I was going to post about Sugarland Cellars Winery in downtown Gatlinburg anyway, but now I have a more compelling reason, they have a Living Social deal available for purchase! If you are interested it costs $25 and is available for purchase this weekend only and must be used by October 2012. (Disclaimer: if I get 3 purchases from this link I get my deal free!)
The hubby and I first went to Sugarland Cellars in January, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The rustic ambience of the wood and brick décor works very well. When we went back for a vacation in March with 3 other couples we took them for the tour, and a good time was had by all! The wine is fermented right there in the building, so the tour is right there as well. It takes about 20 minutes and at the end there is a wine tasting. There is no charge for the tour.
They have about a dozen types of wine, all with names inspired by the area like Elkmont, Wiley Oakley, and Baskins Creek. The wines range from dry to very sweet and cost $12-$20 a bottle. Of course they have multi-pack deals for those of us who like to buy wine in bulk
They are in a brand new building in downtown Gatlinburg just north of stoplight #10, which translates into just north of the entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park. There is plenty of parking and lots of goodies in the gift shop.
With the Living Social deal you get the tour, cheese with your wine tasting, two Riedel crystal glasses (yes they are real crystal glasses), and $20 toward your wine purchase. We thought it was a great deal in January and now that we’ve been there are happy to take part in this deal yet again! We won’t be taking a tour since three times in 5 months is just not necessary, but we’ll surely be doing the wine tasting, nibbling of cheese, and purchasing of wine.