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Day trips from Nashville - Part 3

Fine Wine from Arrington Vineyards
Cindy Bolton

With spring coming just around the corner, what a better time of year to visit Arrington Vineyards. Owned and operated by Kix Brooks, from the country music duo Brooks & Dunn, and his two partners John Russell and Kip Summers. The winery is located in Arrington Tennessee only about 35 minutes from downtown Nashville. Take 65 south until you come to highway 96, then head east until you hit Patton road. At this point you are only moments away from an amazing wine tasting experience.

Arrington Vineyards is set on a 75 acre piece of land, 16 acres of which are planted with a variety of grapes for their winemaking uses. The tasting rooms are open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM and Sunday from noon till 6 PM. Yes they sell wine on Sunday afternoons. They have two beautiful tasting rooms available for your wine tasting enjoyment. The main tasting room located in the tasting lodge, and can hold 12 people at a time on a first come first serve basis. It is also handicapped accessible. In addition to sampling Arrington's own wines they also have gourmet cheeses sausages and variety and other merchandise for sale.

While visiting Arrington you can order a picnic basket to be waiting for you when you arrive. The Simple Living Life option can make a trip to Arrington a day to remember. Take it from just an amazing experience of wine tasting to an amazing event with wine tasting. Perfect for a special occasion or romantic afternoon with your special someone. It is important though to contact them two days in advance to let them know you're coming and order the basket you wish to have waiting. If you would rather they do sell crackers and sausage and cheeses there in the tasting lodge for purchase.
Arrington does offer tours Monday through Friday but they are based on availability and production schedules so call ahead if your heart is set on a tour to avoid disappointment. Every weekend starting the end of March they have “Music in the Vines” which is a free concert (Click here for a calendar of artists and times). Bring a blanket and buy a bottle of Arrington’s amazing wine and enjoy an evening of music.
Arrington Vineyards is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. When you enter the grounds it feels like you have been transported to the Napa Valley in the lush California hills. Come, Relax and Enjoy Arrington Vineyards.

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