Western North Carolina is a wine lover’s mecca! In addition to plentiful hiking and biking trails, sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and friendly faces, wine is this unique region’s claim to fame. There are several places to stay if you’re looking for local wine, but the towns of Asheville and Hendersonville are situated in the epicenter of North Carolina’s wine country. Here are the best vineyards near Asheville, NC!
Plan to explore some of the best vineyards near Asheville, NC, but leave room on your itinerary for the countless other things to do here! Whether your interests consist of outdoor adventures or shopping for unique, handmade goods, this region is a perfect place to unwind.
For local recommendations, be sure to access our complimentary Western North Carolina Travel Guide! It has helped so many travelers plan unforgettable mountain getaways. It can help you, too!
3 of the Best Vineyards Near Asheville, NC
Burntshirt Vineyards | Hendersonville, NC
Burntshirt Vineyards got its name from an old Blue Ridge folktale, in which grape growers burned their shirts in the spirit of bountiful harvests. Despite its unconventional backstory, this winery is serious about producing fantastic local wine. Partake in a wine tasting (five samples) for just $10 per person, or take a tour of the property for free. Daily tours occur at 2 p.m. and groups of 10 or more can reserve private tours by calling ahead. At this Hendersonville winery, you can even enjoy a few glasses in the company of your beloved pooch! Leashed, well-behaved dogs may enter the tasting room, which is open Thursdays between 12 and 6 p.m. and Fridays between 12 and 7 p.m.
The Vineyards at Biltmore | Asheville, NC
Many know the Biltmore Estate for its vast gardens and historic mansion, but this popular place is much more than that. This 8,000-acre estate also features a vineyard offering complimentary tastings, an indoor and outdoor wine bar, and beautiful grounds fit for wandering with that special someone. Here in the heart of the estate’s Antler Hill Village, tour guides will take you on a memorable journey through top-notch reds, whites, and rosés. Enjoy an hour or two at the on-site wine bar, where you can sip on sparkling wine and munch on charcuterie featuring delectable cheeses and locally made truffles. Then, be sure to take home one of the vineyard’s 20 handcrafted vintage wines. The Biltmore Winery’s hours vary each season, so be sure to check the site before planning a trip!
Addison Farms Vineyard | Leicester, NC
Another one of the best vineyards near Asheville, NC, is Addison Farms Vineyard. This family-owned spot consists of a vineyard, winery, and tasting room. Located just 17 miles northwest of Asheville, this spot boasts 360-degree mountain views. Pay a visit for a $10 tasting or a $30 tour through the facility and winemaker’s processes. Addison Farms Vineyard is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between noon and 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
Now that you’ve learned about some of the best Asheville, NC, vineyards, it’s time to plan your trip to Western North Carolina. You’ll need a nice place to stay, and The Henderson is a perfect choice! This family-owned bed and breakfast in Hendersonville is one of Western North Carolina’s most historic places. It was recently renovated and offers a spectacular lodging experience influenced by the Roaring Twenties! Choose from our bright and airy accommodations, which are all uniquely decorated and equipped with premium amenities.
The Henderson’s Burntshirt Winery Package is a wine lover’s dream! It includes:
2 night stay in a Queen Room at The Henderson
2 tasting tickets for Hendersonville’s premier vineyard, Burntshirt Winery
A delicious picnic lunch for two
A complimentary cocktail at Harvey’s each day
Our full, signature breakfast each day.