While experiencing the beautiful Smoky Mountains, be sure you also devote time to experience, tour and taste the wines. Whether you’re in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville, you’ll find it easy to enjoy a wide variety of locally handcrafted wines.
Sugarland Cellars Winery—Their winery is full of the unique history showcased on their labels and the heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains explained by their tour guides. Join them today for a free wine tasting and tour! All their wines are handcrafted on site and are made from regionally-grown grapes in the foothills of the Smokies.
Located at the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sugarland Cellars Winery is the perfect spot to stop at on your way to the park. Come and sit a spell and drink in the stories and learn more about the winemaker’s art. If you need a good place to eat in Gatlinburg, ask the winery team members. Most are native to East Tennessee and can tell you where the locals eat.
Mountain Valley Winery—You will love learning about the art of winemaking while touring Tennessee’s largest wine cellar, which has been open since 1991! Free wine tastings are offered every day.
Take a tour of their facility and gain wonderful insights into the skill and dedication required to produce their award-winning wines. Plus, visit their tasting room to sample the varieties and make your choices to take home.
Rocky Top Wine Trail—Join a tour on the Rocky Top Wine Trail the next time you visit the Smokies. With your Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport, collect stamps at each location to earn your logoed wine glass. After you’ve stopped at five wineries (all mentioned on this page), offering over 60 unique varieties of wine to sample, you will receive an additional free gift for completing the trail. The tour is 100% free and self-guided, so please wine responsibly.
Hillside Winery—Featuring Italian style and bubbly wines, their winery has the largest wine cellar in the Smokies and uses over 1.4 million pounds of Tennessee grapes a year (and 85% of the fruit content in their wines)! Come sample the variety and enjoy the excellence of Hillside Winery. Their family friendly winery tours are a great way to learn more about the winemaking process.
Eagle Springs Winery—Specializing in honey wines, Eagle Springs Winery also has plenty of traditional varieties to choose from and offers free tastings daily. The intimate winemaking area is open for public viewing. Whether you are looking for some local honey, gift items, or wine to take home, they are the stop for you! Take a break from traffic and relax with Eagle Springs Winery.
Apple Barn Winery—Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in the Apple Barn Village, Apple Barn Winery wines are crafted in small lots on the farm. Their specialty wines are mostly apple-based and include Apple Raspberry, Apple Strawberry, and Apple Peach. Join them for a free daily wine tasting!
Even if you’re not a wine connoisseur you will still take pleasure in browsing their gift shop area full of unique items and wine accessories.You can also head next door to the world-famous Apple Barn General Store & Cider Mill, plus two great restaurants, a bakery, a candy store, an ice cream shop, and a Christmas shop.
Find out more in the Winery section.
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