The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Western North Carolina

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Vineyards at Biltmore Estate 

    Many visitors to Western North Carolina are surprised at the number of vineyards and wineries that are found there. Out of the 90 or more wineries in the state of North Carolina as a whole, over 20 are found in the mountains. Commonly planted varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc.
Biltmore Estate Winery, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas     The largest winery is the that of the world famous Biltmore Estate, in operation since May of 1985, when the Biltmore Estate Wine Company opened its 6.5 million dollar state of the art winery to the public. Small quantities of wine produced from experimental vineyards were first sold to Biltmore visitors in 1977. Current production averages 100,000 gallons of over a dozen varietal wines, utilizing grapes from the estate's 75 acres of vinifera grapes, other North Carolina vineyards and juice from California. For visitors to Western North Carolina who are interested in wines and wine making, a visit to this world-class winery is a must-see on any travel itinerary.

    If your interest is beer as well as wine, check out Beer City USA, my webpage on all of the may-craft breweries in the Asheville area.

Western Mountains
Calaboose Cellars: 565 Aquone Road, Andrews NC 28901; 828-321-2006
Notterly River Valley Vineyards: 1150 Old Culberson Road, Murphy NC 28906; 828-837-7822

Central Mountains
Addison Farms Vineyard: 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC; 828-581-9463
Biltmore Estate Winery: Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC 28803; 800-543-2961
Burntshirt Vineyards: 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792: 828-685-2402
Ritler Ridge Vineyards: 5 Piney Mountain Church Road, Candler NC 28715; 828-280-0690

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard: 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792; 828-685-4002

Northern Mountains
Banner Elk Winery & Villa: 60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9090
Thistle Meadow Winery: 102 Thistle Meadow, Laurel Springs NC 28644; 800-233-1505

Elkin Creek Vineyard: 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin NC 28621; 336-526-5119
Green Creek Winery: 413 Gilbert Road, Columbus NC 28722; 828-863-2182
Lake James Cellars: 204 East Main Street, Glen Alpine NC 28628; 828-584-4551
McRitchier Winery & Ciderworks: 315 Thurmond PO Road, Thurmond NC 28683; 336-874-3003
Mountain Brook Vineyards: 731 Phillips Dairy Road, Tryon NC 28782; 828-817-4376
Overmountain Vineyards: 2012 Sandy Plains Road, Tryon NC 28782; 828-863-0523
Parker Binns Vineyard: 7382 Highway 108E, Mill Spring NC 28756; 828-894-0154
Russian Chapel Hills Winery: 2662 Green Creek Drive, Columbus NC 28722; 828-863-0541
Raffaldini Vineyards: 450 Groce Road, Ronda NC 28670; 336-835-9463
South Creek Vineyards and Winery: 2240 South Creek Road, Nebo NC 28761; 828-652-5729
Waldensian Heritage Winery: 4940 Villar Lane NE, Valdese, NC 28690; 828-879-3202
Waldensian Style Wines: 2340 Quail Run, Connelly Springs, NC 28612; 828-879-9271







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