For the last 10 years, any proper wine lover’s trip to Franklin has included a jaunt down to the southeast corner of Williamson County to gaze out over the hillsides of Arrington Vineyards while sipping on an award-winning wine. The celebrity of country music superstar and co-owner Kix Brooks was an initial introduction many have had to Arrington Vineyards, but the reputation of its award-winning wines, impossible to replicate views, and live music every weekend has created a widely known reputation that now has people comparing it to the vineyards of Napa or Sonoma! Although, we’d all be lying if we didn’t hope that Brooks would pop up announced for a surprise show every now and then, as he does at the annual Harvest Party!
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These days couples on a first date, girlfriends getting together for a weekend, or even families out with their kids can all be found dotting the hillside at Arrington Vineyards enjoying the peaceful tranquility with a picnic lunch and a bottle of Antebellum. After 10 years most seasoned vets of Saturday afternoons at the vineyard may think they’ve seen all there is to see, and tried all there is to try, but did you know Arrington Vineyard has a Premier Experience?
The Arrington Vineyards Premier Experience allows you and a small group of friends to get a look into its barrelhouse and wine production facility, before settling in for a tasting of wines hand-selected by Master Vintner Kip Summers. Along the tour, your guide will show the science and care that go into creating the intense flavors of each wine, and the process it takes to go from barrel to bottle.
After the tour, you and your friends will be guided to the private Wine Loft where samplings from those award-winning wines that were hand-selected just for you will be waiting! It’s far more than just a choice of red or white too, Arrington Vineyards has an impressive lineup of blends, including a few that may just surprise you!
The Estate Hostess guides you through each of the wines, giving you the knowledge to whip out at your next dinner party and impress all the friends who didn’t come with you! Your hostess will also pair each of the wine selections with gourmet cheeses and season foods.
As a special treat, there are also custom-blended chocolates that feature just the right hint of Arrington wine. Do. Not. Miss. These.
The tour and tasting in the Premiere Experience last about 90 minutes, and is a great time for both the wine aficionado or the group that wants to learn more. Let’s be honest, it’s also great for those that just want to taste their way through the menu too! You’ll want to make reservations if you plan on doing the Premier Experience though, it is only offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays and spots can fill up quickly.
Have you tried the Premiere Experience yet? Let us know in the comments what makes your perfect visit to Arrington Vineyards.