Gatlinburg Celebrates Spring with an Action-Packed Cultural Weekend

Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Wine Fest is a weekend dedicated to appreciating the finer things in life. Sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Wine Growers Alliance, this two-day event begins Friday evening, April 13, with The Gatlinburg Wine Tour and continues as a journey of homegrown flavors, art, and wine education workshops at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts on Saturday, April 14, from 1p.m. to 6 p.m.

This popular festival will showcase samplings from 16 wineries across Tennessee, along with food and wine pairing demonstrations by the best sommeliers in Tennessee and top chefs in Gatlinburg. In addition to the finest tastes of Gatlinburg, guests can relish special exhibits from Arrowmont’s celebrated artists.

Guests at Smoky Mountain Wine Fest will have the chance to enjoy vintners such as: Amber Falls Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Beans Creek Winery, Cades Cove Winery, Grinder’s Switch Winery,Hillside Winery, Keg Springs Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Natchez Hills Winery, Paris Winery, Sugarland Cellars, Sumner Crest Winery, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Goodwater Vineyards and Wyile Cider.

With award-winning Tennessee wines, specialty small dishes and new art exhibits at Arrowmont’s renowned galleries, this celebration offers everything wine and art enthusiasts can hope to enjoy.

Participants must be at least 21-years-old. Ticket can be purchased for $25 in advance and $30 at door. To purchase tickets for Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Wine Fest or for more information, visit or call (800) 588-1817.