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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

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Wonderful Wine and Atomosphere

We spent the afternoon with delicious wines by outdoor heaters and a wood burning fire. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Troy, Alabama
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Pleasant Place to Spend Some Time

Located right by a babbling creek, the vineyard has a lovely setting and a nice view of the... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Apex, North Carolina
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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All reviews glass of wine buy a bottle adirondack chairs great wine tasting room cheese and crackers pinot gris the river babbling brook perfect afternoon sit outside wine flight live music beautiful location sweet wine grandfather mountain red blend
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon with delicious wines by outdoor heaters and a wood burning fire. There is seating inside and out as well as along the river for a relaxing experience. The wines we tried were very good. Even on a cold drizzly day we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Located right by a babbling creek, the vineyard has a lovely setting and a nice view of the mountains. Though not particularly large, they have a nice selection of wines to choose from. My only complaint is that the gas heaters on the patio ran...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elandja
Reviewed November 11, 2018

One of my lfavorite wineries in NC. Plenty of great wines, friendly guides for the tasting, and Dog friendly/recommended! We made sure to plan a visit back to the winery, and made sure we had time to relax after. We brought a baguette, some prosciutto,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Reenys_Ace
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Three weeks ago now we met friends at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery for conversation and a glass or two of wine. Located right off the highway but nestled in the woods and away from the traffic noise. In fact, the only noise that one could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JR M
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A relaxing place to have some wine after a busy day. Sitting by the creek is pleasant. The wine flight was average, no great finds

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robkal2
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Get a glass of wine and relax next to the river. Wonderful place to spend a couple of hours with friends.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janice F
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Good music on Sundays and some of the staff is friendly others can be rude. Always try the wine before you buy a bottle. As a sommelier I have a hard time drinking the reds even their bold red which they state is an award...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank elliotw840
Reviewed October 14, 2018

On a whim, we decided to check out this business. We were not disappointed. There are grape vines growing everywhere. They have lots of choices for wine. I am not a wine drinker, but did find one that tasted like cotton candy. I would definitely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AllenK6455KE
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited the winery today. It is off the beaten path and although a small vineyard, absolutely charming. The small creek that runs along its side with chairs to sit upon is as tranquil as one can get. I tried a flight of their wines. My...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is such a cute winery! It sits along the Watauga River, and the chairs that line the river are the perfect place to sit and relax with a glass of their wine! They have many different wines to choose from, and they are all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 29, 2016|
Response from craquell | Reviewed this property |
yes! we brought our own cheese and crackers. There is a large area to lounge by the river. Its also pet friendly. The owners are very laid back
Wendy T
May 17, 2016|
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Response from Les R | Reviewed this property |
About 10 bucks each. No appointment.
March 17, 2015|
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Response from Sandy S | Reviewed this property |
They do have wine club members, and you are required to buy two cases (three bottles) a year. You get free tastings.