The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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The Vineyard & Winery at Catawba Farms


Convenient to Catawba County residents and less than an hour from uptown Charlotte, yet a world away, the 34 acres of Catawba Farms provide the perfect setting for The Vineyard & Winery at Catawba Farms, the first winery in Catawba County. On the property you'll find our tasting room, vineyard, picnic area, farm animals to interact with, fields to wander, as well as the historic Peacock Inn at Catawba Farms bed and breakfast. Our tasting room experience features a guided, curated wine tasting of all of our wines. Besides a tasting, visitors may purchase wine by the glass, bottles, and cases. Food prepared at the farm is available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During the winter months our tasting room moves to the Great Hall at the Peacock Inn. Enjoy a lodge-like atmosphere, complete with roaring fireplace. Guided tours of the property, including a walk through the vineyard to learn about the varietals we have planted and a visit to the Peacock Inn, are conducted Saturdays and Sundays during the summer months. In addition, special tours and tastings are available by appointment. Please call us at 828-994-4766 to make arrangements. Also, if you are planning on bringing a large group, we ask that you please call ahead.