Beautiful fall weekend and no plans on the books? These five vineyards less than two hours from Charlotte offer a perfect day excursion or quick overnight trip. Experience, sip and see why North Carolina has become a powerhouse in the wine industry.

Be sure to check Websites for information about upcoming events and rules regarding outside food, pets, etc.
All times from Uptown Charlotte are approximate. 



Take a trip to Tuscany minus the plane trip! Nestled near the Yadkin River and Blue Ridge Mountains, this vineyard is nothing less than stunning. With a gorgeous tasting room and plenty of outdoor seating (complete with fountain!), you’ll easily find a spot to settle in and enjoy the afternoon.

Address: 450 Groce Rd, Ronda, NC 28670
Distance from Uptown Charlotte: 73.5 miles (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Pro Tip: Go insta-crazy with miles of vines, natural backdrops and jaw-dropping scenery. 

Burntshirt Vineyards

This beautiful vineyard with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains offers popular pours like Chardonnay, Melbec and Merlot and fun surprises like Villa Rosa and red and white blends. Food trucks are usually on site or you can pack your own picnic. The vineyard also has on-site accommodations to make your special occasion even more magical. 

2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Distance from Uptown Charlotte: 103 miles (1 hour, 50 minutes)
Pro Tip: Enjoy a two for one! Visit this spectacular vineyard then head to downtown Hendersonville for excellent dining options.


Veronét Vineyards & Winery

Hop on I-85 and in under 40 minutes (depending on traffic) you’ll be treated to a peaceful spot with a view of King’s Mountain. There is ample lawn and porch seating and fire pits that will invite you to stay a while. Complete the perfect afternoon with a meat and cheese plate. 

1549 Ike Brooks Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Distance from Uptown Charlotte: 32.7 miles (36 minutes)
Pro Tip: Veronét  offers beautiful event spaces for your next corporate or social shindig.


Davesté Vineyards

This winery was established in 2004 and has accumulated a huge fan base along the way. It’s easy to see why with a rustic tasting room, open pavilion and cool water features. There is a lot to do here! Enjoy a weekend “date night”  with music or get fit with afternoon yoga and wine or a fitness class. 

155 Lytton Farm Rd, Troutman, NC 28166
Distance from Uptown Charlotte: 38 miles (42 minutes)
Pro Tip: Delicious and beautiful – the bottle labels are designed by local artists. 

Roaring River Vineyards

Delicious wine by the river? Yes please. Both beer and wine aficionados will be happy here, with a good variety of both. Enjoy a wine tasting of seven different samples for $13 or try 10 for $18. Stay for lunch and a view of the river.

493 Brewer Mill Road, Traphill, NC 2868
Distance from Uptown Charlotte: 94.1 miles (1 hour 29 minutes)

Pro Tip: Chez Joséphine is a delightful restaurant located in the Roaring River Vineyards tasting room that serves small plates, soups, salads, paninis and desserts.

Raise a glass and toast to fall!