The Annual Georgia Wine Highway Event

NOTE: Check back later for details about the 2022 wine highway event — rumors are that the event is expected to happen in mid-March, although there has been no official confirmation of this to date.

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Enjoy great Georgia wines from July 30 – August 31 during the 2021 Georgia Wine Highway event!

2021 Georgia Wine HIghway Information

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Information

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Information

When previous versions of the “Georgia Wine Highway Week” were held, it was a 10-day event in March and featured North Georgia wineries. However, just as the 2020 Georgia Wine Highway was about to start in late March 2020, the global pandemic shut down things around the world and the Spring event had to be canceled.

Over the coming weeks, local wineries made adjustments to provide safer environments for guests, and it was announced that the Georgia Wine Highway would be extended to a month-long event and happen during August. The month-long Georgia Wine Highway event was a success and the extended format will continue in 2021. This year’s event will also include wineries from more areas of Georgia to encourage more exploration around the state.

Clear your schedules and make your travel plans for the amazing annual Georgia Wine Highway in August 2021.

 

Wine Highway in the Georgia Mountains

Georgia Wine Highway Map

Georgia Wine Highway Map

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring the 2021 annual Georgia Wine Highway from July 30, 2021, through August 31, 2021. This tour of some of the finest Georgia vineyards includes a commemorative souvenir wine glass and either 1 glass or 4+ wine tastings at each participating vineyard. The cost is $75 per passport, but with the opportunity to sample multiple wines from 40+ vineyards, it is one of the best deals in Georgia!

To participate, simply follow these 3 easy steps!

  1. Purchase a Georgia Wine Highway 2021 Passport at any participating location
  2. Receive an “Open Georgia Wine” wine tasting glass and Wine Highway Passport 
  3. Use the Passport and a wine tasting glass to receive your wine tastings at participating locations

 

Georgia Wine Highway Map

The full list of 2021 Georgia Wine Highway participants is out, and there are over 40 great Georgia wineries and 8 tasting rooms participating in 2021! Use the interactive map below to plan your trips to these great vineyards all month long.

A downloadable Georgia Wine Highway map link is posted below.

 

2021 Wine Highway Participating Vineyards & Wineries

Chateau Meichtry Ga Wine Highway Week

Chateau Meichtry Ga Wine Highway Week

Make your travel plans now to visit any or all of the 40+ participating vineyards and 8 tasting rooms! Each winery provides its own wine tasting format, and many vineyards also offer complimentary food and live music (these bonuses are usually on the busier weekend days).

Each location has its own hours, although they may make adjustments for the extra crowds during the Georgia Wine Highway. It is advised to call locations ahead of your trips to confirm the operating hours.

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Blue Ridge

  • Cartecay Wine & Craft – Blue Ridge, 598 East Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-7 ∙ Tue 12-7 ∙ Wed 12-7 ∙ Thu 12-7 ∙ Fri 11-9 ∙ Sat 11-9
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room, the Ellijay tasting room, or Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay
  • Georgia Wine Depot, 678 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-8 (closed Mon Tue Wed)
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Paradise Hills Winery in Blairsville

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA

  • Crane Creek Vineyards916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Tue 11-5:30 ∙ Wed 11-5:30 ∙ Thu 11-5:30 ∙ Fri 11-5:30 ∙ Sat 11-5:30 (closed Mon)
  • Hightower Creek Vineyards, 7150 Canaan Drive, Hiawassee, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6 (closed Tue)
  • Odom Springs Vineyards, Winery, Tasting Room & Lodge, 637 Odom Rd, Blairsville, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Mon 11-3 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Paradise Hills, 366 Paradise Rd, Blairsville, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12-6 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Tue 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Northeastern Ga

  • 12 Spies Vineyards & Farm, 550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Mon 12-5 ∙ Tue 12-5 ∙ Wed 12-5 ∙ Thu 12-5 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Stonewall Creek Vineyards, 323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Mon 12:30-5 ∙ Thu 12:30-5 ∙ Fri 12:30-6 ∙ Sat 12:30-6 (closed Tue Wed)
  • Terra Incognita Vineyard, Vandiver Mountain Rd, Clarkesville, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12-9 ∙ Sat 12-9 (closed Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri)

