Long Hollow Winery is a beautiful, unique winery inspired by an actual Monastery setting. Originally founded in 2000 by Grand Ole Opry star, Stu Phillips, our winery offers a quaint atmosphere for your tasting enjoyment of Tennessee fine wines, cheese, and jelly. Our wines range from dry to sweet and include varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Chancellor, Chambourcin, Catawba, Niagara, Concord, Strawberry, and Blackberry. Our popular varietals, red blends, and fruit wines have made us very popular in the world of wine enthusiasts! We take pride in creating fine wines that, when poured into your glass, excite your palate with robust flavors and aromas unique and characteristic to each of the grapes used in fermentation. Come share in a wonderful experience as we welcome you into our world of Tennessee wines!
Our gift shop welcomes you into a world of fine gifts and wine accessories that satisfy your shopping pleasure while you find the perfect gift for that "someone special" in your life.
Our location is just 15 minutes North of Nashville on Interstate 65 North, Exit 97, 1.2 miles east on Long Hollow Pike in Goodlettsville, TN. Operating hours are 12:00PM to 6:00PM, Wednesday thru Saturday, and 12:00PM to 5:00PM on Sunday.
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The story of the winery begins in 1999 when Grand Ole Opry star, Stu Phillips, makes a decision to open a winery in the Nashville, TN area. Inspired by a childhood memory of a monastery in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where Monks made wine, bread, and cheese, Stu Phillips brings a childhood memory back to life in later years with the founding of Long Hollow Winery in Goodlettsville, TN in 2000.
THE NEXT CHAPTER:
The next chapter begins in 2002 when Stu's son, Joel Phillips, receives a call from his father (Stu) that he needs a little help! The vintner Stu had hired two years before had just called Stu and said he would not be returning to work. With 2.5 tons of Niagara grapes at the back dock, there was an urgency to get these grapes pressed and fermenting. Stu asks Joel, "do you think you can come help me and make the wine?". Joel being a "do it yourselfer" says "sure" without pause. With a chemistry degree in his background and a "how to make wine" book in the other, Joel begins a new side career as the new vintner for Long Hollow Winery.
ROMANCE BLOSSOMS AT LONG HOLLOW WINERY:
Fast forward 8 years when Joel's future wife, Benita, enters Long Hollow Winery for a wine tasting with her sister, Brenda, and daughter Kayla. There at the winery Benita meets Aldona, Joel's mother, and talk begins. It turns out that Joel and Benita went to elementary, middle, and high school together but never actually met during their entire time in school. A long story made short, Aldona tells Benita that Joel is single, and Aldona tells Joel about meeting Benita, a very wonderful and single lady! I think you're starting to get the picture here. Joel and Benita make contact to have lunch on March 8, 2010 to discuss a wine tasting event for Benita's business customers. They have lunch, then schedule another lunch, and another! Things were going so well, Joel and Benita got married at Long Hollow Winery on November 25, 2012.
On May 13, 2013, Joel and Benita purchased Long Hollow Winery from Joel's parents and are still the owners at this time. Plans are in the works for an outdoor Pavilion and event center for entertainment with wine, music, and dance! Stay tuned!
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