Are you looking for some of the best wineries in Asheville, NC? As locals, we’ll share our favorite Asheville wineries, go-to AVL wine bars, and the top wineries near Asheville.
It’s no secret that we are from Connecticut and love the CT wine trail. Then, we moved to Florida where citrus wines and the muscadine grape ruled. Eh…
We’ve also wine tasted all over the world with some of our favorites being the Sicilian, French, and Portuguese vineyards. I prefer deep and spicy reds and an oaked Chardonnay, smooth Chenin Blanc, or Gewürztraminer.
With that said, North Carolina produces quite a few delicious wines, and they aren’t all sweet. So, if you are headed to WNC, what are some of the best wineries near Asheville that you can visit?
Are there even any Asheville wineries and wine bars in the sea of foamy beer? Plus, are the wineries any good?
We have a few favorite vineyards near Asheville, including the Hendersonville wineries like Point Lookout, Stone Ashe, and Sawyer Springs.
The Tryon foothills are a bit further out from Asheville but produce even more varietals at family-run farms like Parker-Binns. Don’t forget Linville Falls Winery, too, near Grandfather Mountain.
Below, we’ll share not-to-miss wineries in and near Asheville, what to expect, and what to drink. All of these wineries are under one hour and 45 minutes driving distance from Asheville. Let’s get started!
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Let’s start with the wineries in Asheville, NC like Biltmore and plēb.
P.S. Some of our wine tastings — as noted below — were sponsored in collaboration directly with the establishment or Tabletop Media Group/NC Wine.
On occasion, we received compensated or free tours, wine tastings, and meals. Our reviews of each Asheville winery remain unbiased, and we had absolutely no obligation to include them on our lists.
1. Biltmore Winery
Address: 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803
Biltmore Estate is famous as the largest home in the United States. George and Edith Vanderbilt built this gorgeous residence.
We’ve attended multiple sponsored wine tours at Biltmore. We can honestly say that we love all that Biltmore offers for wine lovers: tours, wine, the gift shop, and wine bar. You can also easily spend a full day on the Estate.
Some of the Biltmore wines are fantastic, and others…well, you decide.
Biltmore visitors must pay for a full-priced ticket to enter Biltmore winery, even if you aren’t planning on touring the house.
Tickets start at about $60+, and they include seeing the home, having access to all of the grounds, trails, and restaurants, and a free wine tasting.
We are annual passholders, mostly for the 22 miles of hiking trails and Biltmore Winery (wine discounts!).
P.S. Biltmore’s Winery is fairly young. In 1985, the winery took over Biltmore’s former dairy space.
Fun fact: As you walk through the tunnel to the tasting room and wine store, that’s where they used to transport the cow manure. We love this little tidbit of information because the tunnel is gorgeously lit at Christmas. You’d just never know…
Biltmore Wine Tours
Visitors learn more about Biltmore wines on their Behind The Scenes Winery Tour — where you also taste their premium wines and see how champagne is made.
With a small group, enjoy a private wine tasting separate from the public tasting area. We loved this tour, which is $10.
A second Biltmore wine tour that we’ve enjoyed even though we are lactose-intolerant includes the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour.
For $35 a person, you receive a shorter winery tour. Then, head to Biltmore’s clock and bell tower for the tasting. The chocolates come from the infamous French Broad Chocolates — another Asheville must.
Know that Biltmore’s blue foil wines are local NC grapes, and the black labels are only sold on the property.
Don’t miss all of the fabulous Biltmore tours you can take.
Biltmore has endless varieties of wine. For whites, we like the Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Gewurztraminer. For reds, the Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Barbera are delicious.
They also have Rosé, sparkling wine, and seasonal wines with gorgeous labels — just to name a few.
For Asheville wineries, Biltmore is both iconic and at the center of it all. The address for Biltmore is 1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803. They can be reached at 800.411.3812.
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2. plēb urban winery
Address: 89 Lyman Street in Asheville, NC
For more wineries in Asheville, check out plēb urban winery located in the River Arts District (RAD). One of the best Asheville wineries for space and ambiance, your eyes and taste buds will love you.
plēb outsources grapes from local farms, and they create small-batch tapped and canned wines. They practice minimal intervention winemaking with little to no alterations to the grape, juice, or wine.
You have to have a taste or appreciation for wines in cans, though. It’s just different.
We highly recommend ordering a wine flight as you sit at a wine barrel high-top in an urban-esque garage filled with beautiful murals. Outside, you’ll find more urban art, a skate park, and Wedge Brewing.
