02/12/2018
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Banner Elk Winery at Its Finest

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Banner Elk Winery in Banner Elk, NC is revered for being the highest elevation vineyard on the East Coast, a very brave move and a very unique setting for this industry. Something many thought could not be done. At 4,800 feet, the views of the property and surrounding area are stellar. Rolling hills of green pasture, a pond, and wooded areas. This is where some vintage award winning wines and...

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02/9/2018
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May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

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Every year, the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Banner Elk admits over 1,500 injured or orphaned wild animals. No matter the species, the center’s staff cares for abandoned and injured creatures, as well as those requiring surgical or rehabilitative treatments. Every animal admitted to the center undergoes a thorough examination before staff create an individualized treatment plan. The center is located on the campus of Lees-McRae College, adjacent to the...

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02/9/2018
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Banner Elk Winery

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At an elevation of 4,800 feet, Banner Elk Winery’s upper acreage is the highest vineyard in the eastern United States. The idea of growing grapes at such a high altitude deterred many; all except for Richard Wolfe, Angelo Accetturo, and Pete and Michelle Gerukos, co-owners of the Banner Elk Winery. Now, the mountainsides in Avery and Watauga counties feature 32 vineyards sprouting cold-hardy grapes. Planting the Seed Wolfe, an engineer...

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11/16/2017
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Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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