Nashville’s Wine Country

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Amber Falls Winery & Cellars  More than just a winery, Amber Falls is an eclectic community of passionate connoisseurs making world-class wine in the heart of Tennessee. Visitors experience wine tastings along with the magic of the rolling hills of Hampshire, Tennessee. Amber Falls also has a store located in the Opry Mills Mall in Nashville allowing visitors to experience, enjoy, taste, and buy Amber Falls wines with even more convenience. Visit Amber Falls Winery & Cellars at 794 Ridgetop Rd., Hampshire, TN 38461, 931-285-0088, and

Arrington Vineyard  Co-owned by Country Music artist Kix Brooks, Arrington Vineyards is located 25 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee. Located on a beautiful 95-acre property, Arrington Vineyards includes 16 acres of vineyards, five tasting rooms, gorgeous views, shaded picnic areas, live music on weekends (April to November), and plenty of free parking. Arrington Vineyards proudly produces and bottles twenty-two award-winning wines onsite. They are open daily for wine tastings and wine bottle purchases. Taste their wines on-site or purchase bottles from the comfort of your home through their online shop. Experince Arrington Vineyards for a romantic date night or a fun family outing. Arrington Vineyards is located at 6211 Patton Rd. Arrington, TN 37014, 615-395-0102, and

Avian Glen Winery and Bar  Avian Glen Winery and Bar stands on the old Gamble farm in Smyrna and features seven varieties of wine produced and bottled at the vineyard, and include sofferings from sweet Patty Peach to dark red Norton Reserve. Avian Glen offers free wine tastings daily and on weekends visitors will find live music and many other events. In addition to the large outdoor patio and expansive vineyard, Avian Glen offers a unique venue for weddings and parties. The winery will soon feature a gazebo for outdoor weddings along with an indoor event facility. Owner Dr. Larry Davis says, “We want to give people a chance to come out and enjoy time with their friends and family in a beautiful setting.” Avian Glen Winery and Bar is located at 3545 Almaville Rd., Smyrna, TN 37167, 615-984-4344, and

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Beachhaven Vineyards & Winery has been making award-winning wines locally for over 35 years and aims to provide a stellar experience for everyone. With no shortage of options to choose from, there is something for everyone. From simple tastings to exploring the menu, to a progressive tour to delve into the wine making process, Beachaven Vineyards & Winery makes a visit a special event. With live music every weekend throughout the summer and favorite wines to enjoy at home, Beachaven has something for everyone. They can even ship directly to your front door! Vising Beachaven Vineyards & Winery at 1100 Dunlop Ln., Clarksville, TN 37040, 931-645-8867, and

Beans Creek Winery. Beans Creek Winery opened its doors in October 2004 with the help and dedication from nine local families. With a passion for wine, Beans Creek Winery offers an extensive list of award-winning wines made from Tennessee grapes. A local family business, Beans Creek Winery strives to offer an inviting and fun atmosphere to visitors. Beans Creek Winery offers wine tastings, daily tours, a wine club, and the Grape Jam Music Series. Visit Beans Creek Winery at 426 Ragsdale Rd., Manchester, TN 37355, 931-723-2294, and

Belle Meade Winery. Belle Meade Winery takes pride in preserving the art of southern hospitality. Just minutes away from the business of downtown, visitors can try all varieties of wine, join a gourmet wine and food pairings, create an individualized private event, or book a hands-on historic bourbon tasting. Belle Meade Winery is located on 32 acres of historic land in the heart of Belle Meade Historic Site and offers visitors tours of the grounds and mansion. The property is open daily and is family and pet friendly. With over 200 years of history, 16 different wine varieties, and shipping to more than 40 US states, Belle Meade Winery has something for everyone. Visit Belle Meade Winery at 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, 615-356-6164, and

City Winery Nashville. Michael Dorf founded City Winery in New York City in 2008 to deliver a unique combined culinary and cultural experience to urban wine enthusiasts. City Winery offers intimate concerts, food and wine seminars, private event spaces, upscale dining, and a fully functioning winery. City Winery also focuses on the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from sharing wine with friends, and captures the unique social bond that occurs when communities of like-minded people gather over a bottle of quality Cabernet while dining on a freshly-prepared meal and listening to their favorite artists perform. Part of the urban wine country, City Winery evokes the warmth of wine country with modern comfort and convenience. Visit City Winery Nashville at 609 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203, 615-324-1033, and

