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North Carolina, Hendersonville:
South Carolina, Oconee County:
Tennessee, Sevier County:
Kentucky, Harlan County:
West Virginia, Hinton:
Virginia, Nelson County:
Want to go?
Above: French toast is on Sunday's
brunch menu at the Montaluce Winery
and LeVigne Restaurant of Dahlonega,
Left: Montaluce Winery features
25,000-square-foot winery building.
actually fits the modern-day
story of real-life Nelson County, Virginia.Just off the Blue
Ridge Parkway, and along Va.
151, Nelson County has become a hotspot for making
beer, wine and cider. It's where
you'll find Afton Mountain
Vineyards (540-456-8667) as
well as a popular restaurant at
Blue Mountain Brewery (540456-8020), serving veggie pizza and hot wings.
Right: Back Porch Oyster Bar features
porch seating on two levels.
In nearby Nellysford, Hill
Top Berry Farm & Winery
(434-361-1266) serves Hunter's Moon, a spiced pumpkin
mead. "It is basically fall in a
glass," says Matt Wyant, the
assistant wine maker. "You can
warm it up-and mix it with
coffee or hot tea and make a
pumpkin-spice latte. That's
our most popular one - in the
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