Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Banner Elk

4.5
#4 of 37 in Wineries in North Carolina Mountains
Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery was founded in the spring of 2003 when owner Steve Tatum planted the first vine. Starting as a hobby, Steve did some home wine making for a few years. After son Dylan Tatum graduated from Surry Community College, the family decided they wanted to open a commercial winery. They opened the doors to the winery in May of 2011, offering world class wines.

Music in the Vineyard Summer Schedule for 2015

May 10- Don Vallarta

May 17-Titanum Hipsters

May 24- The Johnson Brothers

May 31- The High Country Boomers

June 7- Don Vallarta

June 14- The Whip Daddys

June 21- Sorella Jack

June 28- The Johnson Brothers

July 5- Klee and Mike

July 12- Bill Mann

July 19- The Whip Daddys

July 26- Don Vallarta

August 2- The Corklickers

August 9- The Johnson Brothers

August 16- Titanium Hipsters

August 23- The Analog Men

August 30- Edward Main

September 6- Don Vallarta

September 13- Edward Main

September 20-TBA

September 27- The Whip Daddys

October 4- Don Vallarta

October 11- Klee and Mike
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  • Lovely winery next to a pretty stream. Lots of comfortable sitting areas in a variety of settings. Live music. Decent wines to sample. What’s not to enjoy? 
    Lovely winery next to a pretty stream. Lots of comfortable sitting areas in a variety of settings. Live music. Decent wines to sample. What’s not to enjoy?  more »
  • It met every expectation plus. I normally don't like a little country winery but this was outstanding. I like a dry red. Instead of buying a flight, they gave me a merlot, a brut, & a pinot noir to.....  more
    It met every expectation plus. I normally don't like a little country winery but this was outstanding. I like a dry red. Instead of buying a flight, they gave me a merlot, a brut, & a pinot noir to.....  more »
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  • Absolutely loved relaxing by the river with my husband while having lunch from the food truck and enjoying the wine! The atmosphere is just wonderful being able to sit in the shade while watching & listening to the river gently flowing by with a nice glass of wine! I personally like that the location is both family and pet friendly as well. IMO there was a good selection of wines and just about anyone should be able to find something to match their taste. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because IMO it would be nice to have an on-site restaurant and a guided tour of the vineyards & winery. Other than that, this is definitely one of my favorites and I highly recommend!!
  • What a fantastic experience! Great wine by the flight, glass or bottle. Fine snacks offered, with an excellent food truck available during limited days/hours. Live music was fun, and the creek that runs through the property is so relaxing. A must stop in the Smokies! Cheers!

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