Beer, Wine & Spirits in Hickory

Distillery Tour for 2, 4, or 15, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 73% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

$30 $17

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$29 for Entry to Bubbly Fest at Bubble Charlotte on Friday, September 26 ($60 Value)

Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre Charlotte

Guests sample upscale champagne while enjoying music provided by the live DJ

$60 $29

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$40 for Sunday Funday Brewery Tour from Charlotte Brewery Tours ($65 Value)

Charlotte Brewery Tours

Charlotte

Aboard a roomy party bus tour-goers travel for 4.5 hours between Charlotte's finest craft-beer breweries, enjoying free samples at each

$65 $40

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Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

$36 $18

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Hand-Crafted NC Cheese at Old Stone Winery (50% Off)

Old Stone Winery

Salisbury

Each session includes one glass of wine per person, one take-home wine glass per person, and a sampling of handcrafted local cheese

$32 $16

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Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

$26 $13

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$20 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle of Wine and Hat or Tumbler at Grassy Creek Vineyard ($40 Value)

Grassy Creek Vineyard

State Road

Yadkin Valley winery provides tastings for pairs, along with a logo hat or insulated wine tumbler and a bottle of one of its creations

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Stony Knoll Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson

Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops

$29 $15

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Winery Tour with Tastings, Souvenir Glasses, and Bottles for Two or Four at Treehouse Vineyards (Up to 61% Off)

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

$41 $18

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Wine Tasting Packages at Southern Medley Wine Cellar (Up to 49% Off). Two Options Available.

Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Uptown Wadesboro

Choose from seven wines produced and bottled onsite; packages include tastings, bottle of wine, and appetizers or desserts

$27.50 $14

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Wine Tasting, Wineglasses, and Cheese Plates at Hilton Vineyard (Up to 44% Off)

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

$34 $19

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$16 for Tour for Two at Stony Mountain Vineyards ($32 Value)

Stony Mountain Vineyards

North Albemarle

Drink in breathtaking views of the Uwharrie Mountains as you sample barrel-aged craft wines

$32 $16

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $11

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Distillery-Tour Package for Two at Six and Twenty Distillery (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

Six and Twenty Distillery

Powdersville

Craft distillers show off the hybrid still they use to make whiskey from wheat, not corn; each tour comes with a choice of souvenirs

$20 $9.50

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Though Stony Knoll Vineyards' first harvest didn't take place until 2002, the winery's 48 acres of cropland have been part of the Coe family since 1896, making it a North Carolina Century Farm. For most of that time, the land yielded tobacco, but now, under winemaker Lynn Crouse, its two vineyards grow grapes for 12 wines. That selection ranges from two cabernet francs to the signature SKV Plantation White, a dessert wine fashioned from handpicked chardonnay grapes.

Samples abound inside Stony Knoll's tasting room, which is nestled high in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the scenic vines below. Elsewhere on the picturesque estate, Stony Knoll hosts weddings and overnight guests in its Wine Lodge. The lodge, which was built in 1860, was originally a rural homestead, but it now offers modern amenities for its guests, including a two-person jacuzzi and flat-screen TVs.

1143 Stony Knoll Rd
Dobson,
NC
US

Dave and Ester DeFehr founded Daveste' Vineyards in 2003, and, after several years preparing the land, turned their first harvest into 500 cases in 2006. Today, alongside winemaker Sara Wooten, Dave and Ester continue to take a minimalist approach to winemaking, limiting their production to some 1,500 cases per year. Despite its size, the DeFehr's output has resulted in award-winning varietals, as well as both dry and semi-sweet whites and reds. Visitors to the vineyard may test some of that selection inside the property's rustic, timber-frame tasting room, which doubles as a gallery for local artists.

155 Lytton Farm Rd.
Troutman,
NC
US

The dueling pianists at Piano Man face off, vying for applause as they blaze through the biggest hits from the last hundred years. As they hit each note with perfection, audience members holler their requests and sing along with the pros, a fact the house prides itself on. When their requests hit the stage, guests can cheers with a host of tropical drinks, including the Malibu Painkiller—a euphoric combination of Malibu coconut, black, and sunshine blended with lemonade, OJ, and sprite—or the Entourage Margarita, with Avion tequila, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. To make sure they can remember the name of their favorite song, guests can soak up the cocktails with a menu of pub food classics such as burgers and wings.

19701 Bethel Church Rd
Cornelius,
NC
US

Designed to educate beginner and advanced wine lovers alike, Sip and Savor illuminates the vast arena of vino during classes, tours, and private parties. During their classes, students taste a variety of wines while learning practical skills, such as picking the perfect pairing and ordering from a restaurant's wine menu without first sneaking into the cellar to sip from each bottle. Their tours escort visitors to area vineyards, and Sip and Savor also hosts a wine club, which exposes clients to a well-curated selection of wines from around the globe.

18047 W Catawba Ave.
Cornelius,
NC
US

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill pays a deep resemblance to the kind of farm one might have visited during a fall field trip, with trees laden with ripening apples ready to be plucked. But, take a turn in the orchard and you'll encounter the piney scent of something else entirely: towering Cascade hop plants. The fresh juice that flows from the apple presses ferments for six months, emerging as mildly bubbly hard cider or accidental alcoholic applesauce. Concoctions infused with strawberries, peaches, and fragrant spices spill from bottles and taps, pairing with sugar-dusted cider donuts.

1860 Black Hwy
York,
SC
US

In the 1780s, blacksmith John Davidson moved from his log cabin, Rural Retreat, into Rural Hill, a majestic plantation-style house he built on his 265 acres of fertile farmland. The land and two houses were passed down through the Davidson family in the ensuing years, but in 1886, the mansion burned down. Then, in 1898, the log cabin also burned down, and the family was forced to live in a log kitchen building.

Visitors can still visit that log kitchen building today (it's the only historical residence remaining on the property) and see how hard life could be in an era without such modern conveniences as easy-squeeze mayo. The property has become, among other things, a field-trip destination, where historical re-enactors teach youngsters how 18th-century people baked, lit their homes, and did other basic tasks.

There's plenty of other reasons to visit, too. The secluded hill plays host to special events throughout the year, such as a fall corn maze and a Scottish festival with Highland games. And visitors can hike through nature on its peaceful 5K trail or entertain wedding guests at the cultural center.

4431 Neck Rd.
Huntersville,
NC
US