Visit our historic and “haunted” schoolhouse where the classrooms have been transformed into a winery.

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, our winery is in a great location to enjoy sipping on mountain grown wines.

Our terraced mountain vineyard & winery is nestled along the Watauga River at the base of Grandfather Mountain.

We invite you to Follow the High Country Wine Trail

Join Watauga Lake Winery on September 30th, for their annual Low Country Boil!  – Come celebrate our sixth year of producing award winning wines with fresh shrimp from the dock!  Dinner starts at 6pm – Reservations Required call 423-768-0345/ 423-768-3633

Located in the heart of the Appalachian High Country, explore our four distinctive wineries. You will experience Wine with a View as you sip on estate wines produced from fruit grown in the Appalachian High Country American Viticulture Area.

Follow the High Country Wine Trail for a day or spend the weekend enjoying the spectacular views, small towns and local shopping as you meander through the high country. It matters not where you begin or where you end, great wine and fun is found at all four wineries along the way. Pick up our Wine Trail Passport and have the card stamped at each of the wineries that you visit. Once you have completed the trail and get your final stamp you will receive a special thank you gift.

Join us for our very special events throughout the year. We host these events together as a trail as well as special tastings, entertainment and more at our individual wineries.

The William O. Beach Award

Award Winning Wines

Wines of the South is an annual regional wine competition designed to promote and celebrate the great tastes of Southern wine vintages. It is an opportunity for wineries to show off their best products and see how they stack up against competitors in their region. The competition also honors vintages made with 100 percent Tennessee fruit with the William O. Beach Award, which is named for Judge William O. Beach, of Clarksville, Tenn. In the late 1970s the judge pioneered legislation that revived Tennessee’s wine industry.

WATAUGA LAKE WINERY in Butler, TN was the recipient of this prestigious award for their “Cracker’s Neck Red”.