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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.

features Notable Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Urban Tasting Room
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Private Tasting
  • Reception
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Dessert Wine
  • Fruit Wines
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sweet Wines
  • Syrah
  • Vidal Blanc
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
VICTORIA W. Member Since 3/25/2018
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 4/20/2018
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 11/10/2017
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
Johnnie M. Member Since 4/13/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 4/14/18 3:00 PM

Everyone one that worked there was very friendly and helpfully and made our experience a delightful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lily L. Member Since 2/21/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 4/06/18 1:00 PM

Had so much fun! The wine was great. The cheese was great. And our server, Cherie, was awesome! Definitely a must for bachelorette weekends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kayla A. Member Since 3/19/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 3/31/18 12:00 PM

Great experience, great cheese and wine and our host had a fantastic personality! We loved it! One gal in our party even said that this was a better experience than her wine tasting in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
michelle c. Member Since 2/8/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 3/23/18 4:00 PM

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Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Melissa G. Member Since 8/2/2013
Private Wine Tasting on 3/16/18 1:00 PM

Loved the private wine tasting with cheese, fruit, nut and chocolate pairing!!! All of the pairings were well thought out- perfectly paired.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Delaney J. Member Since 1/31/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 3/03/18 3:00 PM

Sherri was so vivacious and engaging, the hour went by way too fast! Very knowledgeable too!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel S. Member Since 2/7/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/24/18 3:00 PM

The place looks great and has a nice little tasting and shop area. However the tasting server rushed us, didn't explain the wines and cheeses very well, and was as snippy as a southerner can be. Go elsewhere for a nice wine and cheese tasting experience, fyi a lot of the wines are sweet.The server even recommended using one as a mixer for vodka. Stay classy.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Hayley P. Member Since 2/9/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/18/18 1:00 PM

Everything was so amazing! It was our highlight of the trip!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brittani K. Member Since 2/16/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/17/18 1:00 PM

Everyone was nice. The private tasting was great and the host was knowledgeable and very friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Stephanie D. Member Since 2/17/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/17/18 5:00 PM

My husband and I went here on for a delayed Valentine's day celebration, and it was an absolutely incredible decision. For the price, you get an incredible amount of wine and food, and the pairings are perfect! Many of the wine's are a little sweeter, which I personally loved. Sherri was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We are looking for an excuse to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kendall L. Member Since 1/23/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/10/18 3:00 PM

It was easy to make event online, easy to work with, and the wine was omg. So good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy D. Member Since 2/10/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 2/10/18 2:00 PM

My husband and I so enjoyed our cheese and wine pairing at Marathon Village. Our host was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim C. Member Since 1/28/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 1/28/18 3:00 PM

We had a great time. The server was knowledgeable and so friendly. She made the atmosphere very comfortable and pleasant. We will definitely go again and recommend this to our friends and out of town visitors

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah C. Member Since 1/10/2018
Private Wine Tasting on 1/13/18 2:00 PM

We went this past week to celebrate a 30th birthday. We had a pregnant friend in our group and Sherri was super accommodating. She made sure she had plenty of snacks. The wine and cheese pairings were delicious. We all bought wine and cheese to take home. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicholas M. Member Since 12/18/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 1/05/18 5:00 PM

I bought this private tasting for my parent's. They absolutely loved thier experience and are still talking about it days later. They couldnt say enough good things. I'm excited to try it myself.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer T. Member Since 12/9/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 12/09/17 1:00 PM

Wine was amazing. We did a private group tasting. Experienced and friendly staff. We had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffany H. Member Since 11/21/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 12/02/17 12:00 PM

Awesome wine pairing. They gave you good sized portions of everything! Great wine! I will definitely go back when I am in town again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bridget M. Member Since 11/18/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 11/18/17 5:00 PM

Grinder’s Switch was a blast! The wine tasting and pairing was delicious! It was fun to be in a private room on our own.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherri P. Member Since 11/8/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 11/11/17 4:00 PM

I would recommend this to friends. My biggest pushback with Grinder's is that the wine tasting was predominantly sweet wine -- which was disappointing. The host was friendly, so that was nice. And the food pairing was good as well. Overall, though, I won't go back (unless more dry wines are added).

