Touring Tennessee Wineries - Tennessee Winery Tour Guide

A Guide to Touring Tennessee Wineries

Copyright Jan Duke
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Touring Tennessee Wineries
Over the last 20 years Tennessee has become know for more than its "Moonshine" and Whiskey. It's becoming known for its wine.
This is not the first time in history that Tennesseans have tried their hands as commercial wine makers, they got off to a grand start in the late 1800's, in fact they made wines that won a number of gold medals at wine-tasting competitions. Their success was short-lived as prohibition came into law in 1909.

When prohibition was repealed nearly 30 years later, local whiskey makers and others flourished yet the wineries failed to catch on the bandwagon.

Yet, locals kept making Blackberry wine and other various selections for themselves and their friends as they had since the beginnings of Tennessee time, but the commercial wineries never reappeared until another 40 years down the road, when in the 1980's they began to make a serious comeback.

Today, Tennessee now has over 25 wineries in operation and several are producing national and international awards.

We've found the best of the best when it comes to Tennessee Wine, from locations of local wineries across the state, to the local events and festivities in the Middle Tennessee Area. We've also listed some of the best national wine websites available on the web, from references sites to interactive sites.

Finding Tennessee Wine - A Listing of Tennessee Wineries by Region

Middle Tennessee Wineries
East Tennessee Wineries
West Tennessee Wineries

Annual Wine Events in Middle Tennessee - A listing of local wine events and festivals held annually in the middle Tennessee Region

A Toast To Tennessee
This annual spring wine festival event, normally held in May, features free samples from Tennessee wineries selling their product by both the bottle and case.

Live music all day! Artisans & specialty foods! Free parking!
A designated drivers discount is offered.

Wine On The River
Wine on the River, the first event ever held on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, continues it's annual wine tasting festival every fall overlooking the Downtown Nashville Skyline.

Wine offerings include hundreds of wines, from all around the world. Live music & specialty foods are available onsite.
A designated drivers discount is offered.

Wine On The WestSide
Wine Festival features over a dozen Wineries from the great State of Tennessee as well as offering plenty of food, art, music, education, and associated activities to enjoy and participate in at the Festival. Wine sampling and purchases are also available on-site.
This Festival annual event is a fund raiser that supports the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and WestSide Business Association to further the Arts Culture in Cookeville along with the continued development of the Historic WestSide.
A designated drivers discount is offered.

Wine Over Water
Wine Over Water is held in late September in Chattanooga on the Walnut Street Bridge Offerings that include wine selections from all corners of the globe.
Live music & specialty foods are available onsite for purchase.
No designated drivers discount is listed.

Local Wine Resources - A listing of local Tennessee wine resources, filled with information just for a Tennessee Wine Lover.
Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Association

Middle Tennessee Wineries

Arrington Vineyard & Winery - ( Photos)
Address: 6211 Patton Road Arrington, TN 37014
Phone: 615-395-0102
The Arrington Vineyard opened in the summer of 2007 and is located in Williamson County on 75 acres. It offers a wonderful rustic lodge that is used for events and wine tastings.

Amber Falls Winery & Cellars
Address: 794 Ridgetop Road Hampshire, TN 38461
Phone: 931-285-0088
Amber Falls Winery & Cellars located in the beautiful high ridges of Middle Tennessee near the Natchez Trace Parkway, offers a variety of fine wines with complimentary tasting in the wine cellar tasting room.

Also available are: pavilions for picnics or relaxing with good wine, upstairs viewing room of winery, vineyard tours, special events, venue for weddings, meetings, reunions etc. and a charming guest cottage.

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
Address: 1100 Dunlop Lane, Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-645-8867
The Beachaven Winery is located in Clarksville, home to the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell Army Base and offers several estate grown award winning wines which includes the local favorite Beachaven White.

Beans Creek Winery
Address: 426 Ragsdale Road, Manchester, TN 37355
Phone: 931-723-2294
Beans Creek Winery is located in Manchester and it's wine offerings range from dry full-bodied reds to sweet whites and fruit wines.

Chateau Ross Winery
Address: 5823 Fulton Road, Springfield, TN 37172
Phone: 615-654-9463
Chateau Ross is a small private winery and vineyard located in Robertson County, near the Kentucky state line.

Private tours and tastings are by appointment only.

Chestnut Hill Winery
Address: PO Box 488, Crossville, TN, 38555 -I-40 and Peavine Rd(exit 322)
Phone: 931-707-5656 / 888-848-4883

Grinder's Switch Winery
Address: 2119 Hwy 50 West Loop Centerville, TN 37033
Phone: 931-729-3690

Holly Ridge Winery
Address: 486 O'Neil Road, Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: 931-823-8375
Holly Ridge is family owned and operated.

Conveniently located in Overton County, it offers several annual events and most all include live music and plenty of food. Their annual Grape Stompin' Festival, held in early fall, is a local favorite. Holly Ridge also offers banquet facilities that cater up to 200 of your closest friends.

Highland Manor
Address: 2965 South York Highway, Jamestown, TN 38556
Phone: 931-879-9519
Highland Manor, located in Jamestown, is Tennessee's oldest winery. They offer several annual events including A Wine & Swine Celebration and the End of Harvest Celebration. They also offer "Unique Cellar Tours" which are free and available upon request. Their walls are filled with medals that they have been awarded over the years. Highland Manor is a must stop for wine lovers.

Keg Springs
Address: 361 Keg Springs Road, Hampshire, TN 38461
Phone: 931-285-0589
Keg Springs is a locally owned and operated winery, and is located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway near historic Hohenwald. Keg Springs opened in 2004, making it one of Tennessee's newest Wineries.

