20 NC Wineries to Visit This Fall

Did you know that North Carolina is home to almost 200 wineries that are spread out across the state? Maybe we should pledge to visit each and every one in 2022, as all are accessible by car from the QC. Some of our favorites are less than a one hour drive away.

Special Thanks to Veronet Vineyards and Shelton Vineyards for sponsoring this round-up of need-to-know info.

Veronét Vineyards & Winery

1549 Ike Brooks Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Travel Time: Approximately 37 minutes

Located in Kings Mountain, NC, Veronét is very easy to get to for an afternoon of sipping and scenery. Veronét offers their wine by a tasting flight, by the glass, and by the bottle. Tasting Flights available at the bar from 12-5:30pm, all seating first come first serve, with (yum) apple cider mimosas in the fall. Veronet is launching a new fall menu with updated charcuterie and new menu items, and they’re opening a market space with tons of gourmet treats for you to enjoy during your visit.

When you arrive, we recommend ordering a tasting flight so you can see what you’d most enjoy by the glass or by the bottle. With your tasting flight, you’ll receive three 3 oz. glasses of wine to enjoy seated inside the tasting room or outside on the patio. 

Open hours: Friday – Sunday, 12-6pm, Black Friday 12-6pm, Closed Christmas Weekend

Instagram: @Veronet.vineyards

Facebook: VeronetVineyards

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Online Store HERE 

Shelton Vineyards

286 Cabernet Ln, Dobson, NC 27017
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes

Shelton Vineyards was founded in 1999 by brothers Charles M. Shelton and Ed Shelton, in what is now known as the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area. Envisioned as a new agricultural resource for an area once dependent on tobacco farming, the Shelton family has helped put North Carolina back on the map as one of the top wine-producing states in the nation. Now one of the largest vineyards on the East Coast, Shelton Vineyards is known for its award-winning wines, having garnered more than 450 awards, including 13 best in show. 

Shelton Vineyards’ belief is that fine wine begins in the vineyard. The location, in the heart of North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley, provides the ideal climate and soil conditions – very similar to that of the best wine growing regions in Europe. Shelton Vineyards’ commitment to sustainable farming practices and hands-on attention enables the vineyard to produce the highest possible quality of grapes. Learn more about their wines and life around the vineyards at sheltonvineyards.com.

Shelton Vineyards also offers lots of fun events and things to do in addition to tasting and dining. Be sure to check their calendar for lots of reasons to visit including:

  • Music on the Terrace Sat and Sundays 1-4pm (The Tams are on for 9/17 🙂 )
  • Tours and Tastings offered daily https://www.sheltonvineyards.com/tours-tastings
  • Harvest Festival October 7-9
  • Behind the Scenes with Winemaker Ethan Brown Oct 15
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Nov 11

Instagram @shelton_vineyards

Facebook @svineyards

TikTok @sheltonvineyards

Online Store HERE

Wine Club HERE

Here are more of our favorite NC wineries to visit, listed in order of driving distance, to spice up your autumn days. Hit their names to head over to their webpages for more detail:

Rocky River Vineyards

11685 Reed Mine Rd., Midland, NC 28107
Travel Time: Approximately 35 minutes

Treehouse Vineyards

301 Bay St, Monroe, NC 28112
Travel Time: Aproximately 40 minutes

Childress Vineyards

1000 Childress Vineyards Rd., Lexington, NC 27295
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour

Raffaldini Vineyards

450 Groce Rd., Ronda, NC 28670
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

Piccione Vineyards

2364 Cedar Forest Rd, Ronda, NC 28670
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 17 minutes 

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery 

235 Chatham Cottage Ln, State Rd, NC 28676
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 18 minutes

Elkin Creek Vineyard

318 Elkin Creek Mill Rd, Elkin, NC 28621
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes 

Overmountain Vineyards

2012 Sandy Plains Rd #8799, Tryon, NC 28782
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes 

Parker-Binns Vineyard

2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC 28756
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 28 minutes

Jones von Drehle Vineyards & Winery

964 Old Railroad Grade Rd, Thurmond, NC 28683
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 31 minutes 

Stonefield Cellars Winery

8220 NC-68, Stokesdale, NC 27357
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes 

Pilot Mountain Vineyards & Winery

1162 Bradley Rd, Pinnacle, NC 27043
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes

Silver Fork Winery

5000 Patton Rd, Morganton, NC 28655
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes 

Divine Llama Vineyards

4126 Divine Llama Ln, East Bend, NC 27018
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 39 minutes

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour and 49 minutes

Autumn Creek Vineyards

364 Means Creek Rd, Mayodan, NC 27027
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours and 3 minutes

Cypress Bend Vineyards

21904 Riverton Rd, Wagram, NC 28396
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours and 6 minutes

Biltmore Estate

1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours and 19 minutes

Banner Elk Winery & Villa

60 Deer Run, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours and 21 minutes


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