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Watauga Lake Winery

6952 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN 37640-7400
+1 423-768-0345
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Nice Wine Tasting & Local History

We had a very nice time tasting a variety of reds and whites with our hostess. She was new to the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Joan C
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Columbia, South Carolina
Great Wines, if you like sweet ones, and great staff.

My mother lives nearby and had arranged a week to have both her daughters and grandaughters under... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Jennifer P
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Watauga Lake Winery, located in the historic Big Dry Run Schoolhouse, offers wine tasting of locally grown and produced wines. The winery also offers a selection of fine cheeses and gifts. Tours are available. Open seasonally (April -December), Thursday-Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.
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6952 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN 37640-7400
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had a very nice time tasting a variety of reds and whites with our hostess. She was new to the property but very knowledgeable about the wines and the property. She encouraged us to be adventurous with our choices. The history of the school...More

Thank Joan C
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you so much, Joan; for visiting with us at the winery. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and learning about our "old schoolhouse". Please visit with us whenever you are in our area. Linda Gay

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My mother lives nearby and had arranged a week to have both her daughters and grandaughters under one roof. My sister flew from Hawaii with her four year old and I drove from the D.C. Metro area with my two teenagers. Today was cloudy with...More

Thank Jennifer P
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you, Jennifer; We are so very glad that you enjoyed your visit to our estate winery. Hope you also came and experienced our Sangria Saturday! The new oven just came in from Italy and we have been having such fun with it! Hope you...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We stopped by on our way to a family house rental close to Boone, NC. What a nice start to our vacation! We were greeted by Alex the friendly poodle as we entered. The lovely owner was close by to welcome us and give a...More

Thank JDtennis
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so very glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and also experiencing our beautiful Lake region. Please come by whenever you are in our area - we would love to share our vineyard...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Watauga Lake Winery is located in a holler on Butler, TN. The location is a renovated old elementary school house. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They were busy but took time to talk with all customers. They offer some great wines, named after locations...More

Thank robertdtn
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Thank you so much for visiting with us. I know we are sort of "tucked away" but we hope you enjoyed the drive around our beautiful part of TN. Please come back and visit with us again and check out our website where we post...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Welcoming staff , tasted about 8 different wines, would have bought more than two bottles but couldnt carry them back to England. Liked them all but especially the rose wine , Cold Springs Rose. Different to anything I've tried before.More

Thank Carol W
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so very much for your visit to our winery. I so enjoyed meeting you. I am so glad that you enjoyed our Rose' -- just wish you could have taken a whole case back to England to share with your friends and family!!...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I were out for a drive - looking at the fall leaves. He noticed the signs to the winery, and we stopped on a whim. I'm not typically a wine drinker and neither is my husband. Needless to say, wine tastings are...More

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TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you so very much for your kind remarks and for taking the time to visit with us. We know we are sort of off the beaten tracks; but, the landscape is so beautiful!! We hope youwill visit with us again and next spring come...More

Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on family vacation. The owner gave us a wonderful personal tour. It was very interesting and informative. We loved hearing the history of the vineyards. We toured the manufacturing area and had a tasting. We loved all the wines so much we took...More

Thank Deanna P
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you so much for visiting with us and for your complimentary review of our winery. We so appreciate you taking the time to review us. We truly want all of our visitors to have an enjoyable visit and we love to share the history...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

I had heard of the Watauga Lake Winery but had never been. I saw on FB they were having a Grape Stomping event and decided to check it out. AND I was glad I did. The Sunday afternoon drive was nice and I got to...More

Thank spurrier
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thank you so very much for taking part in our annual "Grape Stomp"! I hope next year you will put on your best "Lucy" look and win our contest! We do hope that you will come back and visit us this fall - the drive...More

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious wines and I loved that the wine tasting and glass were only 5 $ - great affordable fun. Only downside- this was my first visit to a winery and I was really hoping for a tour or something more than just a tasting that...More

Thank Mariah K
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you so much for your visit. I am so sorry that we were not able to have a tour for you of our production area and our vineyard. Our winemaker and owner, Wayne Gay, had hip replacement surgery and he has not been able...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Have been to this winery on multiple occasions and have never been let down. Wayne and Linda are incredible hosts and I love their dry wines. Picked up an incredible Port on this visit. One to drink and one to save. Also bought two different...More

Thank Robert C
TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

WOW, Thank you Robert for your incredible review. We are so very happy that you have enjoyed your visit to our winery and of course, our wines!! We are preparing for harvest now as the fruit will be the wines of 2017 and 2018!!! Come...More

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