Wine sommelier or not, grab your comfy shoes and your wallet! Have your palate ready for some delicious Tennessee sipping wine and food because it’s festival time. Next Saturday, October 29th two great local wineries from the Rocky Top Wine Trail, will have the honor to attend the last two wine festivals of the year. Eagles Springs Winery will be attending The St. Mary’s Fall Festival for the first time and The Old Mill Winery will be participating at the Vines & Vintage Wine Festival that afternoon.
What’s all the excitement about in a wine festivals?
The wineries on the Rocky Top Wine Trail are very exclusive when it comes to selling their products, typically you can only buy their wines at the winery. However, during a wine festival the wineries will come out sample and sell their delicious wines to the public which makes it very exciting for participating tasters. Wine festivals include a variety of great Tennessee wineries, they gather during this event and set up booths to exhibit what their winery offers. Along with the wineries local food vendors are set up for you to pair your wine with.
The wineries participating the Vines & Vintage Wine Festival at Rippaville Plantation include: Pickers Creek Winery, Paris Winery, Grinder’s Switch Winery, Amber Falls Winery, Keg Springs Winery, Beans Creek Winery, Natchez Hills Winery, Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Lynchburg Winery, and The Old Mill Winery.
The St. Mary’s Fall Festival will have the wineries that are part of the Great Valley Wine Trail, which includes Eagle Springs Winery. Wine festivals are a great opportunity to meet some great people and enjoy local food, local wine, live music and more.
The Old Mill Winery, the newest addition to the Old Mill Historic District of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will be going to the Vines & Vintage Wine Festival at Rippaville, located at 5700 Main St, Spring Hill, TN 37174. This event begins at 11am and runs till 5pm, we recommend you wear comfy shoes as there will be a lot of walking from one booth to another booth. At the festival you will be able to sip some wine and purchase some wine as well. They are also bringing Hard Cider to the event for customers to sample and an amazing holiday wine, which contains mulling spice and a semi sweet red wine called Runner Stone. Tickets will be available to purchase for $25.00 and there will also be a designated driver ticket available the day of the event for $10.
St. Mary’s annual Fall Festival will be located at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and begin Friday October 28th and continue through Saturday October 29th. The Eagle Springs Winery, a fully operational honey-based winery located just off Exit 407, will be joining this annual Fall Festival on Saturday at 12pm. This is the first time they will be attending this Fall festival with the “Taste of Tennessee Wines,” by Great Valley Wine Trail. Tickets are available at the gate, $20/ for adults (Please bring a valid ID). Tickets will include a wine glass and a tote bag!