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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

Closed Now: 12:00 - 18:00
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A great place to visit

Good music on Sundays and some of the staff is friendly others can be rude. Always try the wine... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
elliot w
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Very unique place

On a whim, we decided to check out this business. We were not disappointed. There are grape vines... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
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All reviews glass of wine buy a bottle adirondack chairs great wine tasting room cheese and crackers pinot gris the river outdoor seating beautiful location babbling brook perfect afternoon sit outside sweet wine sunday afternoon grandfather mountain dry reds
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good music on Sundays and some of the staff is friendly others can be rude. Always try the wine before you buy a bottle. As a sommelier I have a hard time drinking the reds even their bold red which they state is an award...More

Thank elliot w
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a whim, we decided to check out this business. We were not disappointed. There are grape vines growing everywhere. They have lots of choices for wine. I am not a wine drinker, but did find one that tasted like cotton candy. I would definitely...More

Thank AllenK6455KE
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the winery today. It is off the beaten path and although a small vineyard, absolutely charming. The small creek that runs along its side with chairs to sit upon is as tranquil as one can get. I tried a flight of their wines. My...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is such a cute winery! It sits along the Watauga River, and the chairs that line the river are the perfect place to sit and relax with a glass of their wine! They have many different wines to choose from, and they are all...More

Thank Bbhaskin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely location in the mountains, with a tasting room adjacent to a bubbling mountain stream, where adirondack chairs and tables are set out for sipping your favorite vintage while enjoy the natural surroundings. There's also a covered patio and a lovely tasting...More

Thank BaguetteLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grandfather Vineyard is in a special location. A beautiful creek runs through the property with picnic tables to sit at while enjoying your wine. A freight of wine gives you the opportunity to compare wine. A lovely outing.

Thank Carol6857
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is our favorite Vineyard ....really nice venue. Come sit by the river with your fave wine. The tasting as great and the prices by the bottle are reasonable. We often bring snacks, sit and enjoy the wonderful venue. Live music with local groups like...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Grandfather Winery seems to be suffering from their own success. We visited in August of 2018, and there were in excess of 200 people. Our two previous visits were enjoyable. This time, the two workers doing tastings barely acknowledged us, were just short of rude....More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have done a father's day gathering here 2 years in a row with a group of friends. It's just wonderful! The setting by the river is beautiful! Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and buy wine and now ciders on premises. Delicious selection....More

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We revisited this winery on a rainy weekday, as opposed to our last time, a sunny Saturday, and it was quieter, easier to park and less frenetic. The salesperson who did our tadting was very perky and pleasant . . . the wines produced are...More

Thank Marcia S
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29 May 2016|
Response from craquell | Reviewed this property |
yes! we brought our own cheese and crackers. There is a large area to lounge by the river. Its also pet friendly. The owners are very laid back
Wendy T
18 May 2016|
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Response from Les R | Reviewed this property |
About 10 bucks each. No appointment.
17 March 2015|
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Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine club members, and you are required to buy two cases (three bottles) a year. You get free tastings.