Wineries & Vineyards
Explore North Carolina Wine Country
Here, toasts write themselves.
North Carolina’s wine tale dates back 400 years to the arrival of Sir Walter Raleigh and his crew’s discovery of the Mother Vine, the oldest known cultivated grapevine in the New World.
North Carolina is home to more than 100 wineries and three American Viticultural Areas
Luckily, it didn’t last. (Prohibition, that is…)
Today, North Carolina is home to more than 100 wineries and vineyards and ranks ninth in wine production nationwide. Thanks to our rolling hills, rich soil and mild winters, we’re the only region on earth where you’ll find every major type of grape grown in the world.
The state also boasts three American Viticultural Areas, or designated wine-grape growing regions: Yadkin Valley, Swan Creek and Haw River Valley.
Here, award-winning wine goes beyond the glass. It’s an experience paired with local flavors, charming inns, seasonal events, regional music and breathtaking natural scenic beauty.
Welcome to a wine tasting like no other.
added: November 21, 2011
updated: February 25, 2013