Asheville is a small city in North Carolina with a population of barely above 80,000. But Asheville has become a serious contender for one of the best foodies’ destinations in the recent years. Culinary scene has become pretty strong with chefs from different parts of the world dropping their anchor precisely here in Asheville. And let’s not forget the legendary Asheville Wine & Food Festival that brings in foodies from all over America. But even aside from the Festival, there are many good reasons to head to Asheville this year. Here are 7 reasons why you should put this city on your map in 2016.
1. Wine tasting
Asheville is full of surprises and one of the things you wouldn’t expect is some of the best wine tasting tours in the country. The whole area has more than a dozen wineries where you can enjoy trying some of the best wines you’ll ever taste while watching the incredible mountain views.
Most of the wineries will provide you with a unique relaxing experience of tasting their best wines made from local fruit and trying some other local delicacies.
South Creek Winery in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain invites you to their lovely Italian Renaissance Farmhouse, while the famous Biltmore Winery gives you a chance to learn a bit more about delicious wine while you enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and a spectacular view.