O U R S T O R Y
Jim & Karen Odom, Owners
Owners Jim and Karen Odom, having grown up in coastal Mississippi and California respectively, have brought together their histories and passions to establish Natchez Hills Winery and Vineyard--a small, family owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the hills of Middle Tennessee wine country. Having cultivated a love of both wine and travel during their 20+ years with the US Air Force and corporate sector, Jim and Karen were inspired to create a unique and local experience combining their passions of old-world style wine, music, and bringing people together.
At its core, Natchez Hills was born from a vision to create a first-class, local destination where people from all over the world can enjoy the best of what Middle Tennessee has to offer and leave with new memories and lasting stories. Now, with two locations, the Natchez Hills family continues to elevate the local Tennessee wine experience--bringing together the staples of southern culture, original music, and European, old-world charm.
O U R P H I L O S O P H Y
At Natchez Hills, the art of winemaking is so much more than the process of converting grapes into wine. Rather, it is a passion and expression of the "Bud to Bottle" cycle of life. We utilize Old-World techniques with innovative fermentation and processing that combine the precision of winemaking with a creative artistic expression.
How we grow is just as important as what we grow. To us, the concept of terroir is fundamental to the creation of great wine. Terroir is the environmental conditions, especially the soil and climate, in which the grapes are grown--giving wine its unique flavor and aroma. Using organic and sustainable techniques, we are committed to minimizing the use of chemicals and insecticides while maximizing organic nutrients and micronutrients.
Great wine is made in the vineyard, and at Natchez Hills we strive to find the best fruit, whether we are cultivating and harvesting grapes from our own vineyard or sourcing the berry from some of the world's best vineyards in Oregon and California.