A little “peace” of heaven just off the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pilot's Perch Cabins

JOLO Winery and Vineyards

My wife and I have found a new candidate for our favorite winery near Fancy Gap. Chateau Morrisette is hard to beat, but JOLO Winery in Pilot Mountain, NC comes close. The beautiful views of Pilot Mountain itself, delicious wines, and delicious food combine to make JOLO a great destination for wining and dining.

Beautiful Views of Picturesque Pilot Mountain

Drink in the views of Pilot Mountain as you drink in JOLO’s delicious wines. You can enjoy the views from shaded patio tables or picnic tables. Or sit on the lawn in adirondack chairs. There’s not a bad seat in the house. You can see Pilot Mountain anywhere you sit. If the weather is bad, inside seating is also available.

JOLO Lake and View of Pilot Mountain

Delicious Food at End Posts Restaurant

The food at JOLO’s End Posts Restaurant is mid to high-end dining. The wife had the French dip, and I had the Beer Glazed Momma’s Meatloaf. The French dip was very good; the meatloaf was probably the best I’ve ever had. The waitress said, as the name suggests, that the meatloaf was the owner’s mom’s recipe.

JOLO French Dip
JOLO Meatloaf

Delicious Wines

The wines are a little pricier than some others we’re accustomed to, but they are some of the best we’ve had. We bought a bottle of the JOLO Twinkles and JOLO Sangria — both delicious.


Have a glass of wine with lunch at JOLO Winery and Vineyards overlooking Pilot Mountain. Return to Pilot’s Perch Cabin for a second glass of wine from the hot tub — with a longer range view of Pilot Mountain.

Other Particulars

Location: 219 JOLO Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

Hours: Thu – Sat 10:30-6; Sun 10:30-5; Restaurant 11:30-3:30

Website: https://www.jolovineyards.com

End Posts Restaurant: http://www.jolovineyards.com/dine/

Open year round; call ahead for reservations

Phone number: 1.855.JOLOWINE; 336.614.0030

Email: info@jolovineyards.com