Plump up your palate and savor a sample from Tennessee's fine wineries, many award-winning wines—from dry to fruity—among the offerings. For a sample of prize-winning Sangiovese and Cayuga wines, visit Grinder's Switch Winery in Centerville. Holly Ridge Winery in Livingston has award-winning American and French hybrid cultivars among its 30 wine choices.
Phone: (931) 645-8867
Mail: Beachaven Winery
1100 Dunlop Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
FAX: (931) 645-3522
Welcome to Beachaven Vineyards & Winery. Our wines have been critically acclaimed for quality, variety, and consistency. We believe that this is a result of responsible stewardship of our vineyards, grape-grower relationships, commitment to excellence, cutting-edge technology, and old world know-how! Our goal is to simply make the best wines we can!
In the early 1900's, Tennessee, like most states at that time, had many small vineyards producing thousands of gallons of wine. Then, in 1919, Prohibition put an end to commercial winemaking in Tennessee for many years to come. In the late 1970's, Judge William O. Beach pioneered legislation that revived Tennessee's wine industry. His years of successful amateur winemaking sparked the desire to open a commercial winery in his home town of Clarksville, Tennessee. By the early 1980's, Judge Beach and his son-in-law Edward Cooke planted a large commercial vineyard. Then, in 1986, Judge Beach, Ed and Louisa Cooke founded Beachaven Vineyards & Winery LTD. Beachaven quickly established a reputation for wine quality and vintage consistency. Since Judge Beach's death in 1991, the Cooke family has continued to build on the family's dreams and successes. Beachaven is leading Tennessee's winemaking comeback. E very year, Beachaven continues to expand production to meet ever increasing sales. As of spring 2009, we have more than tripled our wine storage capacity, crushing-pressing speed, and our bottling line speed. Our premium quality grapes and our modern winemaking technology combine to make Beachaven wines among the best in the world. S ales and competition awards confirm this. At regional, national and international award competitions spanning 23 years, Beachaven has earned well over 500 awards, including 7 Consensus Gold and hundreds of gold and silver medals. B eachaven Winery is also known for more than just great wine. Jazz on the Lawn has become an event with a life of its own. We have grown from a few hundred attendees in 1987, to thousands of picnicking guests! Couples, friends and families come to relax, listen to music and taste wine in a unique outdoor setting.
For over three decades, Highland Manor Winery has been producing fine, handcrafted wines in Jamestown, TN. Our owners, Frederick and Rhonda Moody, are committed to continuing the winemaking tradition in Tennessee.
Before Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcohol, Tennessee was one of the leading states in the country for grape production. Today, grape production in the state is on the rise, and Frederick and Rhonda Moody's expansive family farm provides a wide range of microclimates, elevations, exposures and soil types, resulting in truly distinctive wines.
The Moodys also have a beef cattle operation along with other livestock and a large apiary. They produce Sawbriar Honey and occasionally wild berry jams, jellies, and traditional country hams.
Frederick and Rhonda bought the winery from his aunt and uncle, Gertie and Butch Campbell, who had owned the winery for 17 years. It was important to Gertie and Butch that a family member carried on with the winery once they retired.
Our winery combines traditional winemaking techniques with modern technology, including all stainless steel equipment, to ensure that we create great tasting, high-quality wines. Our Tennessee winery strives to produce only the highest-quality wines.
Our winemaker Bill Tinch constantly adapts to the rhythms of nature, the readiness of the vineyards and the evolution of the individual wines. While the vineyards provide the consistent character of the fruit, our winemaking staff provides the invaluable experience. The winemaker's work is constant and crucial to the winery, topping the barreled wines to minimize air contact as they develop, monitoring and measuring the young wines as they progress.
Some members of the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance grow grapes but do not operate a winery.
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