When a third winery opened in the area, I just new it was time to make a wine trail happen in the Smokies…at the time, none existed in the state and the Gatlinburg/Sevierville/Pigeon Forge was a perfect location!  No other area of Tennessee offered visitors the opportunity to experience such a concentration of high-quality wines, premium attractions, affordable lodging, local restaurants, and true southern hospitality.”


Don Collier, President of Mountain Valley Vineyards (2008)

The Rocky Top Wine Trail, Tennessee’s first and most visited wine trail, was established in 2008 when the opening of a third winery in the area opened up the possibility of three local wineries cooperating together.  The Wine Trail has only grown from there, and now with five participating wineries throughout Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, guests are able to sample from over 70 unique, award-winning wines by the time they’ve completed the Trail! Not only do Trail participants get to enjoy local, handcrafted wine, they get to experience it while reveling in the majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains, eating at their favorite restaurants (or ours!), shopping at Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall, and spending time with friends! Sounds like a grand adventure already, doesn’t it?

The principles of the wine trail are simple:  Support local farms, provide exceptional quality wine, and offer only the very best southern hospitality to each and every visitor.  That’s it!

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