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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.
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Taste North Carolina craft beer at more than 80 breweries located throughout the state.
Drink to the days of moonshine at microdistilleries crafting legal, small-batch spirits.
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.
A number of North Carolina wineries now feature unique overnight accommodations options to extend the great grape experience.
Several wineries and vineyards offer places to eat, from food trucks to fine dining, that make for a perfect pairing during your visit.
Once known most widely for its production of tobacco, North Carolina is now receiving national recognition for its beloved foods and drinks.
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.
North Carolina is a place with rich roots in ‘shine-making, so it’s certainly no surprise that moonshine is (finally) making a comeback.
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.
North Carolina has more breweries and brewpubs than any other Southern state, which means you're never far from imaginative, tasty local beer.
Plan a trip to explore our wine trails, enjoy seasonal wine festivals, and sample European-style and sweet wines at more than 100 wineries.
From Neese's sausage to Lexington barbecue, local craft beer to Cheerwine, these essentials make a great tailgate regardless of your home team.
Asheville ruled as Beer City USA and remains one of the nation's best towns for sampling locally crafted beers from a dozen breweries.
At these eight farm-to-table restaurants, you can sample delicious local food grown at small, sustainable farms across North Carolina.
A visit to the southeastern North Carolina town of Calabash allows you to sample local delicacies from more than a menu.
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Five wineries specializing in varietal wines and blends make up the Swan Creek Vineyard Association a short drive from Winston-Salem.
Named for the ancient mountains nearby, the wineries on this trail near Charlotte offer varietals and wines made from muscadine grapes.
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.
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.
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.
This three-day trip starts in Asheville and ends outside of Boone, featuring farm visits, local wine, farm-to-table dining, alpacas 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.
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.
Charlotte has much to offer in art, history and culture. Spend three days here and discover a great sampling of museums, music and more.
This trail features four artisan wineries that make for a leisurely drive along the scenic Haw River between the Triad and the Triangle.
Taste your way through the Triangle at local markets, award-winning restaurants, barbecue joints and down-home dining spots.
More than a dozen Lexington-area barbecue restaurants can make for a tasty three-day exploration of North Carolina barbecue at its most historic.
Known worldwide for its famed barbecue, the Lexington area is also home to world-class wineries including Childress Vineyards.
Make a weekend of great music at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, local food at Raleigh City Farm and plow-to-pint beer at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.
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Lexington Avenue Brewery is just one of a dozen craft breweries in Asheville
Southern Living readers named Durham the Tastiest Town in the South in January 2013
Raleigh City Farm won Green America's People & Planet Award in 2012
RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville boasts 35,000 European varietal grapevines. See more »
The Mother Vine is the nation's oldest cultivated grapevine and still thrives on Roanoke Island
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham
Dine on seafood caught the same day on the North Carolina coast
12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville serves baby back ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket and more
Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon from Piedmont Distillers in Madison
Stop by Carolina Brewery & Grill in Pittsboro to sample award-winning hand-crafted beers, all brewed in-house . See more »
NoDa, short for "North Davidson," is a popular arts and entertainment district in Charlotte
As summer turns to fall, the grape harvest begins and wineries statewide host festivals to celebrate tastes from sweet Muscadines to whites to dry reds.
This Outer Banks brewery was North Carolina's first. Today, you'll find more than 80 breweries and brew pubs statewide.
The Yadkin Valley just west of Winston-Salem is a designated wine region featuring beautiful scenery, lush vineyards and more than 30 wineries.
There's plenty of good seafood to go around during this annual October festival celebrating local fishermen, seafood recipes and cooking tips.
Each holiday, dozens of intricate gingerbread creations vie for attention at the Omni Grove Park Inn and Grove Arcade in Asheville.
Try the pork chop sandwich at this Main Street attraction in Mount Airy, the real-life Mayberry made famous on The Andy Griffith Show.
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.
From above the clouds to below the surface, take a journey through the many layers of North Carolina beauty.
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Family owned and operated, the orchard grows 12 varieties of apples and other fruits. The Farm Market offers fresh…
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Regions: Mountains, Asheville & the Foothills
Better than a recipe, a brewing “blueprint” combines science and great culinary skill to create a Brüeprint.
Region: Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Nantahala Brewing Company is a microbrewery that was founded in Bryson City, Western North Carolina’s outdoor adventure…
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Local and regional vendors of delicious, fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, meats, seafood, jams, jellies,…
Regions: Piedmont, Raleigh, Durham & the Triangle
Specializing in the muscadine, our region-specific wines are produced in all sweetness levels – dry, semi-dry and…
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Regions: Piedmont, Charlotte Region
We’re a packaging microbrewery specializing in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers
Regions: Coast, Inner Coastal Plain
We take pride in our coastal vineyards thriving in the sandy soils and ocean breezes of Knotts Island Bay. Pick your…
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Regions: Coast, Outer Banks & Currituck
The finest and freshest locally grown produce, prepared foods, flowers and crafts. Located at the Carrboro Town…
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Visit Zimmerman Vineyards, located on 140 acres at the foot of beautiful Mt. Shepherd. Seasonal events and wine…
Regions: Piedmont, Greensboro & Winston-Salem
Brewing great beer since 1997, Green Man Brewery was founded in downtown Asheville. The brewery provides a unique…
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