Our Tennessee Wine Story
The vision for Hillside Winery was to offer a style of wine unique to the East Tennessee area. In 2008, we decided to open our doors in the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains, and offer those visiting the area as well as the locals a taste of Italy. From our Pinot Grigio to our Black & Blue, visitors have come to love each and every one of our wines. When you’re at Hillside, you are in the heart of Tennessee Wine Country.
Being the largest grape crushing facility in the region, we decided to explore carbonated wines. Carbonated wines are similar to Champagne in appearance. We make our bubbly wine by infusing carbon dioxide directly into the finished wine, and as the CO2 dissolves it makes the tiny bubbles that give our bubbly wine the champagne-like appearance. The final product is a light, effervescent treat that we are sure you will absolutely love drinking. As our Master Winemaker says, “Tiny bubbles tend to make life just a bit easier!”
Made in Tennessee – True Tennessee Wine
Partnering with local grape farmers, Hillside Winery is responsible for crushing over 856,000 pounds of Tennessee grapes annually for our wines. Join us today to sample our Italian style and Bubbly wines. We also offer tours of the winery Tuesday – Saturday from Noon – 5 p.m. with families and children welcome. Free wine tastings are available to all those 21 years and older with a photo I.D.
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 8 pm*
Friday & Saturday: 10am – 9 pm*
* Closing times vary seasonally. Please call to confirm if visiting late in the day. (877) 908-9460 | 865-908-8482
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. Closed on Christmas Day
We offer tours of our winemaking facility Thursday – Saturday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The tours are complimentary and start every half hour. The last tour of the day will begin at 5pm. Please call ahead with groups of 10 or more