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Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour

Gatlinburg, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

We start by meeting under a covered pavilion to get checked in. After we give an informative overview and history of “Appalachia” wine/shine we will begin our tour. We will see working distilleries. You will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see exactly how their process works.

After a short walk, we start off at an AMAZING distillery where we will taste a custom lineup just for us!

At our next location we will get a true VIP experience at our favorite winery. Just remember...Tennessee does SWEET wines perfect

We will take a short breather and talk history of the moonshine old timers. Even during the busiest times of the year this walk is beautiful and scenic and very few people even know it’s here.

Once we arrive at our shine spot we get the full "VIP experience". After check-in, they will take you to an exclusive backstage tour of another working distillery (based on operating schedule). What better way to enjoy your tour then with a complimentary moonshine cocktail! Enjoy! It’s on me! If there is no tour, I will show the stills myself and answer questions. Next we will try some of the best moonshines ever made!

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5* reviews DONT LIE! You'll have an AMAZING time. We will make sure of it! Check out my WINE/DINE/SHINE experience as well
We start by meeting under a covered pavilion to get checked in. After we give an informative overview and history of “Appalachia” wine/shine we will begin our tour. We will see working distilleries. You will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see exactly how their process works.

After a short walk, we start off at an AMAZING distillery where we will taste a custom lineup just for us!

At our next location we…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Up to 3 distilleries are included in your experience where you will sample...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 563 Reviews
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I am the founder of "Smoky Tours" which specializes in small group (2-20 people) activities in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.

My wife/co-host are avid wine and moonshine connoisseurs and have frequented our tasting locations several times weekly before we realized how much fun it is to go with others! Now we are known all around for being the people to call to go tasting with! We have been giving wine moonshine tours for over 5 years now and it is so much fun!

We will educate you on the history of "moonshining" and share some amazing tales from the ancestors of shine.

We focus on an EXPERIENCE not a tour. There is a huge difference. We focus on showing you our town the way we do it. Not a tour company trying to make a tourist buck. The reviews do not lie.....we have amazing relationships at the places we visit.
I am the founder of "Smoky Tours" which specializes in small group (2-20 people) activities in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.

My wife/co-host are avid wine and moonshine connoisseurs and have frequented our tasting locations several times weekly before we realized how much fun it is to go with others! Now we are known all around for being the people to call to go tasting with! We have been giving wine moonshine tours for over 5 years now and it is so much fun!

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From $45
/ person
Sat, May 22
$46 per person
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$46 per person
Sun, May 30
$48 per person
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
$48 per person

Where you'll be

We will be visiting a winery and a moonshine/whiskey distillery on this tour and will be learning about each location. Each stop is within walking distance of each other. On the way to each stop we will be talking about the distillery, their founding, what their claims to fame are, and much more about the area.

You are going to be AMAZED at the different types of wines and shines all the way from muscadine to 100 proof shine.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 563 reviews.

Jasmin
May 2021
This tour gave a great experience surrounding moonshine and it's history. It was a good time with a good amount of info and booze! Thanks for the experience 😊
Jamie
April 2021
Great way to learn a little history about Gatlinburg. The bartenders at each spot had great personalities and made the drinking experience fun with every pour. Definitely recommend! Be prepared to drink!
Adam
April 2021
Fantastic way to spend an afternoon in Gatlinburg! Had a great time learning some of the history around moonshine and the town of Gatlinburg, and of course the most important part, tasting many unique flavors of moonshine and sweet Tennessee wine.
Fantastic way to spend an afternoon in Gatlinburg! Had a great time learning some of the history around moonshine and the town of Gatlinburg, and of course the most important part,…
Nolin
April 2021
This tour was absolutely amazing! We had so much fun and it was made even better by the personalities of the hosts and each bar tender we met. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience or drinks!
Mara
April 2021
This tour was so much fun! Michael and Jenn were amazing hosts. It started with an amazing first spot for shine and the bartender there was super friendly and helpful. Next stop was wine which was great (heads up it is sweet wine mostly but seriously very good)! And third spot was so much fun and Jenn and Michael hooked us up with a private tour in the back with Connie who was also amazing. Jenn and Michael made everyone feel very comfortable and made so many friends on this tour. Would highly highly recommend this for anyone coming through and that is ready for some good drinks.
This tour was so much fun! Michael and Jenn were amazing hosts. It started with an amazing first spot for shine and the bartender there was super friendly and helpful. Next stop wa…
Kris
April 2021
An absolute must do when you’re in town here! We woke up talking about it the next morning saying it was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you to Michael and Jenn. We enjoyed the host at each tasting venue as well. 🥃😋😊

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sat, May 22
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $46 per person
  • Sun, May 30
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    $48 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

A valid state issued identification proving age - CANNOT be expired.

An umbrella or poncho if inclement weather is expected