Arrington Vineyard Winery
Arrington Vineyard: Location // 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014
If you have a day to spare in Nashville, make your way over to Arrington Vineyard for a wine tasting and food pairing. A vineyard probably isn't something that comes to mind when you think of Nashville, but it's a nice change of pace from the craziness of Broadway!
Arrington Vineyard is a beautiful winery located about 40 minutes from downtown. There are several tour/tasting options, but I'd highly recommend the "AV Premiere Experience". I've personally done this twice and it was an amazing experience!
This begins with a guided walking tour of AV's Barrel House and Wine Production Facility so you can see the entire process behind the making and packaging of the wine. From here, your personal guide/hostess will take you over to the private wine loft to begin the yummy tasting! You'll get to try 5 award-winning wines that are perfectly paired with gourmet cheese and seasonal items.
With a nice little buzzz, walk on over through the woods to the cutest BARN of all time. There are picnic tables both inside and outside, so it's a perfect spot to eat your lunch. They had a live band when I was there a few months back.
A few things to note...
- It's about 40 minutes from downtown. I'd highly suggest renting a little charter bus if you're in a big group! Pack a cooler, blast some music and make it a little pre-game party bus!
- There are no restaurants on site! They do sell wine, cheese & meats. Pack a lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables in the beautiful rollings hills of the vineyard.
- You will be buzzed by the end of it. My friends and I may or may not have had a rolling-down-the-hill contest before we left.