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We are a little late in writing this blog as we visited the Belle Meade Plantation about a month ago. The plantation is located about a 45 minute drive from the Nashville, TN downtown where we were staying. It was our first visit to any Southern Plantation and was a unique experience. Tara will blog about it in the coming weeks, but as usual I was focused on the wine tasting at the end of the tour!

Belle Meade Winery
Belle Meade Plantation was the premier thoroughbred racing and breeding farm in the South for over a century in the late 1800’s. The Belle Meade Winery is home to a tasting room you visit following a tour of the mansion and the grounds. The Plantation’s hospitality always included homemade wine, with the use of its many wild and domestic grapevines. The Winery at Belle Meade Plantation opened in late 2009. The Plantation is open seven days a week for visitors.

Belle Meade Winery Race Day White
Once we had toured the Plantation (self guided) and the mansion (guided) the final stop was the wine shop at Belle Meade. We tasted three or four wines and ultimately selected the 2015 Race Day White for purchase. The wine is made from Chenin Blanc grapes and is light and easily drinkable with or without a meal. The wine had a sour citrus taste and finished with a good dose of apple flavour. The wine could probably have used a bit of aging, but when travelling like we have been you can only store so much wine for so long! At $25.99 a bottle it was good, but there are other great white wines out there for a cheaper price.

We, Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf write two blogs, one is our 19th Hole Blog where we share personal experiences and the other an Industry Blog where we comment on general business and internet marketing best practices, sales strategies and give golf industry related opinions. We have owned CK Golf  for 9 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries. As of August 2016 our life and our business will be ‘location independent’. Our 19th Hole Blog is about the places we visit and the things we do. You can also follow our road trip at If you have any questions or comments, or happen to be in the same location as us please reach out and contact us anytime.