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Hyperlocal, Farm-to-Table Restaurant Opens in Loudon

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Residents of Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, WindRiver, and surrounding areas can now enjoy a fresh, farm-to-table dining experience right in their own backyard. 

Wilder at Windy Hill Farm and Preserve opened in July and is located just off Highway 444 at Poplar Ridge Road. It features the inventive and internationally inspired creations of Chef Ben Warwick. 

Warwick has deep roots in the East Tennessee restaurant community having worked at local favorites such as Mango, The Orangery and Cherokee Country Club. The concept is a dream come to fruition for Warwick, who says he’s been preparing for this his entire career. 

“The chance to celebrate and share our region’s offerings through my cuisine is a privilege,” Warwick said. “I’m grateful to bring this to the Loudon community and to Windy Hill for giving me this opportunity.” 

Wilder serves as the on-property restaurant for Windy Hill, a new all-inclusive boutique resort that sits on 650 acres of family farmland owned by General Manager Steven Brewington and his family. 

“My grandfather originally purchased this farm in 2001 and had a passion for preserving it for future generations of farmers,” Brewington said. “I know he’d be proud of what we’ve created here and how it will now bring delicious meals to guests that include fresh ingredients hand selected from our own garden.” 

That garden, Brewington says, is only a short walk from Wilder offering the freshest, hyperlocal dining experience. 

“We take our inspiration from what we can grow right here,” Warwick said. “Every day we can walk to the garden, see what’s available and offer that up to our guests. It doesn’t get much more farm-to-table than that.” 

To celebrate its opening, the resort is offering its Summer Concert Series, featuring nine top Americana artists from around the region performing live on select Saturday nights through October. General Admission tickets for the shows are available starting at $50 and include food from the restaurant’s outdoor kitchen. Guests can also purchase VIP dining packages for $150 to Wilder or reserve a weekend stay. Both include access to the concert. Friday nights at Wilder offer live music from local artists on the beautiful outdoor patio. 

The 46-seat restaurant sits on the lower level of the resort’s main lodge and includes a full bar and outdoor seating with commanding views of the mountains and the rolling pasture. Currently, Wilder is open for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 5:45 and Sunday brunch at 9:00. Limited seating is available for each meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 865-657-1700. 

For more information on Wilder or the Summer Concert Series or to purchase tickets, visit www.windyhillfarmtn.com. 

Windy Hill Farm and Preserve
Breck Ellison Rd, Loudon, TN 37774

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