Tour These 5 Amazing Pigeon Forge Wineries and Distilleries (Tennessee)

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Prepare to immerse yourself in a sensory adventure through five Pigeon Forge wineries and distilleries set in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee.

You’ll discover delicious wines and handcrafted beverages to tantalize your taste buds. From incredible natural settings, guided tours and tastings, and fascinating stories, it’s an unforgettable journey of flavors.

Ready to explore the adult beverages of Pigeon Forge? Continue reading to plan your itinerary.

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Immerse yourself in the magic of Pigeon Forge wineries.

CONTENTS—In this article, you will explore the enchanting world of Pigeon Forge wineries and distilleries, satisfying your search for a sensory journey through handcrafted beverages, including:

The Ultimate Tour of Pigeon Forge’s Wineries and Distilleries

Imagine this: you’re standing at the foot of the majestic Smoky Mountains, surrounded by lush greenery and crisp mountain air. Now, close your eyes and experience something even more tantalizing.

It’s the aroma of delicious, locally crafted wines and spirits waiting to be explored!

Pigeon Forge isn’t just about beautiful scenery and fun rides—although that’s part of the attraction. It’s also a paradise if you love to sip on tasty drinks.

You’ll discover excellent wineries and distilleries in Pigeon Forge and learn about how they’re made in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. It’s going to be an adventure you won’t forget!

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1. Winemaking at Mountain Valley Vineyards

Mountain Valley Vineyards is like a playground for grown-ups who love trying different kinds of yummy wines.

They make all sorts of wines, from dry to sweet. Better yet, when you visit Mountain Valley Vineyards, you’ll see firsthand how ordinary grapes become delicious, toast-worthy beverages. That includes everything from picking the grapes to macerating them and determining just the right time to bottle and enjoy it.

You can also enjoy a wine-tasting party at the Vineyard. There, you’ll sample different varietals, learn about each, and socialize with the wine-makers and other guests.

Wine and winemaking brings everyone together!

Location: Mountain Valley Vineyards – 2174 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

2. A Taste of Tradition at Old Forge Distillery

Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge isn’t just any place where drinks are made. It’s a special spot where traditions from long ago are kept alive.

Not only do they make wine, but they turn simple grains into spirits including:

  • Moonshine
  • Bourbon
  • Rye

They excel at keeping the stories and flavors of Pigeon Forge alive.

Old Forge Distillery is famous for its moonshine. In addition, you’ll discover barrels filled with bourbon that tastes like a warm, smoky hug and rye that’s as bold and adventurous as a hike in the Smoky Mountains.

These local spirits are crafted with care and a pinch of Pigeon Forge magic. It’s like taking a trip back in time and experiencing the rich flavors that have been produced for generations.

When you visit, you’ll want to take a tour of the distillary. You’ll see how they make these amazing drinks, turning grains into liquid gold, and sample some for yourself.

This is a great adventure into the heart of Pigeon Forge wineries and distilleries, where every drop tells the tale of tradition and craftsmanship.

Location: Old Forge Distillery – 170 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

3. Sipping the Day Away at Hillside Winery

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Experience the magic of handcrafted beverages at Hillside Winery.

If you love to sip on fizzy drinks that pop and tingle, head to Hillside Winery. It’s just outside Pigeon Forge in Sevierville, Tennessee, just 15 minutes down the road by car.

They specialize in making Italian-style wines and bubbly, reminiscent of those you’d enjoy in Italy with authentic family meals and lots of toasts.

Instead of grapes from Italy, Hillside Winery makes wine using grapes and fruits grown in Tennessee, giving it a unique character and flavor based on the local terroir.

Join one of their wine-tasting sessions set with stunning views of the Smokey Mountains. You’ll sample a selection of wines and may be hard-pressed to choose a favorite.

At Hillside Winery, every sip tells a story–and the view adds its magical touch to the tale.

Location: Hillside Winery – 229 Collier Dr, Sevierville, TN 37862

4. Craft Spirits at Junction 35 Spirits

At Junction 35 Spirits, you’ll discover a wide selection of old-time secret recipes blended with new ideas to make tasty spirits like whiskey, vodka, and gin.

You can tour the distillery, also in Sevierville, for a behind-the-scenes look at exactly how they turn corn and grains into a wide selection of fermented spirits.

You’ll also enjoy kitchen-made snacks and meals that complement their delicious drinks.

It’s a fun adventure that shows how mixing the old with the new can create something awesome.

Location: Junction 35 Spirits – 1645 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

5. Unique Experiences at Tennessee Legend Distillery

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Discover unique flavors at Tennessee Legend Distillery.

Tennessee Legend Distillery is where the bravest explorers of flavors go to find their next favorite sip.

Here, you’ll find all sorts of moonshines and whiskeys in flavors you’ve probably never even dreamed of. This makes each sip a delicious surprise!

Tennessee Legend Distillery prides itself in making drinks the best you’ve ever tasted.

While that’s serious business, their welcoming tasting room experience is all about fun. The air buzzes with excitement, laughter fills the room, and every face wears a smile.

What’s fascinating is that each bottle has its own story, like a secret whispered from the past.

For instance, imagine sipping on a moonshine that tastes like apple pie while hearing tales of how it was made. Or, discover a whiskey with a hint of vanilla while you learn the adventure in the making before your pour.

A visit to Tennessee Legend Distillery is a chance to find your favorite flavor. And, who knows? Maybe you will become part of the legend too.

Visit their distillery or their liquor store in Sieverville, or tour their other locations in Nashville and Cookeville, TN.

Location: Tennessee Legend Distillary – 870 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN 37876

Final Thoughts on Pigeon Forge Wineries

Imagine going on a treasure hunt through Pigeon Forge wineries and distilleries, but instead of gold, you’re searching for the coolest drinks ever made! It’s a trip through spaces, places, and time where secret recipes carry on, and timeless gadgets to turn grapes and grains into tasty treasures.

At each stop on your journey, you’ll learn something new and memorable flavors. Whether it’s a sip of wine that tastes like sunshine in a bottle or a swig of moonshine that dances on your tongue, you’ll have stories to retell that are far better than any souvenir.

So, grab a glass and raise a toast to a tour of Pigeon Forge’s wineries and distilleries. Here’s to adventure, to the amazing flavors you’ll discover, and to the memories you will make along the way.

Cheers to finding your new favorite drink in the Smokies!

Tip: If you want to explore Tennessee further, plan a visit to Gatlinburg TN. It’s about a twenty-minute drive from Pigeon Forge.

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