When visiting Blount County, be sure to visit the following places in order to quench your thirst. Whether you prefer wine, spirits, or beer, you’re sure to find a local provider who’s perfected their craft in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.
Blue Goose Vineyards
Blue Goose Vineyards is a farm and winery located in a beautiful valley of the Great Smoky Mountains. They have a unique tasting room located in a repurposed orchard barn, giving this vineyard character and charm. Blue Goose Vineyards offers free wine tastings daily and has an on-site gift shop for you to explore. Enjoy all of this with an amazing view of the Appalachians. With 13 selections of red and white muscadine wines, as well as fruit wines (blackberry and raspberry), there’s plenty to enjoy at Blue Goose Vineyard.
Blue Goose is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11 am – 6 pm and Friday from 11 am – 7 pm.
3334 Old Niles Ferry Rd
Maryville, TN 37803
Cades Cove Cellars
Cades Cove Cellar is proud to be located in Townsend, Tennessee, which is known as the “peaceful side of the Smokies.” It’s named after Cades Cove because of how much the winemakers care about the natural habitat in which they live and have created their wines. With free wine tastings daily and a selection of finely crafted white wines, Cades Cove Cellars is a winery you should plan a visit to if you’re in Blount County.
7126 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Townsend, TN 37882
Smoky Mountain Brewery, Maryville
With multiple locations, Smoky Mountain Brewery is a popular place for beer and pub food in Blount County. As the oldest craft brewery in East Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Brewery was ahead of its time. Serving only craft beers brewed in-house came as quite a shock to visitors during Smoky Mountain Brewery’s early years of business.
Smoky Mountain Brewery has six flagship beers that are available year-round, as well as four seasonal beers and a Brewmaster Special which is a limited time small-batch beer changing every few weeks.
From their food menu, choose from appetizers, wings, burgers, subs, calzones, and more. Order a beer that will pair well with your meal, and if beer’s not your thing, have a look at their extensive cocktail and wine menu.
743 Watkins Road
Maryville, TN 37801