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Overmountain Vineyards

Welcome to our review of Overmountain Vineyards!!! Find information on the wines, wine tasting, hours and events found at this winery below. Need directions? Use our map. THis vineyard and winery is located in Tryon, NC. For driving directions just click the marker on the map below and enter your current location.

 Address: 2014 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782   Phone: (828) 863-0523

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The overhead shot of the vineyard shows just how beautiful this land is and also gives oyu a good idea of the layout of  this North Carolina Mountain Winery.

Overmountain Vineyards Tryon  NC

Wines

Overmountain Vineyards NC Wines

This winery has a selection of five different wines which are all made from grapes grown on their vineyard.

Not a huge selection of wines…  But if you’re look for quality wines and you’re currently in the southern portion of the NC Smokey Mountains, near Hendersonville or Asheville, then Overmountain Vineyards is an excellent choice.

 The Grapes grown in the Vineyard

  • Cabernet Savuginon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot.
  • Petit Manseng

The wines you will find here

  • Chardonnay
  • Petit Manseng
  • Kings Mountain Rosé
  • Revolutionary Red
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Muscadine

The blackberry wine is especially good and always in high demand. But if we had to choose are very favorite wine it would be the Revolutionary Red.

This red wine is blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. A peppery red wine that explodes with flavor!!!

Wine Tasting

Interested in finding a NC winery with good wine tasting deals?

Overmountian Vineyards offers tastes all all their wines for the low price of $5. They pour generous and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Events

Looking for the perfect place to hold a future private event? If so, then you need to check out what this winery/vineyard can offer you and your event.

Rather than us describing all the details you can visit their web page dedicated to private events.

If you want to visit Overmountain Vineyards but still are not sure after reading what we have to say, then you should read what other positive things other people have to say. Here is a review page at Trip Advisor.

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Parker-Binns Vineyard

Parker-Binns Vineyard is located in the Tryon Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This sparsely populated but beautiful area of North Carolina is one of the fastest growing wine region in the state. There are many new wineries locate din this regions, not just Parker-Binns Vineyard.

Parker-Binns is owned and operated by a very hard working, experienced and unique married couple. This couple once cleared land in the everglades and established a nursery. You know that’s got to be hard and also dangerous with the gators and pythons.

But now this couple decided to explore and see if they have what it takes to operate a successful;l winery in North Carolina!!!

Who goes to this winery? Your living or staying near any of the following cities then this winery is within a very reasonable driving distance from you: Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Forest City, Flat Rock or  Asheville, North Carolina. A map is below for directions.

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Address: 7382 E Nc 108 Hwy, Mill Spring, NC 28756  Phone: (828) 894-0154

Click on the marker displayed on the map for directions to Parker-Binns Vineyard from your current location.

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Parker-Binns Vineyard may not be the biggest or the most popular winery in the mountain region of North Carolina but well worth a visit. And who knows,

Wines

Not a huge selection of wines but definitely worth the taste. As the years go by I do believe they will adding more and more wines to their current selection.

In their (2013) wine portfolio you find:

  • Chardonnay
  • Rose
  • Red Wine Blend - Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
  • Floral Moscato
  • Fruit Wine - Blueberry

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Vineyards

The vineyards at Parker-Binns are beuatifully well kept. The total acreage is 5.5 acres. On the land as of 2013 they grow five different grapes to use in their wine productions.

If you have need seen their vineyards, visit their website to see vineyards pictures.

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Waldensian Heritage Wines

There’s a map further down the page if you’re searching for driving directions to Waldensian Heritage Wines.

What I remember most about visiting this winery is the beautiful drive through the North Carolina portion of the Smoky mountains. The drive happened to be during the autumn season and the colors couldn’t have been more amazing.

If you’re city folk vacationing here, take your family out for a drive its both beautiful and adventurous. And trust me a drive through the mountains will be a lasting memory for your family.

Waldensian Heritage Wines is located in the tiny mountain town of Valdese, NC. There’s a map below you can use to get driving directions.

