Ideal for a grown ups’ night out, the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend is a spring event for those 21 years old and over. This year’s event will feature a selection of wines from wineries all over Tennessee and will be held at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg.
Start on Friday, April 13 with the Gatlinburg Wine Tour that will take you to some great local wineries! The tour begins at 6 p.m., and registration/check-in is from 5 to 6 p.m. Seats will fill up quickly (and are limited), so get your tickets in advance! The guided tour will give you the opportunity learn more about area wineries and enjoy samples!
On Saturday, have fun at the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts on Saturday, April 14. From 1-6 p.m., ($25 advance tickets; $30 at the gate), wear your wristband for sampling and your Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest wine glass!
Wineries will provide samples of 1 oz at a time, and guests can buy their favorite bottles of wine to take home! During the event, several wine enthusiasts and aficionados will be on hand to give talks about wine making, wine pairing, and more. This wonderful event is also helping to support a good cause. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association Scholarship Fund and the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.
Some participating wineries you may see include:
- Amber Falls Winery
- Apple Barn Winery
- Beans Creek Winery
- Cades Cove Cellars
- Goodwater Vineyards
- Grinder’s Switch Winery
- Hillside Winery
- Keg Springs Winery
- Lynchburg Winery
- Mill Bridge Winery
- Mountain Valley Winery
- Natchez Hills Winery
- Spout Springs Estates Winery
- Sugarland Cellars
- Sumner Crest Winery
- The Winery at Seven Springs
About the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
This national art education center offers workshops and classes for beginners to advanced artists in top-of-the-line classrooms with national and international artists, as well as university faculty, teaching and guiding students. The 14-acre campus in Gatlinburg houses professional equipment and is able to facilitate classes and workshops in fiber, ceramics, metals and jewelry, painting, photography, warm glass, drawing, mixed media, books and paper, woodworking, and woodturning. The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts also has an Artists-in-Residence program that offers a year-long residency for five beginning artists each year. The school hosts a number of events throughout the year, and visitors and locals are welcome to visit the campus year-round.
If you’re planning a getaway to Gatlinburg and need a great cabin to stay in, browse our cabins online. We have cabins that sleep anywhere from two to more than 40 guests, and they offer a variety of amenities. You’ll find everything from home theaters and private indoor pools to big screen TVs and game rooms. We also have cabins in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for high up in the mountains or near downtown.