Explore the Polk County Wine Trail

When you’re on vacation, you deserve to relax. There’s nothing better than taking a break with a glass of wine in your hand! During your stay at Orchard Inn, try one of these wineries near Polk County. Whether you are on a romantic getaway or a weekend with the girls, it’s the perfect way to get a true taste of our gorgeous area.  

Sip and Savor the Finest Wines in Polk County 

1. Parker-Binns Vineyard

Enjoy 35 acres of breathtaking scenery at the Parker-Binns Vineyard! This company began in 2007 after Karen and Bob Binns decided they were unsatisfied with retirement. Now, they put their heart and soul into creating delicious blends with their 4,000 grape vines. If you’d like to try their wines and experience the gorgeous views, their tasting room is open Wednesday – Friday from 12:00 to 6:00, then Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 7:00.

2. Overmountain Vineyards

Overmountain Vineyards is a family-run winery that is located in the Tryon Foothills of Polk County. They focus on French-style wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. As you try their wines, you’ll be able to notice the care and expertise that has gone into each creation. The tasting room is located in a quaint cottage overlooking the expansive hills to create a unique atmosphere and is open Wednesday through Sunday!

3. Mountain Brook Vineyards

Mountain Brook Vineyards has been growing grapes since 2002, and have been able to offer wine made from 100% North Carolina grapes. They keep each batch small to ensure high quality, and you can tell! Walk-ins are welcome to indulge in a wine tasting on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for just $10. You’ll even get a souvenir wine glass to remember your visit by!

4. Russian Chapel Hills Winery

The Russian Chapel Hills Winery is located about a half hour away from Orchard Inn in Columbus, NC. Once known as Green Creek Vineyards, the name was changed after the addition of the St. Anna Chapel. If you’re interested in visiting, you can frequent their tasting room from Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The gorgeous vineyard views pair perfectly with their delicious wines!

Book Your Stay Today

Located in the gorgeous town of Saluda, Orchard Inn is close to all the incredible wineries near Polk County. Browse through our cozy accommodations to start planning your stay! We have both bed and breakfast rooms and cottages for those looking for a more private getaway. Plus, you can always continue to enjoy North Carolina wines at our farm-to-table restaurant, Newman’s. We look forward to hosting you!