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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
+1 828-963-2400
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The best!!!

I can never say enough about this place! I am 1 hour from Charlottesville where the wine flows... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
Beautiful winery

Easy to find winery off rt105, the wine is good and the ambiance is lovely. It's a nice trip while... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ray C
Southport, North Carolina
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225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-8053
+1 828-963-2400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can never say enough about this place! I am 1 hour from Charlottesville where the wine flows like water, but this is still the perfect place to spend an afternoon. I remember when it was brand new and the wine was still so-so. But...More

Thank vpiturtle13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Easy to find winery off rt105, the wine is good and the ambiance is lovely. It's a nice trip while on vacation.

1  Thank Ray C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandfather Winery is a great little spot with some very nice wines. I especially like their sparkling rose. My only issue is their limited hours. Even during peak season they closed at 6pm. I would have liked to stay longer to enjoy the scenery but...More

1  Thank michaell1232014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view with good music most of the summer. Opportunities for wine tasting to settle on you favorite. Sundays are very crowded in summer but they are open most days. Bring your dog he will have lots of playful companions.

Thank Virginia I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for something to do on a drizzly afternoon, we stopped by Grandfather Vineyard. We found 4 adirondak chairs under a tree by the creek and claimed our spot! Had a wonderful afternoon with my husband, adult daughter and mother! We each got a glass...More

Thank TravelingSportsMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to visit wineries, Grandfather is a must! Excellent tasting room, offering cheese trays and wine to snack on w/ creek side chairs! Beautiful decor!

Thank Nova1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are fantastic. There's seats by the creek so momma and poppa can drink while the kids play. There's seats under the pavilion to keep the rain off your head. There's seats between the two huge rocks in the yard. Only issue was, the...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to visit this little winery by the stream. Beautiful scenery, didn't stay as long as I'd have liked. I'm someone who loves to collect glasses from my travels, so I was excited that the wine tasting included the wine glass! Friendly...More

Thank P_April2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Buy a bottle and walk out to the creek or the beautiful grounds to enjoy the scenery. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. This place was the highlight of our trip to NC mountains.

Thank DesertRat011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a wine tasting and set by the river to enjoy a bottle. We come by every time we visit. Always worth the trip.

Thank DDGreene87
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30 May 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
18 May 2016|
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Response from Les R | Reviewed this property |
About 10 bucks each. No appointment.
18 March 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.