With its 100-plus acres of gorgeous green hills and stately rows of vines, Arrington Vineyards entices the senses regardless of the season. However, when October brings cool blue days, the leaves turn colors and the grapes bulge ripe for the plucking, suffice it to say that, during fall, Arrington Vineyards is especially sublime. Red Fox Red, Stag’s White, KB915, Russell, Kinzley, Antebellum—the award-winning wines of Arrington are featured in restaurants from New York City to New Orleans and all across the state of Tennessee. Since taking root in 2004, Arrington Vineyards has focused on quality while continuing to develop and grow. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country.”
So what are we waiting for? Road trip! And no need to whine about a long drive—Arrington lies just an hour from Nashville. (Besides, at Arrington, you wine once you get there!) But enjoying an outstanding selection of award-winning vintages in the tasting room at this leading Tennessee winery is not all you do. In addition to offering a free, world-class place to picnic, Arrington also offers free live music on Saturdays and Sundays through October, Bluegrass in the Barn and Jazz in the Courtyard.
The winery has even teamed up with Franklin Cigar to host Cigar Nights, pairing their fine wines with highly rated cigars. If you’re hungry, there are food trucks. Plus, for picnics, you can order the perfect meal for you through Simply Living Life, a Brentwood-based provider of delicious, wholesome food. Your basket will be waiting for you upon arrival, complete with wine glasses, cloth napkins, dinnerware and a tablecloth. To keep a good thing flowing after you leave the vineyards, Arrington offers the Kix's Wine Club with four different options to suit your taste. Club members also receive other benefits like 20 percent off automated quarterly wine orders, a complimentary Classic Wine Tasting and free FedEx ground shipping on 12 bottles or more.
6211 Patton Road, Arrington, Tennessee, 615.395.0102, ArringtonVineyards.com