About Overmountain Vineyards
Originally a tobacco and cotton farm in the 1920′s and 30′s, we purchased this land in the early 1990′s, and returned it to its roots. Overmountain Vineyards was established in 2002 as a commercial vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of Polk County.
Our Tasting Room is open year-round. Our hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1pm-6pm. Overmountain Vineyard has five varieties of grapes planted; Cabernet Savuginon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Petit Manseng is our estate premium wine.
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail commemorates the military campaign that led to patriot victory at the battle of King Mountain in the fall of 1780. Authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980, the trail is administered by the National Park Service.
Working closely with partners along its corridor, the route is gradually being completed as a non-motorized pathway for public use. A commemorative motor route, which follows the state highways, is also available.
Overmountain Vineyards has a two mile certified protected segment of the Overmountain Victory National Trail, available for the public to hike.
- Overmountain Vineyards is one of 17 vineyards in Polk County and is a working vineyard with 15 acres in cultivation.
- The people that farmed this land at the turn of the century also grew grapes. We have found several old vines that were planted in the 20′s and 30′s as we developed our vineyard.
- There are many accounts by local folks that Cherokee Indians lived in teepees on Mill Creek located on the southern side of the property.
- After you enjoy a walk through the vineyards you can hike down the trails to Mill Creek, and enjoy dipping your feet in the creek. (You won’t want to forget a picnic basket.)
- Evidence of the original home site can be seen by the 100ft hand dug well marked in 1932. Descendents of the original land owners shared stories with us about the beautiful old pecan trees that were also planted in the yard in 1932.