Visiting vineyards isn't solely about sipping unique, local wines. Taking in the vast nature surrounding you can play into the creation of a relaxing and therapeutic adventure. You can visit some of the best wineries in North Carolina in these small towns that'll make for the best BFF road trips this spring.
Why You Should Go: This small town just south of Asheville has lots to offer when it comes to wine. Some of the most renowned vineyards here include St. Paul Mountain and the trendy Burntshirt Vineyards, which offers some breath-taking photo ops.
Why You Should Go: Hop on over to Overmountain Vineyards and Mountainbrook Vineyards because their names say it all. You can observe sweeping views of the towering peaks and lush acreage here in this tiny town west of Charlotte.
Why You Should Go: This town in the Blue Ridge mountains is surrounded by some of the most picturesque views in the area coupled with plenty of wine-tasting options. The popular Banner Elk Winery and Villa here is perfect if you want to explore rolling hills and even a pond on-site. Grandfather Vineyard and Winery is another option here as well.
Why You Should Go: This Euro-centric Raffaldini Vineyards is a Euro-centric spot here that will truly make you feel like you're in Italy. You can bask in the sunshine while enjoying views of over 40 acres of vineyards and sipping rare Appassimento wines. Piccione Vineyards is another Italian winery in the town.
Why You Should Go: Living up to its name, Treehouse Vineyards in Monroe sits next to a 30-foot, family-owned treehouse that offers sweeping views of the horizon. You can rent out the treehouse or just simply enjoy sweet, southern muscadine wines and watch the horses roam at the back-country spot.
Why You Should Go: If you like the idea of petting farm animals while drinking booze, you'll want to check out Divine Llama Vineyards in Yadkin county. The Yadkin area has over 40 wineries, but this one stands out because they've got lots of llamas roaming freely that you can interact with.