Gatlinburg Wine Festival: 2023 Guide

Do you like wine? Vino enthusiasts like you should not miss the Gatlinburg Wine Festival 2023 when it comes back in the spring!

Consisting of two events, the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest 2023, this fair lets guests sample wine and small plates from Tennessee wineries and restaurants.

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Follow along as we fill you in on all things Gatlinburg Wine Festival 2023.


Based on previous years, the general admission for Gatlinburg Wine Festival is $30.

  • Wristband for sampling and branded wine glass
  • 1 oz. wine samples
  • Opportunity to buy Tennessee labels as well as other wine-related merchandise

VIP Pass: $75

  • Participation in a blending session to create signature wines and unique wines
  • Early entry into the venue
  • Access to VIP Hospitality Room
  • Exclusive wine tastings and samplings from select wineries.

Click here to purchase your tickets once available.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

Savvy tourists who attend the Gatlinburg Wine Festival 2023 know that booking a nearby hotel means saving money and time. Rest your tired body after the event at any of these discount hotels from Tripster:

Other Attractions in Gatlinburg

Planning a trip to Gatlinburg this weekend? This charming Smoky Mountain town is brimming with ways to have a good time.

Elevate your experience by adding these attractions to your travel itinerary:

About Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend

Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend or Wine Festival is a food and vino pairing dream. Highlighting several of the most talented local vintners and chefs from favorite restaurants and Gatlinburg wine trail, this event serves a sampling of Gatlinburg’s delicious cuisine and libations.

Be sure to taste these eats paired with the right drink from sparkling wine to TN homemade wines. Plus, take the chance to expand your knowledge about these drinks by chatting with the Great Smoky Mountains winery owners.

Then, join the wine tour Gatlinburg to see how and where the magic happens. Don't forget to download your Gatlinburg wine trail map before the adventure begins!

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To give you an idea of the offerings at this Wine Festival Gatlinburg TN, here are some of the past participants:

Past Wine Vendors

  • Amber Falls Winery
  • Apple Barn Winery
  • Beans Creek Winery
  • Cades Cove Wears Valley Winery
  • DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard
  • Goodwater Vineyard
  • Grinder’s Switch Winery
  • Highland Manor Winery
  • Hillside Winery
  • Keg Springs Winery
  • Mill Bridge Winery
  • Mountain Valley Winery
  • Sugarland Cellars
  • Little Bear Winery

Past Food Vendors

  • Alvin’s Kitchen
  • Anakeesta
  • Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
  • Ober Gatlinburg
  • Proof of the Pudding
  • The Park Grill
  • The Park Vista
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Willa’s Shortbread
  • Zi Olive

Dates and Times

Currently, the Wine Festival in Gatlinburg, TN, is TBA. In the meantime, we will update this page with more details as they become available.

Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend Venue

Located at Gatlinburg Convention Center 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

Experience Gatlinburg Wine Festival 2023

Looking for an exciting experience this spring? Plan an escape to Gatlinburg for the 2023 Wine Weekend.

Participating restaurants and wineries, including those from East Tennessee and Wine Trail Gatlinburg, will greet you with special food and wine, fun activities, interesting talks, and a cozy atmosphere! Pick any food and vino that suits your taste.

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Of course, there will be guided Gatlinburg wine tours throughout the celebration, such as the Cades Cove Cellars Gatlinburg Wine Tour. If you can't afford a private tour just yet, this event is the next best thing.

Afterward, shop for merchandise or get a bottle from Bootleggers Homemade Wine or Cade Coves. While at it, you can extend your trip with a Gatlinburg vacation package!


June 26, 2022
June 27, 2022
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8 comments about Gatlinburg Wine Festival: 2023 Guide

  1. Ramona Poe says:

    Are tickets available for the wine fest yet? If so, where can I purchase them?

    thank you

    • Teresa says:

      Hello Ramona! At this time, the official date of the Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend hasn’t been released. We will update the event listing when we have more information.

  2. Krystal says:

    The date listed is June 26 and June 27. I was wanting to purchase tickets in advance. Where can I do this at? Thanks

    • Teresa says:

      Hi Krystal! Currently, the official dates are TBA. We will update this event post when we have more information. Thanks!

  3. Teresa Kusmierczyk says:

    So… it’s almost June. Are the June 26-27 dates accurate?

    • Teresa says:

      Hello Teresa! Unfortunately, the organizer hasn’t updated their website to reflect 2022 dates, so it is still TBA. We will update this listing when we have more information. Thanks!

  4. Melody🌊 Mason says:

    Hello, any word yet on if there is a wine weekend this year?

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      Teresa Tripster says:

      Hello Melody! Unfortunately, there is no new information on when the Wine Weekend will be held.

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