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10 Tennessee Wines Receive Quality Assurance Program Distinction

The Tennessee Wine and Grape Board has awarded 10 wines with its Quality Assurance Program (QAP) designation.

The newly QAP-designated wines include:

Chardonel – White Squirrel Winery, Kenton
Opportunity – White Squirrel Winery, Kenton
Enchantment – White Squirrel Winery, Kenton
Honey Blues – Hillside Winery, Sevierville
Birthday Magic – Hillside Winery, Sevierville
Apple Strawberry – Apple Barn Winery, Sevierville
Simply Muscadine – Apple Barn Cider House, Sevierville
Blue Barb – Apple Barn Cider House, Sevierville
Mountain Berry – Mountain Valley Winery, Pigeon Forge
Niagara – Mountain Valley Winery, Pigeon Forge

The Tennessee Wine and Grape Board launched the Tennessee Wine QAP in 2023 to allow Tennessee wineries the opportunity to have their wines assessed through laboratory analysis and independent judging to demonstrate quality.

Any wine that is blended, cellared, produced, vinted, made or prepared in accordance with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) regulations and bottled or packed by a Tennessee winery is eligible for this program.

A total of 12 Tennessee wines have received the QAP designation since the program was launched in 2023. Beachaven Vineyards & Winery in Clarksville was the first winery in Tennessee to take advantage of this program for their wines, Sunbelt (2021 vintage) and Seyval Blanc (2021 vintage).

“Tennessee’s Quality Assurance Program helps set us apart from competitors across the country,” said Rick Riddle, chairman of the Tennessee Wine and Grape Board. “We look forward to our list of QAP-designated wines continuing to grow along with the reputation of Tennessee wine.”

The Tennessee Wine and Grape Board is a governor-appointed seven-member board administered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to support the growth of the state’s wine industry.

About Tennessee Wines

Tennessee Wines and the Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance advocate for and raise awareness of the 85-plus wineries and vineyards across Tennessee. Efforts of Tennessee Wines include the Tennessee Wine Trail, festivals across the state, and other projects that advance Tennessee grape interests, including promotion, education and legislation. For more information, visit tennesseewines.com.

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