The town of Valdese is a definitely a very tiny town. There really isn’t much reason to visit the town.

but it is near three towns (Hickory, Lenoir and Morganton) that draw

If you happen to be in or near the above mentioned cities and you have the urge to visit a winery for the atmosphere, events or tours or maybe you want to find a new favorite wine in North Carolina, then Waldensian Heritage Wines is a decent option for what is near by.

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Address: 4940 Villar Ln NE, Valdese, NC 28690 Phone:(828) 879-3202

About Waldensian Heritage Wines

This is definitely not one of the bigger and most visited wineries in North Carolina. And the building that houses the winery could use a paint job but the wines are decent and sold at a very fair price. This isn’t a place for winery events or fabulous weddings.

But if you happen to be nearby the city Valdese, NC and your looking for a good bottle of wine then this winery is worth your time.

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You will find about 8 different wines here. Traditional white and red wines. You will find these wine in both the sweet and dry and the light and full bodied.

You will not find muscadine wines here which are so common in the state of North Carolina.

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1861 Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery

A North Carolina Winery located in the mountains in the small town of Valle Crucis. If your searching for directions to 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery then all you need to do is click on the red marker you see on the map and enter the address of your current location.

Address: 3608 Hwy 194 South, (Broadstone Road), Valle Crucis, NC. Telephone: 828-963-6301

If you have have never visiting this winery in the NC mountains find our review below.

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Wine

The 1861 Farmhouse is definitely a lot more than a winery it also serves as a great restaurant. Since the main focus of this site is wineries I will put the wine before the food but if you are interested in dinning here, you can view the 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant menu.

Find both traditional White and Reds wines here.

White Wines. At the time of writing this there were 5 different white wines at the Farmhouse. They range in price from $20 – 27/bottle. Two of the white wines “THE HOUSE” and “River Run” were medal winner at the prestigious, Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition.

” THE HOUSE” is a Chenin Blanc and Viognier Blend that won double gold for best in category.

Red Wines. At the time of writing this there were also 5 different Red Wines at the 1861 Farmhouse. These wines vary in price between $20 and $29 per bottle. And just like the White wines there are two special award winning North Carolina Red wines here also.

  • Boulder Shadow – Gold in the 2012 Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition. Tastes of Chocolate and Cherries.
  • Victoria’s Vale – This is a blend wine. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Double Gold in 2012 North Carolina State Fair and SILVER Medal in Mid-South Atlantic Wine Competition.

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Weddings and Events

If your in the Valle Crucis, North Carolina area and looking for a place to host a wedding or special event, you may want to give the 1861 Farmhouse a look over. You can learn more about hosting an event here and find contact information at their events page.

From other reviews read on this winery I see many other satisfied customers.

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Carolina Mist Winery

Address: 118 Main St NW # A  Lenoir, NC 28645 Phone: (828) 754-4660. The current hours are Tuesday - Sunday 1 – 6 PM. This is a family environment.

You can find a review of this winery on this page but if you already have your heart set on visiting Carolina Mist Winery, you can use this map below to get directions from your current location.

You can use this map for directions by clicking on the link that reads directions. The winery is located in a historical railway station behind the current Morganton station. The place is cozy and friendly.

See the map below if you want to visit this winery in Morgantown


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If you are in Lenior, NC and are also considering visiting Carolina Mist Winery. Maybe you have researched online and read that this winery has closed its doors? As far as we know this winery is still open for business.

Here you will find around twelve different wines both whites and reds. The prices per of wine are from $10.75 – 12.75 per bottle.

This is a winery that concentrates on producing small batches of wine to ensure the quality is high.

One one of the best wines here that you need to try during the wine tasting.

Definitely try the Holly Hill White Chardonnay. This is a white wine and in my opinion the very best wine at this winery. Sorry no recommended red wine I have not tasted any of these here.

Below is a video that shows what the inside of the winery looks like. I personally found this a nice place to visit. Below you can find a list of other wineries nearby by in the mountains.

There are many great attractions near the Smoky mountains. If your a wine lover you might want to consider visiting a nearby winery. The list below will lead you to reviews of each winery.

