Homemade Apple Cider in Knoxville and East Tennessee

This popular local orchard sells its apples at its restaurant and farm store. The restaurant features fresh apple cider, traditional county cookin’, and a variety of apple baked goods, including their famous fried pies. Yum!

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Cocke County

The Wheeler’s claim to fame is their fresh pressed apple cider, u-pick apple orchard, and grapes. They also sell a variety of pre-picked apples, apple products, baked goods, canned goods, and gifts in their farm store.

Apple Varieties:

  • July – Red Free, Mollies Delicious
  • August – Gala, Ginger Gold
  • September – Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Empire, Mutzu, Blushing Golden, Truly Winesap, Tennessee Red, Liberty, Courtland, and red Rome Beauty
  • October – Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Hardy Cumberland

Fall Grape Varieties:

Niagara, Boco Noir, COncord, Delaware, Marquis, Glenora, Steuben, Vanessa, Venus, Moore’s Diamond, Mare’s Seedless, Buffalo, Van Buren, Fredonia, Reliance, Sheridan, Brighton, Alden, Ontario, Seibel

Pick-Your-Own: YES

Sequatchie County

This amazing cider press creates both traditional cider and adult ciders. The press is located at Foxfire Mountain, which boasts a wide variety of outdoor adventures including zip lining, hiking, and more!

Cider Making Demonstrations: The facility currently offers adult cider tours to showcase how the ciders are made (must be 21 and up to take the tour). They plan to add family-friendly cider making demonstrations, for traditional non-alcoholic cider, in the future. Check back soon!

Sevier County

Famed for its awesome homemade apple cider, this orchard sells a wide variety of apples and apple products at its farm store. While they do grow most of their own apples, they also sell apples they purchase from other farms.

Apple Varieties: Ginger Gold, Sansa, Gala

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Hamilton County

In addition to a variety of apples and homemade apple cider, the Apple Barn boasts a winery, country restaurant, general store and more!

Cider Making Demonstration: You and your family can watch the cider making process all throughout the fall, starting just after Labor Day. On Thursdays the apples are juiced, and Fridays the juice is placed into jugs.

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Sevier County
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