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Wineries and Vineyards

In Tennessee

Tennessee Wine Country is sprinkled with unique wineries all across the state. From small, Mom & Pop shops to large vineyards that specialize in events, we have it all. Whether you’re planning a trip to the hills of East Tennessee, headed to the capital of Country Music in Nashville or looking to jive to the Memphis Blues, we’ve got wineries that you’ll want to visit. The more time you spend here, the more you’ll learn that your next adventure with Tennessee Wines is just a click away.

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Wine Trails

History of Tennessee Wines

1874

Cultivating Grapes

TN Ag. Commissioner J.A. Killebrew devoted an entire chapter to cultivating grapes in his book, Introduction to Resources in Tennessee

1880

Early Growth

U.S. Department Agricultural report from 1880 citied 1,128 acres, producing 64,767 gallons of wine in Tennessee.

1919

Prohibition Era

Tennessee ratifies the 18th Amendment and commercial production of wine stops.

1973

Viticulture & Oenolotgical Society

Tennessee Viticulture & Oenological Society is formed by amature grape and wine enthusiasts to study the art and science of grape growing and winemaking.

1980

First Commercial Crush

First commercial crush was processed at Highland Manor Winery In Fentress County.

1982

TFWA Founded

The Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance was founded as a coalition of vineyards & wineries in Tennessee. 3 years later, the Viticulture Advisory Board was created by Governor Alexander

1985

Viticulture Advisory Board

The Viticulture Advisory Board was created by Governor Alexander, to study and promote the development of a grape and wine industry.

2018

State Investment

With the help of the TN Department of AG, Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance was able to secure funding to hire the first full-time staff members for the industry. A year later, the Wine and Grape Board was created by Governor Lee.

2019

Wine & Grape Board Created

The Wine and Grape Board is created by Governor Lee, replacing the VAB with a Board of action geared to taking the Industry to the next level and receiving initial funding for accomplishing its mission.

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Festivals & Events

With a perfect trifecta of gorgeous scenery, weather, and wine, we have a list of spectacular events year-round.

Southern hospitality in every sip, that’s a Tennessee Wine story

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Wineries and Vineyards

 

Learn about all of the companies a part of the association. Participation in wine festivals throughout the state, and inside tips on maneuvering through the political challenges of the wine industry.

Tennessee Fruit Varietals

 

Tennessee Wines work with more than 29 different varieties of grapes grown locally. Learn more about the fruit included in our grower’s creations, how our soil is the perfect condition for optimal growth, and the difference in imported and locally harvested fruit.

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Tennessee Fruit Varietals

 

Tennessee Wines work with more than 29 different varieties of grapes grown locally. Learn more about the fruit included in our grower’s creations, how our soil is the perfect condition for optimal growth, and the difference in imported and locally harvested fruit.

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Stories

 

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the history of the wine industry in Tennessee, are interested in which wineries grow or sell which varietals or want to learn more about what pairs well with Tennessee Wines, this is where you belong. Follow along with us as we tell you about the ins and outs (and secret magic) of the Tennessee Wines world.

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