Watauga Lake Winery

Linville Falls Winery Scene


Grandfather Wine Bottles

Banner Elk Wine Bottles

Banner Elk Bottle Medals

Villa Nove Vineyards

Banner Elk Barrels

Banner Elk Mountains

Banner Elk Wines

Grandfather Winery

Grandfather Scenery

Red Grapes

We invite you to Follow the High Country Wine Trail

Located in the heart of the Appalachian High Country, explore our five 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.

New Winery on the High Country Wine Trail

The High Country Wine Trail is excited to announce the addition of Villa Nove Vineyards Farm Winery in Butler, TN, to our wine trail.  Enjoy a wine flight while in taking in the majesty of the mountains, 1877 Dry Hill Road, Butler, TN  423-768-3633.  Open Sunday through Friday.  Closed Saturday for weddings.

Grape Stomp

You don’t have to go to California to experience a grape stomp.  Join us on Saturday, February 1st at Watauga Lake Winery from noon until 3:00 p.m. for our Lucille Ball look-alike contest, and be prepared to get your feet a little bit grapey!  Call 423-768-0345 for more details.

LIVE MUSIC throughout the summer!

Our High Country Wineries offer a variety of live music for you to enjoy throughout the summer and fall! Check individual websites for more information about times and schedule of performers.


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”.