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Ellijay

  • Buckley Vineyards, 708 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Tue 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-8 ∙ Sat 12-6
  • Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Cartecay Wine & Craft – Ellijay, 19 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-7 ∙ Mon 12-7 ∙ Tue 12-7 ∙ Wed 12-7 ∙ Thu 12-7 ∙ Fri 11-9 ∙ Sat 11-9
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room, Blue Ridge tasting room, or Cartecay Vineyards in Ellijay
  • Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5:30 ∙ Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Engelheim Vineyards, 127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6:30 ∙ Mon 12:30-6:30 ∙ Tue 12:30-6:30 ∙ Wed 12:30-6:30 ∙ Thu 12:30-6:30 ∙ Fri 12:30-6:30 ∙ Sat 12:30-6:30
  • Grapes & Ladders, 2317 Highway 382, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6:30 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6 (closed Mon Tue)
  • Ott Farms and Vineyard, 230 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Tue 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Jasper

  • Sharp Mountain Vineyards110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6 (closed Mon Tue Wed Thu)
  • Waldmet Cellars, 916 Old Philadelphia Road, Jasper, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12-6 ∙ Fri 4-7 ∙ Sat 12-7 (closed Mon Tue Wed Thu)

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Dahlonega

  • Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery,  3610 Cavender Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6:30 ∙ Mon 12:30-6:30 ∙ Tue 12:30-6:30 ∙ Wed 12:30-6:30 ∙ Thu 12:30-6:30 ∙ Fri 12:30-7 ∙ Sat 11-7
  • Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard, 400 Blueberry Hill Drive, Dahlonega, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 11-4 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6 (closed Mon Tue Wed Thu)
  • Dahlonega Tasting Room, 16 North Park Street, Dahlonega, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Habersham Winery in Helen
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Etowah Meadery in Dahlonega
  • Etowah Meadery, 3003 Morrison Moore Parkway East, Dahlonega, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 11-7 ∙ Wed 2-7 ∙ Thu 2-9 ∙ Fri 11-10 ∙ Sat 11-10 (closed Mon Tue)
  • Kaya Vineyard & Winery5400 Town Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA 
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Tue 11-5 ∙ Wed 11-5 ∙ Thu 11-5 ∙ Fri 11-5 ∙ Sat 11-5 (closed Mon)
  • Naturally Georgia, 90 Public Square North, Dahlonega, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12-6 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-6 (closed Tue)
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Engelheim Vineyards in Ellijay
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Cleveland

  • CeNita Vineyards & Winery, 591 Dock Dorsey Rd, Cleveland, GA
    • Event hours: Mon 11:30-5 ∙ Tue 11:30-5 ∙ Wed 11:30-5 ∙ Thu 11:30-5 ∙ Fri 11:30-5 ∙ Sat 11:30-5 (closed Sun)
  • JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters and Tasting Room, 2404 Helen Highway, Cleveland GA
    • Event hours: Sun 10-5:30 ∙ Mon 9-5 ∙ Tue 9-5 ∙ Wed 9-5 ∙ Thu 9-5 ∙ Fri 9-5 ∙ Sat 10-5:30
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Southern Origin Meadery in Canon
  • Serenity Cellars, 265 Laurel Ridge Rd, Cleveland, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-5 ∙ Tue 12-5 ∙ Wed 12-5 ∙ Thu 12-5 ∙ Fri 12-5 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Tesnatee River Winery and Meadery172 Lloyds Honey Farm Road, Cleveland, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Mon 12-6 ∙ Tue 12-6 ∙ Wed 12-6 ∙ Thu 12-6 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 12-8
  • The Cottage Vineyard & Winery5050 Hwy 129 N, Cleveland, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Mon 1-5 ∙ Tue 1-5 ∙ Wed 1-5 ∙ Thu 1-5 ∙ Fri 1-5 ∙ Sat 1-5
  • Yonah Mountain Vineyards1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 12-5 ∙ Tue 12-5 ∙ Wed 12-5 ∙ Thu 12-5 ∙ Fri 12-6 ∙ Sat 11-7:30

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Helen

  • Creekstone Winery, 295 Hardman Farm Road, Sautee, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6:30 ∙ Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-9 ∙ Sat 11-9
  • Habersham Winery, 7025 South Main Street, Helen, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6
  • Sweet Acre Farms Winery Tasting Room, 8016 South Main Street, Helen GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Thu 1-7 ∙ Fri 1-8 ∙ Sat 11-8 (closed Mon Tue Wed)
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Sweet Acre Farms Winery in Alto
  • Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars, 747 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee Nacoochee GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-5 ∙ Thu 12-5 ∙ Fri 12-8 ∙ Sat 12-8 (closed Mon Tue Wed)

