Sips and Trips of the High Country
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The personality of the High Country is infused in every aspect of life here, and it’s no different with the wines, brews and spirits produced in this region. Maybe it’s the rich mountain soil, creating high quality varietals and grains. Or maybe it’s the rebel mountain spirit. Whatever the reason, your visit to the High Country should include a visit to one of these incredible locations.
High Country Wineries
With wineries marked by stunning mountain views and unforgettable vintages, wines of the High Country will take you on a delightful adventure for your palate.
60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 | 828-898-9090 | BannerElkWinery.com
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 | 828-963-2400 | GrandfatherVineyard.com
Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway, Linville Falls, NC 28657 | 828-765-1400 | LinvilleFallsWinery.com
Watauga Lake Winery
6952 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN 37640 | 423-768-0345 | WataugaLakeWinery.com
High Country Breweries
Local breweries are popping up all over the High Country. With the recent craft beer movement, these local businesses are committed to producing high quality brews and giving back to the local community.
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
163 Boone Creek Drive, Boone, NC 28607 | 828-263-1111 | AppalachianMountainBrewery.com
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Lost Province Brewing Co.
130 N Depot St., Boone, NC 28607 | 828-265-3506 | LostProvince.com
Booneshine Brewing Company
246 Wilson Drive, Boone, NC 28607 | 828-386-4066 | Booneshine.beer
Blowing Rock Brewing Company
152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 828-414-9600 | BlowingRockBrewing.com
High Country Distilleries
High Country spirits have a long and colorful history. During prohibition and beyond, this region was known as the “moonshine capital of the world.” That’s because law enforcement had a hard time shutting down the moonshine activity that was rampant in the area. For many local families, moonshining was a way of life and their only source of income.
Call Family Distillers
1611 Industrial Drive, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 | 336-990-0708 | CallFamilyDistillers.com
Copper Barrel Distillery
508 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 | 336 262-6500 | CopperBarrel.com