Butter Street Retreat is located minutes from Crest of the Blue Ridge Wine Country. It was named an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2019; this prestigious federal designation gives the area the same designation as Sonoma County and Napa Valley, both fellow AVAs. Our close proximity to the Crest of the Blue Ridge puts several highly rated wineries within 30 minutes of Butter Street Retreat.
Mountain Brook Vineyard – 24 minute drive – This vineyard is one of our favorites. Their grounds are beautiful and spread out, offering private tours in a country setting with mountain views. Their recently remodeled outdoor spaces and tasting room feature several flight boards as well as customizeable charcuterie boards. 731 Phillips Dairy Rd, Tryon, NC
Eagle Mountain Winery – 19 minute drive – They opened early 2021 and feature wine flights, farm to table foods, live music, bocce ball, and a botanical gardens. We recommend trying their monthly wine blending class. 2330 Highway 11, Landrum, SC
Overmountain Vineyards – 21 minute drive – 2012 Sandy Plains Rd #8799, Tryon, NC
Russian Chapel Hills Winery – 23 minute drive – 2662 Green Creek Dr, Columbus, NC
Parker-Binns Vineyard – 24 minute drive – 2275 Whiteside Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Wellborn Winery – 29 minute drive – 254 Mush Creek Rd, Travelers Rest, SC
Burntshirt Vineyards – 33 minute drive – 2695 Sugarloaf Rd, Hendersonville, NC
Tryon Bottle– 4 minute drive – 15 S Trade St, Tryon NC – This family-owned shop offers a large selection of local wine and beer. Tryon’s open container ordinance allows you to take along your beverage as you stroll to other shops in town.
Winery and Brewery Tours
Van in Black – winery tours, brewery tours, city tours, pub crawls, scenic trips
Let them take care of the driving as you and your group enjoy all our area has to offer. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a beverage while you travel safely to your destinations. (Van in Black is a legitimate “For Hire” vehicle in NC, and passengers can legally have open containers inside vehicles.)
Call and book a few weeks before your stay to make sure your dates are available!
Restaurants & Pubs
American/Pub & Grill
The Hare and Hound 101 East Rutherford St, Landrum, SC
Great selection of local beers on tap. A favorite of ours, and of locals and visitors alike. Serving classic pub and traditional American fare, great beer selection, and Rick’s Famous BBQ Ribs. Great outdoor dining space and Sunday brunch.
Barbecue, Southern Eclectic
Southside Smokehouse 726 South Howard Ave Landrum, SC
Great beer selection! Specializing in traditional American comfort food with a twist. “From NC style Barbecue to Louisiana Cajun and Creole dishes to other Southern Classics like Fried Chicken or Shrimp n Grits, you are sure to find something that will please the palates of all your dining companions.”
Iron Key Brewing – 13 minutes – 135 Locust St, Columbus, NC
Local brewery located in an old converted prison. New in 2020. Large craft beer selection brewed there, plus outstanding menu.
Green River Brew Depot – 23 minutes – 26 Church St, Saluda, NC
A craft beer and wine tap room. They have over 65 beers from local and beyond, 14 beers and ciders on tap. Featuring live music and special events occasionally.