Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on October 17, 2023.
North Carolina has an impressive range of wineries and vineyards from the mountains to the sea. Each winery has its flavor and style, with European-like wines in the Yadkin Valley and Southern tastes in Eastern North Carolina.
This wine diversity is ever-present at the many wineries near Asheville, including a few in the Western NC city. To show you exactly what we’re talking about, we’ve created this guide to feature a few wineries in Asheville, 15 more wineries within a two-hour drive, and 10 more just over two hours away.
If you’re looking to sip all these different wines, you’ve come to the right place! This guide will describe each winery or vineyard and what makes it unique.
Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve included, so you can scroll to the exact place you need to be:
- Drink Responsible Reminder
- Map of NC Wineries (including Asheville Wineries)
- Asheville Wineries
- Wineries Near Asheville (within 2 hours)
- Honorable Mentions (more than 2 hours away)
Skip ahead and read about the amazing vineyards in Asheville NC or visually plan with our travel maps below.
Drink Responsible Reminder
If you do decide to visit any of these Asheville wineries, please drink responsibly. We also advise you to arrange a designated driver and utilize ride sharing services if and when possible.
Asheville NC Wineries Map
We created this NC Winery Map with Google Maps and have included every Asheville winery and all the ones nearby. Our North Carolina Travel Map lets you visually plan your trip to these amazing wineries and other prominent attractions throughout the state.
List of Asheville Wineries
These Asheville NC wineries are alphabetically listed and do not reflect our ranking.
- Biltmore Estate Winery
- Marked Tree Asheville
- Pleb Urban Wine
Biltmore Estate Winery
1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC
Biltmore Estate is already one of the most popular things to do in Asheville, but the fact that they have a winery makes it so much better! A visit to the winery is included complimentary with your tour of the estate.
Wine has always been a pillar of the Biltmore, as George Vanderbilt spent much time filling his wine cellar in the early 1900s.
Wine production began in the 1970s, when George Vanderbilt’s grandson, William Cecil, planted the first vines on the estate. Since then, there have been 150 acres dedicated to growing grapes, and the first wines were bottled in 1984.
Today, Biltmore produces 150,000 cases of wine each year. Visitors can view the production process and sip on a mix of red or white wines.
Marked Tree Asheville
14 Aston Street, Asheville, NC
623 Deep Gap Rd, Flat Rock, NC
Marked Tree is a quintessential mountain vineyard, with its primary location in Flat Rock featuring cool mountain breezes and expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
However, the satellite tasting room in Asheville is like a slice of the countryside in the city.
The idea behind Marked Tree is all about carving your path. The owners found their path in this vineyard as a place where the community could gather, and they hope to cultivate a space in which you can, too!
The wines served here are derived from grapes specially selected to grow in the rocky soil of the cool mountain climate. The Vinifera and French hybrids vines create wines that Marked Tree proudly serves.
Pleb Urban Wine
289 Lyman St, Asheville, NC
Pleb Urban Wine is a modern Asheville winery that uses grapes grown in the mountains. The building features a rustic and urban environment, with barrels serving as tables and wood furnishings. It’s a great place to enjoy a night with friends or family.
The winery is owned by three friends and colleagues who came together while studying at Appalachian State University in Boone. Their shared goal of an urban winery in Asheville came to life with Pleb.
There are many different ways to experience Pleb Urban Winery. Parties larger than 8 are encouraged to reserve a table, while visitors can also embark on the Saturday tours of the winery.
Pleb’s wine list is an eclectic mix of reds, whites, rosés, oranges, and experimental flavors.
List of Wineries Near Asheville NC
These wineries near Asheville are listed in order of travel time from Asheville (shortest to longest) and do not reflect our ranking. Here is an alphabetical list of each winery that we feature:
- Addison Farms Vineyard
- Baker Buffalo Creek
- Banner Elk Winery
- Burntshirt Vineyards
- Daveste Vineyards
- Grandfather Mountain Vineyard
- Linville Falls Winery
- Parker-Binns Vineyard
- Point Lookout Vineyards
- Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
- Sawyer Springs Vineyard
- Silver Fork Winery
- Souther Williams Vineyard
- Stone Ashe Vineyards
- Veronet Vineyards
Here’s a breakdown of each winery near Asheville starting with those closest to the city.
Addison Farms Vineyard
4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 25 minutes
Addison Farms Vineyard is named for Addison Farmer, who purchased a 55-acre parcel of land in 1937. In 2009, the farm planted its first grapes in a plot of what will be a 10-acre vineyard.
