A Fall Nashville Outing For Wine And Foliage Lovers

Dated: 10/31/2018

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by TJ Anderson


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One of my favorite things about living in Nashville is our proximity to natural beauty — and I think that’s the most true in the fall, as the leaves are changing and our highways and byways are alight in autumn colors.


There are lots of ways and places to gaze on turning leaves in and near Nashville — I gathered up some of my favorite fall foliage spots a few years ago.


I think for 2018, though, my pick is to hit the rails. Specifically: Wine on the Rails, an all-day excursion organized by Nashville’s Muddy Roots Music, which plants you on a restored vintage train and carries you out to the beautiful Del Monaco Winery in Baxter, Tennessee.


On the way, you can gaze contentedly out at the fall foliage as you roll through the Tennessee countryside (it’s a 70-or-so-mile trip, from downtown Nashville ambling out East, past Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and on out to Baxter).


There’s lots of entertainment inside the windows, too: live music on the train (and once you get to your destination), plus dancing, and plenty of wine tasting. To give the event a little extra flair, you’re encouraged to dress in vintage attire (the train is from the ’50s, but embrace the era that inspires you).


Wine on the Rails, when and where


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Wine on the Rails events run throughout the year, but the 2018 fall trip is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, meeting at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum downtown (220 Willow St., Nashville), and boarding at 8 a.m. (It’s best to arrive at 7:45 a.m.)


The trek is a full-day affair — the train drops attendees back off at the Museum around 6 p.m., after taking in the to-and-fro trips and some time at the winery.


Ticket prices vary depending on the level of luxury and the kind of view you’d like to have — regular coach accommodations run about $135, while Dome Seating, which includes unobstructed 360-degree views of the countryside, runs about $250.


Fun, fittingly local bonus for this year’s riders: Muddy Roots has contracted with Nashville chocolatiers Chocolate F/X for a custom batch of Artisan sea salt milk chocolate bars that you’ll get to enjoy with your wine tastings.


Saturday’s seats are all sold out, but as of this posting, you still had an opportunity to get in on Friday, Nov. 9 — Friday Wine on the Rails tickets are available here


If you make it to the rails this fall, please tag us on Instagram at @tjandersonhomes — we’d love to see captures of your experience too. And if you can't hit this one, you should have plenty of other opportunities in the months to come, just keep an eye on the Wine on the Rails website for the latest.


Looking to own your own private piece of Middle Tennessee’s natural beauty? I’d love to help you find it. Check out some homes for sale in Nashville here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes here to start your home search.

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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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