Moonshine 'N Wine in Gatlinburg, TN

Tennessee Mountain ToursGatlinburg Welcome Center Upper Parking LotGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Are you interested in trying the infamous and once outlawed Eastern Tennessee moonshine? If so, this tour is for you! Part sampler, part history lesson, and part sightseeing tour, this experience is unlike any other tour you’ve ever been on. If moonshine isn’t up your alley, don’t worry! This tour also includes iconic Tennessee wineries including those bottled right in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Good To Know

  • Tour duration: approximately 3-4 hours long.
  • All tour participants must be 21 years of age or up.
  • The tour visits 6-8 distilleries and wineries across Eastern Tennessee.
  • This tour leaves from The Gatlinburg Welcome Center.


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This tour is a history lesson, a sightseeing tour, and a wine 'n shine tasting tour wrapped up in one convenient package.

Known locally as White Lightning, we will give you more than a taste of the one-of-a-kind drink known as moonshine—we will give you a history lesson here in the Tennessee mountains including what part moonshine and Eastern Tennessee played during the time of prohibition. Plus, some of our most famous local moonshinin' residents will be discussed.

These fine brew masters have flavors ranging from the hard hitting traditional corn mash or rye to the amazing and sweet flavors such as apple pie and strawberry shortcake. Although we can't visit every moonshine distillery in a single day, some of the major locations we will visit include Ole Smoky, Smith Creek Moonshine, Sugarlands Moonshine, Tennessee XXX Moonshine, Old Forge Distillery at The Old Mill, Tennessee Legend, and Thunder Road Distilleries.

While some want to try moonshine, others prefer the more relaxed and delicate taste of a quality wine. As most wine aficionados know, the taste can change based on where the grapes are from. Here in the mountains of East Tennessee, we have rich soil and produce some of the sweetest grapes. Our flavors are unique to us and our part of the world. You will get to see inside the wine cellar and taste some of the magnificent quality wines bottled right here in Sevier County Tennessee. We cannot visit every winery in a single trip, but we may visit locations such as Hillside Winery, Sugarlands Cellars, Mill Bridge Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Mountain Valley Winery.

Tour departure time and return time are approximate. This tour leaves from The Gatlinburg Welcome Center @ 1011 Banner Rd Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Look for the white tour bus.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine 'N Wine

How long is the tour?
The tour begins at 12:00 pm and ends at approximately 4:00 pm, for a total tour time of about 4 hours.

Is this tour kid-friendly?
No. This tour only permits adults ages 21+ to participate.

Where does the tour begin?
You will meet your tour bus at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center located at 1011 Banner Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

How many distilleries and wineries will we visit?
Depending on the size of the tour and other factors, the tour visits anywhere from 6 to 8 places. While the tour guides try to keep the number of distilleries to wineries even, there is no guarantee.

Do I have to try the moonshine?
No, but you’d be missing out!

What happens in the case of rain?
Due to the nature of this tour, tours operate rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather, your tour guide will contact you with details.