Explore the wineries and vineyards from the North Carolina mountains to the coast. Come experience the fine wines and scenic beauty of NC wine country.

Fine wines, friendly faces, and Southern hospitality. Come to North Carolina wine country and explore the fun growing on our vines!

Whether you prefer white or red, Merlot or Muscadine, North Carolina’s wineries and vineyards will have the perfect pairing for your taste buds. Come explore the scenic beauty of our wine country, taste the fruits of our vineyards, and stay for a picnic or perhaps some live music. From the mountains to the coast to the vast Yadkin Valley, NC has a wine experience that will keep you coming back.

In North Carolina, you’ll find wine as unique as the land itself. In fact, no other region in the world grows every major type of grape including vinifera, French-American hybrids, labruscas and muscadines. The state’s varied geography, climate and soil makes this feat possible.

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The state’s geography ranges from coastal islands to mountains rising 6,000 feet high. This geographical diversity creates a variety of climate conditions. Higher elevations in the Appalachians have a climate similar to southern Canada while areas along the southern coast below Wilmington can be considered subtropical. From an abundance of rainfall in the mountains to dry ocean breezes along the coast, wine makers here have adapted well to various conditions, including the soil.

In the Piedmont region, the red clay and heaviness of the soil puts more stress on vines, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Many people believe that success in winemaking comes only with struggle. In North Carolina, high-quality grapes are even grown in sandy and rocky soil and Martin Vineyards on Knotts Island is actually planted on a sand dune. So it’s no surprise that a land this diverse produces wines so rich in depth and character.

Link to website: http://www.ncwine.org/wineries

Source: NC Wine Country | Explore North Carolina Wine Country