Blue Ridge Area Wineries & Vineyards
Blue Ridge Area Wineries & Vineyards
Did you know North Georgia is home to a number of award-winning wineries that grow their own grapes on site? For decades, the area has been producing wine and gaining national attention and praise from critics and wine-lovers alike. Visit some of North Georgia’s best wineries and vineyards, learn how wine is made, sample varieties, and take home a bottle as a gift from your Blue Ridge vacation.
Northeast Georgia Wine Trails
Sip delicious locally made wines and explore the vineyards of North Georgia from Young Harris to Helen. Check out the Dahlonega Wine Trail and Unicoi Wine Trail.
Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery
Located in Blue Ridge, Bear Claw Vineyards invites you to rest and relax in the beauty of the North Georgia mountains. Tour the grounds and sample their Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Riesling, Cayuga, and Treehouse Chardonnay. Don’t miss the Blue Ridge Treehouse built on property by “The Treehouse Guys” from the DIY Network TV show.
Cartecay Vineyards is located in Ellijay, GA, situated in the eastern part of Gilmer County in the Cartecay region. The vineyard grows six varieties of grapes planted on nearly 13 acres. Sample a variety of wines in The Tasting Bar including Vidal Blanc, Traminette, Chimney Blush, and Merlot.
This vineyard focuses on growing outstanding grapes to produce the highest quality wines. Located in Ellijay, Engelheim offers 10 wines to choose from including award-winners like their Sweet Molly Traminette and Merlot. Purchase wine at your leisure in the tasting room or register for a vineyard and winery tour.
The estate wines at Frogtown Cellars have achieved international recognition and acclaim. At the Dahlonega Tasting Room, relax on porches with a glass of wine and enjoy views overlooking the vineyards, 3-acre lake, and the North Georgia mountains. At the Hahira Tasting Room, enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and architecture as well as the surrounding scenery. Both locations serve delicious panini sandwiches that pair wonderfully with wine.
Fainting Goat Vineyards
Fainting Goat is a boutique vineyard nestled up against the southeast side of Burnt Mountain in picturesque Pickens County, Georgia. It’s a family-owned vineyard and winery created from a passion for great wine and a love for the earth. Pet the vineyard’s resident goats, listen to live music, and sample their award-winning wines created from the finest certified French vines.
One of Georgia’s oldest and largest wineries, Harbersham Winery has been producing award-winning wines since 1983. Located in the North Georgia wine country, south of Helen in Nacoochee Village, the winery is open daily for wine tastings. In addition to a large selection of Georgia-grown and produced wines, the tasting room features a gift shop with gourmet foods and specialty items from around the world.
Montaluce Winery & Restaurant
Sample wines that are delicious, rooted in tradition, and speak to the natural nuances of the Appalachian Mountains. Montaluce offers wine tastings, free winery tours, and wine hikes in a breathtaking destination. Dine in the restaurant featuring Tuscan-inspired entrées handcrafted with locally sourced ingredients.
Located just a few country miles outside of Blue Ridge, Serenberry Vineyards welcomes you to visit their grapevines, taste their wines, and experience the serene pleasures of the North Georgia mountains. Their tasting room offers up to eight wines to sample available for purchase by the bottle like Aska Red, Apple-lachian Harvest, Swan White, and Cooper’s Creek Peach.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
Located 5 miles from Dahlonega in the North Georgia mountains, Wolf Mountain Vineyards has won more than 200 medals in major national wine tasting competitions and is considered a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast. The 10,000-square-foot European-style winery features wine production, a café, and tasting room.