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Arrington Vineyards | 6211 Patton Rd Arrington, TN 37014 | 615-395-0102

I am experiencing problems with my account or some of the pages on this website, what should I do?
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Do you take reservations?
No. All bar tastings, picnic flights and seating are on a first-come first-served basis. Our Premier Experience is the only way to have a reserved tasting -information on this option can be viewed at  AV Premier Experience

Can I come out early and reserve several tables if I have a large group coming?
We welcome large groups of any kind to the winery. Should you want tables reserved, please be aware that we require (1) person to be sitting at each table to hold the table. We do not allow “items” to hold tables. For example, should you need (3) tables for your group, you will need (3) people present here to hold them. We do not allow tables to be pushed together and held as one table. All food must be set up on the tables that you will be using for your seating. We do not allow “food only” tables.

Do you sell wine on Sundays?
Yes. 

Do you sell food or have a restaurant?
We do not have a restaurant. We do however sell crackers, summer sausage, assorted olives, and gourmet cheeses along with Chocolate Wine Truffles made exclusively for us at Matchmaker Chocolate.  Also, take advantage of our affiliate Simply Living Life. If you let Simply Living Lifeknow when you’ll be coming, they’ll bring out a picnic basket with everything you’ll need to enjoy your time at Arrington. Please give them 48 hours advance notice. Click here to see the Simply Living Life Menu.

Do you have tastings every day?
Yes. We are closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

Do you sell by the glass?
You can purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy out on our deck, in our courtyard, or out on our vineyard picnic tables, but we do not sell by the glass. You are welcome to bring your own glasses, use our free wine cups, or purchase any of a variety of AV wine glasses to use while you’re here. Wine can be purchased to take with you as well. 

Do you do tours?
Tours are available Monday through Friday based on availability and production schedule. Because we are a working facility, we cannot guarantee tours will be available on any given day or time. When you arrive, please inquire at the tasting bar if you would like a tour.

Are you family friendly?
We are a winery that caters to adults over the age of 21 . While kids are welcome to visit with parents we respectfully ask that you keep them with you at all times and not allow them to roam the property unsupervised. Our grounds are not designed as a kid play area. We also cannot allow children to be at the bar during tastings. 

Are you pet friendly?
Only service animals are permitted on the property. We ask that you do not leave your non-service animals in the car as it is dangerous.

Can we bring sports equipment to play with on the property (footballs, soccer balls, etc.)?
No. For the safety of all of our guests we do not allow it.  We do allow cornhole and games that can't injure other guests.

Do you allow pop up tents?
Yes small pop up tents are allowed in the grassy areas only.

Do you allow kites to be flown on the property?
No.

Can we have a ceremony on the grounds? 
Arrington Vineyards does not allow for ceremonies on the property unless a private area is reserved for the event. 

Are picnics allowed?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food with you. 

Do you have refrigerator space available?
No. 


Can we bring fireworks or sparklers?
No

Do you have any ice available?
No.


Can we bring other wine or outside alcohol?
No.

Can we bring juice or sodas?
Yes.

Can I book a private party?
Yes. Click here for more information.

Do you have weddings?
Yes.  Click here for more information

Do you have a mailing list?
Yes. Click here to join!

Do you have a Wine Club?
Yes. Click here for more information.

How do I get there?
Directions.

Is Parking Free?
All parking is free. When you arrive at Arrington Vineyards, you will drive up a short scenic hill toward the upper two parking lots near the Tasting Lodge. On our busier weekends, many guests will park along the hillside and take advantage of the opportunity to take a leisurely walk among the beautiful vines en route to the tasting lodge. For your convenience, on those busy weekends, we provide golf cart drivers to help shuttle you up and down the hill and back to your cars should you not want to walk. We also have parking by the barn when it is open for the public.

Are you handicapped accessible?
Yes. We have handicapped spaces available in our upper and lower parking lots. We suggest however, that anyone needing assistance be dropped off near the upper side of the tasting lodge first - the lower parking lot would requires a short walk uphill and around the front entrance. Our main tasting bar also has a handicapped accessible tasting bar. 
ADA tasting options are available for our Premier Experience. Please call to schedule in advance so accommodations can be made. (615) 395-0102 Ext. 218

How do you handle tastings for large groups?
All tastings and seating are on a first-come first-served basis. Because we have limited space at our tasting bar, we cannot guarantee any groups larger than 6 to taste at one time. However, everyone in your group will have an opportunity to taste. 


