There’s nothing quite like indulging in a glass of tasty local wine and gazing out at the ocean waves after a long day of beach adventures. It tastes even better when you try it at the very place the wine was created! If you’d like to add wine tasting to your beach vacation itinerary, here are our top picks for the best Outer Banks winery that we’re sure you’ll love just as much as we do. Also, don’t forget to find even more local wineries, restaurants, and other local activities in our complimentary Vacation Guide!
The Best Outer Banks Wineries
Located in Jarvisburg, NC, Sanctuary Vineyards creates some of the best artisan wines in the area with hand-picked grapes from their very own vineyard. Winemakers chose grapes at the peak of ripeness and ferment them slowly on the skins. After, they store them in oak barrels in which the grapes develop their complexity. The tasting room is the perfect place to sip on a glass of your favorite wine, attend one of the winery’s exciting events, or shop for interesting items from the Cotton Gin.
Tasting a glass of OBX Winery vintage is just like sipping on a glass of sunshine! Small batch boutique wines are crafted and bottled right at the winery, which also happens to be the only winery physically located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. With ingredients from all over the world, OBX Winery creates a wide variety of wines rooted in uniqueness and flavor. Stop by to enjoy a free wine tasting or order a bottle of personalized wine for your next event.
Martin Farm and Winery
The scenic views of Knotts Island Bay emit a peaceful and romantic ambiance. This makes Martin Farm and Winery ideal for a memorable date night with your sweetheart. It’s even a great idea for a fun night out with your friends! In addition to locally-crafted wine, the winery also offers fresh produce grown right on the farm. If you prefer beer, opt for a craft brew and some light snacks. No wonder it’s known as one of our area’s most hidden gems!
Not a Wine Fan?
The floral or spicy notes of fine wines do not entice everyone! If you prefer craft beer, consider visiting one of the many amazing breweries on the Outer Banks!
- The Weeping Radish Farm Brewery: The Weeping Radish is North Carolina’s oldest microbrewery! They craft all of their beers according to the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516. This law states that beer makers must brew their beer with four simple ingredients: water, yeast, malt, and hops.
- The Outer Banks Brewing Station: Locals recognize this brewery and restaurant as a staple in the Outer Banks community. Plus, their beers are made delicious in a facility that relies completely on wind power.
- The Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe: Known for its “great brew and great chew,” Lost Colony produces irresistible locally crafted beer and some delicious brewpub fare.
- Northern Outer Banks Brewing Company: Located in Corolla, NC, this brewery makes fresh craft beer with the best grain, hops, equipment, workmanship available.
Stay With Us at Paramount Destinations
After exploring our area’s incredible wineries and breweries, we invite you to come back and relax in one of our beautiful Outer Banks vacation rentals! We offer dozens of beautiful homes to choose from in several of the best Outer Banks towns and villages. During your stay, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home in a lovely coastal destination.
For truly romantic getaways, our Memories by the Sea property in Corolla is perfect for couples. This pet-friendly condo boasts three bedrooms, bright and airy spaces, and access to the community’s pool and clubhouse.
Explore our wide variety of vacation rentals now or take a look at our Outer Banks vacation packing list to find out how to prepare for your tip. What are you waiting for?