 Grinder’s Switch Winery at Marathon Village. Named one of The South’s Best Vineyards by Southern Living, Grinder’s Switch Winery offers guests a chance to stroll through their vineyards, enjoy wine tastings, and shop an array of local, handmade crafts and gifts. A self-proclaimed “hobby out of control,” Grinder’s Switch Winery has been growing and producing award-winning wine for nearly a decade. Grinder’s Switch Winery is the brainchild of Joey and Gail Chessor, the small-town couple who turned their dream into a reality and a thriving family business. Located in the rolling countryside of Hickman County and surrounded by 110 acres of trees and beautiful vistas, the Chessor family nurtures a 7-acre vineyard on their family estate. The winery also includes the tank room which can hold more than 15,000 gallons of wine and is the epicenter of wine production, a wine club, a cozy tasting room, and a unique space for special events. Grinder’s Switch Winery also has a satellite location in downtown Nashville and prides itself on making wine delicious and approachable. Visit Grinder’s Switch Winery at 2119 Highway 50 W Loop Centerville, TN 37033, 931-729-3690, and

Keg Springs Winery  Located in a secluded, rural area near the Natchez Trace Parkway, Keg Springs Winery offers a diverse selection of wines, free tastings, a wine club, private party space, and free music on their deck on the 2nd and 4th Saturday April through October. Visit Keg Springs Winery at 361 Keg Springs Rd., Hampshire, TN 38461, 931-285-0589, and

Love and Exile Winery and Bar. Born in Nashville from the love of wine and the threat of exile, Love & Exile Bar is a vibrant working winery, restaurant, and event space on Main Street less than a mile from downtown. Although Tennessee is better known for whiskey, Tyler Alkins saw an opportunity to create a wine that was approachable in its taste, price, and presentation. He recruited some of the most well-known winemakers from Italy and California to teach him processes perfected over centuries to create a wine that’s expertly crafted and perfectly chuggable. The wine they create together is brought back to Nashville where it is finished and bottled or canned locally in a winery that Tyler and the small team built in an abandoned car garage less than a mile from downtown called Nashville Urban Winery. NUW now serves as the home for L&E and is a high-end event space for events, concerts, tastings, and has an on-site Wine Shop that sells the full line of Love and Exile wines. Visit Love and Exile Winery and Bar at 715 N Main Street, Ste. A, Nashville, TN 37206, and

Natchez Hills Winery at the Market  Natchez Hills Winery and Vineyard is a small, family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the hills of Middle Tennessee wine country. Having cultivated a love of both wine and travel, owners Jim and Karen were inspired to create a unique and local experience combining their passions of old-world style wine, music, and bringing people together. At its core, Natchez Hills was born from a vision to create a first-class, local destination where people from all over the world can enjoy the best of what Middle Tennessee has to offer and leave with new memories and lasting stories. Now, Natchez Hills Winery continues to elevate the local Tennessee wine experience by bringing together the staples of southern culture, original music, and European, old-world charm. Visit Natchez Hills Winery at 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076, 931-285-2500, and

Pickers Creek Winery  A visit to Pickers Creek will provide the opportunity to listen to plenty of great live music while sampling wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Muscadine, and other grapes that flourish in the Tennessee climate. With names like “Harmony,” “Tennessee Twang,” and “Blackberry Blues,” a tasting at Pickers Creek is like reliving the popular, old Volunteer Jam (without the smell or taste of reefer, whiskers, or fiddle bow rosin). Visitors can sit on the wide porches or under the trees, or sit by the bonfire on a cool evening, listen to music and sip their favorite wines. They can bring a picnic and lots of friends for a relaxing afternoon or evening overlooking the vineyard, the old rock wall, Pickers Creek, or even take a stroll through the vineyard and down the abandoned railroad track. Spend a while in the gift shop looking at the art, pottery, and many gift items. Visit Pickers Creek Winery at 1986 New Columbia Hwy. Lewisburg, TN 37091, 615-969-1013, and

 Sumner Crest Winery.  In the summer of 1997, two of the Hall brothers expressed their passion for the county and community that they loved. The people and soil of northern Tennessee gave this love a foundation on which dreams were built. Together, the Hall Family, the love of viticulture, a winery with distinct character, and a second-generation vintner made this dream into a reality and Sumner Crest Winery opened its doors in 1997. Sumner Crest Winery has over 20 wines made on the premises and offers daily wine tasting, a large boutique style gift shop, a wine shop, and the Grape Vine Café that features Homemade Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, and Fruit and Cheese Plates, and a full calendar of events that include free summer concerts on the lawn. Visit Sumner Crest Winery at 5306 S Old Highway 52, Portland, TN 37148, 615-325-4086, and

Wines in the Fork  Billed as the “Best Kept Secret in Leiper’s Fork,” Wines in the Fork is a creekside tasting room located in the heart of Leipers Fork. Wines in the Fork features award-winning wines of Tennessee. Visit Wines in the Fork at 4165 Old Hillsboro Rd., Franklin, TN 37064, 615-614-3555 and


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