Grandfather Vineyard & Winery was founded in the spring of 2003 when owner Steve Tatum planted the first vine. Starting as a hobby, Steve did some home wine-making for a few years. After son Dylan Tatum graduated from Surry Community College, the family decided they wanted to open a commercial winery. We opened the doors to the winery in May 2011, offering world-class wines.
Our terraced mountain vineyard and winery is nestled right on the Watauga River at the base of Grandfather Mountain. We are the first producing winery in Watauga County. Warm breezes during the day and cool, crisp nights help develop the flavors and balance of our wine. We think you’ll find our wines unique. Enjoy and share with friends.