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Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour

Gatlinburg, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

3.5 hoursHosted in English
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Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
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
  • 577 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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Wed, Jun 16
$48 per person
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
This time is popular
$48 per person
Wed, Jun 23
$48 per person
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This time is popular
$48 per person
Fri, Jun 25
$45 per person
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This time is popular
$45 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 577 reviews.

Jenn
June 2021
We saw this tour on Airbnb after booking our stay for the week and decided to take a chance for a unique experience. I’m so glad that we did- Mike and Jenn went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed are time. Both were extremely knowledgeable about the area and history. They had umbrellas for those of us who didn’t bring a raincoat, and they carried our shopping purchases to each location. Each distillery was a spunky experience on its own, and it was evident that the people in this town are proud of where they live. 5 star rating doesn’t do it justice- I highly recommend this tour to anyone who might be too shy to take themselves on a historical tour around Gatliburgs distilleries.
We saw this tour on Airbnb after booking our stay for the week and decided to take a chance for a unique experience. I’m so glad that we did- Mike and Jenn went above and beyond to…
Scott
June 2021
the tour was great. Micheal was a great host and the stops were wonderful. Doc was by far my favorite. Connie at Sugarland was great also. 5 out of 5 easily. though the actual tasting, which Micheal has no control, was wsy to fast. would have enjoyed more if there was just a little time in between tasting..
the tour was great. Micheal was a great host and the stops were wonderful. Doc was by far my favorite. Connie at Sugarland was great also. 5 out of 5 easily. though the actual t…
Melody
June 2021
Tour & tasting were great until last stop. Sugarland was a disappointment. 13 micro shots in less than 15 minutes. Gage shared absolutely no history on Sugarland and very little information on the flavors being tasted. I won't attend another. Michaels response when I shared my disappointment was sarcasm and criticism to my drinking habits. Unprofessional to say the least.
Tour & tasting were great until last stop. Sugarland was a disappointment. 13 micro shots in less than 15 minutes. Gage shared absolutely no history on Sugarland and very little in…
Ryan
June 2021
Michael and Jenn are great guides with even better connections. The tour was great combination of learning about the history and operations of the moonshine industry and the tastings of dozens of flavors of moonshine and local wines. I'd recommend this tour to anyone who can take it.
Michael and Jenn are great guides with even better connections. The tour was great combination of learning about the history and operations of the moonshine industry and the tastin…
Kassie
May 2021
This a great way to introduce yourself to the local distilleries! We loved going, and meeting everyone and seeing behind the scenes for the tour! Definitely recommend, as you can try so many new things!
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 😊

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  • Wed, Jun 16
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $48 per person
  • Wed, Jun 23
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    $48 per person
  • Fri, Jun 25
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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    $45 per person
  • Wed, Jun 30
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $48 per person
  • Fri, Jul 2
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $45 per person
  • Wed, Jul 7
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $48 per person
  • Fri, Jul 9
    6:00 PM - 9:30 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