44 Best North Carolina Winery Companies and Startups

February 12, 2023

This article showcases our top picks for the best North Carolina based Winery companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Winery industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top North Carolina Winery Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

BJT, Inc(Mutual Distributing Company)

BJT, Inc(Mutual Distributing Company)

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BJT (Mutual Distributing Company) distributes and sells beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverage products to restaurants & bars.

Southern Distilling Company

Southern Distilling Company

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Southern Distilling Company is a wine-making company that produces a wide range of whiskeys along with contract distilling services.

Southern Distilling Company

Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery

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Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery produces red, white, and rose wines.

Southern Distilling Company

Old North State Winery

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Old North State Winery is a brewery company that produces wine, beverages, spirits, beers, tasting tours, and events.

Southern Distilling Company

Stonefield Cellars Winery

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Stonefield Cellars winery iis a tasting room doors for wine lovers.

Southern Distilling Company

Burntshirt Vineyards

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Burntshirt Vineyards is a producer, retailer and online shop for wines, also hosting events and guided tastings & winery tours.

Southern Distilling Company

Long Beverage

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Long Beverage is a beverage manufacturing company that manufactures and sells a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks and beer.

Southern Distilling Company

Divine Llama Vineyards

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Divine Llama Vineyards produces superior wine and offer a unique and personal experience for tastings complimentary wine to visitors.

Southern Distilling Company

Aviator Brewing Company

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Aviator Brewing Company manufactures beer.

Southern Distilling Company

Weathervane Winery

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Weathervane Winery is a winery manufacturer.

Southern Distilling Company

Treehouse Vineyards

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Treehouse Vineyards is a manufacturing company that provides hand-crafted wines, unique foods, juices, ciders, and slushies.

Southern Distilling Company

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

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RayLen Vineyards & Winery is a manufacturing company that crafts from red and white wines to sparkling wines and roses.

Southern Distilling Company

Triangle Wine Company

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Triangle Wine Company is a manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of organic wine, craft beer, nonalcoholic drinks, and artisanal foods.

Southern Distilling Company

Linville Falls Winery

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Linville Falls Winery is a vineyard, winery, and farm, cultivating grapes and making wine.

Southern Distilling Company

Pacific Star Winery

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Pacific Star Winery produces handcrafted wines.

Southern Distilling Company

Cypress Bend Vineyards

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Cypress Bend Vineyards is a manufacturing company that provides a wide range of wines, spirits, and beverages.

Southern Distilling Company

Mother Earth Brewing

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Mother Earth Brewing is a seller of beer.

Southern Distilling Company

Charlie T Locklear Vineyard & Winery

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Charlie T Locklear Vineyard & Winery produces muscadine and fruit wines and provides wine-tasting services.

Southern Distilling Company

Pitt Street Brewing Company

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Pitt Street Brewing Company is a winery that provides craft beer and events.

Southern Distilling Company

Shelton Vineyards

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Shelton Vineyards offers a wide variety of wines such as white, red, sangria, port, chardonnay, and rose and hosts various events.

Southern Distilling Company

Gioia dell’Amore Cellars

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Gioia dell’Amore Cellars is a vineyard and a winery that produces a variety of wines and offers wine tasting, weddings, and events services.

Southern Distilling Company

Grandfather Vineyard

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Grandfather Vineyard manufactures commercial wines.

Southern Distilling Company

Russian Chapel Hills Winery

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Russian Chapel Hills Winery manufactures and sells wine.

Southern Distilling Company

Slightly Askew Winery

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Slightly Askew Winery is a shop for wine.

Southern Distilling Company

Stony Mountain Vineyards

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Stony Mountain Vineyards is a manufacturer of wine.

Southern Distilling Company

Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

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Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery is a beverage manufacturing company that offers white, red, semi-sweet, and dessert wine products.

Southern Distilling Company

Wine Authorities

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Wine Authorities produce wines.

Southern Distilling Company

Winery Adventures

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Winery Adventures is a platform that provides information on wineries, reviews, and tips for wine travelers.

Southern Distilling Company

Hinnant Family Vineyards

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Hinnant Family Vineyards

Southern Distilling Company

Cabo Winery

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Cabo Winery is a winemaking company.

Southern Distilling Company

Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery

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Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery is a food and beverage company that provides wines, dining, spa, wedding, and events services.

Southern Distilling Company

Rock of Ages Winery

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Rock of Ages Winery is an online seller and manufacturer of wines.

Southern Distilling Company

Eco Valley

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Eco Valley provides superior customer service with an excellent selection of winery and beer products to its customers.

Southern Distilling Company

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Banner Elk Winery & Villa offers a wide range of wines, and accessories.

Southern Distilling Company

McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks

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McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks is a manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of wines, hard ciders, spirits, and other beverages.

Southern Distilling Company

Medaloni Cellars

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Medaloni Cellars offers a venue for hosting events and wine tastings.

Southern Distilling Company

Piccione Vineyards

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Piccione Vineyards is a wine making company.

Southern Distilling Company

WoodMill Winery

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WoodMill Winery sells a range of wines and provides tours, wedding, shooting, and event venues for visitors.

Southern Distilling Company

Parker-Binns Vineyard

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Parker-Binns Vineyard is a winemaking company that offers a wide range of wines for selling and testing purposes.

Southern Distilling Company

Saint Paul Farms

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Saint Paul Farms is an orchard and vineyard that grows fruits and produces ciders, spirits and wines as well as hosts wine-tasting events.

Southern Distilling Company

Mannings Restaurant

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Mannings Restaurant provides food, drinks, and music.

Southern Distilling Company

RagApple Lassie

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RagApple Lassie offers a wide range of white and red wines made with the help of grapes, including Viognier, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

Southern Distilling Company

The Hop Yard

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The Hop Yard is a bar of craft beer, cocktails, and wine in Raleigh, NC.

Southern Distilling Company

Sanders Ridge

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Sanders Ridge is a company specializing in vineyards and wineries and offers a variety of bottled and estate-grown wines and wedding venues.

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