 

A Day In The Country Biltmore Calaboose Cellars
Carolina Mist Winery Banner Elk Winery Cherokee Cellars Winery
Falderal Winery Grandfather Vineyard Green Creek Winery
Lake James Cellars Overmountain Vineyards Parker-Binns Vineyard
Rockhouse Vineyards St Paul Mountain Vineyards South Creek Vineyards
Sullivan Estate Vineyard Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery New River Winery
Chateau Laurinda Vineyards Thistle Meadow Winery Valley River Vineyards
Waldensian Heritage Wines Waldensian Heritage Wines  Eagle Fork Vineyards

 

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I love this area for cabins. If your looking for a family vacation you need to look into renting a cabin near the Smoky mountains.

 

Grandfather Vineyard

This winery does have some decent wines, in total 12 different wines to choose from here, with 6 more wines expecting to be released soon. Grandfather Vineyard in Elkin, NC is also a place to host your private events (e.g. weddings, reunions, b-day parties) and there’s also events held here which are open to the public. These public events usually consisting of  live music played at the winery.

Read more about our favorite wines at this winery in the tabs below. 

Yes the wines and events are nice here. However, many people visit for the beautiful scenery found around the winery. The place is literally nested in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many great cabins to rent around this area of North Carolina.

Grandfather Vineyard NC

Grandfather Vineyard ElkinAddress: 225 Vineyard Ln Banner Elk, NC  Telephone: 28604 (828) 963-2400. If you need driving directions you can find a map at the end of the page to get you there. All you need to do is click on the marker and enter the address of your current location.

Wine

Ice wine in North Carolina!!! Visiting Grandfather Vineyard is the first winery in North Carolina where I could find ice wine.

As I mentioned above the winery offers about 12 different wines with 6 more soon to be released.

Depending on your choice of wines the price per bottle will be from $13 – 25.

Two recommended Grandfather Vineyard Wines

You will find traditional Red and White wines here. You will not find the typically Carolina muscadine wines.

Special Reserve Chardonnay – A medium bodied white wine with toasty, oaky and buttery flavors.

Cab Franc Rose – A crisp finishing red wine with flavors of peaches and strawberries.

Events

Planning a private event or looking for a public event to attend near Elkin N.C.? Visit their website for more information on what they have coming up, see events page.

Wine tasting and Hours

I believe the wine tasting here is $8 with generous pours and if you do plan on visiting be aware they have different winter and summer hours. You may want to check out their hours and learn more about the tasting room.

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To receive your specific directions to Grandfather Vineyard in Elkin, NC just click on the marker you see on the map and enter your current location.

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Cherokee Cellars Winery – Murphy NC

An awesome location surrounded on all sides by the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. Located on the river in the downtown area of Murphy, NC this is not only a place for wine but actually serves as an art gallery as well. Find a map below for directions. 

Learn more about their wines below.

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Cherokee Cellars Winery

What type of art do you wish to find in the Smokey

The art gallery at Cherokee Cellars includes: Contemporary, Still Life, Impressionism, Figurative, Realism, Landscapes.

Cherokee Cellars Winery is a little gem of a winery. If it wasn’t so remotely located in the mountains, there’s absolutely no doubt this would be a must visit for wine lovers in the state.

The mountains surroundings, your actually surround by mountains, not only in the foothills, completely surrounded!!! Simply beautiful!!! It’s amazing that such a great place goes virtually unnoticed but that could be the price paid for being located in the deep mountains.

Address: 23 Hickory St Murphy, NC 28906 Phone: (828) 835-9565

Wine

The specialty here is both dry Red and Whites wines, although they do produce a variety of different sweet and blush wines.

What will you pay for a bottle of wine here? Many of their wines cost under $15 a bottle. The overall price range would be $11 – 19.

Gold medal winning red wines

If you are a red wine lover then you might be interested in knowing Cherokee Cellars Winery produces two very well received red wines. In fact both of these are gold medal winners.

Sangiovese – a fruity red wine. Starts out tasting like cherries and then finishes smoky. Great with pasta. A bottle of this wine runs around $16.

Trio – A blended red wine. The blend includes Cabernet Franc, Norton, and the wine mentioned above Sangiovese. This wine goes great with beef. A bottle of Trio will cost around $19.

See all the different wines at Cherokee Cellars Winery.

 

For directions just click on the red marker displayed on the map below and enter your current location.

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