Arrington Vineyards opened its doors July 1, 2007. Since then, we have been providing a “wine country experience” of award winning wines set among the picturesque rolling hills of middle Tennessee. Owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, winemaker Kip Summers, and entrepreneur John Russell, Arrington Vineyards has truly become “Nashville’s Wine Country”.
Arrington's vineyards were originally established in 2003, when Kip and fellow wine enthusiast Fred Mindermann and their families purchased a 25 acre hog farm and began planting rows and rows of grapevines. In 2004, Kix purchased the farm adjacent to the original vineyards - which included the farmhouse that eventually became the winery tasting room. Together, they began creating a first class winery. The original working name, Firefly Vineyards, was changed to reflect the local community of Arrington.
In 2005, the vineyards were expanded and the partners began working with Williamson County to create a whole new class of county zoning that would allow the winery to have a tasting room and retail store. The first two vintages of wine (2005 and 2006) were made by Kip at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery in Clarksville, TN where he had been winemaker for 13 years. Construction on the Arrington winery began in late 2006.
By April 2007, the winery was officially licensed, the wine and equipment was moved in, and bottling commenced. Arrington quickly established itself as a first class operation – winning “Best of Show” at the Wines of the South Competition for its 2004 Syrah and quickly selling out of most of its 2005 vintage in a few months.
In May 2008, John Russell joined the Arrington Vineyards partnership, adding his keen sense of business to an already strong partnership and management team. Arrington Vineyards also continued to expand its vineyards and middle Tennessee wine distribution via Lipman Brothers.
In 2009, our exclusive “Kix’s Wine Club” was created and now ships wine to thousands of club members in 35 states from California to Maine. AV wines have also been featured in restaurants in NYC, New Orleans, and Nashville.
Since its inception, Arrington Vineyards has focused on quality while continuing to develop and grow. With over one hundred wine competition awards and six sold out vintages, we invite everyone to visit and experience our "wine country".