Leicester Is a mid-sized town in North Carolina that stretches from Buncombe into Madison County.
Spend some time unearthing some of the little historical jewels of Leicester, NC. Leicester’s (pronounced Les-ter) history seems to truly blossom once the founder staked his claim to usher in a new era; one of traditional living with a touch of modernity. The founders name was Leicester Chapman. Leicester Chapman moved here when the town was called “Turkey Creek”. There are many street names with Turkey Creek in the titles that give recognition to the towns past. Records show that it was in 1859 that Turkey Creek was renamed to “Leicester”.
Visit Addison Farms is a vineyard, winery, and tasting room. They are located in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, 17 miles northwest of Asheville, NC. The elevation allows for nearly 360° of mountain views. Preserving the family farm, Addison Farms Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery situated on 55 acres in Leicester, NC. The property has been in the family for four generations. Addison Farmer and his parents purchased the property in 1937. Addison and Ines were married in 1942, and they raised their family here on the farm. They began this adventure with the vineyard and winery as a way to preserve the family farm for future generations.
Also don’t forget to visit Sandy Bottom Trail Rides located on a secluded ranch minutes north of Asheville, North Carolina that has been family owned for four generations. Picturesque trails pass through the high country, scenic mountain meadows and wooded areas of Madison County. Horseback riding at Sandy Bottom Trail rides is relaxing and safe! The have horses in our stable to match every guest’s size and riding ability. All rides are accompanied by friendly, experienced trail guides.Disabled, Pregnant, Elderly or Non-Horse Riders can ride in the “Polaris Ranger” ATV that seats 4-6 people and enjoy the scenery as well.
Leicester, a wonderful mid-sized city in Western North Carolina, 30 miles southeast of Tennessee border, sitting in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.