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alternatives to breweries ashevilleWhile Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its craft beer scene, there are plenty of alternatives for those who want to experience something different. From wineries and coffee shops to distilleries, there are many unique and exciting options to explore. We have put together some of the top alternatives to breweries in Asheville.

Brewery Alternatives in Asheville, NC

1. Coffee Shops

If you are looking for a thriving coffee culture, Asheville has you covered. There are tons of independent coffee shops to choose from. 

High Five Coffee is a local favorite, with a cozy atmosphere and delicious drinks. Rowan Coffee is on the cutting edge of coffee culture and has just recently begun roasting in-house. Trade & Lore’s Wall St. location is fabulous and is also home to a wonderful natural wine program. 

2. Distilleries

For something stronger than beer, head to one of Asheville's many distilleries. The city has a growing number of distilleries that produce a variety of spirits, from whiskey and gin to brandy and rum.

One of the most popular distilleries in Asheville is the Asheville Distilling Company, which is known for its award-winning whiskey, gin, and liqueurs. Another notable distillery is the Chemist Spirits, which produces a range of unique spirits using locally sourced ingredients, including botanicals, fruits, and herbs.

3. Wineries

Wineries are becoming increasingly popular in the area, and there are several noteworthy options in and near Asheville. Biltmore Winery, located on the historic Biltmore Estate, offers a range of award-winning wines and tours of its vineyard and production facilities. 

Addison Farms Vineyard, located just outside of Asheville, is a family-owned winery known for its small-batch wines and stunning mountain views. 

Other popular wineries in the area include Souther Williams Vineyard, Marked Tree Vineyard, and plēb urban winery.

4. More Wine

Wine lovers will find a variety of wine bars to choose from in Asheville, each offering a unique selection of wines from around the world. One popular option is the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar, which combines a used bookstore with a stylish champagne bar offering a range of bubbly drinks.

Sante Wine Bar is another popular spot in Asheville, offering a rotating selection of over 40 wines by the glass and a delicious menu of small plates. For a cozy and intimate atmosphere, wine lovers can head to the Zambra Wine Bar, which offers a wide variety of wines, tapas, and live music.

The Best Selection of Wine with Metro Wines

Located in the heart of Asheville, Metro Wines is the area's premier wine shop and tasting bar. We offer a wide selection of wines from around the world, as well as from local producers. Many of the finest wines in Buncombe County are available in our wine shop, and we also provide curbside pick-up and delivery services.

In addition to our extensive bottle selection and tasting bar, we host regularly scheduled events throughout the year. We are also home to the Asheville School of Wine. To learn more, contact us today!