Mountain Valley Winery | 2174 Parkway | Pigeon Forge, TN
In downtown Gatlinburg, moonshine is king. Whether you call it white lightning, shine, corn liquor, mountain dew, or bathtub gin, you’ll find it along the Parkway. Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, Ole Smoky Moonshine, and Sugarlands Distilling Company all offer up this drink with a serious kick. But if you’re looking for something a bit smoother, the Smokies still has you covered.
Just down the road in Pigeon Forge, Mountain Valley Winery – part of the Rocky Top Wine Trail – offers free tastings with tours of the wine cellar. Stop in for a taste and you may get a chance to see how the wine is made. And while they primarily offer German- and French-style wines, they also have a nice variety of dry, sweet, and semi-sweet wines. In fact, it is one of the largest wineries in Tennessee, producing more than 500 award-winning wines since its founding by Don Collier in 1991.
Mountain Valley Winery is also in the heart of Pigeon Forge, just down from the Titanic Museum Attraction and WonderWorks. It will be easy to try some samples, grab a bottle to take home, and then explore the other great attractions along the Parkway in downtown Pigeon Forge.
Wines at Mountain Valley
Mountain Valley Winery has a wine for every meal or moment, from elegant dry wines to celebratory sweets. Taste a few while you’re at the winery before you decide which bottle to take back to your relaxing Pigeon Forge cabin. They offer tours from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. every day, and even kids are welcome on the tours! Anyone 21 and over with a valid photo ID can also enjoy the free tastings.
If you’re here for a honeymoon or anniversary, get a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the special occasion. Then head back to the cabin to curl up in front of the fire, watch a romantic comedy in your private home theater, or have a glass after relaxing in your hot tub on the deck. For girls’ weekends, you’ll find something for everyone, and you can make an afternoon of visiting Mountain Valley Winery before grabbing a few bottles to enjoy while you catch up at the cabin.
And during your visit to Mountain Valley Winery, be sure to try their Muscadine wines, which they pride themselves in. They source their grapes from more than 50 local vineyards to get the very best, ensuring their wines are the best they can be.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Mountain Valley White
- Mountain Valley Blush
- Mountain Peach
- Collier Reserve
- Mountain Valley Red
- Mountain Berry
- Black Magic
Join the Rocky Top Wine Club
Want a way to take a taste of the Smokies home with you? Besides buying a few bottles while you’re visiting, you can have some great wines shipped to you throughout the year by becoming a member of the Rocky Top Wine Club. Here’s how it works:
- Choose between Winemaker’s Select Wine Club and Quarterly Case Wine Club.
- Choose your wines from among all the wineries on the trail.
- Enjoy your wines, future discounts, and free gifts!
Winemaker’s Select Wine Club – $99.99 + tax
- Choose from sweet, dry, or mixed wines
- 2 shipments a year (April and October)
- 6 bottles of wine per shipment
- You choose 4 bottles; winemaker chooses 2
- Free gift
- Signature wines made especially for members
- Priority ordering for signature wines
- Discounts on the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Quarterly Case Wine Club – total $ of bottles + 20% shipping
- 4 shipments a year (February, May, August, and November)
- 12 bottles of wine per shipment
- You choose all 12 bottles; mix and match or get 12 of the same
- Free gift (once a year)
- Discounts on the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Days on the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Made up of 5 local wineries and a distillery, the Rocky Top Wine Trail boasts more than 70 wine varieties! For bachelorette weekends, honeymoons, romantic getaways, or fun retreats with friends, make a day of this Smoky Mountain experience. All the wineries (and the distillery) are open 7 days a week and offer free wine tastings. Take free winery tours at Hillside Winery (Sevierville), Mountain Valley Winery (Pigeon Forge), and Sugarland Cellars Winery (Gatlinburg) from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Passport to Wine
When you’re ready to explore the Rocky Top Wine Trail, start by picking up a passport at your first stop. At each winery you visit, ask for a stamp. You’ll get a FREE GIFT after visiting the first 3, and then a second free gift after the last 3! No matter why you’re visiting the Smokies, it’s a great way to spend a day. Learn about the winemaking process, taste some delicious local wines, and explore these charming mountain towns in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Wineries on the Rocky Top Wine Trail
- Eagle Springs Winery | Kodak, TN
- Hillside Winery | Sevierville, TN
- Apple Barn Winery | Sevierville, TN
- Mountain Valley Vineyards | Pigeon Forge, TN
- Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery | Gatlinburg, TN
- Sugarland Cellars Winery | Gatlinburg, TN
For more information about the wine clubs, signature wines offered, or tours, give Mountain Valley Winery a call at 865.453.6334 or 866.453.6334. They’re open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. They’re closed on Christmas Day, but you can stop in for a bottle for the holidays on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve (before 5 p.m.).
With some great local wines, a prime location in the heart of downtown Pigeon Forge, and a spot on the Rocky Top Wine Trail, Mountain Valley Winery is a great place to spend day on your Smoky Mountain Vacation.
Celebrate in the Cabin
Our wide range of Pigeon Forge cabins ensures you’ll find the right place for your stay, whether it’s a family reunion, holiday weekend, birthday celebration, anniversary, honeymoon, girls’ getaway, or a “just because” escape. For whatever you’re celebrating, enjoy a bottle of local wine in the comfort of your own cabin.
You can sit down at your dining table for wine with your dinner, have a glass on the deck as you look out over the mountains, sip some wine while you watch TV in bed, or drink some moonshine from Doc Collier’s Distillery (on the Rocky Top Wine Trail) while you play games in your rec room!