Welcome to the
Wine Society of East Tennessee

The Wine Society of East Tennessee was founded in 1977 by a small group of wine aficionados in the Knoxville area.  It has steadily grown over the years and currently has an average membership of about 150 memberships, 10 restaurants, 6 wine and spirits retail stores and 5 distributors.  It is a not-for-profit organization controlled by a Board of Directors consisting of volunteer Wine Society members.

Our purpose is to provide our members opportunities to enjoy fine wine, food and camaraderie at reasonable prices while meeting with other like-minded members.  We normally conduct 12  events per year at our member restaurants which range in size from casual boutique to larger private clubs.  The events are hosted by Board of Director members who select the event themes and the wines, sometimes working with a winery, distributor or retail store wine specialists.  They then meet with the restaurant chefs to decide on the wine-food pairings for the event menus.  Most events are multi-course dinners, but occasionally a tasting, comprised of wines paired with hors d’oeuvres type food, may be scheduled.  Prices for these events always include tax and gratuities.

Each month our website (which you are viewing) is updated with specific information (location, date, time, price, menu and write-up) about the next month’s Wine Society events.  Our members are alerted by monthly journal and email when the posting is made. 

Event reservations are accepted on a first come – first served basis, and may be made by either calling the Wine Society Voicemail (865-896-3753), or by email using procedures located at the bottom of the event write ups.  Payment is made by completing the event reservation form(s) and mailing, with your check, to The Wine Society.  PayPal may also be used.  Credit cards are accepted only through PayPal.  Due to differing restaurant capacities, a maximum number of guests is set for each event.  If this number is reached, a waiting list will be established.

Individual memberships cost $35 per year.  To join, complete the application form linked to this website.  Payment may be made by check, made out to the Wine Society, or by PayPal.  Each individual will receive a membership card that lets him/her bring one guest to the events at membership rates.  Additional guests may be invited at a small additional cost.  There may occasionally be other benefits.

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