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The Honey Hole

The Honey Hole

It is the mission of The Honey Hole of the Blue Ridge to promote the art of beekeeping, and provide our customers with the finest beekeeping supplies and products available. Come by our store in West Jefferson, NC to see all of the amazing bee and honey related products we carry.

The Honey Hole

6 N Third Avenue
West Jefferson, NC 28694
Phone: (336) 846-2337

HOURS
SUNDAY CLOSED
MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
THURSDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
FRIDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM – 5 PM

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Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beers

Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beer

Wine & Beer Bottle Shop with daily wine & 20 tap tasting bar! Over 300 bottles/cans of beer and 600 wines to choose from.
We are the official Tap Room for New River Brewing!
Local Cheeses, Chocolates, & Snacks available.
OPEN 7 Days!

Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beer

7 N Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Phone: (336) 846-4848

HOURS
SUNDAY 1 PM – 5 PM
MONDAY 11 AM – 6 PM
TUESDAY 11 AM – 6 PM
WEDNESDAY 11 AM – 7 PM
THURSDAY 11 AM – 8 PM
FRIDAY 11 AM – 8 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 8 PM

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West Jefferson Specialty Foods

Thistle Meadow Winery

Welcome to West Jefferson Specialty Foods! We are proud to offer an assortment of gourmet foods from across the country and around the globe along with select bakeware to table ware. We bring unique, fun and colorful products into your kitchen and dining room and help make entertaining fun and simple. You’ll find a variety of unique snacks to delicious gourmet, ready-made entrees. Select everything you need to put together a charcuterie board or a variety of appetizer platters and sides. For the grill master, you’ll find a variety of great grilling sauces, spices & rubs and we’ll even suit you up for the job in a good looking fabric or leather apron and matching mitts, at that. Feel like baking a savory bread or a sweet treat? We’ve got tasty and simple bake mixes that will make you look like a pro! We have an assortment of unique dip mixes to cocktail mixes, coffees and teas, sauces and soups and so much more! We also bake up an assortment of cookies, scones & lemon squares for you to enjoy on the spot with a sample of one of our gourmet coffees or chilled specialty beverages. We look forward to visiting our shop and experiencing something a little different.

West Jefferson Specialty Foods

11 East 2nd Street
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 846-3663

HOURS
SUNDAY 9 AM – 1 PM
MONDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
TUESDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
WEDNESDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
THURSDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
FRIDAY 9 AM – 6 PM
SATURDAY 9 AM – 6 PM

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Ashe County Cheese

Ashe County Cheese

Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the means and expertise to produce cheddar daisy wheels for distribution nationwide. They operated the plant until 1975 when they sold it to then manager, Chesley Hazlewood. Mr. Hazlewood operated the business until his death in 1980.

In 1981, Mrs. Hazlewood sold Ashe County Cheese to Jerry Glick and Doug Rudersdorf, two cheese men from Wisconsin. Glick and Rudersdorf remodeled and upgraded both the cheese plant and the cheese store, located across the street. They also added a viewing room to the plant. It was at this point that Ashe County Cheese became one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Carolina.

In 1986, Ashe County Cheese was sold again, this time to the investment firm of Finevest Services Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut. Then in 1991 Finevest Services was reorganized and Ashe County Cheese became a part of Interlaken Capital, also an investment firm out of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Finally, in 1994 Interlaken Capital sold the assets of Ashe County Cheese to Newburg Corners Cheese Inc., a Wisconsin Corporation owned by Mike Everhart and Tom Torkelson, the current owners. Everhart moved here with his family in 1995 to manage the company, while Torkelson remained in Wisconsin and has since become one of the nations finest cheese makers. He has won many National and International awards for his cheeses, and in the fall of 2007 was awarded the distinction of Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker.

In 2004, Ashe County Cheese was split into two separate companies: Ashe County Cheese Company (the plant division) still owned and operated by Everhart and Torkelson, and Ashe County Cheese Store, now owned and operated by the Everhart Family. Though two separate companies, the businesses work hand in hand to efficiently utilize both work space and personnel.

Ashe County Cheese Store has remodeled and expanded several times through the years, with the most recent remodel and addition being completed in the spring of 2007. The store now offers not only all the products made here, but also a wide variety of other food and gift items.

The plant has also undergone several upgrades since 1994, and though it still makes old style cheddar daisy wheels, it now produces a wide variety of cheeses and butter. It has developed a strong following for its original Sienna cheese, its many flavored cheeses, and its newest variety Juusto cheese (a mild Scandinavian cheese).

With a rich history covering more than 75 years, Ashe County Cheese is well positioned to face the many challenges of the future, and we look forward to serving your needs for many years to come.

Monday thru Saturday 8:30 am til 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays

Ashe County Cheese
106 E Main St
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 246-2501

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Thistle Meadow Winery

Thistle Meadow Winery

Created by entrepreneur Tom Burgiss, a retired pharmacist, Thistle Meadow Winery is in its 18th year of operation. Still a small, family run business, the winery produces about 1700 cases of wine each year.

We do not ship our wines within North Carolina. Our aim is to have our guests come by for a visit, a tasting, and wonderful, relaxing experience here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Just recently, we were ranked third among North Carolina wineries by the South Eastern Winery Review and scored a perfect “10” in friendliness. We invite you to come to our winery, enjoy our fine wines and experience firsthand just how friendly we are. Our motto is, “Try before you buy!”

Located in one of the luscious valleys of Laurel Springs in Alleghany County, Thistle Meadow Winery has some 30 varieties of wines available year around. Wines are made in small batches which allows for blending the complex flavors of the many grapes used from all over the world. Of course the winery welcomes visitors anytime during the year, but our favorite seasons are late spring, summer, and fall. However, there are many blustery days during the winter months when there is nothing better to do than come visit us and taste our wines. We encourage folks to come and taste the difference.

In our gift shop, we pride ourselves on unusual wine-related items, not found in most winery gift shops. The gift shop is connected to the winery and is full of books, wine-related knickknacks, and some surprises for those who enjoy wine and its many facets. In addition to the delicious variety of wines offered, we can even host your outdoor wedding in the meadow next to the winery.

Thistle Meadow Winery is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 246) in Laurel Springs, North Carolina and is open for your convenience:

In Season (April 1 – October 31)

Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Autumn Hours (Nov 1 – December 31) – call ahead due to weather conditions

Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Sunday – Closed

Winter Hours (January 1 – April 4)

Sunday – Friday – Closed
Saturday – By appointment only, parties of 4 or more

We are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Thistle Meadow Winery

102 Thistle Mdw
Laurel Springs, North Carolina 28644
Phone: (800) 233-1505

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