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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

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Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Relaxed and fun

Grandfather Winery is my wife and my favorite place to visit in the NC High Country. The ambiance... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Edward N
Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
Wonderful Winery!!!!!

My wife and I visited this winery this afternoon and had a tasting of eight wines (4 whites, 4... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Duane P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
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Reviewed yesterday

Grandfather Winery is my wife and my favorite place to visit in the NC High Country. The ambiance is wonderful, it is family friendly with a stunning view of Grandfather Mountain. The wine is very good and they have good local cheeses and snacks to...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this winery this afternoon and had a tasting of eight wines (4 whites, 4 reds). The price was very fair; which included the glass. We settled on a dry white, Pinot Gris, and bought a bottle to drink on premises...More

Thank Duane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My bestie and I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon here recently, it was much more busy than times in the past, but we found a table and I ordered a wine. I got the Rose, that was supposed to taste like cotton candy and strawberries....More

Thank debtroe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy a buttery oaked chardonnay which is getting harder to find these days. This winery has a great one! We ordered a bottle of it and grabbed some crackers and cheese from their shop. We grabbed one of their picnic tables...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the setting - the building and grounds are beautifully tucked into the mountain next to a bubbling stream (our two boys had a great time playing in there after we were done with the tasting.) Wines were good, but pricey at $7 for...More

Thank Courtney O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wines are generally delightful, and the atmosphere is worth the visit. Sit in the river on a lawn chair while you taste, or do as we did, and enjoy the huge patio and walk among the vines. The 2-year old with us enjoyed wandering...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine here is excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable and everyone is so nice, especially Nicole. We come by grandfather Vineyard every time we’re in town sometimes several times. The grounds are beautiful and it is a lovely place to stop and have a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by while we were in the area and did the tasting of sweet wines. All were delicious and we chose one to buy a bottle of but will probably be getting more. The grounds are beautiful and next time we will bring a...More

Thank eal24601
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winery's are easy to love but some more than others. The Grandfather Winery staff make you feel welcome. Like they know you from the start. We have been back to the Winery many times and love it more every time. The music and food truck...More

Thank Juanita K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked the wine and atmosphere so much, we went a second time. The first time, I went with my husband, my mother and two aunts. The second time was with my husband, my sisters and their spouses, and our mom. In other words, great...More

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May 29, 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
May 17, 2016|
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Response from Les R | Reviewed this property |
About 10 bucks each. No appointment.
March 17, 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.