Wineries, Wine Bars and More to Visit in Chattanooga

July 19, 2021

Although Chattanooga is a little more focused on moonshine and whiskey, the wine scene in town is definitely worth exploring. There are a variety of nearby vineyards and wineries on the outskirts of the city, as well as trendy bars and restaurants that serve the best wines around. Check out our list of the best places to enjoy wine in Chattanooga before your next visit.

Look Out Winery

Travel about 20 miles northwest from Lookout Mountain to reach Look Out Winery in Guild, TN. Come hungry, because Look Out Winery creates wine blends that pair perfectly with their delicious gourmet pizzas. Enjoy stunning views of the Tennessee River and three surrounding states as you sample their wide variety of wines. Please note that this location is closed on Mondays.

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TN Wine Train

If you’re craving a one-of-a-kind culinary experience, travel back in time aboard the TN Wine Train. This two-hour adventure brings a delicious meal and wine pairings right to your table, as the train travels through urban Chattanooga. At the time of writing, there are tables available for July through December, so secure your spot today!

JMac’s

JMac’s is a wine bar on Georgia Avenue that offers 75 different wines by-the-glass. In addition to their expansive wine offerings, JMac’s also serves tasty cheese boards and craft beer in a vintage lounge environment. Moreover, this cool wine bar has singer/songwriter nights and hosts ticketed concerts.

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Georgia Winery 

Located about 20 miles from Lookout Mountain in Ringgold, GA, Georgia Winery crafts sweet, Southern wine and tasty appetizers. Visit on a Saturday afternoon to go on a behind the scenes tour of the winery, try a flight of three signature wines with cheese, and receive a souvenir glass for $20. No matter when you go, the staff at Georgia Winery is warm, knowledgeable and won’t pressure you to buy a bottle.

Unknown Caller

Although this isn’t technically a wine bar, it’s just too cool not to mention. Walk through the phone booth on Cherry Street to enter this hip speakeasy. Unknown Caller serves an array of unique craft cocktails, wine and beer. Describe your wine preferences to your bartender and they’ll pick a bottle perfect for you!

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After sampling the best wine in Chattanooga, return to your luxurious room at Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast. With 20 stunning guest rooms to choose from on Lookout Mountain, you’ll find the perfect accommodations for you and your travel partners. Explore their romantic packages to make your stay even more memorable.

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