GUIDE: First Peak Winery Info with Hours - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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GUIDE: First Peak Winery Info with Hours

GUIDE: Local Winery Info Here’s a quick go-to guide for the wine and cider tastings at the First Peak and how/when to visit the scenic venues.  You can use their web sites or social media sites for their latest info and events.

Each vineyard/farm has its own page here on our web site – look here for more photos and info.  See below for a few photos of the stunning scenery you will discover! Enjoy!

Spring 2024 hours (Info is subject to change – verify directly)

Looking Glass Creamery and Cider
Farm Store Hours – Cheese and Cider tastings: Thursday-Sunday 11am-5pm.  Call first to verify their current hours and upcoming events.

Tastings
Available all day – no reservations are required.  They make their own hard apple cider to go with their cheese boards and other farm products.

115 Harmon Dairy Lane, Columbus, NC 28722. 828-222-0751.  https://www.lookingglasscreamery.com/

Mountain Brook Vineyards
Winery Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12-6pm; Friday & Saturday: 12-8pm, Sunday: 12-7pm.  Has regular schedule of music and events.  Call first to verify their current hours and upcoming events.

Two locations are available – the Lawn (outdoors, walk in) and the Experience Center (indoors, reservations available)

The Lawn – one of the largest outdoor tasting rooms in the Southeast, with both indoor and outdoor seating, covered porches, a fireplace, an open-air fire pit, a detached pavilion, and plenty of open lawn area for strolling and relaxing.

The Experience Center – There will be two tastings offered. One is focused on wine produced by Mountain Brook Vineyards with locally grown North Carolina grapes and the other is focused on wine produced by Mountain Brook Vineyards with grapes from other fine wine regions.  Please note:*All wines are offered by the glass or bottle.*Non-alcoholic drinks are available.

Call ahead to make arrangements for tours of the Vineyard and Winery and for groups of 9 or more. 
731 Phillips Dairy Rd., Tryon, NC. 828-722-1037. www.mountainbrookvineyards.com

Overmountain Vineyards
Winery Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 12–6pm.  Friday-Saturday 12-7pm.  Sunday: 12–6pm.  Call first to verify their current hours and upcoming events.

Tastings

  • Reservations recommended.
  • Must be over 18 to visit.
  • One-hour and 2.5-hour reservations are available

2012 Sandy Plains Rd., Tryon, NC. 828-863-0523. www.overmountainvineyards.com

Parker-Binns Vineyard
Winery Hours: Wednesday–Thursday 12-6pm;  Friday–Sunday 12-7pm. Has food and a regular schedule of music and events.  Call first to verify their current hours and upcoming events.

Tastings
Available all day – no reservations are required

Food
Relish Grill is on site.  Serving Thursday 12-5:30.  Friday 12-6:30pm. Saturday brunch 10am-2pm. Saturday and Sunday 12-6:30pm. Call first to verify their current hours.

2275 Whiteside Rd., Mill Spring, NC. 828-894-0154. www.parkerbinnsvineyard.com

Russian Chapel Hills
Winery Hours: Thursday-Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 1-6pm.  Call first to verify their current hours and upcoming events.

Tastings
Available all day – no reservations are required

2662 Green Creek Dr., Columbus, NC. 828-863-0540. Facebook page