Did you know that nestled just at the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina is an eccentric cluster of wineries? If you happen to be camping in the Appalachian Mountains, taking a tour of the local wineries is an excellent way to spend your holiday. Just be sure to save space for the bottles you will surely want to enjoy when you get back to your campsite!
When you travel to North Carolina wine country, you will discover outstanding wines, lovely winemakers, and beautiful landscapes. The windy mountain roads are beautiful along the route that leads from one vineyard to the next. While the mountain roads leading to some of these wineries are steep, if you have the correct RV weight distribution hitches, you have no reason fear.
If you choose to visit North Carolina wine country, these are the wineries I recommend:
Perfectly named, Overmountain Vineyards overlooks the Appalachian Mountains offering guests a wide variety of wines to sample while enjoying the scenic view. This vineyard has a beautiful outdoor seating section with views of the vineyard and the mountain, and a friendly Great Dane to great you.
Located in Tryon, North Carolina, visitors can taste a variety of wines and tour the property on Wednesdays through Sundays year-round. Guests will receive personal attention from the staff and will leave with a souvenir glass.
Mountain Brook Vineyards
Mountain Brook Vineyards has a smaller tasting room, but don’t let the size of the space fool you. Their wines are exceptional and award-winning. The view of the vineyard and the mountains can be seen from the peaceful tasting room. Guests will feel right at home in this comfortable space while being given the full attention of the wine makers themselves.
Visitors can enjoy a wine tasting Fridays – Sundays for only $10, and guests will get to take home a souvenir glass. When you visit Mountain Brook, you can sense the pride the owners take in the production of quality wine.
Parker Binns Vineyard
Parker Binns Vineyard has a vineyard and garden with a view that is beautiful enough for many brides to choose to have their weddings on site. The owners are charismatic and make wine tastings fun and personal. For example, the patio includes a firebrick oven where the cook pizzas on the weekends for guests.
In addition to a fun wine tasting experience offered Wednesdays – Sundays, guests will also enjoy listening to a variety of live music performances. Parker Binns Vineyard is easily a place where you can spend quite a bit of time (and money). Their wine is delicious and their wine-centric gift shop is perfect for stocking up on presents.
It’s Wine O Clock Somewhere
I’ve just listed my three favorite vineyards, but North Carolina is home to over 400 vineyards and 185 wineries! When camping in North Carolina, whether in the mountains or along the coast, you should visit a tasting room. Plan to purchase a bottle – you won’t want to go home without one.