My wife and I will be visiting the Knoxville area over Halloween, and are looking for some recommendations. The trip will end with a two-night visit to Blackberry Farm (no need to sell us on that, we are super psyched). We plan on spending a few days in the region beforehand, and are looking for some recommendations. Anything within a couple hours drive – we are also considering driving to Asheville, NC:
Specifically we are looking for:
Any recommended food/restaurants destinations
Any bourbon distillers worth visiting that aren’t too commercial or touristy
Is Tennessee wine any good? In the past we’ve been both impressed (Michigan) and disappointed (Pennsylvania) when doing wine tasting in other states.
Are there other non food destinations we should see
Thanks, and we will share our experiences with Blackberry Farm after we return.