|Address:||2014 Sandy Plains Rd, Tryon, NC 28782, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed 12–5PM 12–6PM 12–7PM 12–7PM 12–6PM|
Gorgeous! My husband and I decided to take a trip to the NC vineyards with the expectation of visiting Overmountain (OMV), Mountain Brook (MB), and the Russian Chapel. We mightve been optimistic thinking we had the tolerance for that many tastings in an afternoon so we made it only to two, OMV and MB. The two are vastly different experiences, and we preferred Overmountain by far. The staff is amazing. The woman who guided our tasting was friendly and knowledgeable, and explained a lot about the wine, wine making, and the vineyard each new round. In fact, everyone here is welcoming. Customer service is clearly important to OMV. We were immediately greeted with a bottle of water which is important while drinking, but particularly on a 95 degree day. Staff kept it coming and cold. Its a small thing, but it makes you feel cared about as a customer. But this isnt about water, is it? The wine is so good. OMV grows all but their own white grapes (which come from a nearby local farm), and pride in their product is apparent. Their Cab Sav is phenomenal! I also really enjoyed this years Chardonnay. OMV ferments their whites in stainless steel, which lends a crisp fruity taste to the wine versus the oak flavor I typically prefer in my reds. The grounds are stunning. Its incredibly relaxing to sit overlooking the vines, enjoying a few glasses and some conversation. We made a couple of new friends while we were here, which I think is due to the friendly atmosphere. OMV feels like the kind of place to make friends. To stay a while. We didnt bring food, but it is welcomed and encouraged and next time (there will definitely be a next time!) well pack a picnic. Pros: 1) Staff: friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. 2) Attention to detail: water provided, "dump bucket" made available, vineyard considerate of guests needs. 3) Location: conveniently located and the grounds offer stunning views. 4) Variety: several wines available for both white and red lovers, and sangria, too, if thats your thing. 5) Quality: wine making is a passion, and is clearly of value to OMVs vintner. 6) Outside food permitted, which Id recommend if youre settling in for hours (and this is easy to do here). 7) Pet-friendly (there are two stunning Great Danes on-site). 8) Indoor or outdoor covered seating. Cons: I cant come up with a single one. Highly recommended.
If youre looking for a destination for a relaxing day trip, grab your camera, a pair of walking shoes, a picnic lunch, and your love for good wine, and bring it all to the Overmountain Vineyard in Tryon, a picturesque vineyard with a well-appointed tasting room and friendly, knowledgeable staff who will go out of their way to make sure you find the wines for which you are searching. You wont be disappointed. Set on the top of one of the hills on the property, the tasting room offers a fantastic vantage point to enjoy the rolling hills of the vineyards below, as well as the majestic mountains visible in the distance. Indoor and outdoor space are both designed for a low-pressure visit, and the rocking chairs on the deck outside add to the relaxed, homey feel of the winery and vineyard. The Overmountain Vineyard is a family operation, and the family is obviously at home in their work environment, which is seen by their dogs sharing the space with them. On my visit, I was able to make the acquaintance of Jackson, one of the large Great Danes who occupies the winery with his family and greets guests with his trademark enthusiasm. Although the vineyard is a 20-minute drive from my home, I found it well-worth the trip, and would recommend packing a picnic lunch and planning to spend the day. It is worth the time invested, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff will make every effort to ensure that you leave their establishment with the wines that will satisfy your palate.
We went here after reviewing the Winery pamphlet for the area, and little did we know that we had stumbled upon one of the jewels of the area. We have always taken Route 9 to Lake Lure from Spartanburg and little did we know that this wonderful place was just off the beaten path. We had such a wonderful time & experience there a few weeks ago in early November. Was Sunny & 70 degrees and sat in these Adirondack type chairs overlooking the vineyards in the valley and the mountains in the distance. The hostess came around with many great wines and was very knowledgable & friendly. We had such a wonderful experience, can not wait to go again!
Beautiful Vineyard, excellent wines. Hosts were very friendly and informative. The man doing our tasting spent a lot of time with us, telling us all about the grapes and the process of wine making, even giving us a brief, impromptu tour of where they make the wine. we hadnt thought of it, but folks next to us brought their own picnic lunch which they were permitted to take down to the creek with their wine. Very cool.
Our day trip from Lake Lure to Overmountain Winery was fantastic! We experienced full tastings on the patio. Every wine was enjoyable, and they also offered a Blackberry Port, hard cider, and a house-made sangria. From the Great Dane roaming around to the ecletic decor of the tasting room, this place has tons of charm. Friendly and helpful staff made the experience wonderful!
We had a great time at the winery! Theyve done a great job making it a good experience with the layout, decor, and dogs. However, the wine is average. I would go here again if I wanted to hang with friends, picnic, and enjoy the day, but I would know that the wine wasnt the main draw of the place. If you wanted to have really good wine, I might pass this one up
We are from California and frequent wine country. We had never visited an east coast winery so when we happened to be in the area we chose OMV as a stop. We really did not know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The petit verdot was great and the sangria was excellent, both only to be surpassed by the great hospitality
This was a wonderful vineyard with really good wine. Many of their wines are aged in stainless steel barrels as opposed to French oak barrels, which is likely an overhead cost thing. But their wine was very good. Very pretty scene and cool vibe. Their staff was a bit snooty, which was a turnoff.
Beautiful place that has great service! Very knowledgable and friendly staff. Sit and relax by the fire with some wine overlooking the view, go hiking, or have a picnic. The owner & staff work hard to make sure customers are happy! Such a cute, intimate winery that is worth a visit every time!
Recently enjoyed a fabulous tasting and picnic despite a major downpour the entire afternoon. Met Frank and Sophia and their Great Danes and had a blast. Enjoyed the wines especially the PM, the new hard cider, and the blackberry wine.
Wow. My type of wine, ALL dry. Great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Perfect stop on the way home from the mountains. Kid friendly too, big rope swing from a big ole tree. Will be back next weekend.
Great experience! I enjoyed the view, the lovely dogs, terrific wines and excellent service on the 30th of July. We were a group of 12 women and each commented how glad they were to have visited this winery!
Owners and staff very knowledgeable and friendly. As frequent visitors to wine tasting, it was a pleasure to exchange observations while trying some truly good small batch wines in a lovely environment.