Westbend Winery expands with new restaurant, the Grapevine Grille

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By Jennifer Primrose & Dathan Kazsuk

Westbend Winery & Brewery, located in Lewisburg, N.C., reopened its doors in 2016 under new ownership and continued its legacy as a top-notch winery followed by adding craft beer and cider to its line up. 

Now, in 2018, Westbend has expanded once again and opened its restaurant, the Grapevine Grille. We were on our way to Blowing Rock for the annual Winterfest weekend and decided to stop for lunch and experience what this winery has accomplished in such a short time.

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The lunch menu consists of appetizers such as fried-green tomato stacks and stuffed Portabella mushrooms to salads and sandwiches. We decided on the Westbend cobb salad and the grilled vegetable wrap with a cup of potato soup as well as the IPA and glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Our items came out in a timely manner, and Ian, our server for the afternoon, was very attentive. As far as the food goes, the salad was a meal in itself with just the right amount of bacon, avocado and blue cheese – and the bacon vinaigrette was a good touch to the overall taste. The wrap was light and healthy with a mixture of grilled vegetables wrapped in a tomato basil wrap. An added touch was the walnut pesto. 

We loved the space and rustic feel of the restaurant at Westbend. Honestly, we always wished this would have remained the tasting bar after first visiting during the wineries grand opening.