Moonshine 'N Wine in Gatlinburg, TN

Tennessee Mountain Tours153 East Wears Valley Rd Suite 10Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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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

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 4-5 hours long.
  • Get a taste of real moonshine and delicious wine!
  • All tour participants must be 21+ years of age with a valid ID or passport.
  • The tour visits 6-8 distilleries and wineries across Eastern Tennessee.
  • This tour leaves from the Shops of Pigeon Forge parking lot.


from Moonshine 'N Wine
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, we will give you its history here in the Tennessee mountains. 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 like apple pie and strawberry shortcake. We will try to get to as many as 4 local moonshine distilleries on this tour.

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 will be visiting up to 4 different wine distilling locations on this tour.

Our route can change from time to time which can also change the number and type of locations visited. This all depends on the local traffic conditions at the time of your tour. We almost always visit at least 6 total locations and usually as many as 8, but it varies from tour to tour so please keep this in mind.

Tour departure time and return time are approximate. This tour departs from our tour office in the Shops of Pigeon Forge parking lot - 153 E Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Check in at Suite 10.

Tripster Customer Reviews

17 Reviews
Brian Spraker
Decatur, IL
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Tour!"
November 2019
Great tour of wineries and distilleries in the area. All of the locations are right in the Pigeon Forge area but the driver takes some "long ways around" so you can also watch a DVD about "Popcorn Sutton".
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Tip: Bring snacks because you get a lot of free tastings at each stop!

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Kara Mollett
1 Review
"Great time"
September 2019
Had a great time learning about the history of Gatlinburg and pigeon forge. Matt was awesome!!
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Tip: Bring your I’d and some snacks

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Amy H.
Robinson, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Shine and Wine"
August 2019
My husband and I both enjoyed the Moonshine and Wine tour by Tennessee Tours. Our host/driver was Matt. He was awesome! He was easy going, friendly, and knowledgeable. The places we visited were great. We were able to sample different flavors and products. This tour is a must do if you have the time. We definitely enjoyed it and will continue to enjoy a little bit of Tennessee over the next year!
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Tip: Remember your driver's license. Save sone cash to tip your guide/host at the end.

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Michael Caraturo
Stroudsburg, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Moonshine Tour"
August 2019
My wife and I went on a moonshine tour and we had a wonderful time. The driver of our van was very pleasant, knowledgeable of the area and very nice.
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Bonnie Sokolowski
Huntsville , AL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Good time"
January 2019
We had a good time and our tour guide was awesome.
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Amy Stansbery
Columbia City, IN
1 Review
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"Must do!!"
November 2018
‘‘Thisxwas our first time on a tour and we loved it!!! Our driver was amazing, and hilarious! Every stop we made was a truly amazing experience!
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Jean Swegman
1 Review
"Fantastic Time"
October 2018
What a fun tour. Our tour guide Pam was the greatest!! She didn't hurry us at the wineries and distilleries. We tasted many of the flavors and it was nice having a DD....
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Tip: Must have ID and ready to laugh and enjoy.

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Debra WILT
Lakeland, FL
1 Review
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"Moonshine adventure"
September 2018
Had a great time. Driver was entertaining and educational. Went to many distillers and wineries and tasted everything! Found a favorite Moonshine! Highly recommend this fun and safe adventure.
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Chandler, Arizona
"Excellent, informative and fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 13, 2019
We took the Sights of the Smokies all day tour. Matt was our guide, and he was knowledgeable, pleasant, charming and polite. The scenery was wonderful, the stops were great, the food at Elvira's was wonderful. We highly recommend this tour!
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mike g
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
"The Smokey Mountain's."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 08, 2019
Enjoyed the day with Matt.Very down to earth guy,funny and full of great stories. Matt drove us all around Pegion Forge & Gatlinburg.Also up into the Smokey Mountains and seen some spectacular country .
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"Matt rocks!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 07, 2019
We did a private tour yesterday and really enjoyed it! Our driver, Matt, was great. He was knowledgeable of the area and also a great driver. Our whole party of 10 is looking forward to booking another tour in the future!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
"Great Time and didn't have to worry about driving!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2019
We did the Wine n' Shine tour. There were 8 total on the tour and by the 3rd stop everyone were BFF's! LOL! We visited 4 wineries and 4 moonshine distilleries. Our driver Pam was great. Super sweet! We would and will do it again next time we're in town!
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Windsor, Canada
"Awesome Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018
Tour was great! Pam was our driver and she was awesome. Highly suggest this tour. We visited 4 distillerie's and 3 winery's. The tour is about 5 hours and you try lots of shine. Well worth the price
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Frequently Asked Questions about Moonshine 'N Wine

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 4-5 hours long.

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 Shops of Pigeon Forge parking lot located at 153 E Wears Valley Rd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

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. All participants must have a valid ID or passport on the tour. You will get to taste real moonshine and delicious wine!

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.