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Providing the people of Hendersonville with a good time since 1973.

Celebrating 50 Years of Service

Founded in 1973 by Bill and Darlene Sinks, Bluegrass Beverages is a staple of Hendersonville and Sumner County. What began as a small wine, spirits, and beer store has now grown through three generations of the Sinks family. The shop has been in the same Hendersonville location all these years, with a facelift and expansion in 2015 that made the space even more customer-friendly.

The Sinks boys – Bill Jr., Tim, and Johnny – all put in their time at Bluegrass after college. Bill Jr. graduated in ’75, Tim in ’78, and Uncle Johnny jumped in at the store somewhere around the late ’70s or early ’80s. As Hendersonville grew, so did Bluegrass, becoming a fixture in the city’s landscape.

Bluegrass Beverages got its name from the nearby Bluegrass Country Club, where Bill Sr. and Darlene were members. The store became a local hangout, reflecting the community spirit. Interestingly, the city issued only three retail liquor licenses in ’73, and Bluegrass snagged one of them.

Bill Jr. took over in the ’90s and kept the momentum going. The big overhaul in 2015 was a game-changer, aligning with new regulations that allowed mixers, soft drinks, ice, and accessories.

In August 2021, Adam bought the store from “Uncle Billy,” ensuring the family legacy lives on. Now hitting the 50-year mark, Bluegrass is move than ever all about serving customers and boasting the widest range of quality drinks around.

A Family Legacy in Hendersonville

Bill Sinks, Sr.

Tim Sinks Family - Abby, Darlene, Tim, and Adam Sinks

Bill Sr. and Darlene Sinks, early 1950s

Bill Sr., Tim, Bill Jr., and John

Bill Sr. at Bluegrass, early 1980s

Bill Jr. and Darlene Sinks

Bill Sr. and Darlene Sinks at Bluegrass, circa 1973

Bill Sinks Jr.

Bluegrass Beverages is the premier wine, spirits, and beer store in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Bluegrass Beverages was founded by the Sinks family in 1973 with the goal of bringing unique wine and spirits to the people of Hendersonville and Sumner County.

We are proud to invest in our community, and our knowledgeable staff is proud to serve our customers. Thanks to our vast selection, Bluegrass can help you stock your home bar, buy in bulk for parties, or find that unique beverage you’ve been wanting to try. From birthday parties to milestone celebrations to everyday moments—we can help with the right drink for every occasion.

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