7 Stops to Include on Your Nashville Winery Tour

Country music, whiskey, and Johnny Cash. That's probably what comes to your mind when you think about Nashville, Tennessee. But there's even more to the city than that.

If you're visiting and you're a wine fan, we have good news for you. Nashville is the perfect place to go on amazing winery tours.

There is plenty of wineries to choose from, but the following seven have caught our eye. Whether it is because of the great prices for great wine, the Southern hospitality or the beautiful views you can enjoy while tasting the wine, these are definitely wineries that any wine aficionado has to visit.

If you're one, keep reading. By the end of the article, we promise you'll want to go on a Nashville winery tour!

Nashville Winery Tour: 7 Places You Can't Miss

Over the past 20 years, Tennessee has become a great place for those who enjoy having an alcoholic beverage now and then. The finest whiskey, the unique "Moonshine" and the delicious wine have been the stars from the beginning.

In fact, wine has always been a big part of the state's culture, as it started being produced in the 1800s. However, this wouldn't last long. In 1909, the prohibition era started in Tennessee. 

The prohibition was a constitutional ban on alcoholic drinks and when it happened, wineries saw their success decline. Nevertheless, the taste for wine never abandoned the Tennessean lifestyle and that's clear to see now, in 2019.

The following 7 local wineries are living proof of just how much wine means to Tennessee. If you love wine, you simply cannot miss these spots!

1. Belle Meade Winery

We start with a historic place that started as a thoroughbred  horse breeding farm over 200 years ago and turned into a winery in 2009: the Belle Meade Winery

At Belle Meade, you can book a tasting with a tour through the plantations, a tasting with light food and 5 types of wine or a private tasting, once again with light food but with a bigger selection of wines than the previous one.

The different types of tastings have different schedules, that you can access in the winery's website.

2. Arrington Vineyards

With all the green surroundings and 12 different wines to try out, it's impossible not to have the most relaxing day at the Arrington Vineyards

The vineyard has four wine clubs to attend to everyone's taste buds. The Red Fan Club is for red wine lovers, the White Fan Club for those who prefer white wine, the Mixed Fan Club for those who can't choose between red and white, and the Sweet Fan Club for those with a sweet tooth.

The Arrington Vineyards are open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

3. Grinder's Switch Winery

The Grinder's Switch Winery has two different locations, one of them being Nashville, TN. 

There, you can try a fantastic array of wines at their "22-foot long barn-wood bar". When you're done with the tasting, you'll have a lot more to do, as the winery is located in Marathon Village, a community of retail, history, entertainment and more.

The Grinder's Switch Winery is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Nashville Wine Auction

At Nashville Wine Auction, pleasure meets generosity. The charity wine auction has been running since the 80s and its profits go to organizations that work towards the medical care and eradication of cancer. 

So far, the auction has raised over 25 million dollars to institutions such as The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge and Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee.

If you're interested in attending one of Nashville Wine Auction's events, keep an eye on their website and look out for new dates.

5. Natchez Hills Winery

This winery has two locations, both in Nashville.

One of them is the Vineyard & Winery, where you can try their handcrafted, traditional wines in their beautiful patio.

The second location is the tasting room at the Market, which has a beautiful view of the State Capital and Bicentennial Park. There you can have cured meats, cheese, and baked goods to go with your wine. 

The Vineyard & Winery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The tasting room at the Market is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

6. City Winery

The City Winery is about way more than just wine. If you want to have the full Nashville experience, this is definitely the place to go.

Besides the amazing wine that you can try, you can also enjoy and learn how to cook delicious food and listen to live music at their concert venue.

When you book a tour at the City Vineyard you get a voucher for one glass on your next visit so... you'll definitely want to come back!

The City Vineyard is open Monday to Thursday and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

7. Beachaven Vineyards & Winery

Last but not least, a family-owned vineyard that's been around since the mid-80s: the Beachaven Vineyards & Winery.

At this winery, you can taste try the wines that the family produces in their vineyards, all from high-quality fruit. From May to October, you can also enjoy their Jazz on the Lawn concerts.

The Beachaven Vineyards an& Winery is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Getting to Know Nashville

By now you know how much good wine you can drink in Nashville and for any wine lover that's more than enough reason to come spend a couple of days in Music City. 

But even if you're not that into wine - or alcoholic drinks - Nashville can be a great holiday destination. After all, who doesn't like good food, good music, and beautiful views?

If you're looking to go on a Nashville winery tour, don't hesitate to book one with us. We promise to make your trip to Nashville unforgettable! 

Posted on Jul 01 2019

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