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Taps: 10 / Bottles: 350
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Store ]
745 Biltmore Ave
phone: (828) 505-7500
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
(Place added by: cwalexander on 10-06-2009)
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| Reviews: 36 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
wow where has this place beer? i had heard there was this store that did not have the greatest selection, but had everything i might be looking for. that being said i made it a special point to make sure i checked it out on my last trip through town.
I have to say i was blown away by the attention shown towards local brewers. simply amazing here. they had nearly everything in stock from western nc, stuff i had not been able to get in the city (bardstown for example), just a fantastic store. warm and welcoming they were quick to show me anything and everything they had.
overall a must stop, now there are just too many stores to visit on my trips up there, but this is a sure thing.
09-29-2010 00:52:52 |
More by mikesgroove
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Nice clean store - crappy parking situation.
Visited App Vintner for the first time immediately prior to stopping at Bruisin Ales. At least on this particular day, Bruisin had a vastly superior selection.
The selection was a little unorganized - we peaked into cases scattered throughout the back of the store in search of whales, with no such luck. The shelves were highly dedicated to pretty bleh breweries like Epic, DFH, etc. Dusty fantome bottles were practically hidden from consumers.
Most local breweries were well represented - Pisgah (Valdez & Baptista - Vortex II was available at bruisin), Highland, French Broad (only 1 beer!), and a variety of local growlers.
Service was fine - tap selection was small, but had a few nice options from Catawba and Nantahala.
I'll definitely come back to this place, but I much prefer Bruisin for selection, convenience and the overall shopping experience.
01-01-2013 18:04:40 |
More by dirtylou
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Appalachian Vintner is tucked away in a nondescript warehouse style building near the Biltmore Village. You wouldn't think to stop in based on the exterior but what a difference on the inside.
It's a large space so at first it doesn't look like a lot. But as you make your way through, you realize how much they have. The outstanding beer selection includes lots of NC locals, other US standouts and plenty from the rest of the world. It's displayed nicely on wooden racks and shelves. I picked up some Olde Hickory (Death by Hops and Imperial Stout) and a Sculpin for my wife. The guy behind the counter was very knowledgeable and helpful.
The selection may fall a bit shy of Brusin Ales (though not much) but the prices are much better! Appalachian Vintner would be my regular in the area.
08-26-2011 22:12:43 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The big store, on Biltmore in the south side of Asheville. As an added bonus, French Broad is right around the corner.
Atmosphere: A big store, bright thanks to the large windows on Biltmore. The main entrance deposits you in the wine section, along with comfy couches and a bar smack dab in the middle of the store. The beer area occupies the back right corner with some trickle into coolers in the rear left. The bar, wooden, has seating on 3.5 of the four sides (the beer area overruns part of the bar).
Quality: Clean, bright, easy to peruse. The couches are a nice touch, as ksak retreated to one during one of our two visits.
Service: I spoke for almost 10 minutes with the beer manager (over a pint of Delta dry-hopped Table Rock pale ale from Foothills), taking his recommendations for the best local beers to take home. Very informative and helpful, offering a frank opinion on an overpriced beer that wasn't worth it.
Selection: We have a winner, best selection in AVL. The local focus is evident, as is a Belgo-Scandinavian one. Olde Hickory bourbon brown ale? Check. Saison Gee? Check. Holland Oats and Table Beer? Check. Evil Twin, Fantome (!!!), Allagash, Ommegang, Foothills, Olde Hickory, Dark Horse, all are prominent. I ended up with some Olde Hickory, Stillwater, French Broad, and Foothills. They also have 10 beers on tap (including the Table Rock) and coolers with pre-filled growlers (seems to be the SOP here for growlers).
05-29-2012 13:28:58 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
So glad to have the opportunity to patronize this facility. Stopped by as part of a east coast beer road trip, and am not disappointed at all. It's a large, warehouse style bottle shop with a boat load of wines...
Large windows on the front let in a good amount of light, with seating spread through out the facility. Nice, homey feel, with some power outlets in case you are also travelling and need to get a charge.
Ten taps, with a good selection of local brews, and some American main stay breweries like The Bruery. Highland Black Raspberry Mocha Stout. A bourbon barrel aged mocha stout with raspberries. Nice flavor, good body. Really mellow bourbon character. $6.00 for a pint...awesome.
The beer selection is really nice. Lots of stuff that I was HOPING, but not expecting to find down this way. 90% of the bottles are at room temp, kind of stacked towards the back of the store, anywhere they have room.
