Spend as much time outdoors as possible as Tennessee's temperatures warm up and bring us a memorable spring. The best way to make the most of the beautiful weather is to go to one of Tennessee's many distilleries and wineries for sweeping views of the state's scenic beauty. Gulp and gaze at the hills, plateaus, overlooks and rivers where these spirited establishments are located.
Lookout Winery – Chattanooga
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Have you ever had your wine expertly paired with your pizza? When you go to this winery, that's exactly what happens. Lasting memories are created with a special pairing of their wood-fired pizza and hand-crafted wines. Go out on the balcony for incredible views of the Tennessee River.
Arrington Vineyards – Arrington
Just a few minutes from charming Franklin, the Vineyards emerge from the rolling hills to provide a picturesque view with handcrafted wineries. Famously known as being started by Kix Brooks of award-winning country duo Brooks and Dunn, the vineyard is located on scenic 75 acres. So, have a glass of wine and sit outside on a blanket to enjoy the beautiful views.
DelMonaco Winery – Baxter
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Sit in the vineyards and enjoy the quiet of Tennessee's scenic beauty. The 52-acre estate creates more than 10 varietals of wine to choose from. Choose the Riesling or Chardonnay, Whistle Stop Red or the Concord.
Prichard's Distillery – Nashville
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The first craft distiller founded in Tennessee in the past 50 years can be found at Fontanel in Nashville. Sit in one of the rocking chairs on the porch of the log cabin converted to a tasting room. Take in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, sample and buy your favorite of Prichard's rum, whiskey and liqueur.
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky – Tullahoma
In the holler of Cascade Hollow, you'll find sweeping views of quiet countryside at this establishment. The winding roads that lead you here are worth taking. Take an extended tour that includes a complimentary tasting for $10. Sit in the chairs on the porch to enjoy the sound of the freshwater Cascade Springs that sparkles in the sunlight and the views of the Cumberland Plateau.
White Squirrel Winery – Kenton
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The 90-acre farm and vineyard has a spectacular view of Northwest Tennessee hills. Try one of their fruit wines (blackberry and peach) or their red, blush or white wines. Peruse the property and relax among the vines, hills and a pond of the property.