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Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour
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Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour

By Smoky Tours
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Taste your way through the streets of Gatlinburg on a moonshine walking tour. The spirit that was once produced in secret is now offered at refined distilleries around the town. Follow your guide to local-approved distilleries with the intention of tasting various flavors of the formerly forbidden beverage. Between sips, listen to entertaining stories on its history, from its Tennessee beginnings to present-day commercial success.
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Ages 21-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Visit popular distilleries around Gatlinburg
  • Taste a variety of locally produced moonshines
  • Discover the fun history of moonshine production
  • Buy extra moonshine with an exclusive discount

  • Your ticket purchase includes tastings at each location we visit along with a special moonshine cocktail!
  • Entry/Admission - Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg
  • Entry/Admission - Little Bear Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarlands Distilling Company
What's not included
  • Tips and Gratuities


Start:
  • 520 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
    You will receive an email the day before your tour with everything you need to know for your tour. The meeting spot can vary by a few hundred yards depending on weather or time of day. But typically we meet at the covered pavilion area just outside of the parking garage.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114697P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not recommended for individuals that cannot walk at a moderate pace for a minimum of 0.7 miles
    • Not recommended for individuals that cannot stand for a period of up to 3 hours
    • Not recommended for individuals traveling with persons under 21 years old
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour?
    Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour price starts from $49.00. Discover and book Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour is hosted by Smoky Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Smoky Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h 30m. Discover and book Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 114697P1

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    • You'll start at
      520 Parkway
      520 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
      You will receive an email the day before your tour with everything you need to know for your tour. The meeting spot can vary by a few hundred yards depending on weather or time of day. But typically we meet at the covered pavilion area just outside of the parking garage.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      Little Bear Winery
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 3
      Sugarlands Distilling Company
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Smoky Tours
      623
      Gatlinburg, Tennessee
      Joined in January 2019
    • christinelM150LT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worth the visit!!
      This was truly a wonderful, fun experience! The moonshine tasting with cocktails at Junction 35 was great! Thank goodness for lunch at their restaurant which was also great. Then to Tennessee Shine for more moonshine tastings, different than the first and just as great! thanks to our tour host Jen for setting up such a fun experience! Definitely worth it!1
      Written April 20, 2024
    • bethanywJ9311BM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bachelorette Party
      Jen with smoky tours was awesome!!! We did the wine me, shine me, dine me tour for my bachelorette party. She took us to places that does not offer tours for the public and they were so cool. She definitely loves her job and is extremely knowledgeable about the different distilleries and where to go.
      Written April 17, 2024
    • tracyhD5288VA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      So much fun!
      This tour was so much fun!! Met new friends and loved the atmosphere. Mama Missy was the bomb!! Our tour guide, Jen, was great as well. Well worth the money too.
      Written April 6, 2024
    • jeffreybJ1251HP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      SUPER FUN MUST DO TOUR !!!
      If you are looking to taste some of Tennessee's World Renowned Heritage you have come to the right place. Jen and Mike have put together an amazingly fun Moonshine and Wine tasting experiance coupled with a tasty lunch . A great day begins with a fun filled time Starting with Expert Spirit Entrapreneur "Mamma Missy". Missy will show you every way to celebrate the parts of a busy day while commemorating 3:30 . This tour visits 2 distilleries and accompanies a wine tasting. We love this tour and put it first and foremost on our vacation trip to Tennessee every single time . We love you guys !!! " THE OG's " ... Jeff and Tammy Bender .
      Written April 3, 2024
    • elizabethcN5697GI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful trip with Jen and Smokey Mountain tours.
      We went on the tour with Jen and smokey mountain tours. She was great. The first stop at junction 35 spirits was awesome. We had a blast with momma Missy and drinking many different favors. She gave us recipes on how to mix different drinks. Then we had a wonderful lunch on the other side. Then Jen took us to another great place named Tennessee Shine Co where we tested more different favors and a delicious smoothie. We had a blast with Jen and this trip will be remembered forever.
      Written March 26, 2024
    • josephnC5239KA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend!
      It was a great time, from start to finish. Our guide was very friendly, organized and helpful. Every place we visited was ready for us and welcomed everyone upon arrival. We are planning on going again very soon.
      Written March 18, 2024
    • X4163ZEsarahr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best tasting ever!
      This was by far the best tasting experience we have had!! The amount of drinks you get are well worth it! The food and atmosphere was tons of fun and we would definitely come back again
      Written March 2, 2024
    • billdE2681EN
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      The best tour ever. The most for the money. The best places and most friendly people ever!! I will definitely take this tour again when in town!!
      Written February 24, 2024
    • elisaec2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing experience!!!!
      Jen our tour guide was amazing; our first spot was Junction 35 Spirits with Mama Missy was one of the best experiences we have had. Missy was funny and the moonshine with mixtures was outstanding. We were served lunch at Junction and everyone loved what they were served. Tennessee Shine was our next stop and had a good time there are well. Overall we had a great day with Jennifer and truly appreciate the opportunity and experience we had!
      Written February 23, 2024
    • A2500MAhaleys
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      a must do!
      had an amazing time on this tour with our awesome guide, Jenn! HIGHLY recommend if you’re in the area. it is well planned out!!
      Written February 19, 2024
    • Deborah D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful
      Jenn was amazing. Dave at 35 Junction was very knowledgeable of the business and products. Food was incredible! Recommend this tour
      Written February 6, 2024
    • monia729
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Definitely Recommend
      Amazing tour! This was a fun experience! Jenn is wonderful and we had fun at the 2 distilleries we visited. The lunch that was included with the tour was delicious and very much needed after the liquor tasting! Definitely recommend this tour!
      Written January 1, 2024
    • X4120FSdonnab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Trip highlight
      This was one of the highlights for our trip to Gatlinburg. Jen was a fun hostess that was very helpful and communicated well. We highly recommend this!
      Written December 30, 2023
    • Vacation54838405104
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      I HAD A Great time. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great lunch. We would definitely go again.
      Written December 23, 2023
    • Scott K
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour. Great fun.
      Jenn brought us on a wonderful tour of moonshine wine and food. The tasting stops were well hosted and very fun and engaging. Recommend to anyone
      Written December 23, 2023
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    Lori E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Mike and Jen were our guides and they made this experience fantastic! They shared the history and culture behind moonshine and whiskey of Tennessee. They made sure everyone had a great time. Shawn at Doc Collier was a great host to our group! He was fun, answered questions, and made sure we all had a great time. Our tour in the back was informative and interesting as well. You also get merch and moonshine at both places for a discounted price for being on this tour. Truly a unique experience. Tokin was our host at Sugarlands and he was awesome! Conni was our guide in the back and was very informative about the process as well! Overall, a very enjoyable experience. Mike & Jen genuinely try to make sure everyone has the best experience. You won't be disappointed! Will do it again!

