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20+ Awesome Wineries near Charlotte (Vineyards Within 2 Hours)

Published by Christina Riley. Last Updated on February 15, 2024.

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Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and is surrounded by some of the state’s best day trips. Many of those adventures will take you to amazing wineries near Charlotte, North Carolina, and this guide features the best of them all.

These featured vineyards near Charlotte are a mix of multiple North Carolina wine regions, but many hail from the popular Yadkin Valley.

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List of Wineries Near Charlotte

Wineries near Charlotte NC

These Charlotte NC wineries are listed in order of travel time from Charlotte (shortest to longest) and do not reflect our ranking.

  • Kefi Vineyards and Winery
  • Rocky River Vineyards
  • Veronet Vineyards
  • Treehouse Vineyards
  • Daveste Vineyards
  • Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard and Winery
  • Childress Vineyards
  • Curran Alexander Vineyards
  • Dynamis Estate Wines
  • Raffaldini Vineyards
  • Elkin Creek Vineyard
  • Piccione Vineyards
  • Grassy Creek Vineyards
  • Round Peak Vineyards
  • Silver Fork Winery
  • Jones von Drehle Vineyards
  • JOLO Winery & Vineyards
  • Pilot Mountain Vineyards and Winery
  • Divine Llama Vineyards
  • Burntshirt Vineyards
  • Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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Kefi Vineyards and Winery

3109 Plyler Mill Rd, Monroe, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 25 minutes

Kefi Vineyards and Winery is probably the most unique winery near Charlotte. The estate-grown vineyard is the only one of its kind in North Carolina, harvesting Greek and Italian grape varietals.

You’ll find a variety of grapes and blends, including Assyrtiko- a Santorini grape known for its dynamic, rich tannin-forward flavor. 

Many wine drinkers are familiar with European grapes, but Kefi Vineyards is a place to expand your palate and dive into delicious Mediterranean wines. 

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Rocky River Vineyards

11685 Reed Mine Rd, Midland, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 35 minutes

If you want to escape the Queen City for a wine slushy, picnic, and beautiful vines, Rocky River Vineyards is the closest winery near Charlotte.

In Cabarrus County, Rocky River Vineyards is a family-wound North Carolina vineyard that grows muscadine grapes. Enjoy the beautiful farmland and babbling creek that runs through the property.

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Veronet Vineyards

1549 Ike Brooks Dr, Kings Mountain, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 37 minutes

Enjoy a drive through Cleveland County to Kings Mountain and Veronet Vineyards. Start with a wine flight and look down into the rows of vines. 

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Treehouse Vineyards

301 Bay St, Monroe, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 40 minutes

Most recognized for their adult-only treehouses in the vineyard, Treehouse Vineyards features dry European varietals and estate-grown muscadine pours.

Bring a picnic and fall in love between the grapes. 

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Daveste Vineyards

155 Lytton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 45 minutes

Daveste Vineyards near Statesville NC

This Lake Norman-area winery near Charlotte is perfect for a day trip. As a boutique producer, Daveste only makes limited batches of its Vitis vinifera varieties.

The signature wine is made from Rkatsiteli, one of the world’s oldest known grape varieties and the first in North Carolina. The Georgian grape produces a dry, crisp white wine with green apple, quince, and white peach flavors. 

The newly opened Davaste Kitchen offers chef-prepared foods, locally made provisions, and snacks. 

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Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery

3521 Fallston-Waco Rd, Lawndale, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 55 minutes

Baker Buffalo Creek is is one of our favorite vineyards near Charlotte, located in the fertile soil of Cleveland County. Its 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.

The vineyard supplies 8 different grape varieties: red muscadine, chardonnay, scuppernong, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, Riesling, and traminette.

Baker Buffalo Creek also offers their own blends, one of which is CD Baker, a bourbon barrel-aged cabernet sauvignon with a hint of bourbon flavor.

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Childress Vineyards

1000 Childress Vineyards Rd, Lexington, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour

Childress Vineyards

Childress Vineyards is one of the most recognizable names in North Carolina wine. As one of the largest wineries near Charlotte NC, NASCAR legend Richard Childress built a place for everyone to enjoy the land’s stunning views and pressed grapes.

Make a reservation for a meal at the on-site restaurant, The Bistro, and enjoy a glass of one of 30 different wines produced at this Lexington winery

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Curran Alexander Vineyards

1697 South, NC-150, Lexington, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour

Curran Alexander Winery

One of our personal favorite vineyards near Charlotte is Curran Alexander. Curran Alexander is intimate and a true icon among NC wineries.

Enjoy a tasting, and we guarantee that you’ll come home with a bottle of their Cabernet Franc as I have many times!

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Dynamis Estate Wines

1004 Highland Rd, Jonesville, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 10 minutes

Dynamis Estate Wines

Dynamis is North Carolina’s first premier luxury estate winery. Growing grapes on the Ridgeline of the Brushy Mountain, Dynamis is open only by reservation.

In that flight tasting, you’ll taste the most exquisite wines in North Carolina, some of which are priced at more than $100 per bottle. Learn about the history of the estate and the wines in a luxurious setting. 

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Raffaldini Vineyards

450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Of all the North Carolina wineries and vineyards, Raffaldini might be the most beautiful!

When you arrive at Raffaldini, you may think you forgot your passport. The Italian-style tasting room looks as if it fell straight out of Tuscany.

The adult-only property is stunning and has the best Montepulciano in North Carolina.

Raffaldini also hosts The Fest Italian each September, bringing Italian food vendors, artists, and entertainment from across the US. 

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Elkin Creek Vineyard

318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd, Elkin, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Elkin Creek Vineyard is a true destination winery near Charlotte. Established in 2001, Elkin Creek Vineyard was built from an old mill to a thriving viticulture experience.

