Van in Black is a luxury transportation provider that services Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina. Using our fleet of luxury SUVs and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans we provide safe, quality, and affordable tours and transportation services for airport shuttles, pub crawls, wine tours, guided scenic drives, wedding transportation, or corporate outings.

Van in Black maintains an active federal DOT/MC number and can legally operate across state lines. Van in Black is also the highest rated transportation company in the area (Google it!).

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Wine Tours
  • 5-Star Service
  • Pub Crawls
  • Guided Scenic Tours
  • Available 24/7

Serviced Areas

  • Asheville NC, Charlotte NC, Greenville SC, Spartanburg SC

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Ryan Watts
  City Asheville, NC
  Zip Code 28801
  Phone Number (800) 903-2503
  Tollfree (800) 903-2503

Business Representative

Ryan Watts

Owner

Your humble owner/operator.

Products & Services

Wine Tours

North Carolina currently has over 200 active wineries; many of which are absolutely stunning in their beauty. Van in Black is the highest rated provider of wine tours in Western North Carolina. Our knowledge of the area, wine, and relationship with the vineyards is unmatched and translates to an epic experience for our clients. Experience the difference of what a guided wine tour can be when you book with the Van in Black!

  • I would recommend this business

Ryan and The Van in Black are fantastic!! Absolutely top notch winery tour driver. Ryan helped us plan the day ahead of time, arrived on time, opened doors and carried bags for us and even took excellent pictures! Could not have had a better day.

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  • I would recommend this business

If you are looking for the perfect way to experience the Tryon Foothills Wine Region, this is it. The Van in Black allows you to enjoy the experience as much as you want- literally sit back, relax and go from winery to winery sampling as much as you want. This is the only way to do it!

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Ryan was awesome. Picked us up on top of the mountain where we were staying and took us to some great breweries and wineries. Would definitely recommend if you are needing transportation.

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Ryan took our bachelorette group of 7 on a winery tour and he was beyond amazing! He helped set out our timeline and which wineries to go to (all were amazing). You could tell he had a good relationship with these wineries, it certainly felt like we got the VIP treatment at each place! Ryan had a lot of great knowledge about the wineries which we all enjoyed. On top of everything else he is also a photographer and brought his professional camera and took pictures of the group all day (pictures turned out amazing!). At the end of the day we could not have asked for a better experience; Ryan was fun, kind, knowledgeable and professional and we had the most perfect day. I would highly recommend him!

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Ryan was a wonderful host/driver!He was quite knowledgeable about the area as well as the wineries. Our group of 6 had two great days of visiting wineries with no worries about who was driving!
I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan Watts and The Van in Black!

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  • I would recommend this business

My wife and I, along with two other couples, decided to tour several (okay, actually 4) NC wineries last weekend (6/13/20). We asked one of the winery owners if he could recommend someone to drive us around for the day. Without hesitation, he recommended Ryan and his company, Van in Black.
Ryan arrived at our cabin in Saluda, NC 5 minutes ahead of time. He was very accommodating and his Cadillac Escalade was perfect for our group. It was a great day, thanks to Ryan. He took pictures and was on standby and ready for us each time we said “let’s go visit the next winery!”
I would highly recommend Ryan’s service. If you want a hassle-free experience, give him a call!

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Ryan and John were outstanding from
start to finish! Very professional! Many thanks to John for “allowing” the girls to have some much needed fun!

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My husband and I had a great day with Ryan and the VIB on a wine tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and his insight on both the vineyards and the Asheville area was much appreciated. We are happy to recommend the VIB to anyone looking for excellent service from a true professional. We had a great time and will definitely be back!

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  • I would recommend this business

So incredibly glad that we went with Ryan and the Van in Black for our bachelorette party wine tour! Ryan was an expert on the best wineries to visit based on our group's preferences and timeline and was wonderful to communicate with before and during our trip. I had no idea such beautiful vineyards even existed so close to Charlotte, but I will definitely be going back and booking with the Van in Black!

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Our experience with Van in Black was top-notch! We went on the Tryon Winery trail and Ryan's knowledge of the area, relationships with each winery (and willingness to be a stand in photographer all day for 8 ladies) was beyond wonderful service. At each winery we arrived at Ryan had called ahead and made sure they were ready for our group - which was not something requested or discussed - he just did it and it was an awesome surprise. I would recommend Van in Black to anyone!

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Took a tour of the Yadkin Valley with the Van in black. They answered all the questions I had and provided a wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend using them again.

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Great wine tour experience to Yadkin Valley! Ryan is very professional and accommodating. The van is exceptionally nice! We will definitely be using him again.

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Ryan is a class act and I recommend him and his business 100% He was on time to pick us up, provided easy transparent billing, had great communication throughout our adventures the entire day/night (little brother's bachelor weekend outing) and delivered top notch service the entire way! I would HIGHLY recommend him for any group larger than what can fit in a tiny car for transportation in and around Black Mountain and Asheville! Just the convenience and time saved being able to ride together everywhere we went that Saturday (10 passengers) in addition to the camaraderie we were able to share during transit were worth every penny! Don't leave your next trip in this area up to chance with ride sharing services; hire Van in Black and you can thank me later!

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  • I would recommend this business

From the first communication via email to the drop off at the end of the day, Ryan was excellent. Great communication, excellent transportation, and a wealth of knowledge on the area and activities. Ryan recommended three fantastic wineries in the Tryon area that we thoroughly enjoyed. He let us play our music in the van and provided a waterfall side trip. We all especially appreciate the great photos he took of us at each spot. Not having to worry about driving when wine tasting is always of great comfort, and we never felt rushed by him. We would recommend this to everyone whether you are wine tasting or just need a big van to move your family around town.

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  • I would recommend this business

Ryan was right on time for our 10:30am departure from just outside of Charlotte.
He was bringing us to some wineries near lake James.
He had a hook up for us to play our music too!
He got us there right as the first one opened.
He had some great trivia about some areas on the way that made out trip fun.
Ryan Surprised us and by taking pictures of us with his camera!
His services were special, personal and affordable.
I cannot wait to book him again!

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  • I would recommend this business

I recently booked the Van in Black for a wine tour. Ryan, the owner went above and beyond accommodating our group. The Mercedes Van was clean and in very good condition. He responded in a very timely manner too all my inquiries.

He comes prepared with a cooler with water, attachments for music. He is also very knowledgable about the various wineries in the area.

An added bonus feature is the professional camera he has taking pictures along the stops for everyone to have and download for free off his website.

A jacket and bracelet was left on the Van. Ryan went above and beyond to mail these back.

Overall a great time and a great price. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to using the Van in Black again for other events.

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The Van In Black presented the perfect opportunity for an outing with friends. We were all able to ride together and take in the sights together. Not having to drive made the wineries even more enjoyable. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely do it again!

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  • I would recommend this business

What an amazing day! Ryan was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and polite. We had 8 ladies on the van (which was nice, clean and plenty of room) and he drove us safely from Rock Hill SC to 3 separate vineyards in NC. The minute we arrived home at the end of the day, we were already planning our next trip with him. Through the day, he took photos of us at each location with his professional camera and was very patient with us as we were wanting different photos. Hands down, an amazing day! We are looking forward to another adventure with Van in Black!!!

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