Belle Nicho Winery
Welcome to Belle Nicho!
Come along and enjoy the relaxing country air in the foothills of the mountains, and discover the delightful taste of the award winning wines of Belle Nicho winery. Our wine tastings have been called “fun” and “unpretentious”, and in 2014 our wines received three silver and two bronze medals from the NC State Fair!
Since 2012 Belle Nicho Winery has been adding its own Southern Style to our wines. Nestled close to Lake James off the I-40 between Asheville and Morganton NC, we produces wines from French-American hybrids, native grapes, fruit and vinifera. Belle Nicho offers a wide variety of fun wines that are easy to get along with, great for parties, or that special occasion just between the two of you. We use sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery including solar power and water from rainwater cisterns.
Our winery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm, and we are open from just before Valentine’s Day through New Years Eve.
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Chambourcin is a French American hybrid grape variety that produces an aromatic red wine. Our Chambourcin was aged in oak for 18 months, and has a nice spicy nose and taste with balanced acidity.
The Seyval Blanc grape is a French American hybrid we’ve used to make a dry white wine that is light and crisp with lovely fruit notes. This well-balanced wine with a nice finish is great by itself and complements many foods.
Our Rose is made from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes. The wine was slightly sweetened before bottling but has a nice acid finish to balance.
Catawba is a North American native grape and this wine has its own unique character with an earthy sweet fragrance. Ours is a semi-sweet wine with a nice acid balance.
Our Strawberry-Rhubarb is a fruit wine made from equal parts strawberry and rhubarb. The lovely aroma and taste of strawberry is balanced by the more acidic rhubarb.
Sweet Dog Red
Our Sweet Dog Red is a unique 50/50 blend of Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc. This is a lovely sipping wine and we have made some luscious sangria with it.
Another reason to purchase is REASON (Reduce Euthanasia, and Spay or Neuter). A percentage of our profit from Sweet Dog goes to this group whose mission is to provide spay/neuter surgical fee assistance through partnerships with private practice veterinarians and low-cost clinics.