On a warm Saturday in January, we decided to work on our New Year’s Resolution to hike more and set out to hike bluff trail on Lookout Mountain. Then, I though to continue the fun day we could have pizza and wine at Lookout Mountain Winery. I had no idea that the winery wasn’t on Lookout Mountain, but a short drive away in Guild, TN. The first thing you notice when you get to the winery, after you drive up a narrow driveway, is the gorgeous view. Unfortunately there was cloud cover they day we dined there, I can just imagine how gorgeous the sunsets are here.
We walked through the inside dining room area and past the tasting room for a table out on the balcony. We began to peruse the menu. I love that they keep it totally simple, you get wine, you get pizza, you get gelato for dessert. What more do you need? I also love that the wine comes by the bottle, they offer to seal it for you if you don’t finish it, so that you can take it home. We settled on The Italian Trio bottle of red and had The Tuscany as our pizza.
First the wine. I have to admit that we weren’t expecting much from a little winery in a small town in Tennessee. We’ve traveled to California, Oregon and Washington and have had our share of very nice wine. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the wine was excellent!! I think I overheard the server tell another customer that they source their grapes from the central coast, though I’m not positive. The wine was the perfect accompaniment for our pizza.
Next the pizza. One look and I knew it was going to be amazing. As you walk in (or out) of the restaurant, you walk by the pizza oven with it’s deep orange flames. That oven leaves it’s mark on the pizza with big uneven blistered bubbles on the dough. The pizza an imperfect hand shaped crust. The crust was thin, crispy and flavorful. The toppings were perfect, not too much, just right. The pizza, the wine, the view all add up to an amazing experience.
Right before we left, we snapped one more photo of the view. The sky was darkened with just a hint of pink. The perfect way to end the evening.