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April 13, 2021

When you think of Gatlinburg, you might just think of moonshine tasting. But did you know there are several wineries where you can go wine tasting? One of the best ways to check out all the local wineries in the Smoky Mountains is by going along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail. This is a fun activity to do with family and friends, and everyone will have fun doing it! Check out these top 5 reasons why you should experience the Gatlinburg Wine Trail:

1. Great Locations

little bear winery

What kind of wine trail would this be if there weren’t many great locations? The Gatlinburg Wine Trail is home to great wineries that will give you the full taste of the Gatlinburg region. During your adventure you will visit, Little Bear Winery, Bootleggers Homemade Wines, Cades Cove Cellars, 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.

2. Open 7 Days a Week

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 or a fun activity to do with friends.

3. Taste Wines for Free

A glass of red wine being poured on the Gatlinburg Wine Trail.

Of course, when you are at a winery you want to taste what each winery has to offer. At every winery you visit along the trail, you will get to taste all of their locally made wines! Each of the 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 some of the wineries along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail. Along these tours, you will get to experience the wine-making process up close and personal. You’ll find it interesting to learn more about the process behind the wine.

5. Other Freebies

Bottles of wine with corks in them.

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 mid stop, you will receive a free logo wine glass and at your 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.

You’ll love going on the Gatlinburg Wine Trail while you’re in town. Want to know what else you should try when you stay in one of our cabins? Look through our Luxury Pass to see what kind of attractions you can get deals on when you book with us!

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