Long Hollow Winery and Vineyards
Address: 665 Long Hollow Pike Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-859-5559
Established in 2001, Long Hollow Winery is located 15 minutes north from the Grand Ole Opry and is actually owned and operated by Grand Ole Opry Star, Stu Phillips and his wife, Aldona.

Throughout the year, Long Hollow Winery offers complimentary wine and cheese tastings, and, by appointment only, personalized tours and concerts for large groups. Wines include Shakle Island made from a local dry red wine recipe.

Lowe's Winery
Address: 136 Forrest Hill Road, Cookeville, TN 38506
Phone: 931-498-4014

Monteagle Winery
Address: 827 West Main Street, Monteagle, TN 37356
Phone: 931-924-9400
Monteagle Winery has won over 150 state, national, and international awards over the years. It is located atop the Monteagle Mountain just outside of Chattanooga and specialize in wines made regional grapes and other comparable fruit. The winery also offers several special events that include Music on the Mountain, art and craft exhibitions by local artisans, Monteagle Mountain Fog Festival and Vinofaire.

Natchez Hills Vineyard
Address: 109 Overhead Bridge Road, Hampshire, TN 38461
Phone: 931-285-2500
Natchez Hills Vineyard is located in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee and crystal-clear waterfalls occupy the terrain surrounding Natchez Hills Vineyard. Natchez Hills Vineyard offers tours, hosts weddings, concerts, and more. They have an indoor music venue and just down the road is the Natchez Hills Bed and Breakfast which they also own.

Red Barn Winery and Vineyard
Address: 1805 Tanyard Road, Lafayette, TN 37083
Phone: 615-688-6012
Red Barn Winery, opened in 2000 and really was an old tobacco barn before it was transformed into what is now known as the Red Barn Winery. This is one busy Winery as they offer wide range of events ranging from a Murder Mystery Comedy Theater (held several times a year) to catered functions for private parties that include weddings, reunions and more. Make sure to grab up a bottle of the local favorite; Tennessee Red Neck Wine on your next visit as it will always garner a laugh or two a dinner parties.

Sumner Crest Winery & Vineyard
Address: 5306 Highway 52, Portland, TN 37148
Phone: 615-325-4086
Sumner Crest Winery, opened in 1997 and offers free events every summer ranging from live music, grape-stomping to even a car show or two. Most events are held on Saturday evening and all are family orientated. Portland is known as the Strawberry capitol of Tennessee so make sure to taste the Portland Strawberry Blush on your next visit.

The Winery at Belle Meade Plantation
Address: 5025 Harding Pike Nashville TN, 37205
Phone: 615-356 0501
The Winery at Belle Meade Plantation is currently the only winery in Nashville. This winery opened in 2009 and is located on the Historic Belle Meade Plantation.

Tri-Star Vineyards & Winery
Address: 168 Scales Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: 931-294-3062
Tri-Star Vineyards & Winery is located in Shelbyville, home of the Annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration and offer variety of grape, muscadine and berry wines ranging from dry to sweet and from white to deep reds.

East Tennessee Wineries

The Apple Barn Winery
Address: 220 Apple Valley Road Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865-453-9319

Corey Ippolito Winery
Address: 533 Rogers Oakdale Private Drive Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423-323-1241

Countryside Vineyards
Address: 658 Henry Harr Road, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423-323-1660

Clinch Mountain Winery
Address: 1335 Bullen Valley Road Thorn Hill, TN 37881
Phone: 865-767-3600

Loudon Valley Vineyards
Address: 555 Huff Ferry Road North, Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 865-986-8736

Mountain Valley Vineyards
Address: 2174 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Phone: 865-453-6334

Ocoee Winery
Address: 5365 Waterlevel Hwy.

Cleveland, TN 37323
Phone: 423-614-5100

Savannah Oaks Winery and Gift Shop
Address: 1817 Delano Road, Delano, TN 37325
Phone: 423-263-2762

Shady Grove Meadery
Address: 709 Norris Freeway Lake City, TN 37769
Phone: 865-426-4900

Smokey Mountain Winery
Address: Winery Square, Suite 2, 450 Cherry St., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Phone: 865-436-7551

Stonehaus Winery
Address: 2444 Genesis Road, Suite 103, Crossville, TN 38558
Phone: 931-484-9463

Striker's Premium Winery
Address: 480 Country Road 172, Athens, TN 37303
Phone: 423-507-8816

Tennessee Mountain View Winery
Address: 352 Union Grove Road, Charleston, TN 37310
Phone: 423-479-7311 / 423-472-1612

Tennessee Valley Winery
Address: 15606 Hotchkiss Valley Road East, Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: 865-986-5147 / 888-889-9463

West Tennessee Wineries

Century Farm Winery
Address: 1548 Lower Brownsville Road Jackson, TN.38301
Phone: 731-424-7437

Cordova Cellars
Address: 9050 Macon Road, Cordova, TN 38018
Phone: 901-754-3442

Lauderdale Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Address: 1900 Highway 51 South Ripley, TN 38063
Phone: 901-635-54321

Old Medina Winery
Address: 2894 Old Medina Road Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731-256-1400

Old Millington Vineyard and Winery
Address: 6748 Old Millington Road, Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901-873-4114

Paris Winery
Address: 2982 Harvey Bowden Road Paris, TN 38242
Phone: 731-644-9500

Just Wine Links
A listing of wine links that offer an insight into wine, it's history, choosing the right wine, and just about anything you would ever need to know about wine and then some.