First Winery Apprenticeship Program Starts in Tennessee


Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC), along with Crown Winery, Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance (TFWA), and the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board have partnered in the first Registered Winery Apprenticeship Program in the state of Tennessee to help support the growing demands of the state’s grape and wine industry. An […]

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Local winery, Beachaven wins over twenty awards

Beachaven Vineyards & Winery takes home over twenty awards from their wine entries in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Southeastern Wine Competition, better known as Dixie Classic. View the list below to see if one of your favorites placed: Gold Medal Winners: Barrelhead Red, Barrister’s Red, Gov’s Select, Heavenly Peach, Riesling, and Syrah Silver Medal Winners: Blackberry, […]

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Tennessee Wines Creates New Consumer Branding

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance, a 501c6 trade organization representing the commercial Grape and Wine Industry in Tennessee, announces the launch of their new consumer facing brand identity with Tennessee Wines. The organization will conduct all consumer based marketing initiatives from advertisement, wine festivals, and social media interaction as Tennessee Wines. Among the […]

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed May as Tennessee Grape and Wine Appreciation Month, just one month after he signed a bill to ease some restrictions on wineries. Leaders in the Tennessee wine industry hope these efforts and others will continue to encourage the state’s small but growing wine industry. “The grape and wine industry […]

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Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Goodwater Winery Gatlinburg

Goodwater Winery’s celebrated the grand opening of their new tasting room new in Gatlinburg Marketplace. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30pm and guests were invited to enjoy wine sampling and a spread of savory and sweet treats, plus live entertainment. Goodwater Vineyard 651 Parkway Suite 105 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 […]

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Wines of the South 2018 Winners

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ­– For the seventeenth year, the University of Tennessee Food Science Department hosted the Wines of the South regional wine competition in October. Forty-seven wineries from eight states competed against one another in categories such as rosé and blush, red, sparkling, white and cider. Seven of the top “best of” awards went to […]

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