Who is playing this week?
Music is listed in the Calendar.

Is Music in the Vines free?
Yes.

Once the tasting room closes, can we still hang out on the deck or in the courtyard?
No. About 30 minutes before closing, one of our managers will go around to let you know that you have 30 minutes to make any final purchases or use our indoor restrooms.

Are you open all year round?
Yes. Arrington Vineyards is open every day except major holidays throughout the entire year. During colder months we have enclosures that keep our guests nice and toasty.

How can I buy wine?
Visit our online store.

Do you ship wine?
Yes. This will however depend on the state being shipped to.

How often does Kix show up?
As one of our owners, Kix has an active and involved role in Arrington Vineyards. It is not unusual to come out and find him having a glass on the deck, hanging out in the tasting bar or taking in the beautiful atmosphere. Our best answer is…you never know! 

Can a professional photographer take photos for me?
We do allow for photos to be taken for personal use only. We do not allow photos inside our buildings and we ask that you do not ask any guests to move while here. You need to work around them. You can come during business hours only. There is no charge. 

Can I bring my own music?
No. We do not allow radios or musical instruments. 

Do you donate wine for charity events?
Yes. We do not, however, donate wine to POUR at events. Click here for more information on donations.

Do you have gift certificates?
Yes. 

Do you have any job opportunities?
Occasionally Arrington Vineyards is looking to add to our excellent tasting room staff. For more information, send an email to ryan@arringtonvineyards.com

Are all of the grapes in your wine grown on the vineyard? 
Arrington Vineyards is proud that all of our wines are produced on site at the winery - from berry to bottle. We grow grapes and we purchase grapes from several other growers in Tennessee and several other states.Our gorgeous property includes 16 acres of vineyards planted.

Over the next few years, how much of the wine do you hope to be made from your grapes? 
The % of our "estate grapes" (grown on site) will probably become about 25%
of our wine production. We will plant more grapes, but we're also growing
quickly so the new vines won't be able to keep up with demand.

When is the best time to see grapes on the vines? 
AUGUST. Grapes begin "verasion" (change color and ripen) then yet we won't
harvest them until September. 

When do you typically harvest the grapes? 
We harvest our grapes between September 1st and mid October.

Do your wines contain sulfites? 
Yes our wines contain added and naturally occurring sulfites. "Contains Sulfites" is stated on our labels. 99.9% of the world's wines are made with added sulfites. "Sulfite" is a basic sulfur and oxygen compound (SO2) that is an anti-oxidant. SO2 allows wine to age, protects the flavor as it ages, and has anti-bacterial properties that keeps wine from turning into vinegar.  We typically add no more than 150 parts per million (ppm) of sulfites...which is like 150 seconds of time out of 11½ days.

How many acres do you have?
Arrington Vineyards is on 75 acres – 16 acres of grapes.

What are your best sellers?
Our best sellers can change from month to month, season to season. Overall though, the Red Fox Red, Stag’s White and Raspberry wines are our best sellers.

How can I get booked at Arrington Vineyards?
Arrington Vineyards books bluegrass with vocals and non-vocal jazz trios or more. Please keep in mind that all of our booking are made in January for the entire season. If you are still interested in being considered as one of our Music in the Vines artists, please email your information to Ryan Turek along with your contact information and website or myspace for song reviews in January.

When do you do bonfires?
Arrington Vineyards has bonfires on the hillside on weekends during the cooler months - permit and weather permitting. We do not allow guests to roast marshmallows on the fire.

Can we bring Candles?
You are welcome to bring candles, but we do not allow them on our deck. 

Do you allow smoking?
Arrington Vineyards encourages a smoke-free environment and asks that you respect the health of your fellow guests and refrain from smoking in any area where it may affect someone else. Smoking is prohibited on the deck, under all tents and inside buildings. Please find an isolated area if you must smoke, and dispose of your butts properly.

Can we bring a grill?
No.

Legal & Liability Disclosures

Please note the following legal and liability disclosures that apply to visiting Arrington Vineyards and purchasing our wines.

TENNESSEE AGRITOURISM LIABILITY ACT - WARNING - Under Tennessee law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location or by this agritourism professional if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of theagritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

UNDER AGE DRINKING - It is illegal for anyone under 21 years of age to consume and/or purchase our wines. Arrington Vineyards requires all guests wanting to consume and/or purchase wine to show a valid proof of age.

GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems

For comments or questions, please call us at (615) 395-0102 or send us an email at info@arringtonvineyards.com.