rose)

Mountain Holly (Dry Red Blend)

Mountain Wood (Dry Cynthiana)

Fiddlehead (Sweeter Red Blend)

Black Lady (Sweeter Blackberry Blueberry)


Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 12:30–6:30PM

Friday 12:30–6:30PM

Saturday 12:30–6PM

Sunday 12:30–5:30PM


FernCrest Winery
1060 Main Street
Andrews, NC 28901
(828) 321-1600