111 River Birch Lane, Ellijay, GA
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Wine Tasting Tent

Located near Ellijay on one of the most beautiful, park-like riverfront sites is Ellijay River Vineyards. There is currently no permanent building or tasting room, but there is a “wine tasting tent” set up on the property’s border with the Ellijay River.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some wine in this natural setting — complete with the relaxing sound of rushing water. Riverfront picnic tables, chairs, swings, and benches are available, as well as a couple of lawn games to enjoy with your family. Leashed dogs are welcome to visit.

Wine is available for sale by the bottle or glass. Bathrooms are available in the Red Barn (on site), but require a 5 minute walk / quick drive from the tasting area. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, but be aware that there are no indoor public areas at this vineyard.

Note that as of April 2018, they have sold out of red wine, and more is not expected until August 2018. Although they do not grow grapes for sweet wines, they do have a Georgia-grown peach wine available from Sweet Acre Farms Winery.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Seyval Blanc

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: CLOSED
  • FRI: CLOSED
  • SAT: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

COST

  • Wine tastings priced at $6 (when available)
    • 4 x 1oz tastes
    • Red wine is currently sold out (expected to be available August 2018)
  • Two wines currently available at the vineyard
    • Seyval Blanc 2015 (from Ellijay River Vineyards) $7 glass / $18 bottle
    • Sweet Ass Peach Wine (from Sweet Acre Farms Winery) $7.50 glass / $21 bottle 
  • $5 to keep the souvenir wine glass
  • $10 cheese plates
  • Bring your own picnic or snacks to enjoy by the Ellijay River
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Ellijay River Vineyards – View of Riverfront from underneath the Wine Tasting Tent
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Tables, Chairs, Firepit and Swings on the Riverfront

 

CONTACT & VISIT: Ellijay River Vineyards

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Swings

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @EllijayRiverVineyards Rated 5.0 (45+ Facebook reviews), 925+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM:
    • @ellijayrivervineyards 30+ Followers
    • @ellijayrivervineyard
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (1 TripAdvisor review)
  • YELP: Rated 5.0 (1 YELP review)

ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNTS

Check Groupon for limited-time only special offers.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Views on Vineyard Property

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Celebrate the start of National Park Week with a trip to your National favorite park – no entrance fee required!

National Parks Servce Free Entrance Days for 2018:

  • Monday, January 15: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Saturday, April 21: First day of National Park Week
  • Saturday, September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • Sunday, November 11: Veterans Day

Browse the list of National Parks in Georgia, or learn more about all of the 417 park sites in the National Park Service.

See the GaMountainsGuide.com post about National, state, and local parks in the Georgia mountains.

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700 Ridge Point Dr, Dahlonega, GA
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Frogtown Cellars – Vineyard and Mountain Views

An incredibly large selection of award winning wines makes Frogtown Cellars a GaMountainsGuide.com favorite! Frogtown has 44 acres of vineyards on their 57 acre North Georgia property, with 25 different varieties of wine grapes. Over 20,000 grape vines in these Dahlonega Plateau vineyards can produce up to 180 tons of premium wine grapes per year (over 10,000 cases of estate grown wine)! It’s easy to find a favorite with so many choices of award-winning red and white wines to delight the palette.

Indoor and outdoor seating for you to relax and enjoy your wines, while taking in the gorgeous mountain and vineyard scenery.

No pets allowed (for both indoor and outdoor areas), due to restaurant / food service on site.

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Frogtown Cellars – Tasting Room Bar

HOURS

  • MON: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • TUE: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • WED: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • THU: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm (an hour later than others in the area)
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Panini Bar lunch Friday – Sunday until 3:30pm
    • Italian Bistro dinner Friday – Sunday from 5:00pm – 8:30pm
    • Brunch on Sundays

COST

  • $14 – $24 Wine tastings
    • 6 different wine flights available (subject to change)
    • Includes 4-5 wines
    • Flights may include suggested add-on for $3
  • $19 and up bottles of wine (can be purchased online for shipment to select states)
  • Glasses of wine available in the tasting room
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Frogtown Cellars – Citizens Tasting Menu

CITIZENS WINE CLUB

Purchase 12 bottles per year (3 bottles each quarter) and receive:

  • Free tastings during visits
  • 20% discount on club selections
  • 15% discount on bottles
  • 20% discount on cases
  • 10% discount on food purchases including dinners, brunches, & Panini Bar
  • Access to more wines including pre-release wines, special cuvees, and Members Only released wines
  • “Citizens Only” events including
    • Wine Club Soirees
    • Barrel Tastings
  • No corkage fees for wines consumed on premises

Your choice of membership:

  • Red wines only
  • White wines only
  • Mixed red and white wines

The shipments go out in September, December, February, and May, or you may choose pickup your wines when you visit the vineyard.

