The Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country. Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands the High Country’s original winery.Banner Elk Winery has set the standard for crafting wines in the High Country that stand among the finest in the country. Our vineyards offer engaging Wine Tastings and a glimpse into what the storied High Country Wine Region is truly made of. Stop in and enjoy a unique wine experience. The scenic grounds offer guests a chance to relax, enjoy the day, and experience some of the best wine in North Carolina’s High Country.