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Eastern Foothills

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in Metro North

  • Big Door Vineyards, 125 Clearwater Trail, White, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Mon 11:30-6 ∙ Tue 11:30-6 ∙ Wed 11:30-6 ∙ Thu 11:30-6 ∙ Fri 10-7 ∙ Sat 10-6
  • Newby Farm & Vineyard, 411 Broad Street, Rome, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12-6 ∙ Wed 4-8 ∙ Thu 4-8 ∙ Fri 12-10 ∙ Sat 12-10 (closed Mon Tue)
  • Qualusi Vineyards, 440 Blossom Trail, Acworth, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Mon 2-7 ∙ Thu 2-7 ∙ Fri 2-7 ∙ Sat 11-7 (closed Tue Wed)
  • The Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards, 2105 Bethany Way, Milton GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-5 ∙ Thu 1-6 ∙ Fri 1-8 ∙ Sat 1-8 (closed Mon Tue Wed)

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in West Ga

  • Three Strands Vineyard and Winery, 1505 Willow Springs Rd, Dallas, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 12:30-6 ∙ Wed 2-7 ∙ Thu 2-7 ∙ Fri 2-9 ∙ Sat 11:30-9 (closed Mon Tue)
  • Trillium Vineyard, 1994 Old Bush Mill Rd, Bremen, GA
    • Event hours: Thu 1-6 ∙ Fri 1-10 ∙ Sat 1-10 (closed Sun Mon Tue Wed)
  • Uncorked on Main, 129 Main Street, Villa Rica, GA
    • Event hours: Wed 4-9 ∙ Thu 4-9 ∙ Fri 4-10 ∙ Sat 4-10 (closed Sun Mon Tue)

 

2021 Georgia Wine Highway Participants in South Ga

  • Horse Creek Winery, 101 Roundtree Bridge Rd, Sparks, GA
    • Event hours: Sun 1-6 ∙ Tue 1-6 ∙ Wed 1-6 ∙ Thu 1-6 ∙ Fri 1-6 ∙ Sat 1-6 (closed Mon)
  • Nutwood Winery, 1339 Upper Big Springs Road, LaGrange, GA
    • Event hours: Thu 11-9 ∙ Fri 11-10 ∙ Sat 11-10 (closed Sun Mon Tue Wed)
  • Paulk Vineyards, 1788 Satilla Rd, Wray, GA
    • Event hours: Mon 8-6 ∙ Tue 8-6 ∙ Wed 8-6 ∙ Thu 8-6 ∙ Fri 8-6 ∙ Sat 10-6 (closed Sun)
  • Wolf Creek Plantation, 207 Wolf Creek Drive, Americus GA
    • Event hours: Mon 11-5 ∙ Tue 11-5 ∙ Wed 11-5 ∙ Thu 11-5 ∙ Fri 11-5 ∙ Sat 11-6 (closed Sun)
  • Wolf Creek Plantation at the Windsor, 133 W Lamar St, Americus, GA
    • Event hours: Mon 11-6 ∙ Tue 11-6 ∙ Wed 11-6 ∙ Thu 11-6 ∙ Fri 11-6 ∙ Sat 11-6 (closed Sun)
    • Tasting room – visit either this tasting room or Wolf Creek Plantation in Americus

 

Engelheim Vineyards Ga Wine Highway Week

Fantastic wines with charcuterie plate at Engelheim Vineyards 2018 Wine Highway Week

See the previous posts about the great value when we visited all 22 participating wineries for the 2018 Wine Highway Week or the Georgia Wine Highway 2020 that was the first year to offer a full month of the wine highway.

NOTE: Although many of the North Georgia vineyards will participate in the Georgia Wine Highway event, you should know that there are some Georgia mountain vineyards that do not participate. A view including North Georgia’s non-participating wineries can be toggled “on” using the interactive map above.

 

Tips for Enjoying the 2021 Georgia Wine Highway

Follow a few simple steps to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to the Georgia mountains.

 

Designate a sober driver for the excursions

Many of the participating vineyards are located in the scenic North Georgia mountains and provide gorgeous views of the area. However, these routes and roads are twisty, country, mountain roads and require an alert driver for safe navigation. Be sure to designate a sober driver for your winery visits.

 

Plan to visit no more than 3-4 vineyards per day

Although there are some areas where vineyards are close together, most vineyards require at least a 15-minute drive to each other. Plan in advance to visit groups of vineyards that are close together.

