The French Broad Vignerons of WNC

vigneron [ven-yu-rawn] – A person who grows grapes and then makes wine from the grapes they grow so they control the quality of the wine from the grass to the glass.

The French Broad Vignerons of WNC (FBV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for grape growing, wine making, evaluating, and enjoying wines in western North Carolina. Our organization has monthly meetings for business/educational/social purposes. It is open to anyone interested in viticulture and learning how to evaluate wines.


FBV VP Elaine Ryan presenting an Honorary Membership in the French Broad Vignerons to Dr. Mark Hoffman, NCSUĀ Small Fruits Extension Specialist in Raleigh NC, for his work helping develop mountain viticulture in WNC.