Explore artists’ studios and shops, and take a stroll along the French Broad River.
plēb urban winery Wines
At plēb, visitors will find the usual reds and whites along with blends, a Chambourcin, a sparkling Riesling, and a Grüner Veltliner. You can also order a wine flight. For Asheville wineries, I’d say they truly have the most unique wine flavors.
plēb urban winery Location
plēb urban winery is located at 89 Lyman Street in Asheville, NC. They can be reached at 828-774-5062.
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Delicious Vineyards & Wineries Near Asheville, NC
For Asheville wineries in the city, the above are our favorite picks. If you want to drive a little farther out, below are some of the top recommended wineries near Asheville.
3. Little Switzerland Orchard & Winery
Address: 621 Micaville Loop, Suite 500, Burnsville, NC
One of our bucket list wineries near Asheville (they recently moved out of Asheville) includes Little Switzerland Orchard & Winery. They offer small-batch ciders, wines, and meads.
Little Switzerland Orchard & Winery is located at 621 Micaville Loop, Suite 500, Burnsville, NC.
4. Addison Farms Vineyard
Address: 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC 28748
A fourth-generation family farm, Addison creates small-batch fine wines, including a Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, and Petit Manseng. They are one of Asheville’s closest wineries — about a 30-minute drive (18 miles).
You’ll love the plentiful outdoor seating overlooking the farm, mountains, or vineyards. Addison Farms also has a gorgeous indoor fireplace with high wood beam ceilings.
Addison Farms Wines
We enjoyed a sponsored tasting of 6 wines for $14, and you keep the glass. Our favorite wines included the Vitalita (Sangiovese) and Five Twenty-Five (Barbera). You’ll also find Chambourcin, Tempranillo, and Cab Franc.
Unique to Addison, they serve Alchemy Herbal Wine. These wines are loaded with vibrant flavors such as pepper and honey. Many of the Alchemy Herbal wines have floral notes.
Addison Farms Location
Addison Farms Vineyard is located at 4005 New Leicester Hwy, Leicester, NC 28748. You can reach them by phone at (828) 581-9463.
5. Marked Tree Vineyard
Address: 623 Deep Gap Road Flat Rock, NC 28731
Marked Tree Vineyard is a new 2020 winery near Asheville located in Flat Rock, NC. We headed here on a foggy night and fell in love with the spooky ambiance.
Picture dense but romantic fog encircling a modern winery with gorgeous vineyard views. Sliding and windowed ‘garage’ doors on every other wall open up to the grapes.
There are numerous outdoor seating areas around the winery — picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, and cafe tables — and you’ll even spot a few ancient fireplaces throughout the property.
Back in the day, people believed that ghosts settled in the fireplaces. When someone tore down a house, the fireplace remained.
Out of all of the wineries near Asheville, most unique to Marked Tree Vineyard is their gorgeous wine bottle labels filled with sketches of trees, owls, and their dogs.
They host special wine club events along with yoga and forest bathing. Their sweet furry family members wander the property. We are wine club members here.
Marked Tree Vineyard Wines
Their Chardonel is almost like a Moscato play on a Chardonnay, and you’ll find a Cab Franc and Rosé, too. You can also take a wine tour.
We did a wine tasting here for $15 each/5 wines along with light snacks — smoked trout with gluten-free crackers, anyone? — and I preferred their Watershed while Tom enjoyed the Petit Verdot.
Marked Tree Vineyard Locations
Marked Tree Vineyard is located at 623 Deep Gap Road Flat Rock, NC 28731. They can be reached at 828-513-3773.
Marked Tree opened a new wine tasting room in Asheville at the end of 2020 in the old Rustic Grape: 14 Aston Street, Asheville, NC 28801.
6. Linville Falls Winery
Address: 9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657
One of the most atmospheric wineries near Asheville, Linville Falls Winery has a barn, pond, Christmas trees, and gorgeous tasting room with a stone patio and fireplace.
This WNC winery is also perfect after a morning exploring Grandfather Mountain or hiking parts of Linville Falls. Let’s face it: after walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge, you might need a drink…or two.
Pack a picnic and pull up an Adirondack chair as kids catch and release fish by the pond. Unique to Linville Falls Winery, they offer table service and will come to you.
In the winter, you can choose and cut your own Christmas tree.
Linville Falls Winery Wines
A wine flight is $12 for 4 wines of your choosing, and you get to keep a souvenir glass. Linville Falls Winery offers multiple Rieslings, sweet fruit wines, and heavy reds. We enjoyed a sponsored wine tasting for NC Wine Month.
Linville Falls Winery Location
Linville Falls Winery is located at 9557 Linville Falls Hwy, Newland, NC 28657. Try to have offline maps and directions ready.
