High Country Association of REALTORS News

Travel down the Boone Area Wine Trail

The popularity of the local wine industry continues to age well. The High Country's climate is near perfect for growing the grapes, and the vineyards themselves augment the beauty of the mountain scenery. In a new effort to literally grow the vine, the Boone Area Wine Trail has been formed.


Boone Area Wine TrailOne High Country winery is already winning awards and attracting fine wine aficionados. Add the High Country's two new wineries, and you have a Boone Area Wine Trail with three sophisticated viticultural experiences.

Take this spectacular scenic loop of the High Country to visit the Grandfather Vineyard & Winery in Foscoe, Banner Elk Winery in Banner Elk, and The 1861 Farmhouse Restaurant & Winery in Valle Crucis.

Meet the vintners, tour the wineries, sample the wines—and take home a souvenir glass and a few bottles or more for later. There’s nothing like great wine and memories of the mountains to make a special meal even more so.


The wineries are producing a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir.