Looking to fill the stockings on your holiday gift list? Stuff them with nearly two dozen wineries, breweries and cideries.
The Cheers! Trail Passport is a guide to 23 tasting rooms along this unique trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. The trail features 11 breweries, six vineyards, three cideries and a meadery. In addition, two wineries operate second tasting rooms off premise.
The passport is just $10 and available online. Once a passport has been stamped at 12 venues along the trail, it can be redeemed for special Cheers! Trail merchandise.
There are many highlights along the trail, such as the palatial Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River, and nearby Bold Rock Hard Cider, the nation’s top craft cidery. Six wineries, including two mountaintop vineyards, anchor the newly designated Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA, an American Viticultural Area wine region, while pedestrian-friendly downtown Hendersonville is home to six breweries.
Other highlights are a farmhouse brewery in the agr-icultural community of Etowah, an artisan cidery in the midst of an apple orchard, and a wine tasting room and bistro with scenic views of Chimney Rock
The Cheers! Trail Passport is not only a fun stocking stuffer, it makes a great gift for friends, neighbors and co-workers.