Grinder's Switch Winery

Nashville, TN

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Grinder's Switch Winery

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Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Hickman County 

About Grinder's Switch Winery

Experience Tennessee wine paired with local cheeses in the heart of Nashville! Grinder's Switch Winery has been growing and producing hand-crafted wines since 2006. Located in the historic Marathon Village.

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Grinder's Switch Winery at Marathon Village was opened in 2015 to provide visitors to the beautiful city of Nashville an opportunity to experience Tennessee wine without leaving the big city. Grinder's Switch Winery's main facilities are located an hour west of Nashville in the small town of Centerville, but our Nashville tasting room is located just a few miles outside of downtown Nashville inside the historic Marathon Village. Boasting over 15 wines in total, the tasting room in Marathon Village rotates through a selection of hand-made wines ranging from dry reds to sweet whites and everything in between. Come see what Southern wine has to offer!

A self-proclaimed “hobby out of control”, Grinder’s Switch Winery has been growing and producing award-winning wine for nearly a decade. Grinder’s Switch Winery is the brainchild of Joey and Gail Chessor, the small-town couple who turned their dream into a reality and a thriving family business.

The winery is located in the heart of middle Tennessee, in the rolling countryside of Hickman County. Surrounded by 110 acres of trees and beautiful vistas, the Chessor family nurtures a 7 acre vineyard on their family estate. The winery also includes the tank room which can hold more than 15,000 gallons of wine and is the epicenter of wine production.

The hand-built log cabin that was once their family home has been converted into a cozy tasting room that welcomes visitors far and wide. The cabin was built in 1982 by the owners, Gail and Joey, to raise their family in. It has become the symbol of the winery’s philosophy for providing Southern charm and sophisticated taste. Grinder’s Switch Winery prides itself on making wine delicious and approachable.

Notable Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Private Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Dessert Wine
  • Fruit Wines
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sweet Wines
  • Syrah
  • Vidal Blanc
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robyn C. Member Since 6/10/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 6/29/19 1:15 PM

I booked a wine tasting while we were in Nashville for my sister's bachelorette party. There was 8 of us all together, and we got to sit in the back room and have a semi-private tasting that was paired with cheeses. The winery was great and family owned! They made you feel very welcome and explained all the cheeses and wines. It was a great experience and I would go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chelsey C. Member Since 5/30/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/31/19 1:15 PM

This whole experience was totally worth it. I did the wine and cheese pairing and everything was so good. The staff was friendly and extremely kind. I will definitely be going back there when I visit Nashville again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Akilah H. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/03/19 3:45 PM

I went to Grinder's Switch Winery for a private wine tasting to celebrate my birthday. The area for tastings was lovely and private. Everyone was very pleasant and knowledgable. The wine was amazing. I highly suggest doing the cheese and chocolate pairing, too. It takes the experience to a whole new level. I also love that almost everything is locally made and sold in their store.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
rose s. Member Since 4/20/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 4/27/19 1:15 PM

We came in from Chicago had a great time!!!!! Had so much and bought several bottles of the delicious wine. Shanna was amazing.... Knowledgeable, Fun, Lets us try so many wines and lots of great ideas on mixing wines... We had a great time. Stop in if you can soooo worth it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie L. Member Since 3/19/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 3/23/19 1:15 PM

Was here with a group of girls for a Bachelorette Party from Iowa and did a Private Wine Tasting, and we LOVED this place! Could tell they are proud of the wine they make, as it shows by their knowledge about each one and of course by taste! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Nashville!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda B. Member Since 3/24/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 3/24/19 1:15 PM

If you go you definitely have to do the private tasting pairing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Shaneine N. Member Since 11/3/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 3/23/19 3:45 PM

I just absolutely love GS. I booked a wine pairing for my mother's birthday. This was a surprise for my mother and a first experience for a pairing for her. Thanks to Sherrie and my friends, we made it a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
jerry d. Member Since 2/26/2019My Boss
Private Wine Tasting on 3/22/19 3:45 PM

celebrated a birthday with family and friends there , nice to know there are places to go in town that is not hipster or posh.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
alicia a. Member Since 3/15/2019My Parents
Private Wine Tasting on 3/15/19 3:45 PM