The outdoor vibe is perfect for relaxing with a glass of Soft White while the kids play in the creek. Another thing we love about Elkin Creek Vineyard beyond the ambiance is the wood-fired pizza served on Sundays.

To make it a total adventure check out their cabins and sip wine all weekend!

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Piccione Vineyards 

2364 Cedar Forest Rd, Ronda, NC 
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Piccione Vineyards Wilkes County NC

Piccione is next to Raffaldini and is an excellent option for oenophiles who also have well-behaved kids and dogs. With the same beautiful views of rolling hills of vines, Piccione hosts various events and food trucks.

They are building a new tasting room, and we can’t wait to sip a glass of their Vino Di Lusso! 

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Grassy Creek Vineyards

235 Chatham Cottage Ln, State Rd, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Surry County Wine Trail Grassy Creek Vineyard

From full-bodied reds to delicate whites, Grassy Creek Vineyard is a winery near Charlotte that we love! The tasting room and grounds are family-friendly, and there is even a trail from Grassy Creek to Carter Falls, which is extremely popular!

If you want to make it more than a day trip from Charlotte, Grassy Creek also has cabins for rent. 

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Round Peak Vineyards

765 Round Peak Church Rd, Mt Airy, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 55 minutes

Surry County Wine Trail Round Peak Vineyards Yadkin Valley NC

Round Peak Vineyards, named after nearby Pilot Mountain, features 12 acres of vines and produces both dry and sweet wines. This kid-friendly winery near Charlotte even has a disc golf course on the property!

Rent one of their two cabins and make an entire weekend out of your adventure. Round Peak Vineyards also beer from Skull Camp Brewery in Elkin, one of our favorite NC breweries!

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Silver Fork Winery

5000 State Rd 1133, Morganton, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 25 minutes

Silver Fork Winery Burke County near Asheville NC
Silver Fork Winery.

Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery spans 32 acres in the mountains of Burke County, with Silver Creek and White Fork Creek intersecting on the property.

This amazing winery offers Chardonnay, Chardonnay Reserve, Rose, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and two of their own variants: Four Dog Red and Nonsense Red Blend.

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Jones von Drehle Vineyards

964 Old Railroad Grade Rd, Thurmond, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 30 minutes

jones von drehle winery

Jones von Drehle is close to Stone Mountain State Park, so we often frequent this winery after hikes! We love this winery near Charlotte so much that we became wine club members!

Using estate-grown grapes only, Jones von Drehle offers dry, European wines poured with love.

We always walk away with a bottle of their Steal and Stone and Rock and Rail blends.

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JOLO Winery & Vineyards

219 Jolo Winery Ln, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 35 minutes

Yadkin Valley Wineries JOLO

JOLO Winery & Vineyards has been producing superior wines since 2013. This is one of North Carolina’s most acclaimed vineyards with some of the most highly rated wines on the East Coast.

Stainless steel is used to ferment their whites and rosé, while a combination of American, French, and sometimes Hungarian oaks are reserved for the reds.

The Pilot Fog wine, made of Cynthiana grapes, is barrel-aged exclusively in 100 percent new American Oak.

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Pilot Mountain Vineyards and Winery

1162 Bradley Rd, Pinnacle, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 35 minutes 

Pilot Mountain Vineyards 1

We might be biased but Pilot Mountain Vineyards has the best view among these wineries near Charlotte. Staring out of the tasting room windows is a perfectly framed view of the iconic Pilot Mountain.

The vineyard consists of 31 acres of family-owned land and a stunning estate house available for rent. Bring a picnic and enjoy live music on Sundays! 

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Divine Llama Vineyards

4126 Divine Llama Ln, East Bend, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 40 minutes

Divine Llama Vineyards is definitely for you if you are looking for a unique winery near Charlotte! With more than 70 curious llamas roaming around, it’s certainly #instaworthy!

On the weekends, Divine Llama has food trucks, and the property is very family-friendly. Note that there is a $10 farm visit charge for anyone from ages 4 to 20.

If you want to make it an experience, check out their llama trekking experience! 

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Burntshirt Vineyards

2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC
438 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 50 minutes to each location

Day Trips from Asheville Burntshirt Vineyards Hendersonville

Burntshirt Vineyards is a family-owned business with two locations, starting with the flagship vineyard in Hendersonville. A second location in Chimney Rock sits across from the Rocky Broad River and is near the entrance of Chimney Rock State Park.

Wine offerings at Burntshirt include Sweet and Dry Riesling, Malbec, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and their own special blends, and more. Sample delicious wine pairings from the Burntshirt Vineyards food truck, which is open from spring through fall.

Burntshirt is also dog friendly, so bring your furry friends to enjoy a day out on the property.

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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour 50 minutes

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards NC Wineries

Saint Paul Mountain Farms is home to Saint Paul Vineyard, not far from Burntshirt Vineyards. Saint Paul’s tasting room was established in 2008 on land that has been in the family for centuries.

Saint Paul Vineyards specializes in French Vinifera and offers almost 30 wines that are locally grown, processed, and served in their three tasting rooms. Some of the wines include Cabernet Franc, Dry Riesling, Vidal Blanc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and blends of their own, such as their red Jasper wine.

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Which is Your Favorite Winery Near Charlotte NC?

There are so many wonderful places to visit around our biggest city and these wineries near Charlotte are an excellent example. Have you spent time at any of these vineyards?

If so, we’d love to know your favorite. New additions are always welcome, too!

Let us know in the comments or by email. Don’t forget to share your NC wine adventures in our North Carolina Travel Facebook Group!

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