Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Banner Elk

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
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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  • Grab a table and chair by the river with some wine and enjoy the day. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. I'm not a wine person so I won't comment on that but I enjoyed this place.  more »
  • OMG! I didn't think this could get any better! We just finished our botteling and labeling tour and the staff is amazing. We had so much fun. Stephanie and Nicole met us at the door and put us into a....  more »
  • This is a little gem of a place to visit in Boone NC. Beautifully located next to the river. Lovely outdoor seating and its dog friendly too what more can you ask for. Amazing wine selection and the 4 glass tasting is great for $15, you can bring your own picnic or buy cheese, crackers and other snacks there. It does get busy while people choose their wine, so you do have to be patient but the wine, scenery and atmosphere is worth the wait. Definitely a place to visit and chill for an afternoon. I just wish you would buy the wine online outside the States. Fan from Scotland
  • Decent wine selection; sourced grapes though all processed and fermented on site. Very friendly and helpful staff. Dog friendly throughout the property. Several seats and tables outside and particularly pleasant creekside chairs. Have been several times and have yet to have a poor experience. I can only guess that those reporting poor experiences must have instigated this outcome.

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