Nashville, TN —June 1, 2017)— When Natchez Hills Vineyard and Winery opens its second satellite tasting room at the Nashville Farmer’s Market in June, it will not only be a great place for wine aficionados to sample the winery’s award-winning wines, it will become the Farmer’s Market first venture into offering a Tennessee produced wine to their patrons, seven days a week.
Since planting their vines in 2008, Natchez Hills Vineyard and Winery has seen strong, steady growth including a tasting room at the Vineyard. In addition, they have operated a tasting room since 2015 at the Fontanel in Whites Creek.
The new Natchez Hills Winery at the Market will offer the experience of visiting the original tasting room at the Vineyard, right in the heart of Music City. Operating seven days a week, guests can sample old-world wines while being guided by an associate on the history of the vineyard as well as the varietals being sampled. All wines will also be available for purchase by the glass, or in a flight, which may be enjoyed in a designated area across from the main tasting bar in the market house. Market customers will also be able to purchase bottles of wine unopened that they may take home to enjoy, including bottle sales on Sunday.
In addition to the wine, Natchez Hills Winery at the Market will offer a selection of regionally sourced cured meats, cheeses, and artisan baked goods as pairings to the wine tasting experience or to take home. There will also be a selection of Pick TN and
Tennessee artisan crafts available for retail purchase. One of the unique wines visitors can look forward to sampling is Naughty TEA, which is a proprietary Tea Wine made from 100% natural sweet tea that goes through the wine fermentation process. Other Natchez Hills’ wines that will be available for tasting and purchase, in the tasting room include:
• Sauvignon Blanc: Clean and sharp with an impression of lemon and wheat.
• Riesling: Off-dry Riesling with nose and notes of pear and citrus.
• Harmony: A delightfully sweet table white with notes of honey, citrus and peach.
• Sunset Blush: Light, clean, crisp and refreshing with notes of Granny Smith apples.
• Alicante Bouschet: Full bodied flavor, with concentrated aromas of blackberry, blueberry, and cherry mingle with black pepper undertones.
• Merlot: Medium bodied with notes of Bing Cherry and Chocolate. Aged for 6 months in French Oak
• Ridgetop Red Our off-dry red blend starts slightly sweet but ends dry. Notes of dark cherry and currant.
• Blackberry: Made from 100% Tennessee grown blackberries, and nothing else.
• Blueberry: Sixteen varietals of blueberries, refreshingly sweet and tart.
“The new tasting room represents an amazing opportunity for us to connect with the Nashville community because we believe our values and strategic vision align perfectly with the Farmers Markets’ mission for showcasing Pick TN Products. All while championing a growing Tennessee Wine industry” Said Jim Odom, Owner of Natchez Hills.
“The addition of the tasting room, grab and go menu and featured Pick TN products offers Market customers a unique opportunity to taste, explore and learn more about wines and other food products produced throughout Tennessee,” said Tasha Kennard, the executive director of the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
The Grand Opening of the new Natchez Hills Winery at the Market is set for Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.
*Note – New tasting room is located at the Nashville Farmers’ Market 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208
The Press Release
Nashville, TN – (May 27, 2014) Fontanel recently teamed with Natchez Hills Winery of Hampshire, TN to open their second Winery Tasting Room at their premier Nashville destination just 15 miles from downtown. Visitors are able to taste a selection of Natchez Hills “Old World” style wine, purchase wines by the bottle or the glass and find fun wine related gift options. Spend time with their knowledgeable Tasting Room staff and learn about the art of the vine inside the grand 4,000 sq. ft. space, that will make you feel as if you are in Northern California. The Tasting Room is open daily from 11:00 am until 7:00pm. The grand opening will be held on Tuesday, June 2, from 3:30-5:30 PM.
“We invite you to come out and learn more about the Natchez Hills brand,” said Jim Odom, Natchez Hills Winery Proprietor. “We are extremely proud of our truly delectable wines, and look forward to giving you a tour of our newly renovated space originally built as the property’s Pepsi Studio Gallery. You’ll see our massive bar, intimate fine art gallery, learn more about our history, and of course enjoy our wine selections, hors d’oeuvres and live music to compliment your experience.”
Enjoy weekly events such as “Masters Marie Sundays”, featuring live jazz from 2:00pm - 5:00pm. “Wine Down Wednesdays” are an interactive way to escape the work week partnering with great local companies like Bellaterra Cigars, Nashville Improv Company, and Sips N Strokes Nashville. “Silo Music Series” sponsored by Carl Black Chevrolet, featuring live outdoor concerts right off the patio on scheduled Saturdays. Plus featuring Special Events for Wine Club Members only, just ask a Tasting Room Staff member how to join. With more fun filled events being added all the time, follow Natchez Hills Winery at Fontanel on Facebook for a full list of upcoming events, or check out NatchezHills.com
“We are proud to introduce another dining option and experience”, stated JP Dansereau, General Manager of Fontanel “with the Whites Creek Bistro, which is open from 7:00am till 4:00pm daily offering various breakfast options including omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pastries and coffee, and for lunch offering sandwiches, pastas, salads, snacks and desserts, as well as various meat and cheese plates to go.”
Concluded Dansereau, “ We encourage visitors to bring a picnic basket, grab food and wine to go, and pick a picnic spot on our sprawling 186 acres. The views along the creek bank, and up along the hills are spectacular!”
If you prefer to dine in, there is indoor seating capacity for 50, plus a sprawling outdoor patio with a stunning view of the Whites Creek Valley. The new Natchez Hills Winery and Whites Creek Bistro is a great getaway hotspot just minutes from downtown Nashville open seven days a week. For more information visit www.fontanel.com