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grapevineThe city of Asheville has one of the best wine scenes in the United States. With the abundance of wine opportunities, there is a wide selection of delicious wine that every wine drinker can appreciate. 

One of the many reasons Asheville produces top-quality wine is how the local winemakers attribute the area's natural resources and climate. The rich Appalachian soil is great for vineyards, and the perfect temperatures contribute to the growth of the grapes that are above or equal to similar wine from California and Europe. 

There are nearly 60 wineries in the mountains of Western North Carolina, including family-owned farms and household names. Here are a few top wineries in the Asheville area. 

Best Wineries in Asheville, NC

The best wineries in Asheville and where to find their wines. 

Biltmore Winery

Biltmore Estate is famous as the largest home in the United States. The Biltmore Winery is located in Antler Hill Village, just 5 miles from the Biltmore House. 

Biltmore visitors must pay for a full-priced ticket to enter Biltmore winery, which includes seeing the home, having access to all of the grounds, trails, and restaurants, and free wine tasting. 

You can sample wines in the Tasting Room, included in admission to Biltmore Estate. Enjoy specialty tasting and a variety of tours. Shop for all the Biltmore wines and plenty of gift items, or, better yet, stay at the Inn at Biltmore Estate and have your wine delivered to you.

plēb urban winery

If you are in the River Arts District, plēb urban winery is one of the best Asheville wineries for space and ambiance, and of course, wine. plēb urban winery outsources grapes from local farms, and they create small-batch tapped and canned wines. 

Plēb urban winery practices minimal intervention winemaking ,with little to no alterations to the grape, juice, or wine. 

Order a wine flight as you sit at a wine barrel high-top in an urban-esque garage filled with beautiful murals painted by local artists. Outside, you'll find more urban art, a skate park, and Wedge Brewing. 

You can explore artists' studios and shops around this area and take a stroll along the French Broad River. At plēb urban winery, you will find the usual reds and whites along with blends and sparkling. 

Addison Farms Vineyard

This fourth-generation family farm creates small-batch fine wines. You can sample wines from their six grape varieties at their Tasting Room with beautiful mountain views. Being one of Asheville's closest wineries, you'll love the outdoor seating that overlooks the farm, mountains, and vineyards. 

Taste the six wines for $14 with complimentary glasses. Addison Farms has a gorgeous indoor fireplace with high wood beam ceiling and is currently at a little over six acres of vineyard.  

Metro Wines

If you are searching to find the perfect wine, Metro Wines offers a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing the right wine with any dish or event. 

Come to our store, located in Asheville, NC. For tastings, there is always a tasting when our sign says "Tasting NOW" at Metro Wines. 

For more details, please see our events calendar for all our weekly tastings and special events, or contact us for more information.