Not far from the town of Banner Elk is the award winning Banner Elk Winery. In non-pandemic times weddings are held on the property and they have a lovely tasting room with a sampler of 4 wines $10, and by the glass $8. Tried their reds and they were good quality especially their award- winning blueberry which was delicious, however, $39 a bottle is out of my price range. Here’s some pictures of the grounds and tasting room.
There are several other wineries on the High Country Wine Trail. Here are the names of these wineries should you wish to partake.
- Grandfather Vineyard grandfathervineyard.com Banner Elk, NC (828) 963-2400
- Linville Falls Winery linvillefallswinery.com Linville Falls, NC (828) 765-1400
- Villa Nove Vineyards villanovavineyards.com Butler, TN (423) 768-3633
- Watauga Lake Winery wataugalakewinery.com Butler, TN (423) 768-0345