When most people worldwide think of wine, they think of Italy, France, and Spain. When folks in North America think of American wine they think of California. When we think of the Southern United States particularly Tennessee and Kentucky, folks think of illegal moonshine stills back in the woods of days gone by. However, even moonshine has become a home craft pastime and a way for folks to legally brew old time moonshine safely to help shed the old time hillbilly stereotype of our area.
Our area wineries strive to complement the fine wines like those created in other areas of the country and the world.
An Adventure in Taste – Upper Cumberland Wine Trail, has reminded me that our area offers eight wineries that are within 50 +/- miles of my hometown of Cookeville TN USA.
(Don’t drink and drive…always have your designated driver!!!)
I knew about DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards because I pass their sign each day on my way home from work. They have a beautiful area which is often used for weddings, reunions and other such local events. It is nice to have such a beautiful area to visit and enjoy so close to my home.
Stonehaus Winery in Crossville TN is quite famous in our community as well. At times they offer specialty wines such as an orange wine to honor the Orange and White uniforms of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville football team.
Chestnut Hill Winery is in the same area of Crossville TN for people who wish to compare and contrast the local flavors from each of the wineries.
Highland Manor Winery in Jamestown TN is a stop off for folks who are visiting the Historic Rugby community or Big Southfork Recreation Areas.
But I have to admit that the remainder of wineries on the list was a complete surprise to me.
Red Barn Winery & Vineyards in Lafayette TN is in a beautiful area of Middle TN a bit off Interstate 40, and closer to old time relaxed country living.
Holly Ridge Winery & Vineyards in Livingston, TN is just off Hwy 111 for an easy place to find for anyone searching for a special place to visit on a day trip or any road trip.
Northfield Vineyards Sparta TN would be a stop for folks who are visiting Burgess Falls State Park.
Cellar 53 Winery and Vineyards Brush Creek TN though closer to Interstate 40 than the Red Barn Winery & Vineyards is still in an area that is more laid back and easy going.
Knowing that so many people in our area are utilizing our natural resources to create wines and spirits to be savored and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, makes me proud of being a part of this Upper Cumberland area in Middle TN, USA.
So take a moment to travel to our area by visiting the links in this article.
We enjoy having you here!
Photo Credit: Center Hill Sun Newspaper
16 thoughts on “My Home Town Cookeville TN USA 5 – Fino Winos of Middle TN USA”
My husband doesn’t drink wine. Let’s go! He’ll be our DD!
That sounds like a plan!!!
Well, Tennessee is beautiful! And now you can get a bit snockered with wine when there.
Win, win situation.
Yeppie getting snockered in the back seat while the designated driver hauls us around. Sounds perfect to me.
I would like to visit Tennessee some day. I have an online friend living in Texas who is originally from Tennessee who writes about it so lovingly.
I have a cousin that was raised in this area but has settled in Texas as well. Right now they are weathering so much water, but my cousin is helping other folks and seems to be doing well. There are so many parks and natural areas in Middle TN, and if you need city entertainment Nashville is only 80 miles west and Knoxville is only 100 miles away. Come visit, we love visitors here!!!
I love this! So true that we have some great vineyards here in the usa. Next time we’re in TN we will check these out!
So happy to hear that. We love visitors. Have a blessed day.
WOW so many in our beautiful corner of the world is a welcome surprise to me too
Some were a real surprise.
Hello, you left a like on my “bread crumbs” invitation so I followed you back. I do see you occasionally on my blog. I am marking your follow, so I will see you more often. 😀
Thank you. I appreciate that compliment very much. Have a blessed day!
Thank you Darlene. I’m enjoying your series about Cookeville Tennessee
It has been so much fun finding things to share. I appreciate the chance to get to know so many of your interesting followers.