Wine Tasting in Western North Carolina

Asheville Area Wine Tours

Beer gets a lot of attention here in Beer City, USA but our winery presence is equally as impressive!  With over a dozen wineries in Western North Carolina, wine enthusiasts visiting the area can certainly keep themselves busy sampling the delicious vino born in our mountain havens.  Below, you’ll find a Carolina Mornings spotlight of the wineries located closest to our magnificent small city.

Biltmore Estate

The Biltmore Estate is a fully immersive experience for both visitors to the area and locals looking to bask in the glory of our area’s rich cultural heritage.  After a morning and afternoon touring the house and grounds, relax in Antler Village - home to the Biltmore Estate’s Winery.  Begin by touring the historic cellars, once the dairy barn and now home to dozens of finely crafted wines.  Sample the rich and robust reds, the crisp whites, and the refreshing and sometimes sweet rosé.  Learn about the interesting science of creating these delicate and sometimes complicated flavors in the luxury of a beautifully maintained setting.  Oh, and did we mention that a complimentary wine tasting is included in the cost of every Biltmore admission?

Addison Farms Vineyard

Addison Farms Vineyard is a family old vineyard and winery situated on 55 acres in Leicester, N - just 15 miles northwest of Asheville.  Once a tobacco and cattle farm, the estate now grows six grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Montepulciano.  Despite boasting a rich family history, the vineyard itself is relatively new to the area - the family grew their first grapes in 2009 on just an acre.  Over the course of the past six years, the vineyard has grown to take up five acres - with plans to eventually spread across 10 acres.  Eclectic and exciting events are scheduled to take place all summer at the vineyard, so visitors to the area will not want to pass up this fantastic area resource!

Burntshirt Vineyards

Burntshirt Vineyards is a family run company located in Hendersonville, NC.  The estate occupies a truly unique position - two vineyards are situated on either side of the Continental Divide at some of the highest elevations on the East Coast.  27 acres of vineyard spans the beautiful Western North Carolina countryside.  The combination of this beautiful setting with the high elevation lends creates an excellent landscape for growing an amazing crop of 19 European varietals and French-American hybrids.  With musical events planned all summer, wine lovers will not want to pass on a visit to this amazing Estate.

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

As the first commercial vineyard in Hendersonville County, the growers at Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards are seasoned veterans in the business of family owned wineries and tasting rooms.  The wines are made from 14 varieties of grapes grown in two locations at elevations of 2,300 and 3,000 feet - the highest in Hendersonville County.  The tasting room is open year round and there are several scenic and comfortable options for those who want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the rich flavors of Estate Grown grapes.

Stay Local

Whether you’re looking for a vacation rental located in the mountains, in the city, or somewhere in between, Carolina Mornings has precisely what you’re looking for.  Rainbow Ridge, located just minutes from the Biltmore Estate, provides guests with convenient access to the Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Downtown Asheville.  Plus, with 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a private hot tub, and a dog friendly policy, Rainbow Ridge has all the necessary ingredients for a successful family vacation.  For a smaller group, Living Waters, a Carolina Mornings property located in Hendersonville, is a charming 1 bedroom home located on a 10 acre farm which dates back to the 1920’s.  With convenient access to Hendersonville and all that it has to offer, Living Waters is the perfect retreat for a couple looking to experience the beauty of the mountains!

To begin planning your visit to the Asheville Area, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)

By: Dana Carrico


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