Since then, the place has blossomed into what it is now, adding more to its vineyard each year and opening a tasting room in December 2012.
Addison Farms welcomes visitors to explore the farm, book tastings, and tours of the vineyard and winemaking process. They offer a range of dates and times that you may choose from when planning your tasting experience.
Try a variety of their original Cabernet Sauvignon and other styles.
Sawyer Springs Vineyard
124 Sandy Hill Ln, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 30 minutes
Sawyer Springs Vineyard and Winery has a history spanning six generations. The family owning and operating the vineyard has deep roots in the planting industry in Henderson County.
Sawyer Springs has a wide variety of rotating wines, including whites, reds, rosés, and Rieslings. The rustic barn-like feel of the winery is a beautiful place to sit back and enjoy a glass.
Souther Williams Vineyard
655 Hoopers Creek Rd, Fletcher, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 25 minutes
The land that Souther Williams Vineyard sits on has a history stretching back 200 years. Once, the area was part of the 10,000-acre Hoopers Creek Valley, but the Vineyard is now reduced to a 35-acre property with traces of history throughout.
Visitors can embark on a tasting experience in the open-air pavilion overlooking the stunning vineyard. The vineyard consists of 8 grape varietals from cooler climates such as Austria, Eastern Europe, and Russia.
Sip on Eastern European vinifera and American Hybrid wines in a beautiful mountain setting.
438 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 30 minutes
Burntshirt Vineyards has two locations within a 40-minute drive of Asheville, one in Hendersonville and one in Chimney Rock. This stunning vineyard began solely as a grape-growing operation, but owners Lemuel and Sandra Oates decided to join the diverse community of North Carolina wineries.
The vineyards include 9 acres at Burntshirt Mountain and another 30 at the Hendersonville Tasting Room.
The 10,000+ square foot winery is one of the best around, filled with winemaking equipment and a barrel room decorated with elegant chandeliers to replicate a European chateau.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 30 minutes
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards was established in 2008 on family land and became Henderson County’s first vineyard and winery. Since then, the winery has won state and international awards for the 30 wines they locally grow and process.
Saint Paul is more than a vineyard; it’s a community space beloved by the area. The property hosts many events throughout the year, including live music shows and holiday celebrations.
The Airbnb just across the street from the winery makes this even more unique. Visitors from far away can stay in this 5-bedroom house and enjoy views of the mountains and vineyards.
Stone Ashe Vineyards
736 Green Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 35 minutes
The estates and growing regions of France inspire Stone Ashe Vineyards. It’s a family-owned vineyard that began in 2010 when owners Craig and Tina Little turned their attention from their careers in dentistry to owning and operating a winemaking facility.
They decided on a plot of land rich in “stony ashe” soil, for which the winery is now named.
This winery has a cozy atmosphere, and they require you to call ahead and book a reservation.
Visitors can book tours and tastings of their exceptional Bordeaux-based wines sourced straight from the grapevines of France. It’s a beautiful experience in a stylish environment.
Point Lookout Vineyards
408 Appleola Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 40 minutes
This winery near Asheville is named for its location on the southeast slope of Point Lookout Mountain. A visit here is made more enjoyable by the 30-mile panoramic views.
Point Lookout Vineyards hosts regular “Wine and Tapas Tasting” nights and sporadic events like live music shows. Reserve a spot at one of their tasting events and enjoy a decadent meal with homemade wine.
Silver Fork Winery
5000 State Rd 1133, Morganton, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 45 minutes
Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery is a beautiful place to sip, sitting on 32 acres in the mountains of Burke County. Silver Creek and White Fork Creek intersecting on the property that’s near I-40 (exit 94).
The name “Silver Fork” is the product of that junction.
This amazing winery offers a large variety, including Chardonnay, Chardonnay Reserve, Rose, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and two of their own variants: Four Dog Red and Nonsense Red Blend.
2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 55 minutes
Parker-Binns Vineyard is the culmination of a lifetime of experience in the food industry and plant nursery management.
The owners grew bored of retirement and decided to use their knowledge from the food industry to join the burgeoning wine industry on the East Coast. They bought 10 acres of land in the Tryon Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to embark on their next adventure.
Parker-Binns grows 4,000 grape plants and offers 14 unique bottles. Stop by the tasting room or make a note to come out to their monthly events.
Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour
This family-owned vineyard is nestled in a rolling valley near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. It’s just a mile from Linville Falls, one of our favorite hikes and waterfalls near Asheville, and a superb location for enjoying the picturesque views.
