Drink Local, Drink Well

The Foothills are known for many things, including places to sip distilled spirits, ales, or the fruit of the vine while enjoying your surroundings.  These places in the Foothills have everything from rolling hills to a country setting to a seat downtown to watch the world walk by!  Take some time and give these locally-owned spots a try!

Bevana Brewery & Taproom
116 West A St.
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 949-3033

Located in the old Newton firehouse with indoor/outdoor seating with open garage doors during good weather.  With 32 draft lines and a rotating stock, the board always has something new.

Liquid Roots Brewing
1048 Harper Ave. NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 572-1106

Craft brewery and taproom offering unique and traditional styles of beer. Family and dog friendly with live music and food trucks.  The beer menu changes, with “Freedom,” a Scottish Kolsch being constant.

Granite Falls Brewery
47 Duke St.
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 212-1222

A dog and family-friendly small-batch brewery with live music in a historic building. Delicious food and brewed seasonal delights go with the year-round flagships Knotty Girl, Granite Falls American, Hoppilachia, and Castle Stormer. Ask Mario about the history while you are there!

Blowing Rock Draft House
883 Highland Ave. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 414-9600

Located in historic Hollar Mill, this brewery/taproom has delicious food and a great selection of different IPA’s including hazys, lagers, ambers, and darker styles.  

Twisted Vine Winery
487 Legion Rd.
Lenoir, NC 28645
(828) 726-3185

Family-run winery with tasting room and indoor-outdoor seating in a country-style setting.  See what they mean when they say “Doing Wine Southern Style.” Open Thursday thru Sunday.

Six Waterpots Vineyard and Winery
4040 James Dr.
Hudson, NC 28638
(828) 728-5099

Jim and Dawn offer small batch handcrafted wines made from muscadine varietals. The tasting room can accommodate groups of up to 35, and there is a tent for larger gatherings.  Open Friday thru Sunday or call for an appointment.

Shadowline Vineyard
2550 Shadow Line Ln.
Granite Falls, NC 28630
(828) 234-5773

This winery has a tasting room and patio nestled in the woods with lots of shade trees and a farm pond view.  Open Thursday thru Monday with seasonal live music.

Hickory Wine Shoppe
238 Union Sq. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
(828) 324-4441

Located in a historic storefront in the heart of Union Square in Downtown Hickory, with a focus on wines from small producers as well as industry staples. Indoor/outdoor seating with seasonal live music.  Open Tuesday through Sunday.

3 Little Birds Corks & More
19 N. College Ave.
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 469-6066

Located in downtown Newton and recently renovated, they have a wonderful selection of wines, beers, ciders, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with charcuterie boards, pita pizzas, salads, and more.  Talk to the three sisters and try the Bavarian pretzel with spicy mustard!

Warehouse Distillery
2628 Northwest Blvd.
Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-5183

A woman-owned award-winning distillery with a cocktail lounge to create a unique experience!  A small selection of wines, NC beers in cans, and cocktails made with NC spirits or their own Bourbon, Maple, and Rye Whisky. Known for the best Old Fashioned in the county!  Open Wednesday through Saturday with Golf cart access!