Meet Big Creek Winery Owners Billy and Ann Brymer
Big Creek Winery, located in the Wales Community of Giles County, Tennessee, is open daily for tastings of its selection of grape and fruit wines, which are made and sold at the winery. The Winery is named in honor of a substantial tributary of Richland Creek, a navigable waterway that intersects the large southern Middle Tennessee county. Big Creek Winery is owned by Billy and Ann Brymer, Giles County natives who grew up along the waters of Big Creek.
The Brymers have owned and operated Big Creek Landscaping since 1992, adding Wales Station Nursery in 2004. Billy admits he’s always been intrigued by winemaking, and begin visiting wineries in 2004 to begin research on winemaking as an art and with hopes of making it a business. In 2007 he bought his first vines, and his vineyard began. By 2014 he was making wine!
He credits a serendipitous meeting with Sam Duncan and wife Nell while dining with his own wife, Ann, at a Lawrence County, Tennessee, eatery. The octogenarian couple pulled out unlabeled bottles of the most beautiful wine Billy had ever seen, and he could not resist introducing himself to the couple to find out if they had made it (over Ann’s protestations not to disturb strangers’ dinnertime). Once Sam was satisfied that Billy’s motives were pure, he extended an offer to mentor Billy in winemaking. Sam is honored with the bold Big Creek Winery Sam Duncan Red Muscadine named for him.