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Biltmore Winery — Asheville

Ever taken a trip to Biltmore Estate and wished you could move in? Well, you can. Kind of. Take a tour of Biltmore’s winery and vineyard, explore the grounds, then venture back to the elegant Inn at Biltmore and live like a Vanderbilt for the night.

1 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
(800) 411-3812, biltmore.com/winery

Grandfather Mountain Vineyard & Winery — Banner Elk

Bring a blanket to this winery in the shadow of Grandfather Mountain, buy a bottle of wine to share with your sweetheart, and snuggle up in an Adirondack chair on the banks of the rushing Watauga River — or by the patio firepit.

225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 963-2400, grandfathervineyard.com

Shelton Vineyards — Dobson

Bundle up for a peaceful walk around the lake at one of the largest vineyards on the East Coast. Then, enjoy dinner and drinks at the on-site restaurant, Harvest Grill.

286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 366-4724, sheltonvineyards.com

Elkin Creek Vineyard — Elkin

Explore a historic gristmill on the property and then relax in the creekside tasting room before retiring to your private cabin. And pssst … if you visit on a Sunday, there’s brick-oven pizza.

318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin, NC 28621
(336) 526-5119, elkincreekvineyard.com

Point Lookout Vineyards  — Hendersonville

Ooh and ahh at jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the log cabin-style tasting room, then sip by the outdoor firepit as the sky lights up at sunset.

408 Appleola Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 808-8923, pointlookoutvineyards.com

Sanctuary Vineyards — Jarvisburg

As you stroll the grounds of this seaside farm and winery, keep an eye out for migratory swans and snow geese among the vines.

7005 Caratoke Highway, Jarvisburg, NC 27947
(252) 491-2387, sanctuaryvineyards.com

Treehouse Vineyards — Monroe

For a sweet escape with a bird’s-eye view of a vineyard, bring your wine up to a cozy cabin, high in the trees.

301 Bay Street, Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 283-4208, treehousevineyards.com

Old North State Winery — Mount Airy

Settle in at the in-house farm-to- table restaurant and soak in your surroundings: a historic hardware store built in 1890, with original pressed-tin ceilings and solid oak floors.

308 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 789-9463, oldnorthstatewinery.com

Pilot Mountain Vineyards & Winery — Pinnacle

Keep warm around the firepit as you snack on cheese and crackers, sip wine, and marvel at a truly incredible view of the iconic pinnacle of Pilot Mountain.

1162 Bradley Road, Pinnacle, NC 27043
(828) 400-9533, pilotmtnvineyards.com

Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery — Ronda

You’ll be transported to the heart of old- world Italy — no passport required — at this stunning Tuscan-style stone and terra-cotta villa, which overlooks 42 acres of vineyards and distant mountains.

450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670
(336) 835-9463, raffaldini.com

Cypress Bend Vineyards — Wagram

Dinner, drinks, and dancing? Check. Enjoy food truck fare and muscadine wine while listening to live music in a heated outdoor tent during “Jazzy Fridays” at this winery overlooking sweeping farmland by the Lumber River.

21904 Riverton Road, Wagram, NC 28396
(910) 369-0411, cypressbendvineyards.com

This story was published on Jan 20, 2021

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