Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country. Nestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains
stands North Carolina High Country’s original winery. Come for a tasting and tour, or stay for a week at The Villa, an elegant Bed & Breakfast that offers an idyllic setting, luxurious accommodations, and unrivaled service for discerning travelers.
In 2006, the age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in the region with the establishment of Banner Elk Winery & Villa, the first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties. Banner Elk wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the fruit. Our vintners produce excellent wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the most acclaimed commercial winery in North Carolina’s High Country. Awards received to date in 2013 include two Gold Medals at the 2013 International Eastern Wine Competition for the 2011 Banner Elk Red and
2011 Marechal Foch. Held in Sonoma County, California, this is our first International competition.