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Appalachian Vintner

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99 Ratings
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 350
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

745 Biltmore Ave
Ste 121
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803-2556
United States
phone: (828) 505-7500

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Place added by: cwalexander on 10-06-2009

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
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Reviews by commis:
Photo of commis
4.4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This is my most visited shop in Asheville. It's really more of a wine store but they have a good amount of beer as well. Especially recently, the two brothers that own the place seem to be getting more and more into beer.
The selection is not jaw dropping but they definitely cover enough bases to make it my regular store, and the quality of what they stock is always great. What they don't stock, they will always get for me if it's available to them, they even buy cases of stuff I ask for even when I only want a couple bottles. They are always on point when it comes to keeping their customers happy.
The store has 4 taps and about 8 seats at a nice little bar and Geoff and Charles will hang out and talk beer or wine with you. Next to the bar are a few nice tables and some big, comfy leather chairs so you can grab a pint and relax while you ponder what you might buy. The taps are usually a couple locals and something special. Right now they have Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, Pisgah Pale and fresh SCULPIN,,,,This is the second keg of Sculpin they've had and this is a market where Sculpin really does not show up in much. The big ass friendly old dog that greets you and the fact that there is a sweet little lounge area in a great store earns the Vintner a 5 for atmosphere in a bottle shop.
Prices are on par with other stores in town except for Bruisin Ales which is very pricey. I buy kegs from these guys every few weeks and the prices are as good or better for barrels than Hops n Vines, which is also one of my go-to's.
Overall this is my favorite shop in town. Charles is working on building a beer engine that will be put to use at some point in the future and at that point I may never go anywhere else.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RochefortChris
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brackh
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great store with a huge selection. Staff was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. They really know their local selection which is nice. Prices were expensive compared to the Atlanta market. Don't have any other stores to compare it to in Asheville yet on that front. They will sell you singles of most beers too.

Photo of tlema1
3.86/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bcp5296d
5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.8/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Nice selection and decent prices (for Asheville, where things tend to be a bit expensive). Glassware is a bit expensive, but they have an excellent selection nonetheless. Very nice atmosphere. Pleasant place to shop. The staff is quite knowledgeable and eager to help you pick out the right beer (if you are new to the hobby). I was interested in the "auction book" they have where people bid on hard-to-get beers, though for the life of me I can't understand why anyone would pay $80 for two cans of Heady Topper (just sign up with Beer Advocate and swing a trade!).

Photo of jak
4.53/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tat2matt
5/5  rDev +8%

I live in Asheville and frequently visit the Vintner. The beer bar is superb, routinely featuring rare and hard-to-find brews on tap, including some breweries that typically don't distribute to the region. The service is always friendly and very knowledgeable. The bottle selection is extensive and varied; and for a locally owned bottle store, reasonably priced. I take every beer nerd friend who visits to the Vintner, when in town it is a must visit for any beer lover.

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
5/5  rDev +8%

Was in Asheville for the day visiting from SC, so I decided to try out some of the local beer shops. Appalachian Vintner was far and away the best of the bunch. Huge selection of both domestic and foreign beers, and nothing I saw there struck me as being overpriced. The employees were friendly and made you feel welcome, instead of the pretentious attitude i experienced in other stores. Special shout out to Joel for helping with recommendations and finding some beers that were not available to me in the state of South Carolina. Overall an excellent store with good people. If you're in town for the day definitely make a point to stop by.

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5/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Great location and selection. Prices were higher than I am use to for some beers, but overall it was cheaper than Bruisin Ales. They have a nice tap selection in the middle of the store with some great beers. I did not like that you could not build your own 6 pack from anything in the store, it was only limited to small selection. A must visit if you want to take bottles home.

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4.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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Photo of 5thOhio
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

I've shopped for beers in NC, SC and OH and this, by far has the biggest selection I've yet been to. Staff is very helpful, inventory is quite large and they have the added value of taps so you can have a beer while you decide what to buy. Easy to get to, just minutes off I-40. If you're vacationing in or near Asheville, it's definitely a "must stop."

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Appalachian Vintner in Asheville, NC
100 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.