 

Share a passport to help keep a clear head

Each tasting provides at least a few sips of each wine, so if you don’t mind sharing your glass, you can share the tasting with someone. This will allow you to keep a clearer head — plus, you can almost always purchase an extra glass (or bottle) of your favorite wines!

Stonewall Creek Vineyeards Ga Wine Highway Passport

Stonewall Creek Vineyards Ga Wine Highway Passport

Wear comfortable shoes that can handle dirt and gravel

Most of the tasting areas are located indoors, but many of the vineyards have dirt or gravel roads and pathways to access their main buildings. You will not want to be wearing fancy heels for this event.

 

Stay hydrated and well-fed during the tastings

Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink water. Take your own water bottle and make sure to drink plenty to stay hydrated. Make sure that you have some food in your stomach as well — either travel with your own snacks or plan to visit one of the great nearby restaurants in the Georgia mountains for a full meal.

 

What You’ll Need at the 2021 Georgia Wine Highway

Be sure to do a little bit of advance planning to get the most out of the Wine Highway Week event. Keeping a few key items with you can make the event even more enjoyable.

  • Wine glass markers – since everyone will receive the same identical glass for the wine highway week, having a way to mark your own can be beneficial to avoid confusion in the tasting room
  • ID/proof of age – make sure that you can prove that you are old enough to drink wine legally (you must be 21 years old to drink alcohol in Georgia)
  • Crossbody bags – a hands-free bag for men or for women will make it much easier to walk around the grounds with your wine glass, passport, and any snacks that have been offered
  • Water bottles – grab a case of spring water or take a Hydro Flask to make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection – eliminate glare and protect your eyes while enjoying the mountain weather and vineyard views
  • Sunscreen – don’t let the milder mountain temperatures fool you – the sun is still powerful enough to burn on these gorgeous days
  • Maps – download Google maps of the areas you will visit in advance of your trip to make sure you can easily find your way around (remote locations may not have phone service)
  • Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen – be ready to clean up any spills before stains set into your favorite clothes

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Which are your favorite North Georgia wineries and which Georgia mountain vineyards are you most hoping to visit this year?

View the 2021 participating wineries and tasting rooms below, or click to download a free PDF version of the map.

Georgia Wine Highway Map

Georgia Wine Highway Map

 

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90 Responses

  1. Kokontala says:

    Good day Alyce,

    Well, I must say this is very well presented and organized. It’s detailed but easy to navigate and has the best readability. I will definitely be able to use the printable map as I go from winery to winery! 

    This 2021 Georgia Wine Highway background is interesting too – it’s fascinating how local wineries made adjustments to provide a safer environment for guests by making the event last an entire month. It’s great that each winery provides its own wine tasting format. Offering complimentary food and music is awesome and a nice touch.

    Best wishes!

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks so much! There is definitely a lot of excitement building for the month-long Ga Wine Highway!! 

      Cheers!

  2. Tina Witbracht says:

    I am so happy to see the full list of participating wineries is out. When I click on the map there are wineries with a purple marker around the Cleveland area that are not listed below the map. Could please confirm if the wineries on the map are participating? Thank you!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Tina, The map is accurate and the list will be updated by the end of the day. Thanks for your patience as I pull all the info together!

  3. Vanabell says:

    Hi there! Thanks for sharing this.. I have been hearing about this more and more these past few days. Please I’m a lil embarrassed to this tho. but can Someone just help me out with a run down of what The Georgia  wine highway event really is about? Is it a sorta submit? or just fun fair recreation event?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Vanabell, The annual Georgia Wine Highway Event is a way to showcase the vineyards and wineries in the state of Georgia. It allows people to buy a “wine passport” that includes a glass and free wine tastings at all of the participating vineyards. The event happens throughout the entire month of August to allow people plenty of time to visit the vineyards!

    • JACQUELINE HART says:

      My sister and friends have been doing this event for over 3 years now. It is awesome. But.. some preplanning goes a long way. We work but have managed to get a lot in over a weekend. We stay at one location on Friday night, get up Saturday and do about 4 to 5 wineries, then we have a second location for Saturday night that is near the last winery we went to on Saturday. Get up Sunday and we hit a few more wineries before heading home. We also pack a cooler with waters and some “tray” snacks or pinwheel sandwiches since not all places have a lunch stop and it is not always easy to find a restaurant.
      For places to stay, there are always AirBB’s, cabins etc you can find. We even pack something simple like spaghetti and meatballs to cook when we get to our cabin at night. (of course we open a wine we got that day too). If you are prepared, you will have a blast and never want to miss another Wine Highway.