The winery’s elevation of up to 3,400 feet is perfect for growing mountainous grape varieties. Linville Falls is the perfect place to enjoy wine tastings by the glass or bottle or through a tasting tour with a professional.
Another thing that makes Linville Falls Winery even stand out are their local food trucks and live music shows!
155 Lytton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour and 45 minutes
This Lake Norman-area winery near Ashevile is perfect for a day trip. As a boutique producer, Daveste only makes limited batches of its Vitis vinifera varieties.
Their signature wine is made from Rkatsiteli, one of the world’s oldest known grape varieties and the first of its kind in North Carolina. The Georgian grape (the country, not the state) produces a dry, crisp white wine with green apple, quince, and white peach flavors.
Davaste also has a “Kitchen,” which offers chef-prepared foods, locally made provisions, and snacks.
Baker Buffalo Creek
3521 Fallston-Waco Rd, Lawndale, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour and 25 minutes
Baker Buffalo Creek is is one of our favorite vineyards in Asheville’s surroundings, located in the fertile soil of Cleveland County. The winery’s name comes from the Buffalo Creek that winds its way through the property and also, the Baker family, who have owned the land for over 100 years.
This vineyard supplies 8 different grape varieties, including: red muscadine, chardonnay, scuppernong, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, Riesling, and traminette.
Baker Buffalo Creek also offers its own blends, one of which is CD Baker, a bourbon barrel-aged cabernet sauvignon with a hint of bourbon flavor. Yum!
Grandfather Mountain Vineyard
225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Grandfather Mountain Vineyard started making wine in 2003 and officially opened to the public in 2011. Spanning over five acres of grapevines located at a 3,300 feet elevation, this North Carolina vineyard overlooks the profile of Grandfather Mountain.
Some of the grape varieties they grow are Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, St. Croix, Lando Noir, Chambourcin, and Vidal Blanc.
Visit their tasting room in Banner Elk (near Otter Falls) from Wednesday to Monday. There, you can try Grandfather’s wines and bring a picnic for the whole family to enjoy (including your leashed furry friends).
Banner Elk Winery & Villa
60 Deer Run, Banner Elk, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour and 35 minutes
Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the area’s original winery and a great place to responsibly sip. Stop by for a tasting, take home some bottles to remind yourself to return to this amazing space.
After you’ve fallen in love with Banner Elk Winery & Village, you’ll want book an event or wedding here, too!
We’d also like to note that Banner Elk Winery is an excellent location for kids! They have a large pond and lots of space for supervised children to run around. And if you’re lucky, there is even some fish food around!
1549 Ike Brooks Dr, Kings Mountain, NC
Travel Time from Asheville: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Enjoy a drive through Cleveland County to Kings Mountain and Veronet Vineyards. Closer to Charlotte, this winery near Asheville is still worth the day trip.
Start with a wine flight and look down into the rows of vines. Add some grub from a local food truck to your experience and you won’t forget this place!
Honorable Mention Wineries near Asheville NC
We want you to know about as many wineries near Asheville as possible, so we are sharing some personal favorites that are just over two hours away.
- Piccione Vineyards in Ronda near Wilkesboro (2 hours and 5 minutes away)
- Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda (2 hours and 5 minutes away)
- Curran Alexander Vineyards in Lexington (2 hours and 10 minutes away)
- Grassy Creek Vineyards in State Road near Elkin (2 hours and 10 minutes away)
- Elkin Creek Vineyard and Winery in Elkin (2 hours and 10 minutes away)
- Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery in Thurmond near Stone Mountain State Park (2 hours and 15 minutes away)
- Childress Vineyards in Lexington (2 hours and 15 minutes away)
- Shelton Vineyards in Dobson near Elkin (2 hours and 15 minutes away)
- Junius Lindsay Vineyard in Lexington (2 hours and 20 minutes away)
- Round Peak Vineyards in Mount Airy (2 hours and 20 minutes away)
Got a winery near Asheville NC to Share with Us?
Each of these wineries near Asheville, North Carolina offers fun and unique experiences.
Whether you are seeking a short drive or want a day trip with a responsible sip, we hope you explore as many of these awesome places as possible.
Have you ever visited any of the Asheville wineries we mentioned or any of the others nearby? We’d love to know which you love and what bottle we should pick up next?
In case you haven’t gotten started exploring yet, we’re eager to know what’s first on your sip list.
Let us know here in the comments and feel free to share your Asheville wine adventures in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group!
Beyond Asheville NC Wineries (More Asheville Travel Guides)
We’ve covered these vineyards in Asheville (and nearby) in many of our NC travel guides. Here are a few that cover the area in and around Asheville!