Tryon Foothills of Polk County

Known as “Tryon Foothills of Polk County”, the area is becoming known for its regional wines. Due to the relatively mild climate and thermal belt, this area is bringing back the tradition of grape growing and harvesting. If you’re interested in having a tour of the wineries contact Tryon Wine Tours.

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is a boutique winery that sits on a 70 acre family owned farm in Tryon, North Carolina. OMV grows 16 acres of French Vinifera focusing primarily on Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France as well as red varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Two acres of organically grown blueberries are also under cultivation for future winemaking. They use primarily estate grown fruit.

Frank Lilly, Winemaker and his daughter, Sophia, Assistant Winemaker, focus os developing artisanal wines which are hand crafted and distinctive. At Overmountain Vineyards, innovation is at the core of everything they do. They create old world style wines with the latest in modern innovative techniques both in the vineyards as well as in the winery.

The tasting room is open year round. During the high season (from bud break in the spring through harvest in the fall) they feature an Event Series with live concert performances, local food and always a great time! During the cooler months, the communal fire pit is a popular place for gathering. The front porch offers stellar views of the Foothills and they have many areas from secluded, intimate settings to places for larger groups and gatherings. If you are feeling adventurous, there is a certified segment of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail on site.


Parker-Binns Winery is a family run vineyard and winery established in 2008, on 40 acres in the Pea Ridge area of Polk County. Their estate wines are handcrafted in small quantities in artisan style. Their stunning location is perfect for special events including weddings or corporate events. They feature Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chambourcin.

Green Creek Winery is located in Columbus on Gilbert Road. They host various events including weddings, receptions, private parties and corporate events. They offer wine tasting Thursday through Sunday from 1-5 pm and feature food related products made with wine.

Mountain Brook Vineyards owned and operated by Dennis and Miriam Lanahan and located on Phillips Dairy Rd in Tryon, NC. They’re known for their Merlot but have recently introduced a Cabernet Sauvignon that’s become quite popular.

Russian Chapel Hills Winery is the newest winery in the area and opened to the public in Fall 2014. The winery has 18 acres several varieties of grapes. They use only estate grown grapes in their wines. Russian Chapel Hills Winery is also the sole distributor of Karma Wines from Rioja, Spain.