Great Valley Wine Trail
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Great Valley Wine Trail represents four wineries in East Tennessee. Our mission is to share our passion for rural Tennessee and Tennessee wines and promote agritourism in Union, Grainger, Cocke, and Sevier counties.
Activities at this Site
Each of our Wine Trail wineries has a unique sense of place. Your journey begins on the historic Thunder Road and stop at The Winery at Seven Springs Farm located on the original Woods Farm, where the historic Andrew Jacker (AJ) Woods Distillery operated, and where Knoxville legend Edward “Eddie” Harvey is said to have gotten his start in the moonshining underworld. On your way, don’t miss the stunning views at Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard, the unique sparkling wines of Hillside Winery or the hospitality offered by Gene and Laura Poland at Goodwater Vineyards.
Visiting farms, wineries, and vineyards — sometimes called agritourism — is the pleasurable way to explore and enjoy rural East Tennessee. Wine tourism is driving the growth of the wine industry in many regions of the country, providing a major economic stimulus to weakened rural economies and maintaining agricultural traditions and quality of life. There has been a dramatic increase in destination wineries and wine trails as visitors discover the wineries and wine regions in their state, the surrounding states and across the country. No less so in Tennessee.
Wine is an agricultural endeavor, and several of our wineries have large estate vineyards; these winemakers think about growing a bottle of wine. Agritourism and the success of wineries are closely linked. The wineries on our trail are small wineries and they depend on visitors to sell their wines. That means the wines have to be good. If you are willing to try wines other than Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir, you will find award-winning wines made from varietals that thrive in East Tennessee, including Chambourcin, Chancellor and Seyval.
How to Get There
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