Grandfather Vineyard was founded in 2003 when Steve and Sally Tatum, in search of a hobby, planted a small block of wine grapes for some home winemaking. After a few years they realized the High Country of North Carolina had a similar climate as many of the famous grape growing regions around the world. In 2005 Steve and Sally tripled the size of the vineyard. His hobby then became more than just a hobby.
After years of hard work and many long hours with help from their family, Dylan Tatum , Jesse and Lance Blalock and the Dept. of Enology at Appalachian State University we opened our doors in May of 2011
Some of your favorite Grandfather Vineyard wines are award winners! At the 2011 North Carolina State Fair, we won a gold medal for our Ice Wine, and bronze medals for our Terrace Gold and Profile Red. We're sorry to report that we're sold out of the Ice Wine and Terrace Gold, but we should have more Ice Wine in May 2012. We have plenty of Profile Red, which has become our best seller. Stop by for a tasting and judge for yourself!
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery
gps caution ....(do not enter our address into your gps unless it uses google maps).
We Are Directly Across From 9 Lives (Big Red 9 Out Front)
Longitude and Latitude
From downtown Banner Elk