Frequently Asked Questions

Policies –

Groups of more than 20 people are required to contact us at info@arringtonvineyards.com at least 48 hours prior to visiting the winery so that all of our guests can be accommodated. Please provide your contact information, the size of your group, and the expected date and time of your visit.

Visiting our winery is intended to be an enjoyable, relaxing, and stress-free experience for everyone. Please remind your group to be considerate of other guests and the winery property. We do not allow outside alcohol, event rentals, sporting equipment, loud music and noises, corporate signage, catering and food delivery services, pets, balloons, weapons, and fireworks. Children under 18 years old must stay with adults at all times. Power outlets are unavailable. We do not allow generators, grills, warming plates, and open flames at the winery. We do not allow caterers to deliver to the winery – food must be brought with your group.

Please note: we are a farm winery – as such, most of our general parking is gravel parking lots and overflow parking occurs on grass fields.

Guests who are under the age of 21 including children are welcome to visit the winery with their parents. We respectfully ask that parents keep their children with them at all times and not allow them to roam our property unsupervised. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We do not offer activities for children and for the safety of all guests, sporting equipment is not allowed at the winery. Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed in any of our tasting rooms. By law, only adults 21 and older can taste, purchase and consume our wine.

Guests are welcome to take snapshot photographs at the winery to capture their visit for sharing with friends or on social media.

A photography permit is necessary for guests who wish to use the winery as a backdrop for posed, portrait or directed professional photography. This includes engagement, family, maternity, portfolio, graduation, or any other posed portraiture of individuals by a photographer (paid or unpaid.)

Please fill out our photography permit application here.

We reserve the right to approve or deny any photography at our winery on a case-to-case basis. If you do not have a permit, you will be asked to leave.

Please note: Homecoming/Prom photo sessions are not allowed at any time.

By law, one tasting per guest per day including wine tasting experiences. Refunds will not be issued if this rule is not followed.

We require a valid form of ID for every guest purchasing alcohol. Please note digital driver’s licenses, pictures of your ID, and expired IDs are not currently a valid form of ID in Tennessee.

All wine sales are final. Merchandise can be exchanged or refunded for up to 30 days with a receipt present.

Lost and Found items will be dated and stored for a period of fourteen (14) days. Unclaimed items will then be donated to charity or discarded.

Visiting Us –

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.

For the safety of all of our guests, we do not allow the use of sports equipment, lawn darts, frisbees, or kites at the winery.  However, we do allow cornhole and other games that cannot accidentally injure people.

We welcome groups of all sizes to the winery. Groups of more than 20 people are required to contact us at info@arringtonvineyards.com. We do not allow large groups to gather on our Lodge Deck. If you want to reserve our outdoor picnic tables, please be aware that we require one (1) person to occupy each picnic table in order to hold that table. We kindly ask that you do not use our tables for gift tables or food only.

Our Tasting Bar, Group Tasting, and Food & Wine Pairing Experiences 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.

We are not offering tours of our facilities at this time.

No, please do not pick our grapes, grape leaves, or vines as it could be harmful to our crop.

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.

Yes, we are able to sell wine on Sundays

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.

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?

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).

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.

Can we bring?

No, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

For the safety of all of our guests, we do not allow the use of sports equipment, lawn darts, frisbees, or kites at the winery.  However, we do allow cornhole and other games that cannot accidentally injure people.

Yes, you may bring a cooler with you. All coolers and large bags are subject to being checked by staff for outside alcohol.

No, chalk is not permitted at the winery.

You may bring only table decorations with you to use on our picnic tables on the hillside. We do not allow decorations to be hung or attached to trees, buildings, etc. We do not allow balloons.

We do not allow pop-up picnic companies, event planners, or rental deliveries of any kind on our property.

No. In order to protect the safety of our local wildlife and prevent balloon litter from accumulating, we do not allow balloons at the winery.

No, we offer heaters and bonfires to help keep guests warm during their visit with us!

Yes, small 10×10 pop-up tents are allowed.

We do allow acoustic guitars that are not amplified on our hillside as long as we are not having live music.  We do not allow Bluetooth speakers.  Click here to view our live music schedule.

