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Sip Your Way Through Williamson County With These 5 Stops

This Middle Tennessee county offers tourists and residents savory experiences around every corner. Here are 5 places you should visit after a day of play or work.

By Lauren Caggiano on November 8, 2021

Arrington Vineyards
Nathan Lambrecht

You can work up a thirst enjoying all there is to do and see in Williamson County, TN. Fortunately, you have plenty of choices for a liquid pick-me-up, whether it’s a vineyard tasting room, a craft distillery or an establishment that serves – and makes – craft beer. Here are five places where you can find outstanding beverages in Williamson County.

1. Arrington Vineyards

If you prefer to kick back and enjoy a good glass of wine with an outstanding view, you’re in luck! Co-owned by country music artist Kix Brooks, Arrington Vineyards in Arrington offers a view and, of course, the opportunity to sip on your favorite variety. Their 95-acre property includes 16 acres of vineyards, five tasting rooms, gorgeous scenery, shaded picnic areas and live music on weekends (April through November). Be sure to sample the menu of award-winning wines that includes sparkling, chardonnay and merlot.

Leiper’s Fork Distillery
Jeff Adkins

2. Leiper’s Fork Distillery

This destination in Franklin is creating high-end premium whiskeys using local ingredients and pure limestone filtered water. Leiper’s Fork Distillery takes the longstanding tradition of whiskey making in the Volunteer State seriously — and it shows. Be sure to schedule a tour to get a firsthand look at how the crew brings small-batch production to life.

3. Cool Springs Brewery

There’s no shortage of local flavor at Cool Springs Brewery in Franklin. It holds the distinction of being the town’s first brewery, and it works hard to offer an environment that’s second to none. Stop by for freshly brewed craft beers and their signature fish and chips. And if you make it in during happy hour, be sure to ask about their food specials.

Curio Brewing Company in Franklin, TN

4. Curio Brewing Company

Also in Franklin, Curio Brewing Company offers a curated experience you won’t find in a lot of cities and towns. They’re marrying the art of coffee making with beer making. Fun fact: You can produce cold brew coffee in the same brewing systems as beer. You can enjoy both beverages under the same roof, in an environment that’s approachable.

5. Mill Creek Brewery

Venture over to Nolensville, where Mill Creek Brewery offers a full food menu in addition to beers and seltzers. From lager to IPAs, they have a brew to cater to every palate. If you’re hungry, order the Smashville Burger, which took home the 2018 Nashville Scene Burger Week prize. This is elevated bar fare at its best. You can expect a symphony of flavor, with two smashed patties, pickles, American cheese, bacon crumbles, Barrel Sauce and sauteed onions. Then stick around for live music, which adds to the lively atmosphere.

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