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wine barKnown as the greatest craft beer city, Asheville might seem like the last place you’d want to order a glass of wine. Recently, there’s a surge of top wine bars, stores, and restaurants with adventurous wine lists that have made the city more than just breweries. 

Asheville’s mix of southern charm, great food, and beautiful mountain scenery has long been a tourist destination, but its wine scene has become more prominent. While breweries still greatly outnumber wine spots in the city, the rise of top wine bars, stores, and restaurants give tourists another reason why they should visit Asheville. 

Top Wine Bars & Wineries in Asheville, NC

Asheville brings a unique experience, being more diverse and of higher quality than many bigger cities, offering southern charm, and being relatively walkable. The city has an incredible collection of award-winning wineries, charming wine bars, and it’s home to the most visited winery in the US. 

Before you head out into the vineyards and wineries around town, make a stop at one of the top wine bars in downtown Asheville to taste wines from all across the region. 

  • Battery Park Book Exchange: One of the most famous downtown Asheville wine bars, Battery Park Book Exchange has an extensive mix of books, coffee, dogs, and Champagne. An eclectic shop is a welcoming place where you can relax, read a book, and sip on some sparkling wine. 
  • 5 Walnut Wine Bar: In the heart of downtown, 5 Walnut Wine Bar is a favorite for the locals and visitors alike. You’ll find the most incredible selection of wines, cheese, and charcuterie boards that have been curated to complement the fine wines they serve.
  • Pleb Urban Winery: Conveniently located in the River Arts District, you can easily plan a trip to taste Pleb Urban’s selection of local wines. Pleb Urban Winery focuses on using only the highest quality of grapes from local suppliers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
  • The Biltmore Estate Winery: Known as the city’s biggest tourist attraction of the 19th-century French Renaissance home, built by industrialist George Vanderbilt, the Biltmore Estate features a winery that produces about 150,000 cases of wine a year. Enjoy your complimentary wine tasting at the Tasting Room, and visit the beautifully designed wine bar. 

Shop the Best Wines at Metro Wines

Whether you are coming for business, a romantic weekend getaway, or simply to explore the city, Metro Wines is one of the best wine shops you need to add to your list of places to visit in Asheville. When you visit, our eager staff are happy to walk you through the store and make recommendations on selections based on what you are looking for or what your preferences are. 

We offer a wide selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or event. We host regular tastings, wine classes, and educational workshops led by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. For more information, visit our website or give us a call