Smoky Mountain Winery Tours – It’s a Sweet Adventure

Wine Tours of the Smokies

Wine Makers in the Great Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountain Wine Tours

Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will enjoy the wineries of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, TN.  Each winery offers an exciting, out-of-the-ordinary, Southern style experience!  Just like the characteristics of people in the South, many wines made here are on the sweeter side of the spectrum.  Each winery also has skilled staff to welcome you and they are ready to share their special knowledge of producing their wine.

Here is a sampling of just some wineries located in the Smoky Mountain area:

Hillside Winery
229 Collier Drive
Sevierville TN
(865) 908-8482

Hillside Winery in Sevierville TN is the second newest winery in the mountains of East Tennessee.  Winner of 7 “Wines of the South” awards in 2011, Hillside Winery focuses on producing Italian style and Sparkling wines. Many of the varieties of wine available at Hillside are made from grapes and fruit that are locally grown. Also, they cap their wines, as opposed to using corks!  A tour is available for you to experience how they make wine from the crushing and pressing of the fruit, to the moment it is ready to be bottled. Tastings are always free, and other Tennessee products are often available for sampling.

Hours:  Open Daily
January 1st – March 31st
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

April 1st – December 31st
7 Days a Week: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Christmas Eve: Close at 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Close at 5 p.m.

Mountain Valley Winery
2174 Parkway
Pigeon Forge TN
(865) 436-7551

A national award-winning winery, Mountain Valley Winery in Pigeon Forge, TN, produces 15 kinds of French and German style wines that vary from dry to semi-sweet.  They also offer a great selection of dessert wines. Located just past the Titanic Museum attraction in Pigeon Forge, Mountain Valley Winery is in the heart of the Smoky Mountain vacation area.  During September and October there is a possibility of seeing them bottle wine or crush grapes!  Tours and samples are free!  They also sell a quality selection of Tennessee farm products that complement their wines.

Hours:  Open Daily

January 1st – March 31st
Sunday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

April 1st – December 31st
7 Days a Week: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Christmas Eve: Close at 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Close at 5 p.m.

Sugarland Cellars

1133 Parkway
Gatlinburg TN
(865) 325-1110

Sugarland Cellars is an elegant new addition to the family of wineries in Gatlinburg TN.   Sugarland Cellars is a sister winery of the Rocky Top Wine Trail (Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Mountain Valley Winery).  Sugarland Cellars carries a mix of wines from the Apple Barn Winery and the Hillside Winery.  However, Sugarland also offers their own line of fun wine freezers and their amazing Sangria for sale!  Sugarland Cellars offers tours from noon to 6 p.m. and complimentary tastings of all wines available.

Hours:  Open Daily
January 1st – March 31st
Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

April 1st – December 31st
7 Days a Week: 10 a.m. -9 p.m.

Christmas Eve: Close at 6 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Close at 5 p.m.

 *Don’t miss out on The Rocky Top Wine Trail!  Three wineries located within three miles of each other:   Hillside Winery, followed by the Apple Barn Winery, and finally the Mountain Valley Winery. Please plan ahead if you are driving as you will sample roughly ten different wines at each location.  A nice surprise: they usually give out Smoky Mountain souvenir wine glasses after the tastings!

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