By April of 2007, Arrington Vineyards was officially licensed, and bottling began. We quickly made our mark on producing award-winning wines when our 2004 Syrah won “Best of Show” at the 2007 Wines of the South Wine Competition. In 2008, John Russell joined the winery partnership as we continued to rapidly grow. We added a bottle storage warehouse and began distributing our wines throughout middle Tennessee via Lipman Brothers. After Tennessee legalized wine shipping in 2009, our exclusive “Kix’s Wine Club” was born. We now have thousands of Club members enjoying our wine all over the USA.
In 2012, we acquired yet another adjacent farm which included a barn and a farmhouse built in the 1940s, and a modern home built in 2009. We remodeled these buildings and began using them for private events. Today, our “Grand Barn” now serves as an additional retail shop and music venue every weekend from April through October. The modern house became our “Vineyard House” which hosts reservation-only seated wine tastings which we call “Elevated Experiences”.
In 2018, we added a large outdoor Pavilion that served as a venue for our special winery events and weekend music. By May 2020, we needed a larger retail space to better accommodate our guests. So, we transformed our Pavilion into our primary retail store – selling bottled wine, wine flights, “Frosés” (frozen rosé drinks), AV merchandise, and upscale snack foods.