Are you a wine lover? We offer scenic bus and rail tours that give you a chance to explore the quality wines of the region produced by our boutique wineries.
There are 5 unique bus tours offering a broad spectrum of enjoyable options. Tours are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. On many of our tours you actually meet with the winemaker. If you wish to taste 20 different wines then the Catawba Valley Tour is just what you are looking for. If you would like to try wine and enjoy a French luncheon or dinner then the Bon Appetite or the Wine and Dine Tour should be perfect If you want a little bit of everything the Vino Al Fresco Tour offers 15 wines, pizza and antipasto. Sunday in the Vineyards offers you a leisurely opportunity to visit two wineries with a very diverse group of wines and a tour of production facilities. We use luxury 20 seat buses and tickets may be obtained at www.localwineevents.com The price of all tours include tasting room and food fees and we are your designated driver. The only thing to buy is the wine you would like to take home.
The Great Smoky Mountain's train The Railroad Reserve will operate 3 times during the 2016 - May 7, June 11 and September 3. Each train will carry 140 passengers in First Class comfort. The Railroad Reserve departs from Bryson City and features 8 different Western North Carolina wines, a three course dinner, and a narrator/host in each car. The fully restored GSMR steam engine #1702 will be pulling the Railroad Reserve on September 3. Tickets are purchased on the website of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad www.gsmr.com.
The cool mountain air of Western North Carolina and vineyard are a perfect pairing for your relaxation. Our wineries maintain their own vineyards, harvest their grapes and lovingly ferment their special wines. Spend the day in comfort while you enjoy and discover the boutique wines of Western North Carolina in what is becoming a nationally recognized wine producing region.