 

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Frogtown Cellars – Seating on Covered Deck

DINING

  • Cheese plates always available
  • Panini Bar (Friday – Sunday until 3:30pm)
    • Menu of Panini Sandwiches with Salad and Potato Chips
  • Italian Bistro (Friday – Sunday 5:00pm – 8:30pm)
    • Newly opened April 2018
    • Freshly made foods including Cannelloni, Lasagna, Moussaka, and Pizza
    • No additional markups on wine
  • Sunday Brunch (12:30pm – 2:30pm):
    • $27.50 – choice of Eggs Benedict, Shrimp ‘n Grits, or Quiche of the Day
    • Baked goodies
    • Mimosa or a glass of selected wines
  • Tickets for special event dinners can be purchased online
  • Dine on the covered deck or inside the tasting room
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Frogtown Cellars – Koi Pond at Entrance to Tasting Room

WEDDINGS

Frogtown Cellars has a number of options to make your dream wedding come true. Choose from the lakeside pavillion, vineyard hillsides, or tasting room deck for an amazing ceremony with beautiful vineyard and mountain views.

AWARDS

  • Most awarded winery in America that is not located in California
  • Craig Kritzer, Frogtown’s wine grower and maker, has been named one of the top 100 most influential United States Winemakers by Michael Cervin of intowine.com
  • Wine Business Monthly recognized Frogtown as one of the top 10 hot Brands in the United States
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CONTACT & VISIT: Frogtown Cellars

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 865-0687
  • ADDRESS: 700 Ridge Point Dr, Dahlonega, GA
    • Frogtown Cellars also has a South Georgia location with tasting room & vineyard in Hahira (see website for details)
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.6152903,-83.8748023)
  • EMAIL: cydney@frogtownwine.com
  • WEBSITE: Frogtown.us

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK:
    • @FrogtownWines Rated 4.4 (360+ Facebook reviews), 6,200+ Likes
    • @Frogtown-Cellars-And-Vineyard-214294851961023 Rated 4.2 (175 Facebook reviews), 1,500+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @FrogtownCellars 350+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (250+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @FrogtownCellars 195+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 3.0 (100+ YELP reviews)
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439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA (Dahlonega area)
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Three Sisters Vineyards – Approaching the Tasting Room Area next to Vines and Pond

Dahlonega’s first family farm winery is Three Sisters Vineyards, a name inspired by the property’s view of Lumpkin County’s Three Sisters Mountain. They have proudly offered wine from 100% Estate Grown grapes since their first day. Enjoy their unique wines including a bold Cabernet Franc (a personal favorite), their fortified port, or one of their amazing sparkling wines. There is also live music on the Crush Pad deck on occasions.

Dogs are welcome year-round (see dog policy on Wine Tasting page) and Three Sisters even has dog treats available behind their bar in the main tasting room.

Vineyard has gravel roads and parking lot (plan footwear accordingly).

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Three Sisters Vineyards – Wine Barrels Next to Pond

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Last Call is 4:45pm
  • Reservations are required for groups of 7+
  • Tours by request and based on availability
  • SEASONAL HOURS: closed for holidays

COST

  • $15 Wine Tastings
    • 5 wines of your choice
  • $20 Georgia Cuvée Toast Wine Tasting
  • $25 Chicks and Chocolate Wine Tasting
    • 6 wines with artisan chocolate pairings
    • keepsake glass
  • $17 – $43 Bottles of Wine
  • Bottle Discounts
    • 5% Discount for 6 bottles
    • 10% Discount for 12 bottles
  • Order online via VinoShipper for shipping to 35+ States
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Three Sisters Vineyards – Wines for Sale

WEDDINGS

  • Vineyard Wedding Venue with 184 acres
  • Facility rental fees start at $3,500
  • Small events to larger events with 100 to 150 guests – even up to 300+

UNIQUE GIFTS: PRIVATE LABEL WINES

  • $25 for Private Label Wines
    • Red or White Bottles of Wine
    • Custom label includes your picture & message
    • Great for Special Occasions, Promotions, Gifts, etc
    • No minimum order required
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Three Sisters Vineyards – GaMountainsGuide

CONTACT & VISIT: Three Sisters Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @ThreeSistersVineyards 6500+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @ThreeSistersVineyards 280+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (160+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @ThreeSistersVin 160+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 3.5 (35+ YELP reviews)
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Three Sisters Vineyards – GaMountainsGuide

 

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3301 West Currahee, Toccoa, GA
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Tasting Room

Currahee Vineyard & Winery is located at the southern start of the Georgia Mountains in Toccoa. They boast a selection of Red, White, Sweet (including an apple wine), and even Wine Slushies. A covered tasting area has views of their vines and Currahee Mountain in the distance. The staff couldn’t possibly be more friendly and welcoming – even on a crowded Sunday afternoon while live music is playing.