Couldn’t have been a better experience! The cheese and wine tasting service is just the greatest! I went twice in two weeks and the second time brought my parents who just LOVED it!!! I have and will continue to speak very highly of Grinder’s Switch Wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carolyn P. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 2/17/19 3:45 PM

The wine &cheese pairing was such a wonderful experience. My cousin & I absolutely loved everything about it. Jess was our server, she was so sweet & gave us 100% of her attention, answered our questions & really knew a lot about the wine, cheese & Nashville area. We went in on a rainy day & couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I just wish I could remember what the cheddar cheese I loved!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Taylor H. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 2/16/19 3:45 PM

We came for a food and wine pairing for a bachelorette party. The cheese plate was amazing and went with every single wine. There were a nice variety of wines that we all could enjoy. I like more dry reds but would drink any of the wines from Grinder's Switch. We loved the family feel of the winery and Sherry was fantastic! Our group had an amazing time! Will come back again/ order more wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessika P. Member Since 12/21/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 2/02/19 12:00 PM

We went to the Marathon Village location for a private wine tasting as part of a bachelorette party weekend, and the entire experience could not have been more fun. The tasting was very affordable and they offer a group rate; it also included chocolate and cheese pairings with the wine. Sherri is fantastic and was able to tell us so much about the winery - I loved supporting a family business!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
donovan g. Member Since 1/22/2019My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 1/27/19 3:45 PM

The winery is more a storefront as the main winery is in a different location. It was a nice, small place, set up to offer tastings and some of the usual items found at wineries. Had a marvelous time at the wine and cheese pairing! Enjoyed talking wine and other things with our wonderful host, Caitlyn. She was very knowledgeable and the wines were great as were the cheeses! Definitely recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shaneine N. Member Since 11/3/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 1/05/19 12:00 PM

My girlfriends and I had a great experience with pairing wine with our food. We loved the wine had lots of fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angela C. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 10/12/18 2:00 PM

We had a family get together in Nashville and a group of six of us of varying ages went for a private wine and cheese pairing at Grinders Switch. Everyone enjoyed the experience, even the non-wine drinker in the group. The choices of food to pair with the wine were excellent and we really enjoyed the variety of wines they had. Our host was excellent and very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sunita M. Member Since 9/27/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 9/28/18 2:00 PM

The wine & cheese pairing is such a fun time! I personally didn’t love most of the white wines except ivory mist (which I bought at a very reasonable price) but my friends did! The cheeses were all great, as was the manager who led the whole experience. I think it’s great you get a free wine slushy with your tasting AND can unlock another free one on yelp! Even otherwise, it’s a very worthwhile $3

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Aubrey S. Member Since 9/20/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 9/21/18 3:00 PM

This was defiantly a highlight of our trip! The wine and cheese pairing was AMAZING! The staff was so friendly and helpful! I cant express how much fun we had!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Giselle K. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 8/31/18 1:00 PM

Wonderful private wine tasting experience. Very knowledgeable and friendly! Would highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bryce A. Member Since 8/22/2018My Parents
Private Wine Tasting on 8/25/18 4:00 PM

Had a great time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Iulia G. Member Since 8/18/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 8/18/18 5:00 PM

Lived in Nashville for the last 5 years and never heard of the winery by mere accident came across of it online. Really enjoyed their wine and atmosphere

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
george k. Member Since 8/9/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 8/10/18 3:00 PM

My hostess for the tasting was wonderful with a broad knowledge of the winery’s back story and wines to be tasted. I think the cheese pairings were excellent and the Oliner & Sinclair dark chocolate went well with their sweet wine. I would do it again with some friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marlaine S. Member Since 7/12/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 8/10/18 12:00 PM

Great time...great wine... and great tasting and pairing!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie S. Member Since 8/7/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 8/10/18 4:00 PM

Our experience was awesome! Sherri was so great and flexible when our bachelorette party needed to change times AND still was running late which could've been enough to derail the wine tasting. We had a little trouble finding the winery (we're not Nashville natives) but once we found it we all had an amazing time. Sherri did a wonderful job of balancing wine knowledge and fun during the tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diedrick W. Member Since 7/14/2018Evil Stepmother
Private Wine Tasting on 7/15/18 1:00 PM

