Grape juice magically transforms into wine in the same way milk becomes cheese and a 1972 Dodge Dart becomes an even older 1972 Dodge Dart. Tipple the tasty transformation with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a bottle of wine and a complimentary tasting and tour (up to a $16 value) at Hillside Winery in Sevierville. Locally grown fruit populates the presses at Hillside's fermentery, where Italian-style wines reign supreme and windows allow customers to watch delicious drinkables dribble free of their grape cocoons. Toss back shots of the slightly sweet pinot grigio ($13.99), enjoy a bottle of traditional sangiovese ($13.49), or loaf elegantly on your back deck with a glass of the fragrant cantina bianca clutched safely in your claws ($12.99).
TripAdvisors give Hillside Winery an average of 4.5 owl eyes:
- Hillside is by far the best winery in the PIgeon Forge/Sevierville area. The staff is friendly, knowledgable [sic], funny, and they give you as much time as you want. – lisafbrady
- Hillside Winery is everything you would expect - full of wonderful wine paraphernalia, good blends and wonderfully kind and funny employees. – Blushade91
Nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee, Hillside Winery presses and ferments its catalog of Italian-style and sparkling wines on site, often using fruit sourced from local farms. A rustic tasting room puts visitors in relaxation mode, while they sip sangiovese, pinot grigio, and Asti-style spumante from complimentary tasting glasses or prepare to engage the gift shop’s stuffed bear in staring contests. Behind the scenes, guests can see the polished, stainless-steel drums that press the grapes and store the wines, and observe as each bottle is capped, not corked. Butterflies captured by nature photographer Patricia Ferguson grace Hillside’s wine labels, adding a delicate note to each wine’s flavor profile.
229 Collier Dr.
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862Get Directions