Yadkin Valley AVA

Yadkin Valley holds the distinction of being North Carolina’s first AVA. Moderate elevations and proximity to the Yadkin River allow a variety of grapes to thrive in this area that’s now home to dozens of wineries. Adagio Vineyards and Winery 139 Benge Dr, Elkin, NC...

Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA

The winding rivers and tree-covered slopes of the Appalachian Mountains are home to North Carolina vineyards producing distinctive sweet and off-dry style wines. Eagle Fork Vineyards 08 Cedar Cliff Road Hayesville NC 28904 With clean air, misty mornings, warm...

Swan Creek AVA

Located in the Yadkin Valley, the wineries of the Swan Creek AVA enjoy a specific microclimate that makes their grapes unique. The nearby Brushy Mountains create a scenic backdrop, as well as provide a distinct mineral-rich soil known for its ability to retain...

Haw River Valley AVA

The wineries in this AVA enjoy a long growing season and rich soil in the Haw River Valley. An average of 214 frost-free days are perfect for both the grapes and wine lovers who enjoy sipping on the patio nearly year-round.   Benjamin Vineyards 6516 Whitney Road,...

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...