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Sips and Trips of the High Country

Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries in North Carolina’s High Country Give You a Taste of Mountain Character 

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.


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.

Banner Elk Winery
60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway, Linville Falls, NC 28647

Watauga Lake Winery
6952 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN 37640

Appalachian Mountain Brewery beers


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

Beech Mountain Brewery
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Booneshine Brewing Company
465 Industrial Park Drive , Boone, NC 28607

Blowing Rock Brewing Company
152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Kettell Beerworks
567 E. Main Street E., Banner Elk, NC 28604

Lost Province Brewing Co
130 N. Depot Street, Boone, NC 28607


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

Copper Barrel Distillery
508 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659