Wine & Moonshine Tour
4 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
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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.
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Pirates Voyage Dinner Show
Arrive today in Pigeon Forge, TN where you enjoy a three-night stay at a local hotel. This evening, enjoy the Pirates Voyage Dinner Show. Celebrate the Pirate Spirit with fun and adventure at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage Dinner Show. Before the show starts enjoy a fun, interactive experience in Pirates Village! Thar be a real pirate sing-a-long of all yer’ favorite seaside songs, amazing balancing acts, fantastic juggling, live animals, audience participation and much more. Ye won’t want to miss a moment; it’s all part of the fun of being a pirate! (D)
Day 2 – Redneck Bus Tour – The Island – Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery – Old Forge Distillery – Applewood Farmhouse – Comedy Barn
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 Troubador 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, dinner is included this evening at the Applewood Restaurant. At Applewood, all meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter.
End the day at the Comedy Barn. America’s funniest Family Variety Show, features clean comedians, magicians, jugglers, and unique characters. Good clean fun for all ages. (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)