The Villa Office Hours:
Daily 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Check-In Time: 3:00 pm
Check-Out Time: 11:00 am
Winery Hours & Tastings:
Tuesday-Sunday: Noon - 6:00 pm
Fridays 'til 8:00 pm June-Aug
Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the oldest and most acclaimed commercial winery, leading the region’s commercial wine industry.
Our newest vintner, Jeff Walker, continually strives to heighten the quality of our wine. In 2012, Banner Elk White won a Gold Medal at California’s Sonoma Valley’s NextGen Wine Competition. At the North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition, Banner Elk Winery brought home the Best of Category-Red Hybrid for our 2010 Marechal Foch and two Double Gold Awards with our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Marechal Foch. Our award winning Banner Elk Blueberry and Ice Wines continue to be popular.
The tasting room is open noon until 6:00 pm daily except Mondays. Tours are offered Fridays thru Sundays at 2:30 and 4:30 pm. The tour begins with the history and philosophy and follows the route of the wine from grape vine to glass. Once in the tasting room, sample a selection of Banner Elk Wines while you relax by the large stone fireplace. Private tours for 10 plus are offered with advance reservations.
Pamper yourself with an overnight stay at The Villa, our luxury bed and breakfast that includes a daily gourmet breakfast. Unwind sipping on a glass of our award-winning wine while you soak in your private Jacuzzi®, bask in the glow of our magnificent stone fire pit, or lounge on one of the Villa’s terraces as you marvel over the breathtaking views of the mountains.
A weekend getaway, corporate retreat, family vacation, or destination wedding … it’s the perfect place to relax, re-inspire, and rejuvenate ~ both inside and out.
Saturday, Sunday October Weekends
Pumpkin Carving Contest
12-6 at Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Show off your pumpkin carving prowess during the month of October at Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Daily Winner receives a Bottle of Banner Elk Wine Red or White
Grand Finale Winner received 2 Night Luxury Villa Getaway with Complimentary Breakfast
Grandfather Mountain: Bonfire Bash and Spooky Stroll
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Rare after dark event features frightening ghost stories told by firelight and guided walks through the pitch-black woods and a spooky cemetery.
Admission is $15 per person. Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more details,
please visit www.grandfather.com or call
Grandfather Mountain: Beary Scary Halloween
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Celebrate Halloween with the creatures of the Grandfather Mountain Animal Habitats Saturday October 27. Halloween activities take
place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are included with regular admission. Kids in costume will get in at half price. For more details, please
visit www.grandfather.com or call 800.468.732
2010 Marechal Foch
2011 Best of Category - Red Hybrid
2011 Double Gold Medal
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Double Gold Medal
North Carolina State Fair Wine Competition
Banner Elk White
2012 Gold Medal - Other Whites
NextGen Wine Competition, CA