March 15, 2013

Red wine and glass on wooden barrelThe Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are home to a variety of local wineries that each offer their own unique look and feel. Whether you’re planning a visit to Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find a nearby spot to relax, learn about and taste some of the area’s most delicious wines at one of several Smoky Mountains Winery options. These top spots are must-sees for any wine enthusiast.

Hillside Winery – Sevierville
The Hillside Winery, located in Sevierville, Tennessee is one of the Smoky Mountain’s newest and most beautiful wineries. Those vacationing in the area will not want to miss a stop at this destination, found in a central location for all surrounding areas. Hillside Winery specializes in Italian style and Bubbly wines such as Raspberry Frizzante, Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese. Tours are available for families of all ages, scheduled on a daily basis. Come and taste the wine and see just how it is made at Hillside.

Mountain Valley Winery – Pigeon Forge
The Mountain Valley Winery can be found in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, one of the Smoky Mountain’s most popular vacation destinations. As a member of the Rocky Top Wine Club, Mountain Valley brings guests a wide variety of award-winning wines to sample. Since 1991, this winery has specialized in German style and French styles wines such as Chardonnay and Merlot. Crush grapes, see how wine is made and enjoy free samples of the finest beverages during your trip here.

Apple Barn Winery – Seiverville
Head to Seiverville and enjoy a stop at the Apple Barn Winery, another member of the Rocky Top Wine Club. Wine is hand-crafted directly on-site in small amounts at a time. Some of the best flavors that you will find here include Apple Cranberry, Applewood White and Apple Raspberry. In addition to wines, Apple Barn is also home to a Cider Mill, general store, ice cream parlor and Christmas store. Visit this winery year-round for a unique opportunity unlike any other in the area.

Sugarland Cellars – Gatlinburg
Sugarland Cellars is one of the finest wineries in the Gatlinburg area. This fully-operating winery gives visitors the opportunity to see the facility through an educational guided tour. Learn how the wine is made from start to finish and end your tour with a free sample of fine wine. Winery tours are open year-round and not only educate you about the history of Sugarland Cellars, but also of the cultural heritage of Gatlinburg.