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North Carolina Day Trip: Botanist and Barrel Winery & Mystery Brewing Public House

North Carolina Day Trip:  Botanist and Barrel Winery & Mystery Brewing Public House

Looking for fun things to do in North Carolina?  Look no further, than Hillsborough and Ceder Grove, NC!  Botanist and Barrel is a winery and cider house located just north of Hillsborough, NC.  We specialize in hard ciders, sours and dry fruit wines aged in wine barrels, beer barrels and liquor barrels (yes, we do make a whiskey barrel aged cider).  Our winery is located on an organic u-pick blueberry farm that also features a fishing pond, a walking trail and picnic area.

We also have a series of fun events, from farm to table wood fired pizza nights, to chocolate and wine pairing parties and even a SlushFest, featuring over a dozen alcoholic slushies.  So if you are looking for places to visit in North Carolina make sure Botanist & Barrel is on your list. We offer winery tours on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month and have an on-farm cabin available for rent.  

If you haven’t had your fill of amazing craft beverage head on down the road and in just 15 minutes you will arrive at the Mystery Brewing Public House.  Featuring an awesome array of seasonal beers and one of a kind beers, as well as a full kitchen you won’t be left thirsty or hungry!

The Details:

The Botanist & Barrel Tasting Room is open every Saturday and Sunday from 2-6pm.  

105 Persimmon Hill Lane, Cedar Grove, NC 27231

Tasting Room Telephone: 919.644.7777 or email at [email protected]

The Mystery Brewing Public House is open 7 days a week.  

437 Dimmocks Mill Rd Suite 41, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Mystery Brewing Public House Telephone (919) 697-8379



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