TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
Don’t just take it from us! Let our customers do the talking! The following are just some of the things that our customers are saying about Banner Elk Winery & Villa. Thank you for all of the compliments, recommendations, and reviews you have posted about us!
We truly appreciate all our customers!

Had an amazing time! We were here for the first time this Sunday, Feb. 11 and decided to try the Wine and Chocolate tasting/pairing. Jansen was very helpful, friendly and informative! We had a wonderful selection of wines to taste and enjoyed them all! Besides taking home a bottle of the blueberry ice wine, we took home a small box of the local homemade salted chocolates. Dillon was performing that night and did a fantastic job! The place was clean and decorated beautifully. We will definitely be back for another visit in the future! Thanks so much!

Heidi L Sholtis, February 13

The 9 of us had a great time, 5 tasting wine, 3 drinking wine... Busy day with good music too. Met Dr. Wolfe, the owner, as he made his rounds visiting his guests.

Bob Banning, February 13

I can't believe anyone would give this winery anything but 5+. This place is extremely classy and the staff is top notch.

The most beautiful winery I've been to in a while. Amazing wine, beautiful sunsets, great atmosphere, staff very sweet and knowledgeable, doggy friendly and family oriented. Great experience!

Ag Ata, February 12

I have never been to a winery before my trip to Banner Elk,NC for my 40th bday on January 18th! We toured a few wineries in NC but none even came close to Banner Elk winery. The ambiance, staff, knowledge of the staff , excellence of wine and how kid friendly it is is bar none to anywhere else in our opinion. We live in Florida and having some wine shipped to us because of how good the quality is. I just want to go back to Banner Elk for the Winery! Amazing , Amazing , Amazing!!!! And our 3 year old son loved the bachi ball, cornhole, and walking around the water! Just beautiful

It was my 1st experience there and it's really nice ....loved the wine verity and the young lady that helped us was very knowledgeable about the Wine selection....

"Relaxing fun and kid friendly" Decided to stop at Banner Elk Winery and boy was it a great idea. The staff is super knowledgable about the wines. We had the wine tasting for two. The scenery is great outside with a bonfire and they also had a little bag of gram crackers, marshmallows and chocolate for the kids to make s'mores. We meet some great people and had a blast. Highly recommend stopping here next time you are in the area.

Shaunte M, January 3

This place was awesome. It was snowing quite a bit while we were there and it was beautiful. I typically don't care for wine all that much, but I must admit, this wine was pretty good. We had multiple selections and they all had a nice smooth and balanced taste. Oh yeah, the staff was really cool too. I got some good snowboarding tips!

Kenneth Soles, January 8

"Great place to relax and enjoy!" We went to this winery during the 2016 holidays. Very nicely decorated and quite cozy and festive. The staff was fantastic and knowledgeable. The wine was very good but not inexpensive. I would definitely recommend this winery! Beautiful location with outdoor seating and lake. Outdoor games and pet-friendly too! Live entertainment was relaxing and quite good.

Valerie A, January 3

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and made our tasting a nice experience. I highly recommend the blueberry ice dessert wine and their jalapeno sangria was sooooo delicious! I would recommend this winery to anyone!

Tasha SoLovely, January 2

Pleasantly surprised! Fun and knowledgable staff.

Daniela Woody, December 28

Great place especially apres ski... loved the smore kits and bonfire and mulled wine. Great ambiance!

Candice L DoEpp, December 27

What a great place to taste or just get a glass of wine. Sit by the fire or converse with the friendly staff. Been there many times and always visit when we go to the NC mountains

Kate Mangelli Carroll, December 5

"Great visit" We found a Groupon for the wine tasting. Had 6 tastes and got the glass. The environment was beautiful and relaxing. The decor was awesome. The staff was friendly - although very busy guy, he still was a great host. The wine was delicious. There were places to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine. There were yard games if you wanted. Glad we stopped in.

Terry M

A beautiful afternoon at a wonderful winery. Very relaxing, my wife and I loved being there. The fire pit outside, listening to the acoustic guitar singer with good wine in hand...doesn't get much better.... The girls serving the wines inside were all pleasant, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Stephen Procter, October 25

"Great tasting!" The tasting was great and the 2 Sangria selections were a nice bonus! The staff was extremely knowledgeable. The grounds were very scenic. It is a little bit off the main highway but on my next trip I will definitely be back.

AvidGolfer927

I am not a wine guy, at all. But, the wife wanted to go to a tasting since we were visiting Banner Elk as she's a wine person. I was very pleased with the selections to taste along with the very pleasant staff. The scenery around the place is gorgeous with plenty of comfortable seating both inside and out. They also have cornhole and bocce to pass single time. I'm still not a wine guy, but I'd have no problem coming back here to hang out. They did also have beer from the local brewery down the street.

Norm Fournier, October 25

Relaxing Afternoon “Great little winery in a relaxing setting. The staff was outstanding and very knowledgeable of the wines bottled and sold here. The grounds are well maintained and provide a great setting. Want to try some very good local wine in a pleasing and relaxing setting, I would highly recommend!”