Seating is available inside the tasting room, on a covered patio adjacent to tasting room, and outside. Enjoy the small, family-owned winery and the hand-crafted wines from Vinifera, Muscadine, and other native grapes.

Parking lot and driveway is gravel / not paved (plan footwear accordingly).

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Currahee Vineyard – Live Music & Wine Slushies

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Live music on Sundays (2:30pm-5:30pm)

COST

  • Wine Tasting Flights start at $4
    • $4 / 1 or 2 wines
    • $5 / 4 wines
    • $6 / 6 wines
    • $7 / 8 wines
    • $10 / all wines
  • $5 – $8 Individual Glasses
  • $15 – $28 Bottles of Wine
  • Engelheim’s Trillium (red) wine is also available at the vineyard for $8 per glass / $32 per bottle
  • Engelheim’s Traminette (white) wine may also be available

DISCOUNTS

  • Georgia Residents qualify for $10 flat rate shipping charge on orders ranging 6 – 12 bottles (use coupon code “shipping” when preparing to check out)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Tasting Room

WEDDINGS

  • Outdoor areas available for weddings and other private events
    • All event areas are outdoors overlooking vineyards and Currahee Mountain views
    • Tents are recommended for event during colder / rainier months of November – April

EVENTS

  • Live music on Sundays
  • Winemaker’s Dinners – tickets can be purchased online for these special events (Valentine’s Day, etc)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – White Wines and view of Currahee Mountain

CONTACT & VISIT: Currahee Vineyard & Winery

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @Currahee.Vineyards 3200+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @CurraheeVineyardAndWinery 350+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (30+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • YELP: Rated 5.0 (12 YELP reviews)
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Currahee Vineyard & Winery – Vines and Currahee Mountain

 

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3610 Cavender Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA
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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Tasting Room Entrance

 

At Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, you can enjoy a variety of wines including white, red, blush, sweet & more! The gentle rolling hills of the property are lined with grape vines, while the donkeys and friendly farm steward animals add an element of delight. Enjoy your wine from the tasting room or venture outside for views of the farm and vineyard. Book the antique log cabin (1820’s) on site and even stay at Cavender Creek overnight!

  • Outdoor seating available (picnic tables)
  • No pets allowed (working animals live at vineyard)
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Cavender Creek Vineyards Tasting Room

HOURS

  • MON: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • FRI: 12:30pm – 7:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • May close early (5pm) on days of weddings / special events – call to confirm closing time
  • Reservations required for groups of 6+ (20% gratuity will be charged)
  • Live music every Saturday afternoon (see schedule)

 

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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Donkey

COST

  • $12 Wine Tastings
    • 4 wines (your choice)
    • Keep the Cavender Creek glass for $5
  • $5 Glasses of Red / White / Blush Wines (current wine menu)
  • $4 Glasses of Muscadine & Sangria
  • $3 Wine Shots
  • $18 – $32 Bottles of Wine
  • Wine Slushies (seasonal)
    • Mar – Oct
    • flavors may include mint mojito
  • Domestic Beers available
  • $15 Cheese & Fruit Trays
  • 10% Military Discount in Tasting Room
  • On-site lodging available for $225 / night
  • Call for event pricing in tasting room, cabin, event barn, or property

 

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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Event Barn

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

  • Event Barn vineyard wedding venue
  • Wedding ceremonies, receptions, reunions, birthday parties, & bachelorette / bachelor parties + more
  • Tasting room, cabin, event barn, and property are all available for events
  • Call or email your with event dates and specifics for more information

ANNUAL & ONGOING EVENTS

  • Live music on Saturday afternoons
  • Additional music dates & events announced on website

 

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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Cabin in the Vines

LODGING: Stay in the Vineyard

  • Lodging Available at Cavender Creek’s restored antique log cabin (dates back to the 1820s)
  • Rates from $225 / Night at “The Cabin in the Vines” via AirBNB
    • Porches that overlook Cavender Creek’s farms & vineyards
    • Across from the tasting room
    • Sleeps 6
      • 2 king bedrooms
      • Queen-size futon (living room)
    • Two wood burning fireplaces (living room & upstairs bedroom)
    • Two full bathrooms
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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Cabin in the Vines overlooking the Vineyard & Farm

CONTACT & VISIT: Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @CavenderCreekVineyards Rated 4.7 (210+ Facebook reviews), 15700+ Likes
  • Google+
  • INSTAGRAM: @CavenderCreekVW 630+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (90+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • YELP: Rated 4.0 (45+ YELP reviews)
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Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery – Entrance

 

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