Turns out these rolling hills in the Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to grow grapes! The Smoky Mountains are full of several special wineries where you’ll enjoy delicious wines crafted by locals and made with fresh local ingredients! The gorgeous weather in the Smoky Mountains makes the perfect backdrop for a day spent tasting and learning at a local winery. Here are 5 must-visit wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains:
1. Tennessee Homemade Wines
The Southern sweet wines at Tennessee Homemade Wines are unlike any other you’ve tried! Made with plenty of Southern hospitality and incredible local ingredients, these are wines you have to try! Flavors include options like Strawberry, Old Apple and Proper Peach. The Experimental Series is a rotating collection of unique wines and includes options like Lemonade Sangria, Pumpkin Pie and Peanut Butter & Jelly! Tennessee Homemade Wines offers complimentary tastings at both the Gatlinburg and Sevierville locations.
2. Little Bear Winery
The wines are unique and vibrant at Little Bear Winery! You’ll find a great selection of wines that are smooth and full of flavor! This one-of-a-kind winery is conveniently located on the Strip in downtown Gatlinburg across from The Village. Little Bear Winery offers free wine tastings each day! Visit on a beautiful day to enjoy the weather outdoors as you sip on your favorite wine from Little Bear Winery!
3. Smoky Mountain Winery
Smoky Mountain Winery is the oldest winery in East Tennessee! The wines made by Smoky Mountain Winery have received hundreds of regional, national and international awards! This Gatlinburg winery offers free tastings of more than 20 different award winning wines such as Peach, Muscadine and Raspberry in the Smoky Mountain Winery tasting room. We recommend checking out Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House across the street where you’ll get free samples of tasty jams, jellies and butters.
4. Apple Barn Winery
Instead of grapes, Apple Barn Winery uses locally grown apples to craft delicious wine on site! Apple Barn Winery is located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in Sevierville and is open 7 days a week. Red Lemonhead, Orchard White, Honey Basil and more make great choices no matter the occasion! You’ll find way more than just a winery to spend time at! The winery is located next door to Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store, two incredible restaurants, a candy shop and even a creamery to grab ice cream!
5. Sugarland Cellars
Sugarland Cellars is Gatlinburg’s most historic winery! Sugarland Cellars takes pride in valuing the history and heritage of the Smoky Mountains and hopes to share that history in its wines! The wines here range from traditional wines like the 1802 Dry Red to Elkmont wine made from Loganberries to our dark cherry wine, Cherry-Kee! Enjoy free tastings at the tasting bar and take a tour of the winemaking facility!
You’ll enjoy a relaxing day with some great vino at these must-visit wineries in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains! There’s way more to do in the Smoky Mountains than you may realize! Look through our Adventure Power Pass for deals on area attractions that you’ll only get when staying in one of our cabin rentals!