About Burgner Vineyards
Burgner Vineyards began in 1988 when the Burgner family planted two acres of Catawba grapes. The wine industry in Tenn was still in infancy then and, like any other industry in infancy, survival was a toss of the coin. There weren’t many wineries to market the grapes and for a couple of years the vineyard went untended. When the industry began to grow, the vineyard got the attention it deserved. Also more varieties were added.
The toss of the coin rule came into play once again with the choice of varieties to plant. A certain variety might be popular now, but fall out of favor with the market a number of years in the future. After close consultation with the wineries, a number of labruscas and American French hybrids were planted. By the late nineties, there were 2 acres each of ,Catawbas , Cynthiana, and Alwoods and one acre each of Foch, Baco Noir, and Chambourcin. About 100 vines each of Niagara, Golden Muscat, Vidal, Seval, Concord Seedless, and Reliance Seedless were also added.
Over the years, some of the varieties died. Alwood, Seval and Vidal didn’t survive for a number of reasons.
Currently, the vineyard operation here is in a state of revival. The vineyards that died will be reclaimed with different varieties. Choice of variety remains a coin toss, but the wineries now know what they want. Wineries are a $30 million business in Tenn. and an economic force.
Burgner Vineyards Wine SelectionCatawba Cynthiana Niagara Foch Baco Noir Chambourcin Concord Seedless Reliance Seedless
Directions to Burgner Vineyards115 Birds Bridge Rd.
Greenville, Tennessee 37743
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Hours of Operation
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From Greeneville, travel Hwy 70 south 7miles to Hwy 351 on left. Travel Hwy 351 3 miles to Birds Bridge Rd on left. Travel Birds Bridge Rd until it ends in less than a mile.The vineyard and barn is to your upper left.