If you live in a city or a large bustling town, making a day trip out to the middle of no where can be a fun way to kill an afternoon and there aren’t many places in Tennessee that are smaller than Centerville, TN!
So, besides coming on out to the tasting room and hanging out with us for a while, how else can you spend a little time in Centerville? Well, we’ve done all of the heavy lifting for you and planned out the whole day!
9AM – Stop for Brunch at Purdie Good Cafe
If you are coming from Nashville, Purdie Good Cafe is the perfect place to fuel up for the day. They have an amazing selection of hand made brunch items that are sure to get your morning off to a good start. We recommend the Hickman Benny and the S’mores French Toast. They are open Tuesday through Saturday. Coming on a Sunday? Beacon Light Tea Room is another great stop (get the country ham and biscuits!).
10 AM – Take a hike at John Noel State Nature Area
You probably ate too much at breakfast, so taking an easy hike through this old-growth Nature area in Bon Aqua is a great way to burn off your French toast. John Noel is known for it’s beautiful and enormous white oak trees and a gorgeous array of native wildflowers.
12 Noon – Lunch with the Preacher at Papa KayJoe’s BBQ
Let’s be honest, small towns are all about hidden gems and Papa KayJoe’s is Centerville’s crowning glory. With some of the best BBQ around and certainly the friendliest owner/pit master/preacher known to man you cannot go wrong with a meal here. Our favorites are the Brisket plate and the Southern Way.
1 PM – Shopping on the Square
Small towns can be little gold mines for unique items and Centerville is no exception. Take a stroll around the square and stop in to some of our favorite places!
- Take your picture in front of the Chicken Wire Minnie (Minnie Pearl is our most famous resident!).
- Grab a hand made cookie at Maxine’s Sweet Shop.
- Score an original piece of art at The Gallery on the Square
- Search for treasures in the 3 floors of The Centerville Marketplace
- Get your smell good on at Simplici Soap Factory
- Grab a latte at The Muddy Duck
- Try on a new outfit at Cotton & Lace
- Order a custom made t-shirt at Clover & Iron
3pm – Wine Tasting at Grinder’s Switch
It’s time for a break! Come on out to the winery and enjoy our FREE tastings! And buy a bottle of your favorite and relax on the porch or our decks while you plan your next stop!
4PM – Crazy for Vintage at April’s Attic (open one week per month)
Tom & April are our super friendly neighbors (in country terms. They’re only a mile down the road) and we love to send folks their way. Not only does April have the most amazing selection of unique vintage finds, but Tom makes amazing painted barnwood signs. It is DEFINITELY worth a stop. Make sure to check their facebook page for the week that they are open.
6pm – Dinner in Downtown Pinewood
Wow! What a day. Once you leave April’s Attic take the scenic drive out to Pinewood where you can enjoy a true Farm to Table dining experience. There’s often live music on weekends and swing by the Pinewood Mercantile that’s across the street before you head on home. We recommend the grass fed burger and their Buddha Bowl!
Here’s a handy Google Map of all of the whole trip!