Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery

Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery

Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
History and hospitality...two words that have been at the foundation of Belle Meade for over 200 years. Located just seven miles west of downtown Nashville, today this sanctuary of Southern hospitality offers Guided Tours, Food and Wine Pairings, Bourbon Tastings, outstanding Gift Shops, Nashville's first Winery, two on-site Restaurants, an Outdoor Game Court, and some of the most beautiful Grounds in Nashville. Originally a thoroughbred stud farm, the Belle Meade has 30 acres to explore. Every ticket comes with a complimentary wine tasting and the ability to explore the property.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • colesvilletravel
    New Castle, Delaware39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Review of Belle Meade Winery and Plantation
    I had an amazing time during the tour. The tour guide was great and very informative. I am the owner of Colesville Travel, a travel agency in Maryland and I was visiting Nashville for a conference. I took the time to take this tour and I am so glad that I did. The tour was very interesting and full of stories. The tour guide took the time to listen and answer everyone's questions. The winery was very nice and I enjoyed tasting the various wines. They were setting up for a wedding which was an added bonus for me to see. Again, this was an amazing tour and I highly recommend your visiting during your trip to Nashville.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • NMTripper
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour
    The house is great as well as the guides. Their information was well put together and presented and they were able to answer questions intelligently. The grounds are beautiful and the outer buildings are well presented. Really enjoyed the free wine tasting and music.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 23, 2023
  • jdslayiii
    Spring Hill, Tennessee1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    My friend and I were on location to paint en plein air some of the structures on the property. We were there all day. It was a very pleasant experience and enjoyable being surrounded by 19th Century American historical architecture and artifacts. The food was outstanding and every staff member that I met was knowledgeable, informative, polite, welcoming and friendly. Especially Katelyn and Joanne and Becky. Southern Hospitality is kept nurtured, alive and well at Belle Meade Plantation and Winery. I look forward to returning to visit again soon to see everything that I missed. Thank you all for making this a highly treasured experience !
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Wilbursings
    Fort Wayne, Indiana1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bonnie Scotland bloodline
    I own a 23 year old thoroughbred horse. Upon seeing the Boone Scotland bloodline there were a few names I recognized. When I returned home I looked on my horse’s papers. It is through the American Pharaoh line that I saw the commonalities. Specifically Native Dancer, Mr. Prospector and Geisha. How cool is that!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Butterfly202355
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience
    Belle Meade's tour guides were knowledgeable and made the visit very enjoyable. The Journey to Jubilee tour was the best one and was so informative about the enslaved people who lived in Belle Meade. Would definitely recommend going there as part of your visit. Thank you to the guides!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 27, 2023
  • crusinmama2023
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful & Tasty!!
    We booked a 3:00 pm tour and arrived very early, the ticket gal asked if we would like to go at 2:15, we did. We were so glad we did as it gave us more time to explore the beautiful grounds and enjoy a bottle of wine on the back porch of the mansion! The tour was wonderful, the guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions. It was a great and relaxing way to spend the afternoon. I will definitely come back and visit if in the area again!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 29, 2023
  • uknyfl
    Boynton Beach, Florida2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Notch
    Wonderful experience the grounds and the staff are really friendly. Very classy set up nice gift stores. It’s a beautiful walk so get there early. There was also a live band to enjoy wines are so wonderful and the flower garden is pretty too.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • JAMMills5
    Frederick, Maryland53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice setting
    We enjoyed the house tour and the wine tasting after. Beautiful setting and a nice reprieve from the Broadway scene. We appreciated the tour guide’s sensitivity to the fact that slaves were largely responsible to the success of the owners.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • robertosmith63
    Hillsboro, Ohio2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Belle Meade Plantation
    My wife and I like going to Nashville every year. While we are visiting, we it a point to visit the Belle Meade Plantation. This Historic site is so rich in history. It allows us to see how our ancestors who were slaves lived and life was back in the 1800's. You can almost feel the presence of the slaves as you walk the plantation and touch some of the trees and equipment that were there while the slaves were there. We have been there fours years in a row and we have taken other family members and friends on the tour with us! My wife always buys a bottle of wine and we always eat our lunch there too.We will be back for visit number 5 in 2024, then again we might come back in 2023!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 5, 2023
  • 885cwilliams
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Learning Experience w/ Wine!
    I am new to the Nashville area and have had a great time learning and exploring around town. Belle Meade was a good tour, and our tour guide was excellent and was able to have a wine tasting after the tour. I would recommend this tour and I plan to come back!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
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Juliebondyroberts
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked the “Journey to Jubilee” mansion tour, focused on the slave’s perspective. Our tour guide, Kenleigh, was extraordinary: she was knowledgeable & articulate & provided a vivid context documenting two slaves’ lives at Belle Meade (details often missing from plantation tours). This is a part of history we can’t ignore. I so valued Kenleigh’s in-depth presentation.
Written January 29, 2020
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gerriespellmann
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was our very first stop from the airport. We arrived near the opening time on a Sunday. The tickets we purchased online we’re about an hour later although once we checked in they said they’d hold the first group so we could join them. The tour guide was not only knowledgeable although passionate about the history. It was engaging! The wine tasting at the end did not disappoint! We weren’t fans of the wines although the wine 🍷 tender was very knowledgeable, accommodating and entertaining. Great way to start our spring break vacation in the Nashville area. A must see!
Written March 16, 2022
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Kay_Vent19
Carbondale, IL1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
My husband and I visited Belle Meade back in September and did the Mansion Tour. Our guide was Jeff and the tour could not have been any better. He was SO informative, funny, and engaging and gave incredible information about the family who lived in Belle Meade, the American history surrounding the property as well as extremely interesting info on the interiors of the mansion. We enjoyed our first tour so much that when my husbands family came to visit from Canada we booked tickets and drove 3 hours from Southern Illinois so they could check out this awesome tour and property... and we could not have been more disappointed. Our tour guide gave the bare minimum of information. To say she gave the cliff notes version of a tour would be generous. It was such a bummer. She was not engaging, was disorganized and rushed us through the house. My husband and I left trying to explain everything we had learned the first time to his family and it was just incredibly frustrating and disappointing. To top it off the woman going around pouring wine afterwards at the tasting could not have been in a worse mood and you could just tell she didn't want to be there and didn't respond any time we thanked her after a pour and when we asked her to remind us again of the wine she huffed about it? yeesh. It was a rough visit and it was annoying that I dragged our family to Canada here for it. To anyone interested in doing a tour - call and request a tour with Jeff otherwise this is not worth your money. Our second visit was definitely our last visit.
Written January 8, 2023
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Matt P
Waterford, MI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Visited the Belle Meade plantation and did the Mansion Tour. The mansion was gorgeous and rich in history. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone’s questions. At the end of the tour was a wine tasting, which was really nice as well. We ended up buying a few bottles and had them shipped back to our home state (for a fee).

