Preserving the family farm. Addison Farms Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery situated on 55 acres in Leicester, NC. Located approximately 17 miles northwest of Asheville, NC, the property has been in the family for four generations. Addison Farmer and his parents purchased the property in 1937. Addison and Ines were married in 1942, and they raised their family here on the farm. In 2009, we started the vineyard and winery as a way to preserve the family farm for future generations.
In 2009, Addison Farms Vineyard planted the first acre of what is planned to be a 10 acre vineyard. The vineyard has expanded a little each year, currently at a little over six acres, with an additional two acres in Leicester under Addison Farms management. The vineyard is at an elevation between 2250' and 2300'. As of May 2018, we have six varieties in the vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, and Petite Manseng.
In 2010, Addison Farms Vineyard completed our first crush from fruit purchased from other NC growers. In 2011, we produced wine from the first fruit from our vineyard, and we opened the Addison Farms Vineyard tasting room in early December 2012
Today, we produce award-winning wines from fruit we grow and from our partner growers at Stephani Vineyard, Moon Lake Vineyard, and Spring Branch Vineyard. Our current production is around 1000 cases annually.
We invite you to join us at the Addison Farms Vineyard tasting room.
4005 New Leicester Hwy
Leicester, NC 28748
From Patton Ave (US 19/23),
take Leicester Hwy (NC 63) approx. 14m.
Addison Farms Vineyard is the first driveway
on the right past Union Baptist Church.
Come up the hill and follow the first right
to the tasting room and vineyard.
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Friday and Saturday: Noon to 5p
Sunday: 1p - 5p
Thursday: Noon to 5p [1 May - 31 Oct]
Other days: By appointment only