Smoky Mountain Winefest and Wineries

Winefest is a special event in the Smokies that locals and visitors alike look forward to each spring.   This year is no different, and brings wine makers from across the state to Gatlinburg on Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, 2018.

The Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend will get started at 5 p.m. on Friday with a private wine tasting reception at Courtyard by Marriott followed by a guided tour through multiple Gatlinburg wineries.   Advance reservations are required to participate in the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and can be purchased online.

Winefest continues on Saturday at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts from 1-6 p.m. Adults ages 21 & older can purchase a wristband online or at the door to receive their souvenir wine glass and enjoy the afternoon of wine sampling. Local chefs will be introducing you to and creating their favorite food pairings for you to try with your wines. Festival goers are also invited to attend the informational demonstrations and seminars taking place throughout the afternoon. A total of 16 wineries from across Tennessee will be represented and pouring what could become your new favorite wine. They are:

Gatlinburg Wine Tour and Smoky Mountain Winefest Weekend

Smoky Mountain Winefest
April 13 & 14

Amber Falls Winery – Hampshire
Apple Barn Winery – Pigeon Forge
Beans Creek Winery – Manchester
Cades Cove Cellars – Wears Valley
Goodwater Winery & Vineyards – Mosheim/Bybee
Grinder’s Switch Winery – Centerville
Hillside Winery – Sevierville
Keg Springs Winery – Hampshire
Mill Bridge Winery – Pigeon Forge
Mountain Valley Winery – Pigeon Forge
Natchez Hills Winery – Nashville
Paris Winery – Paris
Sugarland Cellars – Gatlinburg
Sumner Crest Winery – Portland
Tennessee Homemade Wines – Gatlinburg
Wyile Cider – Sevierville

Plan to purchase a few bottles to take home and ask about their monthly wine clubs so you never run out!  For more information about wineries in Tennessee, visit these web sites:

East Tennessee Great Valley Wine Trail
Hillside Winery, Good Waters Vineyards, Spout Spring Estates Winery, The Winery at Seven Springs Farm

East Tennessee High Country Wine Trail
Banner Elk Winery, Grandfather Vineyard, Linville Falls Winery, Watauga Lake Winery

East Tennessee Rocky Top Wine Trail
Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, Sugarland Cellars

Middle Tennessee Natchez Trace Wine Trail
Amber Falls Winery and Cellars, Keg Spring Winery, Grinder’s Switch Winery, Natchez Hills Vineyard, Winery at Belle Meade Plantation

Middle Tennessee Upper Cumberland Wine Trail
Cellar 53, Chestnut Hill Winery, DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards, Highland Manor, Holly Ridge, Northfield Winery, Red Barn Winery & Vineyards, Stonehaus Winery

West Tennessee Wine Trail of West Tennessee
Old Millington Vineyard & Winery, Delta Blues Winery, de terra Winery & Vineyard, Century Farm Winery, White Squirrel Winery, Crown Winery, Paris Winery