Imagine yourself taking a long hike through the Smoky Mountains and finding the perfect spot for a picnic. You unpack your food and a bottle of fabulous local wine and enjoy your meal as you gaze at magnificent hills and valleys. If you are planning a getaway to Gatlinburg, there are a few wineries that you should visit. Some of them offer tours and they all have delicious libations that will let you relax and appreciate your time in the Gateway to the Smoky Mountains. The town has a wine trail where you can find some of the best vino in the region. Here are the wineries you will find on the trail during your Gatlinburg getaway.
Little Bear Winery
631 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Located in Baskin Square, this winery is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday. It is the newest winery in town. All the wines are made from local fruits. They use a lot of flavors that are unique to the Smokies.
Cades Cove Cellars
7126 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN
Located in the community of Townsend, this winery is housed in a rustic building that was constructed in the 1800s. You may see wildlife that is indigenous to the area and you will taste some truly fabulous homemade wines. You can purchase a dry or sweet sampler pack that includes six bottles of wine. They also have a best-seller sampler pack. They are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
1133 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
If you want to enjoy a free wine tasting right in the heart of the city during your Gatlinburg getaway, you will love this place. They have free wine tasting seven days a week. They have a wide selection of sweet, dry, and semi-sweet wines. They are open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Bootleggers Homemade Wine
903 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
The two sisters who own this winery make their vino in small batches with equipment that you would find in your own kitchen. They make wines that pair with cheese, meats, sweets, and veggies. They are open from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.
Where to Stay
Unfortunately, you can’t walk down the streets of town sipping wine. You are going to have to have a place to enjoy your drinks. The folks at The Cabin Rental Store can find you the perfect vacation home. Call us today to book a home for your wine tasting getaway to Gatlinburg!