Policies –

Groups of more than 20 people are required to contact us at info@arringtonvineyards.com at least 48 hours prior to visiting the winery so that all of our guests can be accommodated. Please provide your contact information, the size of your group, and the expected date and time of your visit.

Visiting our winery is intended to be an enjoyable, relaxing, and stress-free experience for everyone. Please remind your group to be considerate of other guests and the winery property. We do not allow outside alcohol, event rentals, sporting equipment, loud music and noises, corporate signage, catering and food delivery services, pets, balloons, weapons, and fireworks. Children under 18 years old must stay with adults at all times. Power outlets are unavailable. We do not allow generators, grills, warming plates, and open flames at the winery. We do not allow caterers to deliver to the winery – food must be brought with your group.

Please note: we are a farm winery – as such, most of our general parking is gravel parking lots and overflow parking occurs on grass fields.

Guests who are under the age of 21 including children are welcome to visit the winery with their parents. We respectfully ask that parents keep their children with them at all times and not allow them to roam our property unsupervised. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children are may not climb trees or damage our landscaping. We do not offer activities for children and for the safety of all guests, sporting equipment is not allowed at the winery. Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed in any of our tasting rooms and may not be left unattended while adults are tasting. By law, only adults 21 and older can taste, purchase and consume our wine.

Guests are welcome to take snapshot photographs at the winery to capture their visit for sharing with friends or on social media.

A photography permit is necessary for guests who wish to use the winery as a backdrop for posed, portrait or directed professional photography. This includes engagement, family, maternity, portfolio, graduation, or any other posed portraiture of individuals by a photographer (paid or unpaid.)

Please fill out our photography permit application here.

We reserve the right to approve or deny any photography at our winery on a case-to-case basis. If you do not have a permit, you will be asked to leave.

Please note: Homecoming/Prom photo sessions are not allowed at any time.

By law, one tasting per guest per day including wine tasting experiences. Refunds will not be issued if this rule is not followed.

We require a valid form of ID for every guest purchasing alcohol. Please note digital driver’s licenses, pictures of your ID, and expired IDs are not currently a valid form of ID in Tennessee.

All wine sales are final. Merchandise can be exchanged or refunded for up to 30 days with a receipt present.

Lost and Found items will be dated and stored for a period of fourteen (14) days. Unclaimed items will then be donated to charity or discarded.

General Questions –

Requests to cancel membership can be made by sending us an email, after receiving two (2) automated club orders and within a 14 day cancellation notice before processing a club order. Emailed requests to cancel not received two weeks before processing a club order are not guaranteed. If the cancellation request comes after the 14 day period before a club processing month (March/May/Sept/Nov), that order will be processed as the final club order under the account.

To request a cancellation, please email us: WineClub@ArringtonVineyards.com.

Members may cancel at any time after receiving two automated club orders without penalty. All wine purchases, tax, and shipping are non-refundable after processing and an early cancellation fee of $50 will automatically be charged to the card on file (or discounts used upon signing up, if your discounts received are more than $50).

Yes, you can order gift cards online by clicking here. **Gift cards can be used for website & retail orders.  Gift cards cannot be used for automated club orders**

Tastings that are purchased through a third-party site are not honored by Arrington Vineyards. For tasting reservations, click here.

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

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

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

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.

If you are using a rideshare company such as Uber or Lyft to get to the winery, we recommend that you schedule your ride back home in advance. Rideshares take a long time to get to the winery!

On-site Events & Private Events

Yes, every Friday in May through October. See Calendar Here

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.

No, we do not host private events. Since we do not host private events, we do not allow event rentals, event coordinators, catering, or deliveries of any kind on our property.

Though we have a beautiful park-like setting, we are private property and do not allow ceremonies.

Wine Production

Our best sellers can change from month to month, season to season. Overall though, the Red Fox Red, Stag’s White and Blueberry wines are our best sellers.

Arrington Vineyards is on 95 acres of private property which includes 16 acres of grapes.

JULY & AUGUST. Our grapes begin to change color and ripen in summer though we won’t harvest them until September.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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