Asheville, NC is home to serious foodies and serious wine lovers. Wherever you are on the wine spectrum from Wine Connoisseurs to aspiring wine snobs to just “I know what I like” wine drinkers, you will find your wines here in Asheville. Our wine stores and restaurant wine lists feature some of the best wines both from around the world and from right here in North Carolina. So whether you have favorites you want to find or cutting-edge organic or biodynamically-produced wines you want to try, talk to our local wine retailers and they will help you find it.
Asheville, NC is not only home to some great restaurants and wine bars, but the area boasts several wineries as well. In fact, Asheville is home to the “most visited winery in America,” the Biltmore Winery. And if you venture a few miles outside of Asheville, you will find 24 commercial wineries in Western NC. Start you winery tour at WNC Wine Trail. No need to go to Napa! Go on a wine tasting tour – explore the beautiful wineries and tasting rooms and discover some wonderful, locally produced wines.
Fun NC Fact: Prior to prohibition, North Carolina was the largest wine-producing state in the country. Today we are once again one of the fastest wine growing regions with over 150 wineries in the state. For more on the history of NC wine, pour yourself your favorite glass and check out the story about the “Mother Vine,” possibly the world’s oldest continually producing grape vine.