3 of the best vineyards to visit in and around Charlotte, NC


Wine has been produced in the state of North Carolina since as far back as the 17th century. It is home to more than 500 vineyards and 180 wineries and is situated amongst the most scenic landscapes, so it is no wonder that it’s so popular with wine enthusiasts. 

When it comes to vineyards, Charlotte has lots to offer. There are several award-winning vineyards located within only a few hours radius of this highly populated city. 

Visiting vineyards can be a great way to try fresh wines straight from source, and then you can use an online wine ordering service further down the line should you wish to try some at home. 

Here are 3 of the best vineyards to visit in and around Charlotte, NC.

Childress Vineyards

Situated in Lexington about an hour’s drive from Charlotte, this vineyard will not disappoint. Spanning approximately 70 acres over two vineyards, over 30 different wines are produced, to satisfy both the new and the most discerning of palettes. 

In addition to wine tours and tastings, Childress Vineyards has a bistro overlooking the vineyards serving a wide range of delicious food. They also host various bespoke events from time to time, which prove extremely popular. If you are looking for fabulous wine, a great atmosphere, and top-notch customer service, this vineyard is not to be missed!

Treehouse Vineyards

The family-owned Treehouse Vineyards are located in Monroe and within easy driving distance of Charlotte. They offer wine tasting most days, so you shouldn’t have any trouble sampling the array of fabulously crafted wines they have on offer. 

As well as having the chance to explore the property they also have lots of seating facilities available so you may want to bring a picnic and spend a few hours relaxing. 

If you are keen to do something a little different, why not hire out one of their stunning date night treehouses. You can enjoy a relaxing evening with your partner sampling wine, stargazing, and looking out onto the beautiful vineyard scenery.

Divine Llama Vineyards

Located in the heart of Yadkin Valley wine country, Divine Llama Vineyards offers a truly unforgettable experience. They currently have eleven different wines on offer, and four grapes (which include the ever-popular Merlot and Chardonel varieties.)  

In addition to award-winning wines and beautiful scenery, they also (as the name suggests) offer Llama Trekking. The treks, which follow Miller Creek and are around 2 hours long, are great fun for all the family. They start and end near the wine tasting facility, where you can enjoy a bottle of wine once the trek is over.


These are only a few of the fabulous vineyards located within a few hours’ drive of Charlotte. There are many other great options to choose from, so it is worth carrying out some research and finding others you may also want to visit. The only trouble you may have is narrowing down your choice!