Since it opened in 1991, Mountain Valley Winery in Pigeon Forge has been producing and distributing award-winning and popular wine to locals and tourists alike. While Mountain Valley has a preference for French and German varieties, they do serve a good selection of sweet fruit wines as well.
Quite close to the Smoky Mountain vacation area, the Mountain Valley vineyards are located just past Pigeon Forge’s WonderWorks upside-down house and the Titanic Museum. The vineyards are known for their scenic trails, making this a great spot for hiking. Guests who join the tours also get free samples of their wine.
· Dry Wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon
· Semi Sweet Wines: Mountain Valley White, Mountain Valley Blush
· Sweet Wines: Mountain Peach, Rhubarb, Muscadine, Collier Reserve, Mountain Valley Red, Mountain Berry, Blackberry
· Bubbly: Celebration
· Limited Edition: Winterfest Red, Black Raspberry Rapture, Volunteer Nouveau
Mountain Valley Winery also sells their wine online to have it delivered directly to buyers’ homes. They ship via UPS or FedEx, which means that most orders will arrive in 2-5 business days. Although buyers can order a variety of wines, they must do so in multiples of six (i.e. 6, 12, 18, etc.) Alternatively, buyers can also make pickup orders, in which case the ordered wine must be picked up at the winery.
Mountain Valley Winery is also known for its Rocky Top Wine Trail, which features a total of six locations, offering a total of 70 different varieties of wine that guests can sample. The trail itself is free to hike; all guests need to do is to go to one of the mentioned wineries/distilleries to pick up a passport. This passport should be presented at each stop to get a stamp. After visiting all six locations, the hiker gets a free gift. On top of that, each stop offers free wine tastings.
The trail itself is easy to navigate alone, but those who wish to make the most of the trip can contact Elite Limo Tours at 865-456-0023 for a better touring experience.
Mountain Valley Winery also offers membership to the Rocky Top Wine Club. Since 2008, Mountain Valley Winery has shipped out six bottles of wine to its most loyal supporters. These members can choose the wine they prefer by selecting which club they wished to be part of (whether sweet, dry, or mixed).
The winemaker creates a signature dry and sweet wine, which is shipped and made exclusively available to the members for 30 days, allowing them to buy the products first before anyone else, and at premium prices.
Mountain Valley Winery also has different events throughout the year, such as hosting breakfast and picnic wine trails on selected months of the year. These events are all listed on their website in advance.
For more information about their wines, shipping, and upcoming events, contact 865-453-6334.
Mountain Valley Winery, 2174 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, Phone: 865-453-6334