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Our Story

From the vine, to the city

Our story began in 2009 as we opened our doors and became Knoxville’s first winery and Tennessee’s first urban winery. Our initial Wine Bar was located in a basement on Jackson Ave in the Old City. Eventually, we out grew the space and began the hunt for a new  home. This led us to our current location in the Historic Southern Railway Station on Depot Ave. We bottle, package, and ship from our location. Our wine is made from all locally grown fruit from Tennessee growers, which we make at our location at the Historic Southern Railway Station. Blue Slip prides itself on providing a unique urban, historical and truly Tennessee wine experience, as well as provide special event venue space ranging from weddings, banquets, live performances, and private parties.

 

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From the Press

From Live Green Tennessee - Season 5, Episode 12 As Knoxville's first winery and Tennessee's first urban winery, Blue Slip brings in Tennessee grown grapes and fruit from local vineyards and orchards and turns them into small batch artisan wines that are bottled and sold in Knoxville's Old City.
Known for being Knoxville's first winery, Blue Slip Winery has proved to create a quality handcrafted wine in an urban setting of the historic Old City located in downtown Knoxville. The selection of over 20 artisan wines gives guests an opportunity to sample many different tastes and leave with a bottle of their favorite choice.