While the winery has free Wi-Fi, GPS service gets extremely iffy out here. Linville Falls Winery can be reached at 828-765-1400.
Wineries In Hendersonville
Hendersonville houses many of our favorite tasting rooms and vineyards near Asheville that are less than 45-minutes away.
The Hendersonville wineries are also pretty close to each other. We recommend either having a designated driver or staying nearby and ridesharing to see them all. While some have food, you can also use GrubHub delivery.
P.S. Hendersonville has equally delicious and hopping breweries.
7. Burntshirt Vineyards
Hendersonville Address: 2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Chimney Rock Location: 438 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Named one of the best wineries in North Carolina, both Burntshirt locations are quite pretty. We prefer their French and American Chardonnay.
In the fall and winter, they offer seasonal wines and spiced Glühwein. Don’t miss their Rock Bottom Red.
Burtnshirt has a patio overlooking the vineyards, a weeping angel fountain (let us know in the comments if you get this reference), and a firepit.
Did we mention that Burntshirt Vineyards adorns their trees with hanging wine bottles? Plus, they have a nifty little gift shop and offer wine tours.
We own all sorts of fun things from Burntshirt that aren’t just wine: wind chimes, terracotta watering cones, a cat face mask…
Burntshirt Vineyards Wines
We’ve done multiple wine tastings at Burntshirt Vineyards, and it’s $10 for 7 wines and the glass. A few wines at Burntshirt include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Vidal Blanc, Apple Wine, and a Villa Rosa.
Burntshirt Vineyards Locations
The Hendersonville Burntshirt location is 2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792, and they can be reached at 828-685-2402.
Burntshirt’s Chimney Rock location is 438 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC 28720, and their phone number is 828-436-2490.
Want the full boozy tour? Be sure to check out these Asheville Distilleries, too.
8. Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards/Saint Paul Mountain Farms
Address: 588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville NC, 28792
One of the first wineries near Asheville that we visited before moving here, Saint Paul Mountain Farms is incredibly cozy with delicious wines.
They have three locations: A vineyard in Hendersonville — which we will talk about here — a cidery, and a Flat Rock location.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards has an inviting stone fireplace and an open-air patio. Last year, we found ourselves sipping homemade stew from crockpots after enjoying a wine tasting.
Outside of the Asheville wineries, these guys have some of Tom’s favorite NC wine.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Wines
St. Paul offers a variety of reds, whites, and ciders. Their go-to red is the Chestnut Gap, and they have a series of Rieslings and Chardonnays that I enjoy along with a Petit Verdot and Merlot.
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Location
St. Paul Mountain Vineyards is located at 588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville NC, 28792. They can be reached at 828-685-4002.
9. Point Lookout Vineyards
Address: 408 Appleola Road in Hendersonville, NC
If you are looking for one of the best wineries near Asheville with scenic views, check out Point Lookout Vineyards. They boast of 30-mile panoramic views of the gorgeous mountains.
Wine taste here while enjoying dinner from an on-site food truck. They also offer a small menu of food perfect for wine tasting.
Explore multiple rooms, including an area with massive windows and fireplaces overlooking Western North Carolina. Point Lookout Vineyards is also popular for live music and weddings.
Point Lookout Vineyards Wines
Point Lookout Vineyards, like the other wineries in Hendersonville, offers Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cab, and a Petit Verdot.
They also make a few eclectic blends and have a full page of meads. Visitors can choose between a wine or mead tasting. Don’t miss these other meaderies and ciders around WNC.
Point Lookout Vineyards Location
Point Lookout is located at 408 Appleola Road in Hendersonville, NC. Their phone number is 828-808-8923.
10. Stone Ashe Vineyards
Address: 736 Green Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Another Hendersonville winery with incredible vineyard views, Stone Ashe Vineyards has quickly become one of Tom’s new favorite wineries near Asheville, NC.
We loved Stone Ashe’s Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Their wine tasting covers all of their wines, and you can ask for the pink bubbly.
Stone Ashe Vineyards opened mid-2020, and their tasting room is utterly gorgeous. Pun intended…you’ll see. Similar to Marked Tree Vineyards, they have beautiful views in a shiny new building.
You can pack a picnic for outside or order their boxed snacks or charcuterie. I loved their hummus snack box filled with nuts, crackers, hummus, and olives.
Stone Ashe Vineyards Wine
Stone Ashe Vineyards specializes in Bordeaux-based grape varieties. Find Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc Rosé, Chardonnay, and Riesling.
Stone Ashe Vineyards Location
Stone Ashe Vineyards is located at 736 Green Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792. You can reach them at (828) 551-5643.
