When you are somewhere different it is always great to try the local foods and drinks. Gatlinburg is no different. Gatlinburg is home to many great local restaurants, distilleries and wineries. This area of the country is known for its hand in the making of alcoholic beverages throughout the country. One of the best ways to check out all the local wineries in the Smoky Mountains is by exploring the Gatlinburg Wine Trail and here is why you want to take off on this adventure.
1. 5 Great Locations
What kind of wine trail would this be if there weren’t many great locations? The Gatlinburg Wine Trail is home to 5 great wineries that will give you the full taste of the Gatlinburg region. During your adventure you will visit, Eagle Springs Winery, Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, and Sugarland Cellars. The trail is self-guided and does not have to be completed all in the same day. This allows you to visit the wineries throughout your trip to the Gatlinburg area.
Maybe you are on vacation or you just want to take a weekend getaway to Gatlinburg. No matter what brings you to Gatlinburg or what day you come to Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Wine Trail is always open for you to explore and taste the local wines. This is a great romantic activity to do as a couple.
3. Taste Wines for Free
Of course, when you are at a winery you want to taste what each winery has to offer. Well, along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail you are in luck. At every winery you visit along the trail, you will get to taste all of their locally made wines. Each of the 5 wineries offers over 60 varieties of wines, allowing people with all different sort of taste buds to enjoy their time along the trail. Also, if you find a wine that you really like, you can purchase it right there at the winery to bring home and enjoy with your friends and family.
4. Learn How Wine is Made
In life, we are constantly learning how to do new things and what could be more interesting than learning about how wine is made? In between wine tastings you can take a tour of 3 of the wineries along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail. These free winery tours take place from noon-5 p.m. daily at the Hillside Winery, Mountain Valley Winery and the Sugarland Cellars Gatlinburg Winery. Along the tour, you will get to experience the wine-making process up close and personal.
Along with the free wine tastings and the free winery tours, you will get even more freebies along your trip on the Gatlinburg Wine Trail. At the first stop, you can pick up your wine trail passport and receive your first stamp. You will continue along the wine trail and collect your stamps at each location. At your 3rd stop, you will receive a free logo wine glass and at your 5th and final destination, get an additional free gift commemorating your tour. So you will have things to remind you of your trip for years to come.
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