Founded in 2002 by Ben Webb, Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina. 

Born and raised in Mt. Airy, founder Ben Webb studied both Viticulture and Enology in college, and 

upon graduating, began his quest to make outstanding North Carolina wines by planting a 10-acre 

vineyard on his family farm in eastern NC. As the vines matured, he then planted 18 more acres in 

the Yadkin Valley. With its clay loom soil and mild climate, Ben successfully grew Cabernet Franc, 

Chamboucin, Riesling, Petit Manseng, and Carlos and Nobel Muscadines a native NC grape.

It would be the grapes from these early plantings that Ben would use to create an outstanding list 

of award-winning wines. Building the winery from scratch, Ben was able to take all that he had 

learned about growing grapes and making wine and pair it with his love for technology and build 

one of the most technologically advanced wineries in the United States.

In addition to his outstanding wines, Ben wanted to do something to help the entire Mt. Airy 

economy. So, rather than house the winery at the vineyard, he located Old North State in downtown 

Mt. Airy with the goal of re-establishing the downtown area as a vibrant, growing economic center. 

  Today, Old North State Winery serves as one of the leading tourism destinations in the Yadkin 


Housed in a former Hardware store built in 1890 on Main Street, Ben and his wife Ellie have 

successfully created a fun, hip, up-beat atmosphere combining wine tasting tours, a cool ambiance, 

outstanding food, live entertainment and events to create a true entertainment and dining 

destination. The winery still has the original pressed tin ceilings and solid oak floors from when 

it was originally built.

The winery is open 7 days a week with tasting tours available throughout the day.

Dining is available for lunch and dinner featuring locally grown and freshly prepared specials by 

world-renowned chef Chris Wishart.


Monday - Thursday ~ 11:00am - 9:00pm 

Friday - Saturday ~ 11:00am - 9:00pm 

Sunday ~ 12:00am - 3:00pm


Monday - Thursday ~ 11:00am - 10:00pm 

Friday - Saturday ~ 11:00am - 11:00pm 

Sunday ~ 12:00am - 5:00pm



Old North State Winery
308 N. Main Street
Mt. Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-9463