The Wines of Banner Elk Winery & Villa

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Tours

May - September
Saturday and Sunday
2:30pm and 4:30pm
By appointment only.
Please call 828-898-9090 or email

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Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the most celebrated winery in North Carolina's High Country. We continue to lead the region's commercial wine industry by providing guidance and encouragement to other local farms who are following our lead in planting vineyards with new French-American and American varieties of grapes.

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. A Bronze medal was also recieved for the 2011 Banner Elk White. Held in Sonoma County, California, this is our first International competition.

Notable awards received in 2012 include Banner Elk White with a Gold Medal in the "Other Whites" division at the 2012 NextGen Wine Competition in California, and the only Gold in this division. At the 2012 North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home Gold Awards for our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (many years running) and the 2011 Seyval Blanc. In 2011 at the State Fair competition, our 2009 Marechal Foch received the Best of Category-Red Hybrid along with a Double Gold Award. Our award winning Banner Elk Blueberry and Ice Wines continue to be popular.

Stop in for a tasting year round, open daily from noon until 6:00 PM.

The Banner Elk winery boasts a laid back atmosphere and fun for the whole family,
including your four-legged friends.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

Our full bodied Cabernet displays a bouquet of dark fruits led by black currant and cherry, exhibiting mature tannins from cellar aging in French oak barrels.

Marechal Foch (Estate)

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Bronze Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Bronze Medal

2013 INTERNATIONAL EASTERN WINE
COMPETITION, Sonoma County, CA
Gold Medal

Our Marechal Foch is a rich, medium-bodied French-American Hybrid with soft tannins and flavors of blackberry, cherry, and plum, producing a wine of intense flavor and color with a smooth, velvety finish.

Banner Elk White

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Bronze Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Bronze Medal

2013 NEXGEN WINE COMPETITION,
Sonoma County, CA
Gold Medal

The Banner Elk White is a softer white wine blend of Seyval Blanc, Traminette, and Viognier grapes exhibiting essence of citrus, honey, and apricot coupled with a subtle sweetness.

Seyval Blanc

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
RALEIGH, NC
Silver Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
RALEIGH, NC
Silver Medal Winner

2012 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
RALEIGH, NC
Gold Medal

Our Seyval Blanc white wine is crisp and refreshing, slightly dry and citrusy with green apples undertones. It pairs well with aged cheese, seafood, and spicy foods.

Banner Elk Red

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Silver Medal

2013 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

2013 INTERNATIONAL EASTERN WINE COMPETITION,
Sonoma County, CA
Gold Medal

The Banner Elk Red is a winemaker's choice blend of cellared Marechal Foch, Petite Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied with expressions of cherry and raspberry against a backdrop of plum and toasted oak.

Banner Elk Blueberry Wine (Estate)

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Bronze Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Silver Medal

Produced on the site of our historic blueberry farm, our Banner Elk Blueberry Wine is a full-bodied and intense expression of bush ripened blueberries. It is fermented while chilled to the optimal temperature to result in a fruit-forward and aromatic style that pairs well with vegetarian entrees, fresh fruits, and desserts.

Banner Elk Blueberry "Ice" (Estate)

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, Raleigh, NC
Silver Medal

The newest addition to our wine offerings, this port-style dessert wine exhibits a strong aroma of jammy, slightly over-ripened blueberries. It has a soft, supple texture that coats the tongue with undertones of a classic homemade blueberry pie. As a digestif, this wine can be served after dinner on its own or paired with bready desserts or cheesecake. For the extra daring, try it drizzled over vanilla ice cream.

High Country Rosé

2016 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

2015 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Silver Medal

2013 NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Raleigh, NC
Gold Medal

This unique wine is a single varietal Rosé made from the Steuben grape. Unique for being a semi-dry Rosé, this wine is characterized by flavors of cranberry, strawberry, and white peach. Our Rosé pairs with anything from chicken to chocolate, including pesto-and-garlic based pasta dishes, as well as barbeque.

*Please Note: Wine Selections may change based on availability, harvest, and season. We continually strive to expand the variety of wines we offer to our customers.