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“Special Place in Banner Elk!”
Review of Banner Elk Winery

Banner Elk Winery
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Banner Elk
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Spent the afternoon drinking wine. What beautiful grounds! I was lucky enough to tour the inn, definitely the place I am going to stay on my next vacation to the high country! A must see if you are in Banner Elk. The staff was friendly and informative, and lead me to their sister business, Sorrentos Bistro, which was delightful! The food was exceptional, I can not wait to go back and share this place with my friends and family.

Thank Natalie G
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed at Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk, NC one night over Labor Day and found it to be very accommodating. The staff could not have been nicer, including those at the front desk and, especially, the breakfast hostess, Wanda. They offer a FULL, free breakfast - eggs, sausage, grits, the works! Check rates online, but call the hotel for any specials. We ended up with a much better rate by calling. This hotel is dog friendly too, and we were never bothered by barking. Our only complaint was the "pillow top" mattress not being very comfortable, causing you to roll towards the center of the bed. Possibly worn out, needing replacement? I mentioned at checkout that the shower rod was falling down and the desk attendant said it would be fixed that day. The hotel's location was very convenient to Banner Elk, a quaint town that was fun to explore on foot. We had dinner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, sat on their patio, where our dog was very welcome. The pot stickers entree is a LOT of meat - we shared it! We loved the Banner Elk Winery - you MUST go there! The wine tasting was well worth $7 each, and the wine hostesses were knowledgeable and friendly. Their wine has won many awards, and after you taste it, you'll know why! (our dog was most welcome there too!) The outside porch and grassy areas yield a wonderful place for picture taking. Note - the temperatures felt a bit cool, even in early September. Take a jacket!

Thank Condowner
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Sigghh, the scenery was stunning, our room luxurious and beautiful, and the staff amazingly accomadating!! We got to stay here 2 years ago for my birthday, but this visit far surpassed it!!! Terri, took care of any accomadations, as well as a wonderful wine tasting! She was very knowledgeable, of all the wines, as well as everything in the area! John, was the chef on hand for breakfasts, and he made the most amazing omelettes, and pastries! Just decadent! The whole staff was so polite, and accomadating, I look forward to another visit this fall!!! As far as the winery itself, just beautiful, and excellant wines, a real treat, and a hidden gem of Banner Elk!!!

1  Thank giamariai
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

In our wine tour of North Carolina, this was a recommended stop and we were not disappointed. The winery is lovely and in a beautiful location outside the town of Banner Elk. The $7 wine tasting included three whites, three reds and a bonus taste of the Chianti. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality, but there are no sulfates or nitrates in the wines. Wine lovers should know that these wines are "drink now". They will not age.

Thank spaqueen_9
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We found this winery on a gloomy rainy day and stepped in to a lovely tasting room. The wine is a surprise and a delight, worth a stop and purchase.

Thank Laurie F
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