TGStal, Oct 16, 2016

“We come to this winery every time we visit the area and it is a beautiful place. It is our favorite winery that we have ever been to! Well this year we came down for our last minute wedding. This venue was breathtaking! The staff bent over backwards for us. It was just magical. Thank you so much Banner Elk!”

Meagan Stepp, Oct 13, 2016

“Lisa was most hospitable, great service and a whole lot of knowledge. The wine was spectacular, shipped a case back home in NJ......not to mention the jalapeño sangria. How did you guys come up with this?..... It was simply delicious. We shall return next time in Banner Elk.”

Margarita Raimondo, Oct 11, 2016

Great Escape to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside “Beautiful and peaceful grounds..Excellent experience with wine presentation .Love the fire pit outside and the serene pond surrounded by Vineyards .We had our children with us and they explored as we enjoyed a bottle of Banner Elk Red Wine Enjoy”

Drpeaceman, Sept 28, 2016

“The wines were tasty and our server was very knowledgeable. The Sangria was awesome! !!”

Toni Williams, Sept 27, 2016

“Banner Elk Winery is an excellent place to just slow down and absorb the HIGH COUNTRY. They have fantastic wine, a knowledgeable and friendly staff, excellent entertainment, and of course landscapes to calm the soul.”

Titus Cooper Laney, Sept 20, 2016

“I have stayed here, had wine here during every season, I am always drawn back for a relaxing glass of wine or two!”

Debbie Haupt Troester, Aug 21, 2016

Too fun “We never go to Banner Elk without going to this place! The entire staff is truly amazing! For the last four years we go on Saturdays to hear Dillon Cable sing. The grounds are great. They have a gorgeous fireplace and comfortable seating inside and out! I can't wait to go back again and try the new wines this Fall. Lisa is the GM and she does a spectacular job!”

Heidi W, July 29, 2016

Dreamy Wedding Here “My son's wedding was here. We stayed 3 nights, our party filled every room and all were impressed with their accommodations. The site is lovely with multiple areas (balcony, patio, large porch) for family members to relax and mingle. We were especially impressed with Terri and how she worked beyond the call of duty to arrange other activities (women's tea, wine tasting for guests, farewell brunch) in addition to help with the wedding. I highly recommend this site.”

Casualtraveler55, June 26, 2016

“We just booked Banner Elk Winery & Villa for our wedding. After driving all the way from MA to tour the facilities, we were greeted with open arms, wonderful southern hospitality and a glass of wine. Lisa and Terri stayed with us through the entire day and completely exceeded our expectations. As a former guest relations employee for a Forbes Five Star hotel in Boston, I can absolutely spot a hidden gem and priceless customer service from 1000 miles away! Needless to say, Banner Elk Winery, Carolina Cabin Rentals (for the Villa) and our photographer (Jean Moree) have absolutely provided peace of mind during our planning process. I have no doubt our October wedding will go smoothly and be full of fun! Thank you Banner Elk Winery for a fabulous site tour and visit!”

Lindsey Fox, March 17, 2016

Great Family Time “Wow What a weekend! Beautiful accommodations, big spacious rooms. Breathtaking views and most importantly, Relaxing ie. Hot tub, fire place, pool table. A great time was had by all. All ready planning our next visit for Thanksgiving.”

Cynthia P, March 17, 2016

“Loved everything about the winery. The hospitality was amazing. Meeting Richard Wolfe was amazing. If you are ever in this area -it is a must stop.. You will have a great day there.”

Dana Garber Kappus, January 31, 2016

“We had an amazing time here. The staff was super friendly and taught us a lot on both the tour and tasting. My biggest regret of my whole vacation was not having time to go back! Next year for sure!!”

Kandi Nyce, Oct 24, 2015

Great getaway! “We decided to get away for a couple of days in the mountains. When we arrived at Banner Elk Winery and Villa, we were pleased to find that Terri had upgraded us to the Cabernet Suite. It is a huge room overlooking the lake and tasting room with a nice mountain view. Breakfast was really nice. The tasting room staff were great. The owner joined us one afternoon as we relaxed on the porch and told us about his experiences in winemaking and life. He is quite an interesting character. Very relaxing weekend.”

JJCIII, October 8, 2015

Beautiful and relaxing! “We stayed for 4 days in the Cabernet Fireplace Suite and it was perfect. The room is huge with beautiful views overlooking the pond. So quiet and gorgeous just sitting down there by the water. The winery is also fun to be ale to walk down there. And Boone and Blowing Rock are only 20 mins or so away. Elk River Falls was beautiful and about 15 mins away. Great house and location and breakfast was great each morning. You can see millions of stars at night. Great place to unwind and just relax!”

Suska, August 11, 2015

“My husband and I just got married here this past weekend, and everything was simply amazing! Our ceremony was at the Upper Vineyard and our reception was in the Enchanted Barn. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue! The winery staff is top notch! Everyone was so accommodating, helpful, and courteous! The villa was the perfect place for hosting our family and friends! This is definitely a wonderful place to visit or host a special event! We cannot wait for our next visit! Thank you Banner Elk Winery for an amazing and unforgettable weekend!”

Lindsay Cotty, July 20, 2015