Jeff was working when we stopped in, and he was super friendly. You can tell he has a good feel for the industry, and it really shows. This is a nice place, and would recommend it to anyone. I think the deserve their "world class" designation. Keep up the good work!
12-10-2012 18:11:08 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I really liked the place, kind of a low key vibe and just outside of downtown on the way to Biltmore Village. There is a nice bar for enjoying beer on tap as well as a couple of couches. Definitely a place I will be visiting more regularly when I get back to Asheville (now that my brother-in-law lives here).
The beers available for on-premise consumption were served at the proper temperature in proper glassware and served with the right amount of head. The rest of the beers were stored in the back of the store with low lighting and well outside of the are where the light from windows could effect it (windows were tinted as well).
The service at this place was excellent - the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Had some great conversations about some of the recent beers available on tap, what is upcoming, and what random people from out of down have brought by lately. They were very helpful in letting me know if they had certain beers available without making me search around (I had somewhat limited time but still spent a decent amount of time looking around).
They had a really nice selection of NC beers and good craft beers that are distributed to NC - probably the best selection that I have seen in WNC. Lots of stuff available in singles and bombers. Good focus on Asheville, WNC, and NC brews.
As this was a store there was not food available.
Prices were very fair, definitely in line with other places in NC.
12-06-2013 18:50:03 |
More by dbrauneis
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
First stop on a trip to Asheville this weekend. It was a little hard to find as it was in a the back of a warehouse section off a side street. Upon pulling up you know you are in the right location with wine bottles hanging up like windchimes at the front door. Upon walking in I was greeted by the two gentlemen working the store (brothers/owners). They were really pleasant to talk to and had a huge knowledge and interest in craft beer. The overall appearance of the building is similar to the location it is in with huge open space with shelves and racks throughout the floor. I quickly made my way over to the local section. Very nice local variety going on here! Pisgah, Duck Rabbit, Asheville Brewing Company, and Olde Hickory just to name a few... Also had a refrigerated section next to the local section that housed some of the locals and some Belgians as well. I was then pointed in the direction of the micro/craft beer section. Wow... Very nice layout and selection of single bottles and 4/6 packs. They also have a very nice bar setup where you can enjoy a brew while you shop. They had the Pisgah Pale Ale and Olde Hickory Black Raven Black IPA (I had this one) on tap while I was there. Great location to stop in and shop around. The prices were pretty much spot on for what I've seen else where with some being a little lower than other places. Overall a MUST stop if you are going to Asheville!
10-18-2010 14:33:21 |
More by thagr81us
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow what a big store. Off the beaten path but worth a visit.
Everything you can possibley want or can get in North Carolina is in this huge beer/wine store. Also a crap ton of glassware in the front to the left if that's your thing.
Service was awesome, they held some beers for me to come back and get while I was finishing my run.
Prices were appropriate and seemed in line with average.
10-11-2013 15:57:29 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just did an order online for shipping. Excellent selection and was able to land Black Ops, Imperial Biscotti, and Bad Baptist among some others I can’t find here in Florida. Great selection, although the website does list a bunch of beers they don’t have in stock. Boxing/shipping was pricey but that comes with the territory of mail order. Beer prices themselves seemed about where they should be I guess. Quick and easy shipping. Gotta love mail order for out-of-dist stuff.
11-22-2013 02:52:39 |
More by BMMillsy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped into Appalachian Vintners last Saturday after a day at the Biltmore Estate with my wife and daughter. It was my reward for good behaving while touring the house and gardens.
Appalachian Vintners just moved into this space and it shows it. The store is big with large windows which allow lots of natural light in. The store isn't packed with shelves and it seemed a little empty to me.
As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by an employee who asked me if they could be of assistance. I told him I was in the market for local beers and he pointed me in that direction. He also gave a few recommendations on his Asheville (and NC in general favorites). The advice was much appreciated and not overbearing in the least bit.
The selection was quite good particularly when it came to NC beers...Olde Hickory, French Broad, Foothills, etc. There were lots of American craft standards as well New Belgium, Smuttynose, Stone, Allagash, Victory, Troegs and so on. I ended up with some bombers from the three aforementioned North Carolinia breweries.
Overall, Appalachian Vintners is a must stop in the Asheville area. Great selection and impeccable service.
06-03-2012 22:11:23 |
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