Banner Elk Winery & Villa

The winery processes their own as well as other locally-grown grapes into prize winning wines.

Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, stands the North Carolina High Country’s original winery. Visit for a tasting or a tour, or stay for a week at The Villa. The Villa is a private retreat with luxury accommodations, beautiful scenery, and warm hospitality in an idyllic setting.

In 2005, the age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in this region with the establishment of Banner Elk Winery. The first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties, Banner Elk wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the fruit. The vintners here produce excellent wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains.