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Experience the taste of our unique mountain wines produced from the fruit grown in the "Appalachian High Country American Viticulture Area".   Tour the winery located in the historic Johnson County Big Dry Run Schoolhouse and you may even meet the "ghosts of school year's past".  The wall of remembrance will take you back in time and has a very special story to tell.

Transformation of the schoolhouse into the Watauga Lake Winery began in 2010 and opened to the public in November 2012.  The 5 room schoolhouse now houses a beautiful tasting room, an event center that can comfortably seat 100 guests, a full caterer's kitchen complete with GE monogram appliances where food and wine pairings, gourmet dinners and "hands on" cooking events take place.   The gymnasium now houses the entire wine production area and tours can be arranged.


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Watauga Lake Winery

6952 Big Dry Run Rd.
Butler, TN 37640

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Admission Rates
No Admission Charge. There is a tasting fee.
Dates Closed
Closed Monday - Wednesday

Winter Hours: November 15 - April 15:
Thursday - Sunday
12:00noon - 6:00 p.m.

Payment Methods Accepted
  • Cash
  • Mastercard
  • Visa