My husband and I made reservations for a private tasting for $48 at 1:00pm on Sunday. We arrived 10 minutes early and were told it would be a 10-15 minute wait until our wine server would be ready for us. We proceeded to wait 30 minutes. The other servers made him aware we were waiting but it clearly didn’t matter. We left. I was very disappointed with the lack of professionalism. We won’t be back

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Cassie B. Member Since 7/3/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 7/14/18 1:00 PM

Picked this winery without knowing anything about it, it was the closest to my hotel. Once you step foot in this winery, you will know that you made the right decision. It is the cutest little place with even cuter things to purchase. My group and I did the wine and cheese pairing tasting in the private room that they have in the back. We had Jodi as our wine specialist and she was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle B. Member Since 7/12/2018My Parents
Private Wine Tasting on 7/13/18 3:00 PM

It was awesome ! Emily was a great host and we really enjoyed ourselves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shirley G. Member Since 6/17/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 7/06/18 2:00 PM

This was such a fun and informative outting. My three daughters and I were on a girls vacation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patti M. Member Since 6/23/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 6/24/18 2:00 PM

After we found the winery in the mall we had great time. We really liked the private wine and cheese paring. Geoffrey did a great job and we plan to return next year!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nichole P. Member Since 5/23/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 6/01/18 5:00 PM

Booked a private tasting for my sister's bachelorette party and had an amazing time! The staff was so friendly and nice! Amazing wines too! It was the best way to kick off a bachelorette weekend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrington B. Member Since 6/11/2018My Parents
Private Wine Tasting on 6/15/18 12:00 PM

Grinders switch winery was the most pleasant experience. We recently went for a bachelorette trip and decided that this would be an activity we would do. Right when we walked in we fell in love. Everything was so amazing and the wine was excellent. I’d recommend this to anyone heading to Nashville.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erika L. Member Since 6/2/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 6/02/18 4:00 PM

I enjoyed the private wine tasting. There was a private area just for us in the back. The wines and pairings were all great. Our hostess was great as well. I will be back!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Haley P. Member Since 5/30/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 6/02/18 3:00 PM

Grinder’s Switch was great. I went with my bridesmaids on my bachelorette weekend for a private tasting and it was so much fun! They are great to work with and the wine/pairings are great too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda S. Member Since 5/26/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/26/18 5:00 PM

I came here with a bachelorette party and everyone had a blast! It was super simple to make a private reservation. The lady that ran the tasting was very knowledgeable, outgoing, and very friendly!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shandi F. Member Since 5/20/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/20/18 3:00 PM

Our host was very friendly, the wines were delicious and the pairings were perfect. This was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with my love.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Logan Y. Member Since 3/9/2018Evil Stepmother
Private Wine Tasting on 5/18/18 3:00 PM

This place is horrible due to it not refunding me MY money for a cancellation fee that I was NOT told about. I have emailed and called them and not one single person has gotten back to me.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
ashley g. Member Since 3/9/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/18/18 2:00 PM

I was in town for my bachelorette trip and I took a group of 16 girls to do a wine tasting! It was so much fun! The girls and I loved the whole experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter I. Member Since 5/11/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 5/12/18 5:00 PM

We travelled over from Leicester in England and you guys were very hospitable. We all had a fantastic time doing the wine and food pairing and Jefferey was very informative. Blondy wine was absolutely beautiful and we all purchased bottles plus stayed in the bar afterwards for more wine. If you are thinking of going here do as Nike say and ‘just do it’ 10/10??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
VICTORIA W. Member Since 3/25/2018My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 4/21/18 2:00 PM

I booked a private wine tasting for my friend's bachelorette party and we had a wonderful time! We didn't feel rushed and were able to enjoy each other's company and the wine. I was debating what to do that afternoon with 7 women and am so happy I chose Grinder's Switch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel P. Member Since 4/20/2018My Parents
Private Wine Tasting on 4/21/18 3:00 PM

The employee hosting the tasting was amazing. And the owner's daughter, who spoke to us when I checked in was friendly and helpful as well. The area is basically being for tourists, and there were a lot of them. but we still had a great time, even if some of the wines were a little sweet for my taste.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Leslee S. Member Since 11/10/2017My BFF
Private Wine Tasting on 4/20/18 5:00 PM

It was a lot of fun with lots of information!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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