11. Sawyer Springs Vineyard
Address: 124 Sandy Hill Lane, Hendersonville, NC 28792
We enjoyed a sponsored wine tasting at Sawyer Springs, and we are so glad: This Hendersonville winery and family farm was not originally on our Western North Carolina vineyard radar.
One of the closest wineries to Asheville along with Addison Farms, find “dusty boots, stained hands, and classic wine.”
As we drove up the gravel road, Paul — the proprietor — waved us in, and his daughters conduct the wine tastings. Sawyer Springs selects 6 wines each day for their tastings.
We picked up grinders on the way in from Joey’s NY Bagels and sat outside on their picnic tables overlooking the vineyards. You will also find springs in back of the property filled with black rock.
Sawyer Springs offers weekend yoga and has delicious rotating food trucks.
Sawyer Springs Vineyard’s Wine
There wasn’t a wine we didn’t enjoy at Sawyer Springs. Most unique, you’ll find wines that aren’t too sweet but have delicious fruity overtones like their Sipping Sunset. Think pineapple, lime, and citrus rind blended with coconut.
You’ll also encounter red blends, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. Sawyer Springs uses barrels as well as steel for fermentation and aging.
Sawyer Springs Vineyard Location:
Sawyer Springs is located at 124 Sandy Hill Ln, Hendersonville, NC 28792. You can reach them by phone at (828) 698-4383.
Tryon Foothills Wineries Near Asheville
12. Overmountain Vineyards
Address: 2012 Sandy Plains Rd #8799, Tryon, NC 28782
One of the wineries a bit farther out from Asheville, head to the Tryon Foothills in Polk County, NC. Overmountain Vineyards is about 1 hour from Asheville or 55 miles.
Uncover a family-owned farm with gorgeous views, plentiful covered and uncovered outdoor seating, a tasting room, and luxury villas.
You can book a private party or meeting, and Overmountain Vineyards also hosts neat events like alcohol ink art painting. This is one of the wineries near Asheville where you’ll find larger groups of people doing van tours.
Overmountain Vineyards Wine
We enjoyed a sponsored wine tasting, and we love our stemless wine glass souvenirs. Most notable to Overmountain Vineyards, grab a dry Muscadine wine; this one might change your opinion about the overly sweet Muscadines. We liked it.
Overmountain Vineyards also boasts of a Petit Manseng and Petit Verdot. They are one of the only wineries near Asheville offering a rich white Port.
Overmountain Vineyards Location
Overmountain Vineyards is located at 2012 Sandy Plains Rd #8799, Tryon, NC 28782. You can reach them by phone at (828) 863-0523.
13. Parker-Binns Vineyard
Address: 2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756
Where can you grab delicious on-site burgers and wine? Parker-Binns Vineyard in Mill Spring — also located in the Tryon Foothills.
Plan to visit Overmountain Vineyards, Mountain Brook, and Parker-Binns on the same day since you are making the drive; Overmountain and Parker-Binns, for example, are about 8 minutes apart from each other.
Like many of the wineries near Asheville, Parker-Binns is a multi-generation, family-run winery and vineyard. They also have an Airbnb on property.
You’ll most likely catch almost all of the family at some point sharing their love of wine throughout the property. If you have a chance, geek out with their winemaker, Justin, too.
Parker-Binns Vineyard is perfect if you want to sit outside under the covered tasting bar. Throughout the property, find Adirondack chairs and plentiful seating with vineyard views.
Inside, grab a seat at a second wine tasting bar, and don’t forget to order from The Burger Barn. We enjoyed a sponsored lunch and tasting. The burgers are delicious, and they have a kids’ menu.
Parker-Binns Vineyard Wine
Parker-Binns wine is aged in steel and oak barrels. You’ll want to check out their Petit Manseng, and for sweet wine lovers, don’t miss the Muscat.
Of course, they have Chardonnay, Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, and Merlot, too. We cannot wait for their Reserve Chardonnay. I love a winery that appreciates my oaky-seeking palate.
Parker-Binns Vineyard Location
You can find Parker-Binns at 2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Their phone number is (828) 894-0154.
Bucket List Wineries Around Tryon Hills:
14. Mountain Brook Vineyards – Also located in the Tryon Foothills, find Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay.
15. Russian Chapel Hills Winery (formerly Green Creek Vineyards) – Located in Columbus, encounter beautiful St. Anna Chapel along with local and imported wines, including a muscadine and mead.
Wineries Between Asheville & Charlotte
16. Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard And Winery
Address: 3521 Fallston-Waco Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090
One of the prettiest wineries near Asheville around the Charlotte area, don’t miss Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard. This NC vineyard is one of the furthest on this list from Asheville — about 80 miles away and an hour and a half drive.
