Wine Trail: Charlotte Region to Asheville
Biltmore Winery – www.biltmore.com
1 Approach Rd., Asheville, NC 28803; 877-BILTMORE, 828-225-6280
The winery produces dozens of varietals and blends, including an award-winning blanc de blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Beyond the winery tour and exquisite pairings at the estate's restaurants, the Legacy of the Land Tour explores George Vanderbilt's ahead-of-his time approach to sustainable farming.
Rockhouse Vineyards - www.rockhousevineyards.com
1525 Turner Rd., Tryon, NC 28782; 828-863-2784
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Rockhouse concentrates on perfecting vinifera wines, producing small quantities of naturally crafted wines. In addition to a cozy tasting room, visitors also can enjoy an inviting porch with idyllic views.
Owl’s Eye Vineyard – www.owlseyevineyard.com
1414 Metcalf Rd., Shelby, NC 28150; 704-471-9196
See the South Mountain in the background and check out their popular Wine Down Fridays. Enjoy historic downtown Shelby Court Square, located just 2.5 miles from the vineyard.
Treehouse Vineyards – www.treehousevineyards.net
303 Bay St., Monroe, NC 28112; 704-283-4208
Explore the unique flavors of this organically operated winery. A distinctive experience in wine and Southern hospitality, this vineyard offers fully furnished tree houses for overnight stays and has amazing views of the vineyard, pond and horses.