Through the doors of a beautiful vineyard farmhouse-inspired winery nestled into the heart of Pigeon Forge, prepare to be wooed by Smoky Mountain wine country at Mountain Valley Winery. A romantic trip to the Smoky Mountains pairs well with the fabulous local wines during cabin-made meals or as a dessert after returning from savory Southern cuisines in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Mountain Valley Winery is a must-stop during your tour of Smoky Mountain wine country with girlfriends while staying in a group Cabins for YOU lodge for a bachelorette getaway, couple’s retreat, or mommy’s weekend away. No matter what brings you to the beauty of the Smokies, get to know Southern wine country with a visit to one of Tennessee’s largest wineries.
Since opening its doors in 1991, Mountain Valley Winery has been focusing on French and German-style wines along with the best fruit wines using the lush grapes grown in the mild climates below the Mason-Dixon line. Mountain Valley Winery privies guests to the preserved authenticity of Tennessee local wines by partnering with over 50 local vineyards. For almost 3 decades, more than 500 award-winning wines have graced the wooden wine shelves lining the interior of Mountain Valley’s stone walls.
Whether you are new to wine or fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, you are sure to love Mountain Valley Winery’s free tastings of their staple and seasonal wines:
Celebration: medium sweet red blend of muscat and sunbelt
Semi Sweet Wine
Mountain Valley White: medium German style comparable to a Riesling
Mountain Valley Blush: medium sweet blend of several varieties of grapes
Blackberry: sweet wine from succulent blackberries, great dessert wine
Collier Reserve: from the finest muscadines, a sweet red
Mountain Berry: sweet red blend of concords and raspberries
Mountain Peach: sweet and extra fruity with flavorful fresh peaches
Mountain Valley Red: sweet red blend of concords and native American grapes
Muscadine: a southeastern native white sweet wine derived from plump muscadine grapes
Rhubarb: derived from 100% rhubarb offering complex hints of lemon and pink grapefruit flavors
Cabernet Sauvignon: red Tennessee River Valley Cabernet blended with California Merlot
Chardonnay: multi-faceted white wine aged in oak
Blackberry Raspberry Rapture: Dark wine with bright acidity, 100% black raspberry wine aged in oak barrels
Volunteer Nouveau: smooth, fruity young wine made from the first harvest of grapes
Winterfest Red: sweet red blend made with concords and mulling spices
Along with your free tastings, Mountain Valley Winery opens her wine cellar doors to complimentary tours, daily, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.! The guided tours are led by the knowledgeable and friendly staff who love sharing their passion for quality wines and the Smoky Mountain area to curious visitors. Smell the oak barrels and get a behind-the-scenes look at the large metal fermentation vats while your tour guide discusses the processes and soul put into each bottle of Mountain Valley Winery’s delicious wine.
Mountain Valley Winery
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Those under 21 can join the tours, but only guests of age with a valid ID may sample the wines.
Events Throughout the Year
Mountain Valley Winery hosts annual wine events throughout the year. Join Mountain Valley Winery and other local sponsors for their largest annual event in October, Stomp Out Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, where ticket holders receive free prizes, savory food, delicious wine tastings, and live musical entertainment. One hundred percent of the profits from this event are donated to the American Cancer Society! Have a great time while contributing to an admirable cause!
Mountain Valley Winery, with her award-winning wines, free tour and tastings, and knowledgeable, friendly staff, is only the beginning of Smoky Mountain wine country! Pick up your free “passport” and begin the self-guided tour of 5 of the area’s top wineries and the Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery along the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Visit each location over a few days while staying in a romantic 1-bedroom cabin Cabins for YOU cabin with your special someone during an anniversary getaway. Or take your friends on a luxurious Elite Limo Tours limo ride to numerous wineries as an exciting couple’s activity during a Smoky Mountain retreat! Once your passport has been stamped by 3 locations, you will receive a free souvenir gift!
Each location offers tastings of their winery’s unique personal style of wines:
Apple Barn Winery in Sevierville
220 Apple Valley Rd
Sevierville, TN 37862
Made from the apples picked straight from the orchard nestled beyond the back patio, Apple Barn Winery’s delicious Apple Blush and Apple-Raspberry wines will tempt you with smooth, perfectly balanced flavors.
Hillside Winery in Sevierville
229 Collier Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862
Their focus on Italian-style and sparkling wines shines through the first couple sips from a glass of crisp, bubbly cranberry Poinsettia wine or the perfect amount of sweetness in the traditional Italian Pinot Grigio.
Mill Bridge Winery in Pigeon Forge
3331 South River Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Settled right on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, the Mill Bridge Winery touts a picturesque patio overlooking the river on which the The Old Mill resides, the original resting place of the forge for which the city got its name! In sweet Southern tradition, the winery produces numerous sweet wines along with unique, flavorful hard ciders!
Sugarlands Cellars in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Quietly nestled into the downtown area of Gatlinburg, Sugarlands Cellars specializes in unique fruity wines along with a few original dry wines sure to impress. Fig and cedar notes accompany dark, sweet cherry flavors of Hellbender.
Doc Collier’s Moonshine Distillery in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Didn’t think you would end up sipping samples of Tennessee Moonshine while on a tour of wine country? You definitely should not shy away from this Southern tradition rooted in a rebellious history! Let Doc Collier’s Moonshine Distillery introduce you to the many personalities of moonshine through samples of Naner’, smooth like homemade banana pudding, and the sweet candy apple tastes of Greenbrier Apple!
A Cozy Cabin to Call Home
Return to your cozy Cabins for YOU cabin with souvenir stemware, wine accessories, and bottles of your favorite samples from the Rocky Top Wine Trail to relax after a beautiful tour of Smoky Mountain wine country. With your own personal bottles of Tennessee local wines, store them safely in your luggage to enjoy at home or pop the bottle for an anniversary dinner in your romantic cabin in the mountains.
Slide into the warm, bubbling waters of your outdoor hot tub while sipping on crisp, cold summer wines with the dark outlines of the mountains resting beyond your cabin’s deck. Toast to a last night out with the bridesmaids while playing fun and hilarious bachelorette games in the cabin’s rec room. Or, simply snuggle in front of a warm, crackling fire with glasses of dry, full-bodied red wine while the kids open gifts on Christmas Eve night.
With the help of our handy online search tool, Options For YOU, we can help find the best cabins to fit your dream Smoky Mountain vacation, just like the sommeliers of Mountain Valley Winery can pair the best flavors for the perfect wines.