(828) 898-5605 info@averycounty.com

Sweetwater Ranch & Vinyard

About Us

The Ranch is focused on raising Elk to eventually release into the wild of our N C Mtns .....this will take some time to build the herd to the size that we can release a male & two females old enough to reproduce . Elk ''birth'' one baby / yr and so far we have had 3 years of all males . They are nice to look at , with their huge antlers , but useless in growing a herd . Both our females are about to give birth in June , so hoping for female babies . when we do ''release '' those Elk , there will be no profit as we will be giving the Elk to the State of N C .
In order to help defer our costs of operation , we have planted both a white & red Vineyard , as well several thousand Christmas trees & are currently applying for an ABC lic. Hopefully this will allow us to hold several events a year to raise money and offset our costs of raising the Elk .

We need farm hands as well as help with social media

Travel Guide

Explore the Extraordinary

Home of the Annual Woolly Worm Festival
and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Visitor, Relocation and Business Guide