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NC Mountains

Wineries in the Mountains

Vines kissed by crisp air, grapes grown from the water of more than 250 waterfalls, and tasting tables set against towering vistas are waiting to be explored here. Discover how well a smooth wine pairs with the rugged backdrop of Asheville and the North Carolina mountains.

Tips for your Trip

Biltmore in Asheville boasts the nation’s most-visited winery. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting with estate admission.
Plan your trip in September or October to experience harvest festivals and grape stomps set amid crisp, colorful surroundings.
Have a glass of wine in jail at Calaboose Cellars in the Smokies. This old prison-turned-winery still has bars on its windows.
Select North Carolina wineries offer lodging, including Biltmore, Banner Elk Winery and Roaring River Vineyards in the mountains.

American Viticultural Areas

North Carolina’s mountain region is home to four distinct grape-growing regions.