Wine & Moonshine Tour
4 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Relaxed laws have made spirit making a good business and has brought the old “hootch makers” out of the mountains and into the mainstream. This tour will include a bit of history and mountain lore, a bit of humor and a lot of tastings! You’ll enjoy locally made wines, bourbon, cider and moonshine while learning the history of making spirits in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Tour Tennessee will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show
Arrive today in Pigeon Forge, TN where you enjoy a three-night stay at a local hotel. This evening, enjoy Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show. This show is filled with a friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert! Also, Stampede’s SKEETER & NUGGET™ show delivers a huge helping of family-friendly comedy at every show! As Dolly says “It’s the most fun place to eat in the Smokies” (D)
Day 2 – Redneck Bus Tour – The Island – Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery – Old Forge Distillery – Hatfields & McCoys Dinner Feud
This morning, enjoy your choice of tours.
- The Redneck Bus Tour of Pigeon Forge ain’t your average bus tour! Ever wonder if you qualify to be a hillbilly or a redneck? Do you know the difference between Mountain Dew, White Lightning and Moonshine? If you’re ready to hoot n’ holler and bust-a-gut, then you’ll be happier than a tornado in a trailer park on this 2-hour fun-filled ride.
- The Smoky Mountain Troubadour Tour climbs high into Smoky Mountain National Park where you get close to nature, enjoy the scenery and share a few songs with your musician singer.
Next is free time at The Island for lunch on own and shopping. The Island boasts 23 acres of entertainment with over 80 shops, restaurants and attractions. The Island Show Fountains are programmed to music and lights year-round and you can purchase a ticket to ride “The Wheel” which is 200 feet tall. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at The Island.
The afternoon features a tour & tasting at Ole Smoky Moonshine Museum & Distillery. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of their grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Their distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. Then you get to enjoy a sample.
Also included today is a tasting at Old Forge Distillery, a unique Tennessee mountain distillery maker of moonshines, gin, cream liqueurs, bourbon whiskey and other premium craft distilled spirits. See the stills in action, sample the spirits, browse the bottle shop and enjoy craft cocktails in the lounge and patio area.
Tonight, you join in on some Feudin’, Feastin’ Family Fun! Become a part of the longest running family feud in history at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner & Show. Help them solve their differences mountain style. Whether you’re city folk or country cousins you’ll love the singing, dancing, jaw dropping stunts and the side splitting comedy! (B,D)
Day 3 – The Hillside Winery – Apple Barn Winery – Mill Bridge Winery – Sugarland Cellars – Molly Brown Dinner on the Titanic
Today, enjoy a full day on the Pigeon Forge Wine Trail. You’ll enjoy locally made wines and cider, while learning the history of making spirits in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Start at the Hillside Winery, which brings the vineyards of Tuscany to the Great Smoky Mountains! Featuring Italian-style and celebratory wines, Hillside Winery also offers more traditional wines like Sangiovese, to the best-selling Black and Blue, to the award-winning Muscadine Mist. Hillside Winery truly has something for not only every person, but every occasion, too.
Next, visit the Apple Barn Winery. Located on the banks of the Little Pigeon River in the Apple Barn Village, the Apple Barn Winery offers a unique twist on wine: instead of grapes, they use locally grown apples to handcraft the wine on-site! And while you’re visiting, be sure to visit the world-famous Apple Barn General Store & Cider Mill, two great restaurants, a bakery, and more!
The afternoon starts at the Mill Bridge Winery. Located in the Old Mill Historic District of Pigeon Forge, Mill Bridge Winery offers both a variety of local wines and handcrafted Hard Cider. Spend the afternoon sitting on the outdoor patio overlooking the Little Pigeon River with your cider flight tasting or glass of wine. The staff will be happy to take you through a guided tasting experience and introduce you to their most distinctive offerings.
Then visit Sugarland Cellars. Each of their wines has a name associated with an important historical figure, key location, or other fact about the surrounding area. Popular offerings include a loganberry wine called Elkmont, a 100% Cherry wine called Cherry-Kee, and more traditional offerings such as Pinot Noir and Malbec. Enjoy a tasting of these wines and many more at the unique tasting bar, which is nearly in the center of the winemaking area! Friendly tour guides will take you through the cellar, with a brief introduction to the world of winemaking, and help to answer any questions you might have about the Gatlinburg area.
End the day at the Titanic Museum for a Dinner with Molly Brown. Guests will sit-down with Margaret “Molly” Brown in Titanic’s “Secret” private dining room for a first-class dinner in her honor. Learn how she became one of the most successful and famous women in the world, how and why she was on Titanic and the truth about her actions during and after the fatal sinking disaster. It promises to be a Titanic experience that your guests will never forget, especially if you dress for the evening in style for the occasion. (B,D)
Day 4 – Departure
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)