Rocky Top Wine Trail Includes Pigeon Forge Winery

Red wine and wine glass on wooden barrelThe Rocky Top Wine Trail in Pigeon Forge is the perfect destination for wine lovers. The scenic road through the Great Smoky Mountains offers five wineries, including a Pigeon Forge winery. Guests can visit the wineries in the order that is most convenient for their travel. Guests who visit three of the wineries receive a complimentary wine glass and a free gift is given to those who visit all five locations! The wineries along the trail are Sugarland Cellars, Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery and Eagle Springs Winery.

Sugarland Cellars

Sugarland Cellars in Gatlinburg features some local favorite wines of the region. This fully operating winery offers tours, complimentary wine tastings and a gift shop. Sugarland Cellars produces dry wines, semi-sweet wines, and sweet wines. The winery can be accessed along the Parkway at the southern end of downtown Gatlinburg, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mountain Valley Winery

Mountain Valley Winery in Pigeon Forge has been producing wine since 1991 and features French and German style wines. This Pigeon Forge winery offers free tastings and tours of the wine production area. Mountain Valley Winery produces dry wines, semi-sweet wines and sweet wines including Muscadine, a favorite Southern wine.

Apple Barn Winery

Apple Barn Winery is actually in Sevierville, very close to Pigeon Forge. This winery features Tennessee’s best fruit wines hand crafted from local fruit. The wines are made of apples from the orchard, rather than grapes from the vineyard. This winery features daily tastings, a video tour and a gift shop. Apple Barn Winery is part of the Apple Barn Village complex which sits next to the beautiful Little Pigeon River.

Hillside Winery

Hillside Winery in Sevierville, near Pigeon Forge, produces Italian style and bubbly wines that range from dry to sweet. This winery is one of the newer wineries in the area. The staff enjoys giving tours and tastings to guests.

Eagle Springs Winery

Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, near wineries in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, specializes in honey wines, but also offers dry and semi-sweet wines. This winery offers complimentary daily tastings and viewing of the winemaking area. In addition to wine, Eagles Springs has a small gift shop to purchase some Smoky Mountain souvenirs. This winery sits near Interstate 40, so if you are planning on taking part in the Rocky Top Wine Trail as you enter the area, this would be a great place to start!