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Along the Trail: Candlelight Tours

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Note: The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were this week the center of unprecedented wildfires. At this time, fatalities have been reported, many hospitalized, and it is estimated that 15,000 acres of our beloved mountains have burned. While our member winery structures are safe, this wildfire [...]

Along the Trail: Haunting at Watauga Lake and More Halloween Happenings

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The Halloween season is full of haunted houses, haunted hayrides, haunted movies and the odd haunted corn maze or two, but have you ever heard of a haunted winery? Great Valley Wine Trail member Watauga Lake Winery may be just that, according to Linda Gay, who co-owns the winery with her husband Wayne. The winery is [...]

It’s Fall Festival Time!

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As the days get shorter and the air turns crisp, it's a special time of year, full of football, fall colors, hayrides, and of course fall festivals. There are fall festivals happening somewhere in the Great Valley of East Tennessee almost every weekend in October, and folks around here know the hallmarks of a good one. The [...]

The Vineyard Year: Bloom through Fruit Set

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It's been a beautiful spring in the Great Valley of East Tennessee. We've seen moderate to cool temperatures and a relatively normal balance between sunshine and rain.  We did have a late frost scare, which can be particularly damaging for some early budding varieties like Chardonnay, but fortunately little damage occurred, especially if late pruning was done.  If [...]

Holiday hours at the wineries

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Local wine makes a great holiday gift, and we love to see our customers this season! So that our staff can spend time with their families, we do have some special holiday hours in the next few weeks: Eagle Springs Winery - Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 8 [...]

Pairing local wine with holiday foods

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By Nicole Riddle The holidays are upon us and it’s a time for enjoying friends and family and sharing meals together! Local wines pair well with all your traditional holiday foods. Serving turkey? For a great cranberry sauce, use a local wine to give depth of flavor to fresh cranberries, and then serve the same wine with [...]

Prohibition and Tennessee’s Historic Thriving Wine Industry

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The Early Years – Great Valley Wine Trail SUMMARY:  Tennessee has an extensive history in both spirits production and grape growing and wine production.  Before Prohibition, Tennessee was said to be one of the largest grape growing states in the nation.   Prohibition brought Tennessee's wine industry to a standstill, and even though Prohibition ended in [...]

Appalachia Museum Antique Show | Near Thunder Road Wine Trail

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The Appalachia Museum's Pioneer Village is the perfect setting for the "Days of the Pioneer" invitation-only antique show that is held every September — attracting antique lovers from all over the United States.  While you are there, be sure to stop by two nearby wineries on Thunder Road Wine Trail. The Museum of Appalachia is a wonderful place to [...]

Grainger County Tomato Festival

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Spout Spring Estates Winery and Vineyard is close (12 miles, see interactive map) to the Grainger County Tomato Festival, in Rutledge TN, the largest free festival in East Tennessee.  Grainger County is known for their tomatoes and this festival not only celebrates this fruit but has all the trappings of a county fair — complete [...]

House Mountain State Natural Area

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Spout Spring Estates Winery & Vineyard is close (14 miles; see interactive map) to House Mountain State Natural Area off of 11W.  It is a great place for hiking with the reward of a scenic view at the top.  The two-hour hike is strenuous, due to the elevation and the condition of the trails.  There are lots [...]