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The New Face of Hiking in the Smokies: Rocky Top Wine Trail

Think you have conquered all the trails in the Smokies? There is a unique trail that doesn’t involve seeing wildlife, hiking up hills, or sweating. Visit My Smokies introduces guests to the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

About the Wine Trail

One of the most unique Pigeon Forge attractions, The Rocky Top Wine Trail was born from a collaborated effort between five local wineries: Sugarland Cellars, Hillside Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Eagle Springs Winery, and The Apple Barn Winery. All locally owned and operated, these wineries work together to bring Smoky Mountain vacationers the best wines, made from the freshest ingredients possible. The wine trail is a great opportunity to learn about the history of wine in the Smokies, meet the friendly staff at local businesses, and, of course, sample some Smoky Mountain Wine!

How the Wine is Made

Want to learn more about how the wine on the Rocky Top Wine Trail is made? Each of the individual wineries offers free tours and samples to guests. And once the tour has finished, guests have the option of purchasing their favorite sample from the winery’s store, except on Sundays of course. Wineries are open daily, and guests of all ages are allowed on tours. As long as you are of age, you will get the chance to sample a ton of excellent homemade wines to find the perfect bottle, or two, to take back home!

To add to the excitement, trailblazers can pick up a Rocky Top Wine Trail passport at each of the five locations, and after the third stop will receive a free wine glass. After the fifth stop, guests will receive a free t-shirt and gift to commemorate their experience. Not only do you get to enjoy some Smoky Mountain wine, but you get some amazing souvenirs to take back home!

Become a Member of the Club

glass of wine being poured Before you leave, be sure to sign up for the Rocky Top Wine Club. Club members, either bi-annually or quarterly, will receive exclusive samples of the next season’s wines. The club is free to join, members only have to pay a discounted cost for the wine and shipping fee. Other perks to wine club members include discounted prices on wine, an exclusive Rocky Top Wine Trail keytag, quarterly newsletters, and more. If you are looking for a Smoky Mountain club to join, you might as well make it the wine club so you can take advantage of wine discounts. Plus, you will be the first to know about all the new products that will be hitting the shelves!

Want to learn more about the Rocky Top Wine Trail, or other Sevierville and Pigeon Forge attractions? Visit My Smokies directs vacationers to their Pigeon Forge attractions page on their website, under the ‘What to Do’ tab. Here guests will find up-to-date information on local attractions, as well as coupons to save money on their next trip to the Smokies. We want to give you all the information possible so you can have a fun trip to the Smokies! We look forward to seeing you soon!