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.
SAT: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
SUN: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Wine tastings priced at $6 (when available)
4 x 1oz tastes
Red wine is currently sold out (expected to be available August 2018)
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.
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
$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)
Dine on the covered deck or inside the tasting room
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.
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).
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).
THU: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm
SUN: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Live musicon Sundays (2:30pm-5:30pm)
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
Georgia Residents qualify for $10 flat rate shipping charge on orders ranging 6 – 12 bottles (use coupon code “shipping” when preparing to check out)
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
Live music on Sundays
Winemaker’s Dinners – tickets can be purchased online for these special events (Valentine’s Day, etc)
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)
MON: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
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)
One of Georgia’s newest vineyards is Ott Farms and Vineyard near Ellijay. Although they opened briefly for the 2018 Wine Highway Week, they are currently not open to the public while they finish construction on their brand new tasting room. They hope to be opening in June 2018. Look forward to a very friendly and knowledgeable staff, easy drinking wines, and some of the best views around!
Not currently open to public
Expected opening June or July 2018
$7 – $8 Glasses of Wine
$20 – $28 Bottles of Wine
Golden Promise ($7 / $22) – 100% Georgia grown blend of Seyval Blanc and Traminette