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Watauga Lake Winery

6952 Big Dry Run Rd, Butler, TN 37640-7400
+1 423-768-0345
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The very best winery in an area of many good wineries

We have been returning to this winery for over a year, as it is a charming destination. Linda and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ANNE B
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Deep Gap, North Carolina
Truly a must see

From the time we opened the door we were impressed. The service was out of this world and you could... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Phillip J
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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 4 weeks ago

We have been returning to this winery for over a year, as it is a charming destination. Linda and Wayne are very gracious. Edie, their wine tasting expert, is lovely and accommodating. Wines are very good. And, to top it all off, on Saturdays, they...More

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TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much, Anne; for your kind review. We truly appreciate your taking the time to review our winery. We are so very happy that you enjoy visiting with us and we hope that you will come to the grand opening of our...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

From the time we opened the door we were impressed. The service was out of this world and you could tell the staff enjoys what they do, and let's not forget the wine. The wine was stellar, we joined the club and are looking forward...More

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TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you so very much Phillip. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you so much for joining our wine club - we are so glad to have you be part of our "WOW" group - Wines of Watauga! We...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoy taking the road less traveled, especially during the beautiful fall in the mountains. We had heard about Watauga Lake Winery, but hadn't expected to just happen upon it. It was serendipity! Our hostess was delightful and passionate about the wines there. We enjoyed...More

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TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you so very much for your visit to our winery. We are so very glad that you enjoyed your visit, our dog, and of course, our wine! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

It's a beautiful drive through the Mountains in the Cherokee National Forest. The tasting allowed for six samples and the server was extremely knowledgeable about the characteristics of each sample. While we are mainly dry red wine drinkers, we ended up buying two white wines...More

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TNWINE, Owner at Watauga Lake Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you, Hendrick; for visiting with us. We are so very glad that you had a good experience at our winery. We do hope that you will come back and also visit our vineyards that are located about one mile from our winery. We grow...More

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Reviewed 15 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

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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

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Reviewed 16 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

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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

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Reviewed 11 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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 15 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
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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

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Reviewed 24 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

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