About the same time, German settlers in the Allardt community of Fentress County brought their wine making skills to this new territory. These new residents established personal vineyards and made some excellent wines for their own use.
In the same time-honored tradition, Highland Manor Winery has been creating its won award-winning wines for over three decades, warranting its unique distinction as Tennessee's oldest licensed winery. Each fall, the heavily laden vines are meticulously harvested of their fruit by hand. The grapes are gently pressed for their precious juice before the magical transformation that eventually yields fine wine. "We preserve the delicate balance of century-old customs and modern techniques to produce the premium wines our customers have come to expect.
The climate on the Cumberland Plateau, with its seasonal extremes, is conducive to wine making. Word continues to spread worldwide about Highland Manor wines. Their non-vintage white table wine was specifically cited as one of the top finds in the country by wine critic Coleman Andrews in his book, Wines of America. And, Highland Manor continues to win awards for its fine wines, including gold medals from as far away as Madrid, Spain. There are currently available eleven of these fine grape wines, red and whites, ranging from dry to sweet.
Highland Manor, Tennessee's oldest winery, is known for producing fine handcrafted wines. The English Tudor building and classic cellar are evidence that tradition runs deep at Highland Manor. While traditions are important, it is also important to recognize progress in the wine making equipment.
Therefore, Highland Manor uses all stainless steel equipment insuring production of the highest quality wine.
Highland Manor wines have consistently been honored by critical acclaim and awards. Noted wine critic Coleman Andrews, in his book Wines of America , specifically cited out non-vintage White Table wine as "one of the top finds in the country." Highland Manor wines haves won many prizes and awards, including international competitions as far away as Madrid, Spain. Visitors at the winery are encouraged to peruse the many medals which adorn the mahogany walls of the tasting room and other locations in the winery.
Highland Manor Winery is located on the Cumberland Plateau amid the natural splendor of this rugged region of Tennessee. People who venture off the beaten path of the interstate can relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Dale Hollow Lake, and Pickett State Park and culminate that pleasant experience with a visit to Highland Manor Winery. Visitors are treated royally with a tasting of our fine wines, a tour of the winery, and are invited to stay a while and enjoy the unexpected charms of Highland Manor Winery by picnicking on the grounds while enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and blueberry patch.
Highland Manor Winery
Open year round, Monday through Saturday, 9-5 CST and Sunday, 11-5 CST
2965 South York Hwy, Jamestown, TN 38556 • Phone: (931) 879-9519 · Fax: (931) 879-2907