#89 of 109 Asheville Things To Do

Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro

Burntshirt Vineyards - Serving Up Fabulous Local Wine and Great Times for All
Written by: Brittany Mendez
Staff Score:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A vineyard, winery, and tasting room all in one, Burntshirt Vineyards is the place to go in Hendersonville for good vibes, friendly service, and delicious drinks. As a family-owned and operated winery, they proudly share the fruits of their labors with the community. Whether you come by once to hear your favorite musician play live or go weekly for drinks in the tasting room, you're sure to have a fantastic time.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

When you come to Burntshirt Vineyards, you get to taste the results of the sheer hard work spanning the last 80 years. Every wine on offer at this location results from the precise cultivation of the grapes that started it all. As the Oates family realized that their grapes were second to none, they ventured forth in building their winemaking expertise, resulting in the various types of wine you can enjoy today. 

All you have to do is sidle up to their tables in the tasting room or grab a seat on the patio to put in your order. If you’re not sure just what to get, let the servers know, and they will take you on a journey through all the options. All throughout your visit, you can trust the team will go above and beyond in helping you feel like family. 

After that, you will receive your selections with a smile and get to sit back and relax while soaking in the good vibes. You might even get lucky and have a chance to hear local musicians play their tunes live across the winery. 

If you’d like to see the magic in action, be sure to take a tour of the winery. You’ll get to gaze up 20 acres of grapes growing in the beautiful sunlight, plus see the crush pad where they get processed after harvest. Beyond that, you’ll get to explore the special equipment that presses out the grapes’ juices, ferments them into each type of wine, and puts them into bottles for your enjoyment.  

The fan favorites on their menu are:

Sugar Sweet Riesling
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, go with the Sugar Sweet Riseling. This wine kicks everything off with a splash of citrus before mellowing out into an ultra-sweet finish. 

Altitude 3400
Love a good blend? If so, you’re going to appreciate Altitude 3400, which boasts a mix of Merlot, Chambourcin, and Cabernet Franc. With each sip, you get an impressive array of vanilla and strawberry flavors plus a little bit of acidity to finish it off right. 

Sunset Sippin’
When you order Sunset Sippin’, you get a fun mix of tropical fruit flavors that work well with its grapefruit base. The aroma of lily flowers takes you on a trip around the world while the sweet end drives you to take yet another sip. 

If you want to put their wine on your daily menu, you’re invited to join their 3400 Club, which gives you access to their pre-release offerings, special events, and wine discounts galore. Beyond that, you can get two shipments of wine to your home each year in April and November.

Insider Tips:
-Daily tours are held at 2 pm each day and are first-come, first-served. There’s no extra charge for taking the tour.
-Pets are welcome as long as you keep them on the leash and outside on the patio with you.
-For those times when you’d rather not even go home, you can rent one of their beautiful cottages for the weekend or longer.