We enjoyed a sponsored tasting here as part of NC Wine Month and will be back; I promise, this winery is worth the drive.
Housed in a former dairy, relax out on the patio or on Baker Buffalo Creek’s seemingly endless sprawling lawn under a tree or by their signature red barn. This NC winery is incredibly atmospheric.
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard rents out the barn for weddings. There is a gorgeous chapel on one side and a beautiful reception room inside that glows with hanging lights.
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard Wines
Baker Buffalo Creek offers wine flights in tiny milk jars to honor their dairy roots. Unlike many of the sweeter NC wines that you will find around the Charlotte winery area, they have traditional reds and whites.
Think Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cab Franc, and Chambourcin.
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard Location
Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyards is located at 3521 Fallston-Waco Rd, Lawndale, NC 28090. You can reach them at 704-538-9927.
More Wineries Near Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard
If you want to tour some of the wineries on the western side of the Charlotte Douglas Airport while you are out at Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard, you can also drop by Woodmill Winery in Vale or Southern Charm Winery in Lincolnton.
17. WoodMill Winery
Address: 1350 WoodMill Winery Ln, Vale, NC 28168
WoodMill Winery is only about a 20-minute drive from Baker Buffalo Creek. Grab a refreshing wine slushie.
Their wines are mostly Muscadine and Scuppernong — very sweet — which just isn’t for us. If you love those sweet NC wines, though, this NC vineyard is for you.
18. Southern Charm Winery
In this little triangle of wineries near Asheville and Charlotte, you can also visit Southern Charm Winery in Lincolnton, NC. Southern Charm is another 20+-minutes away.
Lincolnton is a great stop for food and has a brewery, restaurants, rails to trails, and a used bookstore. Southern Charm Winery is a wine shop and tasting room in a quaint downtown area — it’s not a vineyard.
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A Few More Wineries Near Asheville, NC On Our Bucket List
19. Silver Fork Winery – Located in Morganton, NC, Silver Fork offers a rustic tasting room and an outdoor patio.
Wine Bars In Asheville, NC
Although technically not official Asheville wineries, Asheville does have a few stellar wine bars:
5 Walnut Wine Bar – Located in downtown Asheville, find an eclectic list of wines in a cute rustic and pastel bar.
Bottle Riot – Situated in the River Arts District, enter a cozy wine bar with baller bottles.
Leo’s House Of Thirst – Newer to AVL, our friends headed here for a fancy dinner and sizable wine list.
Battery Park Book Exchange – A champagne bar in a used bookstore? Yes, please. We cannot tell a lie: Battery Park Book Exchange is part of the reason we moved to Asheville. Explore an extensive wine list, and they have literary cocktails.
Marked Tree Vineyard Tasting Room – Located behind the Aloft Hotel in the old Rustic Grape, enjoy a cozy atmosphere.
(Sadly, both the Rustic Grape and Sante Wine Bar closed in 2020)
Where Can You Stay Near The Asheville Wineries & Wine Bars?
Aloft – Downtown Asheville – If you are looking to stay in downtown Asheville, the Aloft hotel is newly renovated as of 2020. Vibrant local murals, updated rooms, and hipster public areas greet visitors.
They host live music, have a sexy new bar, and the patio space overlooks bustling downtown AVL, amazing for people-watching. Did I mention there is a rooftop pool overlooking the mountains?
Hampton Inn And Suites Asheville Biltmore Area – Although this hotel is on busy Brevard Road – NC-191 – across from the Asheville Outlets, it’s one of our favorites before moving to Asheville.
Clean, updated, and in the middle of everything, you can access downtown, Biltmore, and the Blue Ridge Parkway fairly quickly. Plus, you can grab a quick breakfast with tons of food options nearby if you want a hiking lunch for the road.
Where can you stay if touring the wineries near Hendersonville & Flat Rock?
1898 Waverly Inn Bed and Breakfast — While house hunting, we stayed at this sweet B&B. We loved their social happy hour and friendly hosts. You can walk into downtown Hendersonville, NC from here.
The Charleston Inn — If The Waverly is booked, these guys are right next door and look equally awesome.
See all of the cute cottages, hotels, B&Bs, and cabins in Hendersonville.
What are your favorite Asheville wineries? Have you visited any of the wineries near Asheville and across WNC?
We’d love to know about your favorite wineries in Asheville. Which ones have you visited? What are your favorite wines? Have you officially toured the Asheville wineries or just dropped in for a tasting or glass?
North Carolina has a delicious wine trail. While we did not include all of the vineyards in Asheville, if you think we missed something big or loved a different winery more, let us know in the comments.