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164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Walk up order window and menu of sandwiches, sides, & desserts

Col. Poole’s Bar-B-Q is a southern roadside barbecue joint that you can’t help but notice as you drive by. It’s bright yellow and red building is prominently located along GA-515 and shares space with their unique “Pig Hill of Fame” – a hill covered with hundreds of painted wooden pigs. In addition to the Pig Hill of Fame, there are many pig puns scattered throughout the property (pig-a-boo, pig-moby-il, taj-ma-hog, etc).

The tasty “bar-b-q” (with choice of 6 sauces) and sides are served on styrofoam plates with disposable utensils. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Brace yourself for very heavy republican politics – the owner is a very active member of the republican party and the walls and tables are literally covered with GOP memoribilia.

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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Entrance to the “Taj-Ma-Hog”

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 11:00am – 7:00pm

COST

  • Bar-B-Q sandwiches start at $4.79 and come with great sauces
    • Chipotle
    • Carolina tangy
    • Kickin’ Korea
    • Smoky
    • Col. Poole’s Orignal Recipe BBQ
    • Col. Poole’s Sweet BBQ
  • Side items start at $2.49
  • No beer or other alcohol is available
  • Col. Poole’s Orignal and Sweet BBQ Sauces can be purchased to take home
    • 1 Quart Jar $6.49
    • 1 Pint Jar $3.49
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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Walk up order window and menu of sandwiches, sides, & desserts

 

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Poole’s Bar-B-Q – Six different varieties of barbecue sauce

CONTACT & VISIT: Poole’s BBQ

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 635-4100
  • ADDRESS: 164 Craig Street, East Ellijay, GA
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.679513, -84.475874)
  • WEBSITE: PoolesBarBQ.com
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Poole’s BBQ – Brightly painted building and pig on roof

 

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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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230 Henry Evans Road, Ellijay, GA
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Ott Farms and Vineyard – Vineyard and Sweeping Mountain Views

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!

HOURS

  • Not currently open to public 
  • Expected opening June or July 2018 

EXPECTED COST

  • $7 – $8 Glasses of Wine
  • $20 – $28 Bottles of Wine

 

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Ott Farms and Vineyard – Live Music and Blue Ridge Views

WINES 

  • Golden Promise ($7 / $22) – 100% Georgia grown blend of Seyval Blanc and Traminette
  • Shameless ($7 / $23) – 100% Georgia grown Chambourcin
  • Sweet Sensation ($7 / $20) – sweet Carlos White Muscadine
  • Engelheim Vineyards Doxology ($8 / $28) – blend of Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, Chambourcin, and Mourvedre
  • Engelheim Vineyards Roundtop Red ($7 / $20) – blend of Muscadine and Cabernet Franc
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Ott Farms and Vineyard – “Indoors” at the Tasting Room Bar

CONTACT: Ott Farms and Vineyard

  • MAIN: +1 (706) 502-8700
  • ADDRESS: 230 Henry Evans Road, Ellijay, GA
  • GPS COORDINATES: (34.613655,-84.417140099)
  • EMAIL: OttFarmsAndVineyard@gmail.com
  • WEB: no live websites 4/2018

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • YELP: no reviews yet
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Ott Farms and Vineyard – Candles and Gift Items for Giveaway Drawing

 

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5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA
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Cartecay Vineyards – Entrance to Tasting Barn

Cartecay Vineyards is just outside of Ellijay, GA, and has a Tasting Barn that is a refurbished century-old barn. Today it sits on the same site and has the same footprint as when it was first constructed. When weather permits, the Chimney Patio also includes a Tasting Bar where live music is performed on Saturdays and Sundays. Cartecay Vineyards was planted in the Spring of 2008 has grown to include 13 acres of planted vines.

While their facilities have a lot of charm, their wines and tasting room experience are not as inviting as other area vineyards. It took a while to be acknowledged at the bar, and even though there were 2 bartenders when we arrived, they both disappeared (for over 5 mintues) during the middle of our tasting. Plus, when we were offered blended wines, the employee did not tell us anything about what they contained. Even the printed “tasting sheets” did not include the usual information regarding contents of the wine.

