Stonehaus, Chestnut Hill, Del Monaco, Highland Manor, Holly Ridge, Red Barn and Mill Road
The Upper Cumberland is a convenient and impressive destination for winery and vineyard touring and wine tasting. Many wineries have installed glass windows so that visitors may observe the tanks and equipment. Some, such as Stonehaus Winery Inc. at Crossville, invite visitors to view a DVD covering all aspects of the operation, including grape growing and crushing and the wine making and bottling processes.
In addition to a tasting area, all Upper Cumberland wineries have shops offering accessories like openers, pourers, stoppers, glasses and racks. Several stock other Tennessee agricultural products such as jellies, jams and sauces along with gift items – custom glassware, t-shirts, baskets and decorative items featuring a wine motif. Red Barn Winery & Vineyards in Macon County, Del Monaco Winery near Baxter in Putnam County and Holly Ridge Winery and Vineyard in Overton County maintain rooms suitable for weddings, reunions, parties and meetings.
Casual fine dining at Chestnut Hill Winery in Crossville is available at the accompanying Brass Lantern Restaurant and Lounge. Adjacent to Stonehaus is Halcyon Days Restaurant and an antique shop. Highland Manor in Jamestown allows visitors to picnic on the grounds or enjoy a private dinner in the wine cellar. Mill Road Winery in Clay County is situated in an orchard and sells seasonal fresh fruits in addition to fruit and grape wines.
In recent years Upper Cumberland wineries have taken gold, silver and bronze regional and international awards for their wines. The wineries of the U.C. continue to invest in agricultural and cultural tourism development.
Most have special events throughout the year.
Visit http://www.uppercumberland.org/wineries.htm for more information.
Touring wineries is among our favorite pastimes. The wineries of the U.C. were recognized recently with a Cumberland Business Journal Ovation 2009 Award for Excellence in Economic Development based on Tourism. We encourage you to become one of those tourists. Take a day and tour the wineries, visit the vineyards and sample this ancient drink, mostly made from grapes and fruits grown in our rich Tennessee soil.