Trail Map

Trail Map

Welcome to the High Country Wine Trail, located in the heart of the Appalachian High Country American Viticulture Area. Visit all five unique wineries offering samples of their award-winning wines.


1. Watauga Lake Winery
(423) 768-0345 – Tasting Room
6952 Big Dry Run Rd. Butler, TN 37640

2. Banner Elk Winery
(828) 898-9090 – Tasting Room
Pisgah National Forest, 135 Deer Run Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604

5. Villa Nove Vineyards Farm Winery
(423) 768-3633 – Tasting Room
1877 Dry Hill Road, Butler, TN 37640

3. Grandfather Vineyard
(828) 963-2400 – Tasting Room
225 Vineyard Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604

4. Linville Falls Winery
(828) 765-1400 – Tasting Room
9557 Linville Falls Highway, Linville Falls, NC 28647

Plan Your Wine Trail Trip

Before you begin check the individual wineries website for a complete listing of contact information and hours of operation. Each winery may also be hosting special events that you will not want to miss!

You Have the Time and We Have the Wine!

The trail offers an exciting wine-lovers getaway adventure to four incredible wineries that grace the hills from Banner Elk to Foscoe to Linville Falls and onward to Watauga Lake. The High Country Wine Trail offers you a passport that entitles you to receive a special thank you gift when you complete the tour and visit all four wineries.

The five wineries include Banner Elk Winery in Banner Elk, NC; Grandfather Vineyard & Winery in Foscoe, NC; Linville Falls Winery in Linville Falls, NC, and their Tennessee cousins, Watauga Lake Winery and Villa Nove Vineyards Farm Winery in Butler, TN. Each winery is known for their distinctive wines produced from the grapes grown in the Appalachian High Country American Viticulture Area.

All you have to do is hit the trail and you will experience Wine with a View!