  • Indoor seating available
    • Couch next to wood-fire stove
    • Upstairs hay loft
  • Outdoor seating available
    • Covered patio next to tasing room
    • Open upstairs deck
    • Chimney patio (tables with umbrellas)
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Cartecay Vineyards – Hay Loft Deck View

HOURS

  • MON: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • TUE: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • WED: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • THU: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
  • SEASONAL HOURS:
    • closed for holidays

COST

  • $10 Wine Tastings Flights
    • choice of 4 wines
    • includes souvenir tasting glass
  • $17 – $24 Bottles of Wine
    • 5% discount on half cases
    • 10% discount on full cases
  • $7 Wine Slushies
  • $3.50 Hard Ciders (Mercier Orchards)
  • $20 cheese plate
  • Soft drinks available
  • Small gift shop
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Cartecay Vineyards – Chimney (circa 1890’s) and Chimney Patio

EVENTS

Live Music on the Chimney Patio

WEDDINGS

Available for use as a Vineyard Wedding Venue

  • Call +1 (706) 698-9463
  • Also available for private events

The driveway and parking area are gravel (plan footwear accordingly).

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Cartecay Vineyards – Sign at Entrance

CONTACT & VISIT: Cartecay Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @CartecayVineyards Rated 4.7 (300+ Facebook reviews), 5600+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @CartecayVineyards 800+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.0 (150+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @CartecayWine 275+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 4.0 (35+ YELP reviews)
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Cartecay Vineyards – Vines and Picnic Tables

 

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127 Lakeview Road, Ellijay, GA
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Engelheim Vineyards located near Ellijay, GA is a German-themed vineyard and winery that also serves as a great venue space. The large tasting room includes stone floors, vaulted ceilings, antique furnishings, and an oversized stone fireplace. Choose from a variety of great wines that include sweet and dry, red and white. Enjoy the vineyard views of rolling vineyards and distant mountains.

Open 7 days a week. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Leashed pets are welcome.

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Engelheim Vineyards – Cheese, Meat, & Fruit Tray

HOURS

  • MON: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • TUE: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • WED: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • THU: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 6:00pm

COST

  • $10 Wine tastings
    • any 5 wines (includes dry and sweet, red and white)
  • $7 – $11 Glasses of Wine
  • $19 – $35 Bottles of Wine
  • Bottles can be purchased online for shipping to select states at Vinoshipper
    • 5% discount on half case
    • 10% on case or more
  • $10 Vineyard & winery tours
    • 45 min – 60 min
    • Tour the vineyard and winery with the owner, Gary Engel approximately 45 mins to an hour. $10/person.
    • Monday, Thursday, Friday (appointment only)
    • Saturday, Sunday: ~3 pm (call ahead to check for availability)
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Engelheim Vineyards – Indoor table with vineyard view

WINE CLUB & DISCOUNTS

Wines are selected by the winemaker, and may include all red wines, all white wines, or a combination.

Receive a discount and other vinyard benefits including free tastings for 2 guests when visiting the winery, advance notification regarding events at the winery, plus:

  • Alpine Level – 20% wine discount (purchase 24 bottles, then place two orders of 18 bottles each at the two discounted shipping periods)
  • Bavarian Level – 15% wine discount (purchase 12 bottles, then place two orders of 12 bottles each, at the two discounted shipping periods)
  • Edelweiss Level – 10% wine discount (purchase 12 bottles, then place two orders of 6 bottles each at the two discounted shipping periods)
  • Black Forest Barrel Club 20% wine discount
    • Members will purchase a new oak wine barrel that will be utilized by Engelheim Vineyards for an approximate six (6) year period to insure complete wine fermentation and all wine contents are depleted
    • Professionally engraved plaque applied to the barrel with the member’s name
    • One free case of wine from the barrel at anytime after the wine is bottled
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Engelheim Vineyards – Tasting Room and Sitting Areas

WEDDINGS

  • Beautiful vineyard space for weddings, graduation parties, anniversaries, or any other party
  • Ceremony can seat up to 100 Tasting Room (up to 300 in vineyard)
  • Peak seasons are Fall and Spring

EVENTS

Engelheim Vineyards has special events throughout the year. Check the online calendar for specifics:

  • Wine pairing classes & dinners
  • Vineyard dinners
  • Participates in the annual Georgia Wine Highway event during Spring
  • Live music on Saturday afternoons

CONTACT & VISIT: Engelheim Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @EngelheimVineyards Rated 4.9 (145+ Facebook reviews), 3,200+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @EngelheimVineyards 900+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (100+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @Engelheim 85+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 4.5 (30+ YELP reviews)

 

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Engelheim Vineyards – Outdoor seating by vines and mountain views

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