American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)
Only areas that are home to distinctive climates, soil, and elevations earn the prestigious designation of an American Viticultural Area. North Carolina is home to 6 AVAs. When you sip in these regions, you know you’re experiencing something singularly exclusive to the spot you’re standing.
Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA
Crest of the Blue Ridge in Henderson County is named for the Eastern Continental Divide, which runs diagonally through the AVA. Its defining features are climate and elevation. Warm days and cool nights during growing season produce ideal conditions for cultivating European vinifera and French-American hybrid grapes. The average elevation is 2,362 feet, marking a distinction from the rolling foothills to the east and south, and the taller, rugged mountains to the north and west.