Hillside Winery
Hillside Winery
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Featuring Italian Style and Bubbly wines with free tours and tastings.The second newest winery in the mountains of East Tennessee, right in the middle of one of America's favorite vacation spots: the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Smoky Mountains Area! Come sample the excellence of our Italian style and Sparkling wines. Our educational and family friendly tours are a great way to learn about the wine making process! Tastings are always free and other Tennessee products are often available for sampling.
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  • Robert J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible wine
    Some of the most excellent wine available in the Gatlinburg area! I'm personally a big fan of all muscadine wines and this place has a great selection and everything from dry to sweet. Our server Renee was very sweet and helpful, absolutely recommend going!
    We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a fabulous experience wine tasting with Renee! Thank you for the recommendation and we hope to see you again the next time you are in East Tennessee.
    Written June 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Ali J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best bubbly in the Rockies
    Renee is the bomb.com!! Rocky mountain wine trail is and will always be our favorite "staycation." We stopped in today and tried the absolutely fabulous new wine, blueberry and orange blossom honey. Wow! Their bubbly is sensational as always.
    We are pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic time sampling wine with Renee! Thank you for stopping in for a visit and we hope to see you again.
    Written June 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Don H
    Heath, Ohio10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoying the beginning of our Wine Trail.
    Hillside Winery is always a favorite of ours when we visit the area. The folks that offer the wine tastings are very pleasant and informative on the different types of wine. Renee was our wine expert, she was wonderful. We will return again.
    We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing time wine tasting with Renee! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written June 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Andrea S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A+
    This is one of my favorite places to come visit when we're in town and Renee didn't disappoint on the selection descriptions and the speed of service. She was polite and very helpful. We'll be back I'm sure. We purchased several wines to take home which I'm sure we'll enjoy at home too.
    We are pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic time sampling wine with Renee! Thank you for stopping in for a visit and we can't wait to see you again.
    Written July 7, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Justin I
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check out Hillside Winery!
    Derrick definitely takes care of you as a customer and is very knowledgeable of the wines. One of our favorites that they have there are a cotton candy wine! You should stop in and give it a try if you like sweet wines! Will definitely be back when in the area again!
    We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a fabulous experience wine tasting with Derrick! We can't wait to see you again. Cheers!
    Written July 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • William H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious Wine. Amazing staff.
    The wine here is AMAZING, like truly delicious, it tastes like juice but some REALLY good gourmet juice. Highly recommend visiting on your trip. Sara was our person that attended us and she was incredibly friendly and attentive, we appreciate her for giving us a very pleasurable experience!
    We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing time wine tasting with Sara! Stop back in for another visit the next time you are in the area.
    Written July 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2023
  • goubeauxb
    Dayton, Ohio6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun winery!
    James was a wonderful and fun guide during our wine tasting during our VIP tour. He knew a lot of information and even showed us a fun experiment with different wines. Hillside Winery has very good wines and champagnes! Would highly recommend visiting here on your next trip!
    It’s wonderful to hear that you had such a delightful time sampling wine with James during your VIP tour! Please stop back in and see us again.
    Written July 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Tom W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour
    Our family visited here while on vacation. We were excited to learn we could take a tour of the facility. Our guide Katie was great. She made it fun & informational. Better than excited. Everyone go take a tour with her!!!
    We’re glad to hear that you had such a marvelous experience sampling wine and touring the winery with Katie! We hope to see you again soon.
    Written August 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Overton I
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit. Tasting is free.
    James was a great wine tasting host. He gave us a good overview of the wines and made suggestions based on what we like. He also told us about the wine trail and gave suggestions for other places to visit. We bought a bottle of the Don Rosso. Tasty!
    We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing time wine tasting with James! Stop back in for another visit the next time you are in the area.
    Written August 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Jennifer B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! James kept us laughing and entertained while serving the best wines!
    JAMES did a phenomenal job with our tasting. He was engaging and kept our interest the entire time. He explained everything in the best detail and made sure he knew what we liked and which options for wine club would be best for us.
    We’re glad to hear that you had such a marvelous experience sampling wine with James! We hope to see you again soon.
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
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Jenna B
Castries, St. Lucia19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
We went there with “Tour” group. The Manager with the leopard mask ( we think was a manger) she is the one who greeted us in a very unfriendly way and told us that since we were all with the group ( which was 14) we all had to go to the end. There was nobody else doing tastings! There were 3 open stations and we asked if we could split and she said “no” it’s not what you say it’s how you say it. Matt, bless him was nice but she put such a sour taste in our mouth we were in a bad mood. People in our group had been there the day before and said how they got 4 tastings and also for free but we were only allowed 2???
We actually liked the wine but because she was so rude and made us feel like SHE didn’t want us there we didn’t purchase anything and we purchased at all the other places. I will never to back and hope she was just having a bad day unless she needs to go to a customer service class! People are there to purchase and enjoy! We recommended that the touring company remove this part of the tour and spend more time at any other one! The rest were friendly
Written November 22, 2020
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We are so sorry to hear that your visit was unsatisfactory. We would like to know more details about your visit. Please call 865-908-8482 and ask to speak to management. I would like to speak with you myself.
Written November 23, 2020
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Troy V
Metamora, IL3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Great experience. Very simple winery but very good wine. Sampled several wines (recommend the frozen peach or sangria and the black and blue is a cant miss) and had great service by Katey. Would strongly recommend visiting if you’re in the area.
Written July 30, 2020
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We’re glad you enjoyed the delicious wines and your visit with Katey! Come back in and see us anytime you’re in the area.
Written August 10, 2020
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Kristen H
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
My sister and I dropped in on a whim when we were exploring near our campground. Becca was at the tasting bar and was exceedingly pleasant and knowledgeable. She made the visit a joy. We did the free tasting of four dry wines and each bought 3 bottles.

