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.

Banner Elk Winery

60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 | 828-898-9090 |

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 | 828-963-2400 |

Linville Falls Winery

9557 Linville Falls Highway, Linville Falls, NC 28657 | 828-765-1400 |

Watauga Lake Winery

6952 Big Dry Run Road, Butler, TN 37640 | 423-768-0345 |

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 |

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Lost Province Brewing Co.

130 N Depot St., Boone, NC 28607 | 828-265-3506 |

Booneshine Brewing Company

246 Wilson Drive, Boone, NC 28607 | 828-386-4066 |

Blowing Rock Brewing Company

152 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 828-414-9600 |

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 |

Copper Barrel Distillery

508 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 | 336 262-6500 |

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