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    Written March 4, 2020
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    Michelle L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    This tour was so much fun! I highly recommend it for people who are new to moonshine and wanting to learn a little bit more about it and get to sample a bunch of different flavors! Our guide, Jenn, was knowledgeable and fun to learn from! She came prepared with a wagon to carry any purchases we made and water for us!

    This tour beats a normal tasting as we got to try so many different flavors and got front of the line treatment at all the places when lines were out the door. Plus, we got extra discounts on top of existing deals on purchases for being a part of the tour.

    We had 3 other couples on the tour that we met that night and it was a good way to meet other people! We all had so much fun! I definitely recommend this tour and would book again if we go back!
    Written November 26, 2021
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    Thank you so much for the review!! It was great meeting you all and I hope to host you again next time. -Jenn
    Written January 13, 2022
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    Miranda C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2020 • Friends
    Justin was awesome! He was great to chat with and kept our bachelorette party entertained throughout the tasting. Trip and Ozzie were super helpful checking us out - we bought 10 jars and they were nice enough to split the costs between 5 of us. The outside bar area was super nice and is a great place to chill. Can’t wait to get back to TN!
    Written September 8, 2020
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    Leah D
    1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022 • Friends
    While the over priced tour is just that, we could have paid less to walk to these three places on our own…the drinks were tasty. However, we did witness Jenn be very rude to other customers in the establishments we visited. Our VIP pins got us in and passed other waiting customers, but when they asked why we were all passing Jenn told them that if they were just going to complain they should just leave. I was mortified and embarrassed. How you treat others, especially those that are not paying you speaks volumes about character.
    Written October 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    No business wants a bad review, especially a small mom/pop one that truly loves what they do. However, one as outlandish as this one is very unfortunate but easily dismissed by the reader. Based on the date of the review, I believe this person was not on our tour but upset and agitated with our group because of our service. This person was convinced we skipped her in the cocktail line which we tiredly explained it wasn’t the case and just one person ordering for a bunch. Jennifer orders all of the cocktails for her group at once so they don’t have to wait. So Jennifer ordered for 13 people. This made this person very upset. Jennifer tried explaining to her what she as doing and the lady was so mean to her. One of the other people in her group even said the lady was going to leave a negative review and felt bad for her. You can tell by the way the review sounds that this person did not go on our tour. Malicious reviews are unfortunate but our clients will see right thru it. I would recommend anyone to take the time and read all of the reviews about Jennifer. You cannot hide the “character” this review speaks about. So it should show up somewhere else. So in the 5 years of doing this experience, this is the ONLY review that calls Jennifer anything less then one of the best people they ever met. Even a review that may not liked the tour still LOVED Jennifer so easily can tell this person did not go with us. My wife is the most sanguine and introverted person you will ever meet. almost to a fault. In 25 years ive never heard Jennifer be rude to a single sole, much less a stranger. If you wont listen to want someone is saying and trying to help you understand, its unfortunate. People that say they “can do it on their own” typically would not book our tour (i.e - like this person. LOL. This tour, as countless reviews state, focus on giving you an elevated experience over what you CAN do on your own. Focusing on things such as dedicated space, reservations at locations, skipping the lines (which this review even mentioned but didnt like line skipping), meeting people from the moonshine show (when they are in town), exclusive discounts, cocktails, learning about the history, carrying your purchases for you, and so much more. Lines can be very very long in Gatlinburg. The review even mentions that. We “skip” the line because our group has