10 Wonderful Wine Stops in Asheville North Carolina
Asheville wine comes from many vineyards throughout North Carolina, and from around the world. Now there are dozens of people around town that claim to be specialists when it comes to wine, and it could be a touchy subject sometimes. Some of our locals flew to Napa Valley, got their “wine expert license” in a couple of days, came back to AVL, and now they tell us which wine to drink. Hahaha, cheers! I remember cruising around in a limo with a few of them. One of the ladies was all about finding some 1997 White Wine from California. She said that was a great grape year! Personally, Vouvray is my favorite wine. Many restaurants and wine bars in the community do extensive research when it comes to choosing which vineyards to represent. Some only work with smaller family owned farms, with low output and high quality. I have to say, Biltmore Village dominates this list, as more and more wine is gravitating there. Here are several places that we definitely recommend if you are coming to the Asheville area looking for wine. We started with 10 Asheville Wine Stops, but as you can see we have added more below:
5 Walnut Wine Bar – this is the wine bar nightlife hot spot in downtown Asheville. A little hole in the wall spot, with a great wine selection, music, and dancing that sometimes runs out into the streets.
Table Wine – a great little wine store in south Asheville, on Hendersonville Rd. Josh has wine tastings and other events here regularly.
Sante Wine Bar – located in the Grove Arcade, this spot is the perfect spot to wine down and experience Asheville.
Ruth’s Chris – the wine offerings here are chosen by their local management, and feature several small farm selections. They also carry several wines that you cannot find anywhere else around town.
NC Wine Gifts – this is actually Asheville’s Best Kept Wine Secret! They only sell wines from vineyards in North Carolina, and have a Wine Club that ships select bottles to your door several times a year.
Biltmore Estate – this place speaks for itself. Visiting the winery and tasting each of their wine offerings is an experience in itself. Somehow, our crew got stuck there for hours one time.
Fig Bistro – one of our favorite restaurants in the community, with a fine wine selection, and located in Biltmore Village.
Appalachian Vintner – wine on tap, or by the bottle, the choice is yours. They also have lots of beer too. A must stop only 1 minute from the Biltmore Estate entrance.
Table Restaurant – incredible food and ambiance create this perfect setting for a fine time plus wine in downtown Asheville.
Battery Park Book Exchange – located in the Grover Arcade, this spot is the wine lounge you’ve always dreamed about. So many books, and little nooks & crannies, it’s so easy to get happily lost in this place.
Maggie B’s Wine – and if you venture a little north of Asheville, to Weaverville; stop by and visit this little cute wine shop that also offers meats and cheeses in their deli cooler.
Rezaz Restaurant – wining and dining is a win win situation here always. Another great restaurant in Biltmore Village!