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 vines to the wines.

The French Broad Vignerons of Western North Carolina (FBV) is a 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, and social purposes. It is open to anyone interested in viticulture and learning how to evaluate wines.


Pay your 2021 French Broad Vignerons Membership Dues here!

French Broad Vignerons 2021 calendar year membership dues is $25/couple (or two people at the same address like a vineyard/winery).

Click HERE to register and pay your 2021 calendar year dues.


Upcoming French Broad Vignerons Events in 2021

Wine Faults Class – September 25, 2021 1-2:30pm 

Stone Ashe Vineyards Gathering – October 2021 (more details to come)

Wine Judging Class – October or November 2021 (more details to come)

WNC Regional Amateur Wine Competition – December 3, 2021

WNC Regional Commercial Wine Competition – December 4-5, 2021 

Sign up and pay on our Special Events Page.


Online Classes from the NC Muscadine Grape Association

Visit the NC Muscadine Grape Association page to learn more about two online course offerings – growing your own muscadines and making muscadine wine at home!