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Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
Play a round at Lake Lure Golf Club or one of our many other nationally recognized courses.
Dig for gold, emeralds and gems at kid-friendly mines or visit mountain mineral museums.
This urban area boasts arts, shopping, botanical gardens, craft breweries, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the home of NASCAR.
Tour the Historic River District, board Battleship North Carolina, and enjoy the surf and sand at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville beaches.
Explore the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Land of the Waterfalls, Cherokee and the nation’s first fly fishing trail.
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Treat your taste buds to a delicious trip through North Carolina. Try Calabash-style seafood or voice your opinion on a long-running feud over Eastern or Lexington-style barbecue. Dine out at savory farm-to-table restaurants across the state, or visit local farms, roadside stands and farmers markets to prepare your own homegrown feast. Thirsty? Drink a Pepsi or Cheerwine in the state where they were born, or raise a glass to more than 100 wineries, 80-plus breweries and even a dozen microdistilleries where you can sample legal moonshine and more.
Taste North Carolina craft beer at more than 80 breweries located throughout the state.
Dine on delicious homegrown foods in scenic settings from the city to the country.
Savor local favorites from barbecue to Calabash seafood and Cheerwine to Krispy Kreme.
Explore intimate music venues, craft breweries, clubs, bars and entertainment centers.
Toast muscadine and European-style wines at more than 100 wineries statewide.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
You'll have a tough time deciding where to eat first from this list of restaurants featured on Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
North Carolina, long the world’s premiere bastion of barbecue, celebrates its heritage and diversity with a map of some of state’s perfect pits.
Meandering along our shoreline, it’s easy to eat your way through tasty coastal cuisine. Just pass the slaw and grab a glass of cold sweet tea.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
While football may be the main attraction, a brag-worthy, locally inspired tailgate is the only way to properly prepare for any big game.
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Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
Each of the wineries on this trail near Raleigh is family-owned and -operated and dripping with rich history dating back to the mid-1700s.
Whether it’s a hotel that caters to couples, romantic meals or a soothing spa, it’s easy to get away in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham.
Plan a brewery vacation with this three-day tasting tour of local breweries and craft beer spots in Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle.
Tucked between Interstate 77 to the west and Winston-Salem to the northeast, this day trip has much to offer beyond tastings and tours.
Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
Just 45 minutes west of Winston-Salem, the Elkin area of the Yadkin Valley features world-class wineries perfect for a day trip or multiday wine trail.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
You'll find many things we're famous for near Asheboro and Lexington, including the Childress and Petty racing museums, the North Carolina Zoo and barbecue.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
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Visitors can enjoy local beers and wines and diverse dining and nightlife in Winston-Salem, which Livability.com named one of the nation's best downtowns.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
At this Yadkin Valley winery in East Bend, you can sample red and white wines and even take a three-hour llama trek that includes lunch and wine.
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
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Featuring naturally fermented wines, without chemicals or preservatives, hand-crafted from our native Muscadine grapes.…
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Reilly Road Farmer’s Market has a large selection of locally grown produce and items at an indoor and outdoor location.…
Regions: Piedmont, Pinehurst & Sandhills
A terraced mountain-side vineyard at the base of Grandfather Mountain right on the Watauga River. At the bottom of the…
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We have developed 19 great wines and each of our wines are handmade! Nothing is mass produced, no filtering, and no…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Nestled in the Tryon Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on over 10 acres of land, and a Certified Protected Segment…
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Regions: Mountains, Smoky Mountains & Cherokee
Beautiful designer vineyards, tasting room and winery, and old homeplace known as the Wine Lodge.
Darts, ping-pong, pool plus a bench seat from a '73 Plymouth Duster. And beers on tap straight from the brewery. It’s…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Our magical combination of high elevation and micro-climate Terra produces a wine unique to the region with complex…
This family owned and operated winery is located in the heart of the Piedmont region of North Carolina along the banks…
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