The grounds are beautiful and it was a nice way to spend a half day walking the grounds and reading up on the history of all the buildings on the property

In the time of COVID, everyone was required to wear a mask and commonly touched surfaces were sanitized regularly. Additionally our tour was limited to 8 people, so it was extremely easy to distance and feel safe while on the tour.

10/10. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great informative and historical adventure.
Written August 23, 2020
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Cindy W
Tampa, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Belle Meade Plantation is a wonderful experience in so many ways. Being a history major it is a joy to see the painstaking efforts they have made to reconstruct a piece of history. I visited with my two young adult children and their enthusiasm for the history preservation, combined with making the plantation a part of today's relevancy was a joy to experience. Our guide Jeff, was one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing on a tour such as this, and I have had the pleasure of enjoying many historical sites. Right from the very moment we stepped into the Welcome Center and were so graciously greeted by the visitation staff, to ending our visit in the winery gift shop after taking in the wonderful sights of the property, it was a fantastic experience. This was my second visit and I intend to return (wish I lived closer). The cafe on sight was being renovated, but I ate there on my first visit and still remember how great the food and atmosphere was, making a visit to the Plantation a full day of fun! Thank you to all the caretakers of this piece of history that can be enjoyed by all.
Written February 26, 2020
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Bonnie Yunt
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
We went in what is considered off season, which-while cold-was a more personal experience that we loved. Super knowledgeable tour guide, and our complimentary wine tasting with the estate sommelier was even better bc we had time to ask lots of questions.
Definitely recommend.
Written February 3, 2021
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Carrie R
Bee Spring, KY95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
As part of our Christmas getaway to Nashville, my family and I took a tour of beautiful Belle Meade Mansion. We saw a few area historic mansions during our stay, and Belle Meade was the most ornate when it came to Christmas decor. The group size was fairly large, probably around 20 people, but it was manageable in the space. Though there are ropes which cordon off certain spaces on the property, you can actually enter the rooms instead of having clear dividers that only allow guests to LOOK into the rooms, which is the case at some other sites. Our guide was knowledgeable and did a nice job of keeping the tour moving according to schedule while still helping us to feel as though we were not getting "the bum's rush." I have been to Belle Meade several times over the years. There were some memorable facts that were not touched on during this tour, as our guide was bound by the need to incorporate information both about the holidays and about weddings in the mansion, which were apparently the current themes. That is not a fault of our guide, but rather an encouragement to go back and take another regular tour to learn even more about this lovely home and the interesting family who resided there. Please note that a tour of Belle Meade is expensive as compared to many historic home tours, so plan to spend some time wandering the grounds and enjoying the atmosphere to feel as though you got your money's worth. That said, Belle Meade is truly a jewel among Tennessee's house museums. I would recommend a visit, and a Christmas tour, to anyone who loves the pagentry and past of these gorgeous grand old places.
Written January 3, 2022
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deckardwendy
Woodinville, WA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My friend and I had a wonderful time visiting Belle Meade while on vacation in Nashville. It was a wonderful break from the crowded downtown of Nashville. We really enjoyed touring the site and having wine at the winery. We had lunch at the cafe but would recommend that you eat lunch before going or bring a picnic. The food was cold. Everything else was great!
Written October 27, 2021
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Catherine D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
We toured Belle Meade on Labor Day afternoon before heading back to Memphis after a long weekend in Nashville. Jesse, the mansion curator and our guide, did a great job sharing his wealth of interesting historical facts about the mansion, plantation, owners/family members and slaves who lived and worked there. He was also hysterically funny, and answered every question quite thoroughly which generally led to other topics of discussion. We spent just under an hour inside the mansion, which I think was a bit longer than typical, but it could be because our group asked lots of questions. We then walked through the carriage house to see the old carriages/buggies. And went to the brief wine tasting. I do not drink so I don’t have an opinion. My husband said the wines were good although very sweet. Lots of people seemed to love it and bought multiple bottles to enjoy afterwards or take home, so it must have been good! Our teenagers enjoyed the tour and thought Jesse was a very good guide. Glad we went!
Written September 9, 2020
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MeinMD526
Mechanicsville, MD112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Belle Meade. We got the mansion tour, which comes with the complementary wine tasting at the end. The mansion is lovely (and has excellent AC for hot days), and our tour guide was phenomenal. The wine tasting was a short walk from the mansion to the store, and featured 5 of their wines (which are reasonably priced). The gardens and grounds are lovely, and good for walking. We did not get to the ice cream shop on site, but did thoroughly enjoy the restaurant for lunch ($6 for a meat and $3 for a side - excellent prices and good quality). I highly recommend this!
Written July 15, 2021
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