You Need to Plan a Trip to Burntshirt Vineyards

Whether you are craving something dry, something sweet, or anything in between, the wines at Burntshirt Vineyards won’t disappoint. After a tour and a taste at this one-of-a-kind winery, don’t miss out on everything else that Chimney Rock offers! Download our free Chimney Rock/Lake Lure Vacation Guide for over 100 recommendations on restaurants, cafes, outdoor recreation, and things to do in the area.

You Need to Make a Trip to Burntshirt Vineyards


Burntshirt Vineyards offers a wide range of delicious wines from their two vineyards. One is located in Hendersonville and the other in Geston. Both vineyards occupy some of the highest elevated land on the East Coast and span a total of 27 acres. This unique location creates the perfect atmosphere for growing grapes!

Over the past several years, Burntshirt has won several awards and accolades from across the country for their estate grown wines. Their wine is only available at their tasting rooms, gift shop, online store, and select North Carolina stores. However, the tasting rooms are the best way to get a proper taste of what the winery offers!

Tastings are available at their two tasting rooms in Chimney Rock and Hendersonville for only $10. You will receive five custom tastes and an engraved Burntshirt wine glass!


Of course, you can always explore the beautiful gardens and vineyards to see for yourself what makes Burntshirt such a special winery. Stroll through the vineyards when you schedule a private tour with the winemaker; this private tour includes two cheese boards and a bottle of wine to enjoy on the terrace!

In addition, general tours of the Hendersonville winery are available at 2:00 p.m. each day. The best part of all? This winery tour is free to the public! For more information on the tours available at Burntshirt, visit their website.


  • During the weekends at Burntshirt, you can always look forward to indulging at the Vinter’s Table Food Truck; this food truck features homemade breads, pimento cheese, traditional cheese trays, and wine-infused nibbles.
  • If you happen to visit during the week, we recommend placing a lunch order prior to your visit! Box Lunches are available at Burntshirt and are specially prepared by Cafe on the Veranda. Call Burntshirt Vineyards at (828) 685-2402 to place a Box Lunch order. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
  • Movie screenings, live music, and seasonal events are always on the calendar at Burntshirt Vineyards! Check out the Burntshirt calendar to see what you can expect during your trip!


After a tour and a taste at one of the best wineries in North Carolina, continue your journey for the greatest wines at the Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant. Our menu features countless award-winning wines from across the nation and craft beers which showcase Western North Carolina’s local talent.

When you book a stay at our boutique inn, you won’t need to travel far to enjoy Chimney Rock’s No. 1 restaurant. The Esmeralda Restaurant is conveniently located at our main inn, and is the perfect place greet each morning with a gourmet breakfast! It is just one of the many conveniences that is included with your stay. Explore our modern amenities and check our current packages and specials today! We can’t wait to hear about your adventures at Burntshirt Vineyards!