Vineyard & Winery

9 acres of vineyards sit at Burntshirt Mountain at 3,400′ elevation and 30 acres of vineyards can be overlooked from our Hendersonville Tasting Room at 2,200′ elevation. Our vineyards are situated on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide on the Crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

About The Vineyard

Burntshirt Vineyards occupies a unique position with two vineyards totaling 30 acres that are situated on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide on the Crest of the Blue Ridge – some of highest elevations on the East Coast.

The first vineyard was planted in 2009 in this magical area of the Blue Ridge Province of the Appalachian Mountains with a combination of 14 European varieties and French-American hybrids. Long sunny days and cool nights coupled with sandy loam and rocky soils allow numerous grape varieties to thrive at this altitude. Early testament to that fact was that Burntshirt Vineyards was awarded top medals in the 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition for our Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian varietal rarely grown in the United States, and our Merlot, which medaled in a category with wineries from such noted wine regions as Napa, Sonoma and Washington State.

Located at 3,400 feet above sea level, the vineyard at Burntshirt Mountain in Gerton, NC, is the higher of the two plots. The 8.5 acres planted at this dramatic setting are surrounded by mountains which block strong north winds. Little Pisgah Mountain is to the north while Bearwallow and Little Bearwallow are to the south and Chimney Rock to the east. A natural spring feeds a pond near the vineyard and exceptional flora and fauna including wild turkey, bear, deer, bobcats, coyotes and amphibians also occupy the land. At 2,200 feet are the remaining 21.5 acres of vineyards on Sugarloaf Road vineyard in Hendersonville, NC. This former apple orchard is home now to north-south facing vines which allow maximum daytime sunlight.

Our grape growing practices are innovative and responsible. We limit the yield resulting in higher quality.

About The Winery

Our state of the art wine production facility was opened in September 2013. This allows us complete control of our growing and production, and we are proud of how that will translate to a great bottle of wine for you!

The winery features select top equipment that allows us to produce all of our wine minutes from where the grapes are grown on our two estate vineyards in Henderson County. The winery is located next to our Tasting Room and is available for guided tours of the winemaking process, enhancing your visiting experience. A large barrel room in the winery is also available for private functions.

The 10,440 square foot winery includes a crush pad where freshly-picked grapes will be brought directly from the vineyards as soon as they are harvested in the fall. Special equipment de-stems the grapes and pumps them into a wine press which extracts the juice. Once the grapes are crushed, they are pumped through hoses into the winery’s fermentation tanks where the process of winemaking continues. The winery also contains a laboratory to conduct tests on grapes prior to harvest and then later as the wine goes through fermentation to ensure product quality. There is also a storage room for case goods and a hermetically sealed space for a future bottling line. One of the special features of the winery is a 1,700 square foot barrel room. The room, decorated with large wine barrels and wine bottle chandeliers, mimics a “cave” often found in European chateaus and wineries.

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