reservations. Something they do exclusively for us. Unfortunately, this can make some people waiting upset. I guarantee they wouldn’t give up their reservation at a restaurant just because there was a long walk in line. Skipping the lines is a perk of the tour. This review actually proves it. In previous reviews we are very transparent with our costs we pay to host our tour per person (not counting operating costs and childcare). The price of our tour ranges from $46-$48 per person. $28 of the price of the “ticket” goes directly to entry fees/drinks/tips, etc. to the establishments and bartenders, we pay the 9.75% sales tax off of the purchase price, and of course TripAdvisor takes 20% off the top. Here is what we pay/make per person - $48 - $3.20 - $6.40 - $28 = $10.40. That means you are paying your guide slightly over $10 per person to get you VIP treatment at these locations, exclusive discounts,dedicated entry spots, and much more for over 3 hours where you can just be on autopilot and let us navigate the most visited town in the region. If you were to “do it on your own” the likelihood of going to the same places, in the same amount of time, and meeting the same people who do things special only for our tour is zero. And if your purchasing anything, our discounts, exclusive to us, really tip the cost in your favor.
    Written October 24, 2022
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    Jenny
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    I felt like we were just spending a night out with a couple of friends with Michael and Jen. They are very down-to-earth and informative. It is also obvious that they have a very good relationship with the staff at the distilleries (shoutout to Alicia at Doc Collier and Connie at Sugarlands Distilling! They are also amazing). I would come back to Gatlinburg just for this tour!
    Written January 6, 2020
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    You are so kind!!! Thank you so much for this review!! It means the world to us and this is exactly the experience we want people to have!!
    Written February 12, 2020
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    Erin B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Couples
    Our experience at the Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse was awesome. Our "bartender" Matt was very knowledgeable of the whiskey's, but also a great entertainer. He really knows how to get the crowd engaged. We ended up buying 6 bottles!
    Written November 15, 2020
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    Firemom16
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an awesome tour! Michael and Jennifer were very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. Before we started our tour, Michael gave us a history of moonshining. We went to two distilleries, Doc Collier Moonshine and Sugarlands Distilling Company. In addition to the moonshine tastings, we got a personal tour of the distilling process at both locations. During our tour at Suagarlands, we were surprised by Daniel and Patti from the show “Moonshiners “!

    My husband and I had such an awesome time! Thank you Michael and Jennifer for providing us with a true VIP experience!
    Written February 15, 2020
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    Stephen K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Couples
    If you do anything in Gatlinburg, you MUST stop at the Sugarlands Distillery. For $5 you get an entertaining tasting experience with a little education of each of the moonshines they sell. Plus all the staff is so polite and helpful. Justin, our “taste guide”, was awesome!!!!
    Written November 25, 2020
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    Joe F
    Lutz, FL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    Mike and Jenn were AMAZING! True, anybody can go into the distilleries and do a tasting on their own, but with Mike and Jenn, it is truly an experience. You learn about the history of moonshine, the background on each of the distilleries, and get a truly VIP experience that you can't get "just walking in off the streets". I highly recommend booking this tour if you want to make the most of your time in Gatlinburg!
    Written September 8, 2020
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    Robert H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I participated in the wine and shine tour yesterday. We visited two distilleries and one winery. All three places were excellent. Michael and his wife were excellent hosts. They personally knew people at all the establishments and made sure we had a first class experience. We highly recommend this tour and will definitely participate in it again when we return.
    Written March 11, 2021
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