The gift shop was fun and worth browsing.

One young male employee was incorrectly masked (covered mouth but not covering nose so of limited efficacy) although the others in the store were correctly masked. When I commented about it to him, he pleasantly responded that he needed to breathe. (Others don’t?)
Written September 2, 2020
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We’re glad Becca gave y’all a wonderful and fun experience during your visit. We also hear your concern and will address it. Thank you for your honesty. We hope to see y’all again next time you’re in town!
Written September 30, 2020
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Gotta Lovett
Auburndale, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did not think we liked wine when we went in, but we are sure we do now. Great variety. Katey was a great teacher of good things. She made the choices for us based on what we told her and we are now fans of Katey and the Hillsdie Winery. And we loved all of the cute items they had in the store. Decent prices... Love this cute place!
Written March 7, 2020
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We’re so glad you were able to find wines you enjoy! We strive to have something for everyone. Thank you for your glowing review of Katey. Come back in and see us anytime you’re in the area!
Written March 10, 2020
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Shannon S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
We drove down from Illinois and found the winery by driving by and decided to stop. Katey was the one who greeted us as soon as we walked in. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on the wines and we enjoyed just talking with her. She even talked us into buying 3 bottles of their wine, haha...she also let us know about the wine tour which we took full advantage of. Would definitely go back! Thank you Katey for making our trip enjoyable!!
Written July 6, 2020
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Thank you for letting us know about your visit with Katey while in the winery. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area!
Written July 14, 2020
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herndonwhitney
Danielsville, GA12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This winery has lots of delicious wine options and they also have hard cider. My husband and I really enjoyed the FREE 4 wine tasting and 1 cider. We ended up buying a bottle, a glass of wine, and a slushie which we enjoyed on the terrace beside the winery. The only complant we have is that they seemed very short staffed. Catherine was our bartender and she was great. She was really hustling though because it got very busy after we came in. We would have given this place 5 stars if it didn't take so long to get our tastings. Again this is not the employees' fault. They should have had more staffing.
Written November 10, 2020
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Thank you for letting us know about your experience. It sounds like this may have been at Mill Bridge Winery's location, but we will definitely have them check this out. We hope to see y'all next time you're in town!
Written November 13, 2020
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Kennedy L
Carlton, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Friends
Renee was awesome & informative on the different wines. This was my favorite stop on the wine trail and the wines are so tasty. I ended up buying the Poinsettia wine which is their Christmas wine and I can’t wait to open it when I get home!
Written January 18, 2021
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We're glad you enjoyed your visit with Renee as well as the delicious Poinsettia. We hope to see you again next time you're in the area!
Written January 27, 2021
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Marc
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I am a Realtor who is local to Sevierville and wanted to purchase a bottle of wine as part of a "Welcome Home" gift for out of state clients who bought their mountain dream home without ever seeing it in person. I wanted to welcome them with a few unique items from around our area. To be honest, I am not much of a wine drinker and know very little about it, so I stopped at the winery that was most convenient to where I was and I am so happy that I did!

When I went into the tasting room, I was greeted by a staff member named Katelyn. She was very approachable, had a genuine smile and was quite receptive when I told her that I was a wine novice and explained what I was trying to do. She was so sweet and pleasant and really took her time telling me about all the different wines - which was the best seller, which were sweeter than others, where the grapes and other fruits were sourced from, etc. I ended up choosing a bottle of "Black and Blue" (blackberry and blueberry) and look forward to hearing from my clients after they've enjoyed it.

Finding people with amazing customer skills has become a real challenge in our area, but Hillside Winery seems to have struck gold with Katelyn. As I mentioned, I am not much of a wine drinker myself, but I can assure you that I will direct anyone I can to go and see Katelyn at Hillside and I will certainly be back for more bottles of "Welcome Home WIne" for my clients.

Thanks so much for being awesome, Katelyn! I'll see you again soon!
Written June 18, 2021
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Thank you for your glowing review of Katelyn! We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that our customer service skills are everything we can hope for. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with you and your customers! See you soon!
Written June 25, 2021
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Bri B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I just visited this winery (twice) this week, while on vacation. It was amazing! We highly recommend their Black and Blue wine, so delicious! Becca helped us on our second trip in. We did a wine tasting (4 wines for free) and were told you can try the entire menu for $5! We bought 5 bottles and cannot wait to go back when we are in town again! Might I add that we are from NC wine country and this is by far our favorite winery to date!
Written January 5, 2020
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Thank you for your visit to our winery. I'm so happy to hear that you guys loved the Black and Blue. I'll be sure to let Becca know how happy you were with your tasting with her. Make sure you check us out on Facebook. Cheers!
Written January 7, 2020
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Ryan H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
We saw this winery on the side of the road on the way to Dollywood and, because the weather was awful, we decided to swing by. Immediately, Sara welcomed us and took us to the tasting bar. With the whole Covid pandemic going on, Sara and the rest of the staff at Hillside Winery, made us feel safe with their protective measures. The wine itself was so good and really played to the Tennessee local wines. My group and I really enjoyed this little gem and appreciate Sara and all of the Hillside Winery staff for being so accommodating. Thank you!
Written August 15, 2020
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Thank you so much for letting us know about your wonderful visit with Sara. We’re glad you enjoyed it and felt safe during this time! Come back and see us anytime you’re in town.
Written August 26, 2020
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