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. Our tasting toom offer stellar views of the foothills — or you can reserve a more intimate seating area.

  • OMV grows 18 acres of grapes:
  • Petit Manseng, an elegant aromatic white originally from southwest France

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Cabernet Franc

  • Merlot

  • Petit Verdot


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

Frank and Lita Lilly.

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.

Sofia Lilly


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 home to Overmountain Vineyards and is highly involved in the family business. Sofia is a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and spends her free time advocating for agriculture & farmers.


Ali, Lauren & Lauren

Tasting Room Staff

Our Tasting Room staff are ready to welcome you to the vineyard, tell you about our wines and offer a 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.

Marc Hipp, Tasting Room Manager

Marc joined the OMV team in 2020, working in the field, winery, and tasting room. He has many years in the service industry and has a life long love for the outdoors. Marc is a fly fishing enthusiast and has traveled to places like Patagonia, Belize and the Amazon jungle to pursue his passion.