#68 of 77 Gatlinburg Things To Do

Smoky Mountain Winery

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Smoky Mountain Winery Offers Charm, History and Delicious Wines
Written by: Brittany Mendez
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4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Smoky Mountain Winery is a wine lover's heaven on Tennessee Earth. This special landmark is the oldest winery in the area and offers free wine sampling for your enjoyment. Everything from the charming castle-inspired entrance to the outstanding customer experience will add a memorable touch to your Smoky Mountain vacation.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Cheers! A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Smoky Mountain Winery. There are many awesome wineries to visit in the area, but this must-see landmark located off the beaten track on Cherry Street, Gatlinburg, is remarkably special. There’s something for everyone at Smoky Mountain Winery. The view is extraordinary, the fresh air is invigorating, and the wine is spectacular. It is a destination that is recommended by anyone who has visited. As a matter of fact, most folks return to the area, just to revisit this treasure again and again.

Sip and savor delicious regional, national, and international award-winning wines in a friendly, beautiful environment. They are honored and proud to have won the 2021 Trip Advisors Travelers Choice Award. When you arrive you’ll know you are there when you see a charming castle-like facade. It will instantly take you back in time and get you in the mood for what comes next. Inside it’s a wine lover’s delight. Bottles and bottles of specialty wines fill a cellar-like room along with rustic barrels that enhance the decor. Their many awards are displayed for all to see. You can also view the area where they make the wines and from time to time tour and learn all about what is involved in making one bottle of deliciousness.

Unlike other wineries in the area, Smoky Mountain Winery artisans create their blends from ingredients grown in their very own vineyards. The authentic and local flavor is apparent in each sip. It’s like farm to fresh and the taste is tremendous. This special Tennessee winery is a wine drinker’s paradise. This historical winery is the oldest in the area and produces the most exquisite blends. Some say it is the rich, soil, and perfect climate and creates the magic in a bottle taste just waiting to fascinate you.

The owners’ dedication to making great wines and serving their customers is second to none. Whether you want to relax and unwind after a long day of sightseeing adventures, or looking for a fun place to celebrate, the Smoky Mountain Winery is the destination for you. Even the most talented wine aficionados and connoisseurs will enjoy the outstanding wines and intoxicating atmosphere here.

Guests rave about the overall experience and love the many opportunities there are to taste new varieties. There are more than 20 award-winning wines waiting for you to sample in their tasting room, for free. That’s right, it’s a gift from their vineyards to you. It’s like a wine lovers’ paradise! Plus the expert Smoky Mountain Wine customer service host will spend time with you and share what grapes and berries are used for each bottle. She will also suggest food pairings to educate you during your wine tasting experience. It will definitely be one of the most cherished and memorable stops on your vacation.

Select from the following unique wines artistically labeled with love:

  • Mountain Music
  • Mountain Memories
  • Leconte White
  • Leconte
  • Brookside
  • White Brookside
  • Brookside Rose
  • Brookside Red
  • Reflections
  • Autumn Splendor
  • Mountain Mist
  • Muscadine Red

Smoky Mountain Wines also blends blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, and peach vino. They continue to offer their tried and true blends, but also add to their repertoire from time to time. That’s why it’s a good idea to return again and again. After the awesome wine tasting experience, you are invited to shop in their Winery Gift Shop full of unique, heartwarming gifts. You’ll probably want to purchase a few bottles of your new favorites to take home with you. Wine, especially a bottle of Smoky Mountain makes a perfect gift for someone special.

Insider Tips:
-Smoky Mountain Winery doesn’t put a limit on the number of samples you can enjoy during their tasting sessions. Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals are nearby for overnight accommodations.
-Hours fluctuate by season and visiting their website at smokymountainwinery.net is recommended.