Night 2 of our anniversary weekend trying out Harvest Hosts was spent at Tsali Notch Vineyards in Madisonville, TN. We were there an hour before we said we would be, but JD welcomed us with open arms and told us to head into the Tasting Room to let them know we were there. It was only about a 20-minute drive from Grain Bin Commodities so if you wanted to stay at the Vineyard and make a pastry run, you could. (Just a suggestion!) If you're coming from I75, the drive is only about 10 miles from the exit so it's not too far out of the way. The vineyard is also just down the road from The Lost Sea so you could spend the day exploring the world's largest underground lake and then stay the night.
|Entrance to Tsali Notch Vineyards
|The Tasting Room
|View from the side window as it rained.
|The view looking out of the windshield
|We parked right across the road from one of the vineyards
|Our view from behind the van before the rain.
|Mist over the vineyard after the rain
|Low-lying cloud in the distance
|More clouds in the distance
|I loved these Tennessee Tri-Star fire pits
he building on the left is the Jackson Lounge, where the restrooms are housed. The restrooms were kept open at night and weren't that far of a walk from the van. That made it really nice so we didn't have to use the van toilet. Also, the gates are closed at night, but when we left around 9:00 the next morning, they were already open. As we drove away, I made Robert stop so I could jump out and take a few more pictures of the vineyard in the morning mist.
|Looking out over the main vineyards
|The Event Barn