Our Tours

  • Blue Ridge Wine Tour
  • Vino Al Fresco
  • The Crest Wine Tour
  • Custom Tours

The Trolley Company is a member of the French Broad Vignerons.  The French Broad Vignerons is a non-profit organization that promotes viticulture as a tool for economic development in the region of Western North Carolina.  Our mission is to help develop the viticulture industry through promotion of grape growing, wine/cider/mead making and training in the art of wine evaluation.

If your group is looking for a professional presentation on all things wine, we would recommend author Chuck Blethen,  He is owner of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard & Walapini Greenhouse in Marshall NC, Member of the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association, and a Board Member & Vice President of Public Relations of the French Broad Vignerons. He has twice earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award, once in Arizona and once in North Carolina. Chuck has presented 2 TED Talks.

He has visited hundreds of wineries on seven continents over the last 40 years, and has traveled many times to Australia to work with the winemakers in Hunter Valley. He has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 corporate executives and their spouses on wine etiquette and entertaining with wine. He has traveled around the world as an enrichment lecturer for many cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, B&O, and Princess. He has authored several books including “The Wine Etiquette Guide” published in 2006;  “Entertaining with Wine” published June 2019; The World's Largest Collection of Country WIne Recipes” published in 2022; and “How I Tamed the Wild Muscadines of Madison County" to be published in February of 2024 by Amazon.   If you are interested in having a presentation along with your wine tasting tour, please contact The Trolley Company at:



   The Blue Ridge Wine Tour

   The The Blue Ridge Wine Tour takes you to two delightful

   wineries in the heart of apple country near Asheville. 

   The first winery features a casual country style 

   tasting room, the second offers a hint of sophistication.


   This tour leaves every Saturday from

   Westgate  Shopping Center in Asheville

   (Next to Earthfare) at 10:30AM.  and The Cascades

   Mountain Resortin Hendersonville at 11:15.

   Wonderful food trucks are available.  Your $69.00 per             person includes the fascinating history of wine in
   North Carolina and all transportation.  Guests can 

   purchase wine samples, cheese boards or a lovely glass 

   of wine of their choice. 
   We arrive back in Asheville at 3:30PM. 
​   The tour starts Saturday, May 4th and will run until
   Saturday, October 26th.  Buy your tickets now!

   Extra Bonus:  In September and October after
   our second winery we will be 
​   stopping by an Apple Farm Stand where the harvest
   is fully underway.  85% of all the apples grown in NC
   are grown in the vicinity of the wineries.  Apple
   donuts, apple fritters, apple turnovers, apple... 


   Private wine tours are available 
   anytime.  For information, call 828.606.8606 or
​   email:




   ​​ Vino Al Fresco Tour

   Three boutique wineries nestled in North Carolina Horse

    Country await you.  Three wineries, three styles, and the

    ambiance of three different tasting rooms.  Award 

    winning wines are poured at each location and often the

    winemakers will be available to talk to you about their

    wines. All tasting fees are included. This Tour is a charter      tour that is open to 8 or more persons. Reservations for          wine tours can be made by contacting The Trolley                  Company.

    The Crest Wine Tour

   Private charter tours of 6 or more persons to two or               three wineries are also available to the
   American Vitacultural Area, Crest of the Blue Ridge.               Call or email for information and reservation.




​    Cider Tour 

    Cideries have opened in the Apple Country capital of              North Carolina.   85% of all the apples grown in NC are          grown withing 25 miles of Asheville.  Come and taste the        wonderful ales that three of those cideries are producing.      Call us for more information.


            For information:,                                                 828.606.8606




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   Important Fleet Transportation Information:    All of our vehicles  meet the     legal standards for vehicles used for commercial transportation in NC and           SC.  Every vehicle has a "For Hire" tag and carries commercial insurance             to insure  your safety.   There are some transportation providers in NC and 

    SC that   are renting vans from agencies  such as Hertz and Avis and

    misrepresenting their legality.  These vehicles do not carry the required

   insurance or  licensure for commercial transportation. 


What is this? Take our wine tour and find out.  

Wine  tours & Cider Tours

The organizer of a wonderful group of ladies who took our winery tour for a "Wives and Moms Weekend Away" wrote the following lovely note:  

"Thank you again for allowing us to use your services this past weekend. The weather was perfect, the locations we visited were perfect, the trolley was perfect!!!  It was a much needed getaway and your company's accommodations made everything that more enjoyable. 
Thank you for making everything seem effortless so we could enjoy our time visiting the Asheville area. Best of luck and success with your business - you all are so kind!"

Our 9th Year Offering Quality Wine Tours

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The Trolley Company

is proud to offer wine tours in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

We offer 3 different wine

tours -- each one visits local boutique wineries who proudly serve their selection of award winning wines.

We are your designated driver for a beautiful day.



             One of the beautiful vineyards in the French Broad River area.

​*Breaking News:  Our area has now been designated an American Viticultural Area,

"The Crest of the Blue Ridge."  


 Note:  All of our tours are available year      round for private groups and all private tours can be customized


The Travel Channel has named the             Asheville region one of the

   Top 10 New Places for Wine Lovers.  

WNC Magazine Showcases the Vineyards of Western North Carolina

      Learn more about wine, cheeses and our tour in the Mountain Xpress.

   Charter and Specialty Tours

    Charter Winery Tours for Hotels, Meeting Planners 
    Groups, Individuals--Custom designed tours to selected
    regional wineries created to conform to time and 
    passenger needs.  Prices are based on time, the
    number of wineries, and the amenities provided.
    Tours may feature cheese service, lunch or
    appetizers, and all tasting room fees.  Limousine service
    can also be provided.  Tours will depart and return to 
    locations requested. For additional information on our
    wine tours:,  828.606.8606

Bachelorette Party Tours

    Available directly to Brides, Bridesmaids or through                   wedding planners and hotels.  The Bride or a member of
    her bridal party will specify which wineries  she 
    would like to visit.  Timing of the tour is based on
    the needs of the bridal party and the tour may finish
    at a restaurant of your choice.  These tours include                   door to door transportation, tasting room fees and can
    be customized to include a memento glass, food and
    bridal party gifts.  Party size may range from 5 to 20.
    For additional information on our wine tours:  

    info@thetrolleycompany, 828.606.8606

The Original and Premier Wine Tour Company of Western North Carolina