December 31st, 2016 we said good-bye to one of the locations along the Rocky Top Wine Trail, Eagle Springs Winery. Eagle Springs Winery specialized in making delicious honey- based Tennessee wines. We will truly miss the winery and the beautiful view. Eagle Springs Winery will continue selling their wines through our shipping department. You may purchase their delicious wines from our main online website. A few of their award winning wines will also be distributed to sample and purchase at Hillside Winery and their satellite winery, Mill Bridge Winery.
With One Door Closing Another One Opens . . .
Although Eagle Springs is closing, the Rocky Top Wine Trail will continue to have a sixth stop on the trail. With a lot of consideration, Mill Bridge Winery will be the newest location on the wine trail. The winery is located in the Old Mill Historic District. It’s a very attractive site with lots of attractions to visit nearby.
The winery specializes in a variety of different styles of wine, including sweet Tennessee Muscadine wine. When visiting Mill Bridge Winery you will notice a very laid back and urban atmosphere. This winery not only carries delicious wines that are made in Tennessee but they also carry hard cider. About 80% of the fruits that are used to make the hard cider is coming from local Tennessee farmers in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Fresh apple juice produces a low alcoholic beverage called Hard Cider. The processes of making the hard cider is very similar to wine making it is also very time-consuming. To perfect the taste in the quality of hard cider it would take 6 – 12 month in doing so. At first, the apples are crushed and pressed. The fresh apple juice is then stored and fermented. After achieving a yummy taste, fresh fruit juices are combined with the fermented apple juice to add hints of other flavors. Once our winemakers perfect the flavor, they carbonate the hard cider.
Mill Bridge Winery
This winery is the ideal location to sit and enjoy the views of the river and the Great Smoky Mountains, while also enjoying a chilled glass of wine or hard cider. Whether you are looking for some wine for your vacation, to take home with you, or as a gift Mill Bridge Winery is the stop for you. Enjoy the atmosphere and sample some new wine and hard cider today!