Belle Meade Plantation

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Visitors to historical plantation peruse opulent mansion & 30-acre grounds with help of tour guides & sample sips of locally made wine

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Promotional value expires Feb 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older for wine tasting. Not valid 12/24/11-1/1/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today’s Groupon to Belle Meade Plantation. Choose from the following options:

  • For $16, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for two (up to a $32 value).

  • For $30, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for four (up to a $64 value).

  • For $44, you get a plantation tour and a wine tasting for six (up to a $96 value).<p>

Participants must be 21 for the wine tasting.

Belle Meade Plantation scatters abundant greenery and eight historical buildings across 30 acres, inviting guests to explore its storied opulence and swill complimentary sips of Tennessee wine. Knowledgeable tour guides lead visitors through the regal mansion, which flourishes with detailed wall paintings, winding staircases, and ornate chandeliers donned especially for formal dates with neighboring abodes. Steal glimpses of the carriage house and stable, then head to the winery to sample locally culled libations such as the three-grape Bramble Blush blend, a nostalgic blackberry wine, or Racing Silk Red, a favorite of equine sommeliers.

Belle Meade Plantation

When visitors walk between the 1853 Greek-revival mansion’s six solid-cut stone pillars, onto the portico, and through the heavy wood door, they might tour the rooms or learn to cook in its original kitchen. Originally founded by John Harding in 1807 for thoroughbred-horse breeding, the rolling grounds of Belle Meade Plantation now welcome seasonal tours and events ranging from book signings to art shows. Knowledgeable guides in period costumes lead tour groups through the building’s parlors and bedrooms and down a long central hallway to ascend the three floors via a circular cherry-wood staircase.

As groups wander the mansion and cross the grounds, guides divulge facts about famous visitors, such as President Cleveland and General Ulysses S. Grant, including the fact that they probably got scared of the dark just like normal people. During special tours, the staff demonstrates Southern cooking techniques and walks visitors through an herb garden or serves them lemonade or hot wassail with desserts. In an on-grounds winery, winemakers hold tastings of red and white varietals made from Tennessee grapes. Visitors can also clink wineglasses over Southern-style cuisine at the Harding House restaurant, located on the plantation grounds.

Customer Reviews

The tour and the wine tasting were both wonderful!
Amy B. · March 22, 2012
:You have wonderful personnel that continued in a very kind and professional manner during a very exhausting day when they were extremely busy!
Jeannine · March 22, 2012
We very much enjoyed the tour. The tour guides were very interesting to listen to and very funny!!
Dian T. · March 22, 2012
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    Belle Meade

    5025 Harding Pke.

    Nashville, Tennessee 37205

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