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Frequently Asked Questions

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Visiting Us -

Thank you for helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19! Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear face masks while visiting the winery. We ask those who have not yet been vaccinated to continue wearing masks in all indoor spaces. Masks are not required when outside.

Are pets allowed? No, pets are not allowed. ADA certified service animals that are on a leash and properly restrained are allowed on Arrington Vineyards property.  Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service dogs under the ADA and are not permitted at Arrington Vineyards.  We ask that you do not leave your non-service animals in the car as it is dangerous.

Do you take reservations? Our Premier Experience and Signature Group Tasting are the only way to reserve a wine tasting - more information is available here. Everything else we offer is on a first-come first-served basis including our seating areas, wine tasting flight, etc. 

Do you sell wine on Sundays? Yes, we are able to sell wine on Sundays

Do you have tastings every day? Yes. View our tasting options here.

Do you sell by the glass? No.

Do you do tours? *Due to COVID-19, we are not offering tours.* 

How do you handle tastings for large groups? Click here for more information regarding our current tasting options 

After you close, can we still hang out on your property? No. 30 minutes before closing, our employees will go around to let you know that you have 30 minutes to make any final purchases and use our indoor restrooms.

Are you open all year round? Yes!

Can I come out early and reserve several tables if I have a large group coming? We welcome large groups to the winery, and we have a limited supply of picnic tables available. If you want to reserve several tables, please be aware that we require one (1) person to occupy each picnic table in order to hold that table. We do not allow tables to be pushed together and held as one table. 

Are you family friendly? Children are welcome to visit AV with their parents. However, by law, only adults 21 and older can taste, purchase and consume our wine. We respectfully ask that parents keep their children with them at all times and not allow them to roam our property unsupervised.  

When do you do bonfires? Arrington Vineyards has bonfires on the hillside on weekends during the cooler months - permit and weather permitting. Because of liability issues, we cannot allow guests to roast marshmallows over the fires.

Do you allow smoking? Yes - outdoors only. 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.

What about Food?

Do you sell food or have a restaurant? Though we do not have a restaurant at AV, we do sell an assortment of crackers, chips, cured meats, olives, gourmet cheeses and non-alcoholic beverages. 

Also, every weekend in April through November, the gourmet food shop "Simply Living Life" serves freshly prepared take-out food at our Pavilion and Barn areas (close to the live music).

Are picnics allowed?  Yes. You are welcome to bring your own picnic food with you. However, pop-up picnic companies, food delivery services, catered food, and rentals of any kind may not be delivered.

Do you have refrigerator space available so we can store something while we're there? No. 

Do you sell ice? No.

Can we bring?...

Can we bring footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, kites, lawn darts, and other various sporting goods to use while we're at the winery? For the safety of all of our guests, we do not allow the use of sports equipment, lawn darts, frisbees, or kites at AV.  However, we do allow cornhole and other games that cannot accidentally injure people. 

Can we bring pop up tents? Yes, small pop-up tents are allowed.

Can we bring drones to fly over your property? No.

Can we bring Candles? No.

Can we bring a grill? No.

Can we bring fireworks or sparklers? No.

Can we bring beer, other wine or beverage alcohol? No.

Can we bring juice or sodas? Yes.

Can I bring my own music? No. We do not allow radios or musical instruments. Click here to view our live music schedule.

Can I bring a professional photographer to take photos of me at AV? We allow outdoor photos to be taken for personal use only during business hours only. There is no fee. 

General Questions -

How can I buy your wine? Visit our online store or purchase onsite.

Do you ship wine? Yes, we ship to 40 different states. Please click here to view our shipping FAQs.

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

Do you donate wine for charity events? Click here for more information on donations.

Do you have gift cards? Yes, you can order gift cards online by clicking here.

Do you have any job opportunities? Click here for current employment opportunities.

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

 

Parking & ADA Accessibility -

Are you handicapped accessible? Yes. We also have handicap parking spaces. Please let our parking attendants know if you need any assistance getting to and from your car. ADA tasting options are available for our Tasting Experiences. Please call us in advance so that we can accommodate you.
(615) 395-0102 Extension 216 

Is Parking Free? Yes! Parking is free and available during business hours only. 

Can you recommend transportation? We are not affiliated with any transportation companies, however we can recommend a few. Click here for a list of transportation companies. Our wine tastings are never included with transportation companies' fees. Tastings can ONLY be scheduled directly with us at Arrington Vineyards. For more information please email us at info@arringtonvineyards.com.

 

On-site Events & Private Events -

Do you have food trucks? Yes, every Friday in May through October. See Calendar Here

Which band is playing at AV this week? (April-November) See our Music Calendar here.

Is Music in the Vines free? Yes.

How can I get booked at Arrington Vineyards? Arrington Vineyards books bluegrass bands and non-vocal jazz bands. Please keep in mind that all of our bookings are made in February for the entire season. If you are interested in being considered as one of our Music in the Vines artists, please email our GM Ryan Turek at:
ryan@arringtonvineyards.com .
Please include your contact information and samples of your songs for review.

Do you host private events? No.

Can we have a ceremony on the grounds? Though we have a beautiful park-like setting, we are private property and do not allow ceremonies.

Do you host weddings or ceremonies? No.

 

 

Wine Production:

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 many acres do you have? Arrington Vineyards is on 95 acres of private property which includes 16 acres of grapes.

When is the best time to see grapes on the vines? JULY & AUGUST. Our grapes begin to change color and ripen in summer though we won't harvest them until September. 

Are all of your wines made from grapes grown at Arrington Vineyards? No, but all of our wines are produced on-site at our winery. We grow grapes and we also purchase grapes from several other farmers in Tennessee, Washington, Oregon and California. Our gorgeous 95 acre property includes 16 acres of grapevines which yield about 130,000 pounds of grapes each year.

How much of your wine is made from your grapes? Our estate vines supply enough grapes to make about 20% of our annual wine production. Our grapes can be enjoyed in our Sparkling Rosé, Antebellum Red and White, Encore (port-style dessert wine), Firefly Rosé, Red Fox Red and Stag's White.

Do your wines contain sulfites? Yes, our wines contain added and naturally occurring sulfites. Sulfur dioxide is an antioxidant that allows wine to age slowly and also has antibacterial properties that prevent wine from turning into vinegar. 

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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 the agritourism 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 purchase and/or consume our wines - regardless of "parental permission". We require all of our guests to show a valid proof of age when purchasing our wines or consuming our wines on our property.
 
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.