About Overmountain Vineyards 2017-12-06T13:04:14+00:00
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FAMILY-OWNED

Overmountain Vineyards (OMV) sits on a 70-acre family-owned farm in the Tryon Foothills of Polk County, NC.

The Lilly family: Cecilia, Sofia, Lita, Frank and Miguel >>

Lilly family.

Winemakers Frank Lilly and his daughter Sofia use innovative techniques to develop handcrafted and distinctive French-style wines. The Tasting Room at Overmountain Vineyards, opened in 2010, welcomes guests year-round. The front porch offers stellar views of the foothills — or you can choose more intimate seating areas or large-group gathering spaces.

If you are feeling adventurous, we even have a two-mile certified segment of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail onsite. Guests are welcome to hike during Tasting Room hours or by special appointment. Bring your picnic, choose a bottle of wine and head for the trail! For the safety & enjoyment of our guests, pets are welcome on a leash.

OMV grows 17 acres of French vinifera focusing primarily on

  • Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Merlot

  • Petit Verdot

MEET THE TEAM

Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our vineyard. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery and the wines.

Frank & Lita Lilly

Owners and Proprietors

Frank and his wife Lita bought the land that is now Overmountain Vineyards in 1990. Frank and the family began planting Cabernet Sauvignon in 2000 and over the next four years planted four other varieties. In 2007, Frank enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at Surry Community College, and studied there for two years. Frank also had the privilege of working under Lee Griffin, the owner and winemaker of Rockhouse Vineyards, a true trailblazer in the North Carolina wine industry..

Sofia Lilly

Winemaker

Sofia Lilly, second-generation farmer and winemaker at Overmountain Vineyards, grew up on the farm and in the vineyards. She has been involved in the winemaking and vineyards since the very first vintage.

In 2014, Sofia graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and English. She chose to return to Overmountain Vineyards and is highly involved in the family business. Sofia is continuing her education in the field of fermentation science and is currently apprenticing under Frank.

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Taylor, Belinda, Carrie, Melinda

Taylor, Belinda, Carrie and Mindy

Tasting Room Staff

Our Tasting Room staff are ready to welcome you to the vineyard, tell you about our wines and offer a tasting, glass or bottle of wine. They always enjoy meeting and talking to people from all over the country and educating them on Overmountain wines and the Tryon foothills area.