Breweries/Distilleries/Wineries Archives - NC Blue Ridge


Breweries-Distilleries-WineriesSeated at a table on a grassy terrace, you toast the day with a jaunty rosé or an elegant white. Below you, the vineyard sinks out of sight into the distant valley. On the horizon, the last rays of the sun bring a golden shimmering to the distant mountains. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cidery

731 Chestnut Gap Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-4002

Welcome to Hendersonville’s newest Cidery. All our apples are grown, pressed and bottle right here on site. Although the physical cidery is new…our cider is the OLDEST cider produced in the region. This beautifully restored apple barn offers a large hard cider tasting room featuring…

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Biltmore Winery

1 Winery Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 225-6280

Visit our historic winery on Biltmore’s 8,000-acre estate nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Savor complimentary tastings, a wine bar, specialty tastings, and more as part of your distinctive experience at America’s most-visited winery, located in the heart of…

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Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room – Mills River

72 School House Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

The Bold Rock Mills River Cidery opened in October 2015 and is nestled in some of North Carolina’s most fertile farmland just 20 minutes from Downtown Asheville. Visit to learn about the process behind their cider crafted from locally sourced Henderson County apples and enjoy expansive views of…

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Brevard Brewing Company

63 E. Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 885-2101

We are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of downtown Brevard, North Carolina, specializing in creating hand-crafted lagers. We offer American Ales in addition to German lagers that include:American Premium Lager, Bohemian Pilsner, American IPA, Munich Dunkel, ​American Red…

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Defiant Whisky

Defiant Whisky
GPS=228 Redbud Lane/Bostic NC 28018
In Golden Valley, NC

The Defiant spirit runs through our souls. That craving for adventure and breaking away from convention. Finding truth in authenticity. Some chase a few defiant moments. Others live a lifetime in the spirit.

Our crew behind the stills are salvage divers by trade, working at the edge of…

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Highland Brewing Company & Event Center

12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28803

Highland Brewing was founded in 1994 by retired engineer and entrepreneur Oscar Wong, establishing it as the pioneer of Asheville, NC’s now booming craft beer industry. A spacious tasting room and meadow are inviting gathering spaces, both with music stages and bars.

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Lake James Cellars Winery & The Old Mill Antiques

204 E. Main St., Hwy 70
Glen Alpine, NC 28628

Lake James Cellars is a winery located in the foothills of North Carolina. Our name comes from the nearby beautiful Lake James. Step through the leaded-glass front doors of our restored 1915 textile mill building, located in Glen Alpine, NC and taste the magnificent flavors of our

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Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

588 Chestnut Gap Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-4002

Welcome to Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards! We are the first commercial vineyard in Henderson County.  We are a family owned winery, located on acreage that has been in the family and farmed for more than nine generations.  Our winery and tasting room on Chestnut Gap Road includes both indoor and…

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

100 Sierra Nevada Way
Mills River, NC 28732
(828) 708-6242

Explore our brewery nestled in the Appalachians.

We brewed our first batch of beer in 1980 in Chico, California, the lush forests of North Carolina far from our mind. Over three decades, folks tried our bold beers and deemed them fit for friends across the country. In time a second brewery…

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Silver Fork Vineyard & Winery

5000 Patton Rd
Morganton, NC 28655

Spanning 32 total acres, with 5 acres of grape vines, rolling hills, wooded trees and 2 winding creeks, the property has a proven track record and success in growing Vinifera vines for over 20 years – Old world European style grapes such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot just to name a…

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South Mountain Distilling Company

1027 Malcolm Blvd
Connelly Springs, NC 28612

At South Mountain Distilling Company, our spirits are made using four generations-old family recipess and secret techniques that were born in the South Mountains of North Carolina. Our still, Old Bessie #4, is a custom made 200 gallon still made right here in the US.  Ask for our spirits by…

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Sweeten Creek Brewing

1127 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, NC 28803

Welcome to South Asheville’s first and only brewery!  Brews On Tap brewed by Sweeten Creek Brewing include: Porter, Brown Ale, Black IPA and Pilsner. Naked Apple Hard Cider and wines are available. We also feature rotating Guest Taps from other great WNC brewers.

Sandwich Shop: All…

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The Twisted Pear – Tap Room & Bottle Shop Rutherfordton

187 N Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 447-9599

Located on Main St., in downtown Rutherfordton, The Pear offers an eclectic mix of home decor, a large selection of his and her gifts, affordable fashion accessories and jewelry, as well as offering the largest selection of craft beer and wine in Rutherford County. We carry over 200 different…

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The Twisted Pear -Tap Room and Bottle Shop – Forest City

184 E Main St
Forest City, NC 28043
(828) 447-9599

Located in the heart of BEAUTIFUL Downtown Forest City, The Twisted Pear offers an eclectic mix of home decor, a large selection of his and her gifts, affordable fashion accessories and jewelry, as well as offering the largest selection of craft beer and wine in Rutherford County. We carry over…

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Wicked Weed Brewing – 2 Downtown Asheville Locations

Wicked Weed Brewing – 2 Downtown Asheville Locations
Downtown at 91 Biltmore Ave. AND 147 Coxe Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Enjoy TWO pernicious Wicked Weed Brewing locations in eclectic downtown Asheville – The Brewpub is located at 91 Biltmore Avenue. And the Funkatorium can be found at 147 Coxe Avenue.

At Wicked Weed Brewing we craft big-flavor, hop-forward beers that push our…

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