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Christin L. Member Since 11/10/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 11/11/17 3:00 PM

My friends and I? did the wine and cheese pairing. It was so much fun! They paired their wines perfectly with the cheeses, nuts, and chocolate provided. It was a wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan S. Member Since 10/17/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 10/27/17 2:00 PM

I took a group of 10 Ladies here for a bachelorette party and it was a great choice!! We did the wine tasting with cheese and chocolate and it was well worth the money!! I wish we lived closer so we could come back more often! So happy we picked this winery!! ?? ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane W. Member Since 10/20/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 10/20/17 2:00 PM

It was wonderful. We did the tasting with the cheeses and the bartender was fabulous

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kristen B. Member Since 10/8/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 10/08/17 4:00 PM

The private wine tasting was AMAZING. Do it- with the cheese pairing. The cheese platters were presented SO well... we loved every minute of it! Definitely a spot I would recommend to anyone- and they gave a nice military discount, which we really appreciated!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kayla J. Member Since 9/9/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 9/16/17 3:00 PM

Nothing short of AMAZING

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daphne L. Member Since 9/5/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 9/09/17 2:00 PM

We had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kayleigh H. Member Since 7/11/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 9/08/17 1:00 PM

So accommodating and such a wonderful atmosphere!! We were here for a bachelorette party. I accidentally had a date mix up and they were still able to accommodate us with wonderful service. The wine and cheese was delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimbrely P. Member Since 8/14/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 9/02/17 4:00 PM

The experience was fun and I enjoyed myself.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Taylor S. Member Since 7/7/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 9/02/17 5:00 PM

The woman pouring the wine was hilarious! Very entertaining!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
justin s. Member Since 8/26/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/26/17 2:00 PM

Holy crap what an amazing place! This place has an amazing feel to it. Jody, that head honcho to Grinder's Switch, she knows her stuff. She may not act like it, but don't let her fool you. She knows wines and cheeses. Some say she's the best Sommelier there ever was. Some say she's a legend. Overall, my girlfriend and I had a phenomenal experience and can't wait to get back. LOCALS GET OVER THERE!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren B. Member Since 8/18/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/25/17 4:00 PM

Fun afternoon with friends. The staff were relaxed & let us take the tasting at our pace. We all left having discovered something new about our wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ashlea Z. Member Since 7/13/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/20/17 3:00 PM

I booked a private wine tasting for a bachelorette party. It was seriously one of the highlights of our weekend. The host was funny and super informative and the wine and cheese were delicious!!! Only con is I wish it was longer!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annissa G. Member Since 8/7/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/12/17 4:00 PM

Excellent wine and pairings! The staff is amazing! Love this place!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan B. Member Since 8/7/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/12/17 4:00 PM

Selected this event for our bachelorette party and it was well received. The lady hosting us was friendly and fun and the area it was located, had lots of things to look at afterwards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey P. Member Since 7/9/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 8/05/17 5:00 PM

We had an awesome time with Sherri!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan S. Member Since 7/15/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 7/15/17 4:00 PM

Had the best time at our private group tasting! One of our favorite Nashville stops! Will definitely be back again! ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brandalin M. Member Since 6/20/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 6/24/17 5:00 PM

Reserved the private tasting room for 6 girls as part of a bachelorette party. The service was great, almost as food as the fantastic wine and food pairings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
kelsey M. Member Since 6/8/2017
Private Wine Tasting on 6/10/17 5:00 PM

The woman leading our tasting experience was awesome! She was very friendly and it felt like she gave us some extra attention. It wasn't as private as it was advertised and everyone did it at their own pace instead of her explaining things all together like I expected. I would still recommend it to others though!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
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