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Blackberry Farm in East Tennessee is on the list of the best food and wine in the USA

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A luxury hotel and resort in East Tennessee tops Food & Wine's Global Tastemakers list for the second year in a row.

Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, is No. 1 on the magazine's list of “Best U.S. Hotels for Food and Drink.” Food & Wine editors selected the luxury resort last year for the inaugural Global Tastemakers, the publication's initiative to honor the best culinary locations around the world.

For the 2024 Global Tastemakers lists, Food & Wine asked over 180 food and travel writers to vote for their favorites in each category. A jury then examined the votes and determined the winners.

Blackberry Farm is located at 1471 W. Millers Cove Road and shares its roster with hotels in California, Vermont, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, New Orleans and Las Vegas.

What food and wine had to say about Blackberry Farm

The fresh biscuits with rich gravy were the highlight of Food & Wine's choice for Blackberry Farm's top spot.

Additionally, the magazine wrote about several must-try dishes such as the grilled cakes, eggs with Benton's Country ham and Wagyu hanger steak. Most of Blackberry Farm's ingredients come from the resort's farm or are sourced from local producers.

“The Relais & Châteaux Hotel has earned a legendary reputation in numerous categories – including service and interior design – but its impressive culinary program may be why most guests come to this idyllic area of ​​the Great Smoky Mountains. “Food time here isn’t just what you do between outdoor activities like fly fishing or horseback riding, it’s the main activity,” wrote Juliet Izon for Food & Wine.

Blackberry Farm is a premier destination in Tennessee

Converted into a six-room country inn in the mid-1970s, Blackberry Farm has grown over the ensuing decades into a 4,200-acre landmark resort with a range of luxury accommodations with nightly rates starting at $1,045, gourmet dining, spa and Wellness offerings expanded A farm that produces fresh ingredients for its chefs as well as its own collections of home, lifestyle and other items for sale, according to its website.

Blackberry Farm operates a brewery, but sold it to Peaceful Side Social in October 2023. But don't worry, you can still get Blackberry Farm beer until October 2025.

The luxury resort also produces world-class chefs, some of whom go on to become successful solo chefs. In Knoxville, chef Drew McDonald opened The Plaid Apron and former pastry chef Laurence Faber founded the popular Potchke Deli.

Knox News editor Robin Gibson contributed to this report.

Keenan Thomas reports for the Knox News business growth and development team. Reach him by email at [email protected].

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