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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
+1 828-963-2400
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Nicole is Just Wonderful!

While the surrounding scenery was breathtaking, the real story is Nicole in the Tasting Room. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, South Carolina
via mobile
Nice Outting

We visited the winery with our friends and family during the holidays. The wine was good and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the surrounding scenery was breathtaking, the real story is Nicole in the Tasting Room. My husband and I were early and she invited us in, shared the wines with us, suggested some delicious, locally sourced garlic/herb/chive cheese and parmesan crackers, and even tracked us...More

Thank colajules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the winery with our friends and family during the holidays. The wine was good and overall we had a great time. We sat outside by the heaters had our wine and cheese and made great memories.

Thank Javani10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small place just off the 105 hwy . The experience wasn't as good as other vinery we have been. The staff didn't pay much attention to us and it seems like they wanted to rush through. We liked the raspberry wine ....More

Thank Emi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this winery with my fiancé, MIL, and SIL yesterday and we did the sweet wine tasting. We liked most of the ones we had, but our favorite was by far the Watauga River White! My sister-in-law says it’s the best wine she’s ever...More

Thank Dixie L
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Love this wine Vineyard. There are several in our area and this is our fav!! It's smaller but quaint! Beautiful grandfather and river views!!!!

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We liked their wine, but there was no place to sit at the bar, and both of us were on crutches or used a cane to walk. So, we felt rushed to taste the wine because it was so tiring to stand for any length...More

Thank mersmom2016
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great time! Several tasting options for different palettes. I don't think all the grapes are grown there, but wine is pretty good. The service was great. Definitely worth the view and experience!

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Just a really cool winery and tourist/local visit. We went twice. Sat creekside once, then near the outdoor music venue. Quite nice wines of most tastes. Very nice staff. Several local resorts have discount coupons for the winery.

Thank James H
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Grandfather Mountain Vineyards and Winery and enjoyed a glass of wine sitting in chairs by the river. It was a lovely, warm fall afternoon, and it was a relaxing way to spend some down time.

Thank skwh310
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have visited Grandfather Mt winery several times with Friends and family over the many visits to the area. It is very relaxing to sit by the creek and enjoy their many fine wines. Try the sparkling rose or their Chardonnay is...More

Thank Eeb107
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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.