This weekend, my husband and I decided at the last minute to get out of town for a couple of days. We drove to Chattanooga, TN and spent Saturday and Sunday relaxing on a riverboat, eating delicious food, and of course…drinking wine.
While this blog mostly features North Georgia wine, this gem of a winery in Guild, Tennessee just has to be written about.
The Lookout Winery boasts beautiful views, wine from California grapes, and handmade Italian pizza. We shared a tasting of all the wines, rating them on a 1 to 5 star scale. The owner talked us through the tasting. He was personable and quite proud of his wine.
After trying all the extremely unique and flavorful wine, my husband and I decided to buy a bottle and enjoy a pizza on the back deck. I prefer white wine and my husband prefers red…so naturally, we settled on a rosé called Marguarita. This wine was a 50/50 blend of moscato and pinot noir. Delicious and not too sweet, the bottle of Marguarita paired perfectly with our wood-fired pizza. Our pizza we chose was half “Tuscany” (prosciutto and sausage) and half “Prosciutto con pineapple”. Honestly I can say that this was the best pizza I had ever had. We ate the entire thing.
I could go into more detail about the pizza, but this is a wine blog. As well as our pizza and wine, we also splurged (even more) and got tiramisu. There are no pictures of the tiramisu because we ate it so fast. Just trust me…it was smooth and creamy, and went perfect with our last sips of wine. Oh yeah! and the views! I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned the beautiful view of the Tennessee river! Sitting on the back deck, we had the perfect view of the mountains and river.
So if you’re in the Chattanooga area, go visit this wonderful treat of a winery. We hope to go back, it was just too good to leave behind. Happy sipping!