  4. Mike says:

    Hello there! This is an informative post! I am actually just up in North Carolina so Georgia is not too far. I feel like I live under a rock so I have no idea all the opportunities and events that one can take part in. That’s really cool that this Wine Highway event is a month long which will give people plenty of time to take off from work and plan ahead for this event. Thanks for bringing this event up.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Mike, A couple of the North Georgia vineyards are very close to North Carolina (Crane Creek Vineyards and 12 Spies Vineyards), so this could definitely provide some fun outings for you and your crew! Cheers!!

  5. MARIA says:

    Can’t wait to participate this year!! North Georgia has such hidden gems!! Love the small personalized wineries.

  6. Aparna says:

    Georgia Wine Highway sounds like a fun event. 

    Do you mean these events are still on? I wonder if they will be able to take place. With COVID and all that’s not well with the world. 

    Lovely article though. i enjoyed reading it. And for your sake, I hope things sort themselves out soon, and the world can get back to how it was.

    Regards,

    AB

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Aparna, The Georgia Wine Highway is ready to proceed with the 2021 event in August. The event used to only last for 10 days, but due to social distancing concerns, now runs for the full month of August! This allows people plenty of time to visit the wineries and to make sure that there aren’t too many crowds packed into a short time span.

  7. Leahrae says:

    The Ga wine highway event sounds like a lot of fun!  I like the map of the different wineries.  Because I can obviously not go to them all.  What’s a bummer is that they are all up north.  I live in Florida, so it would be a road trip for sure.  Would you recommend flying in anywhere and then going from there?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Leahrae, This will be the first year that there will be wineries from all over the state participating in the Georgia Wine Highway (previously the wineries were all located in the North part of the state). Stay tuned and follow for more details about which wineries will be participating in 2021. You will have the entire month of August to visit all of your favorites!

      There are a lot of direct flights to Atlanta from Florida, and the mountain wineries would be about a couple of hours’ drive from the airport. I hope that helps with your trip planning!

  8. bethebest#128 says:

    I think that you are providing some very practical, kind tips on how to prepare for wine tasting in Georgia before and during the event. I love how you exed out some of the dates and explained why. Your post is very organized and structured to an effective, economic extent.

    I was very impressed by how well you conveyed the content in your post. I even subscribed to your site because I want to know more tidbits about what to expect about vineyards.

  9. Leahrae says:

    Looks fun!  I live in Florida and a little road trip to enjoy the Georgia Mountains Wine Highway Week would be so much fun.  Looks like there is still plenty open even with COVID.  I could use a change of scenery and what is not to like about wine tasting 🙂  I would obviously head to the ones that are closest to Florida.  Thanks for the great information.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Leahrae, there is some chatter online that looks like planners are hoping to have the Georgia Mountians 2021 Wine Highway week during the month of August (like they did in 2020). There is no official word on this yet, but stay tuned and hopefully there will be some concrete details soon!

  10. Jacqueline Hewitt says:

    When is wine week for 2021? I really want to go but need to make reservations asap! Thanks!

    • Carol Taylor says:

      When is the 2021 highway?

      • Alyce says:

        Hi ladies! I am also eagerly awaiting this news, but I have not yet been able to learn any dates for the 2021 Georgia Wine Highway. In previous years it would run for 10 days in late March, but given the current pandemic restrictions, I would not count on anything being on a normal schedule this year.

        Most of the North Georgia vineyards are open year-round, so you are welcome to plan a wine country vacation that could include multiple vineyards at any time of the year.

        Stay tuned for the updates on the 2021 Georgia Wine Highway — hopefully the details will be announced soon!

      • Alyce says:

        Hi ladies, The event will be the entire month of August in 2021. More details will be shared as they become available. Cheers!

  11. Kelly Pierce says:

    This is such a great event- does it normally occur once a year? This would also be wonderful in the Fall, if it doesn’t already.
    Thanks!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kelly, this is definitely a great way to get to know the wineries and vineyards in the North Georgia mountains. It usually occurs once a year in mid to late March, but was postponed (and lengthened) this year due to COVID shutdowns.

      Thanks to the gorgeous Autumn colors, Fall is the peak season for tourism in the Georgia mountains. Although this can make it harder to find sales and deals during these months, it is an absolutely beautiful time to visit the vineyards!

  12. Tashibaarzu says:

    What a nice post this is! Really enjoyable post and very helpful for planning a trip to the area in late March. You have posted about Georgia Mountains Wine Highway Week Spring 2020 and shared all the details I was wondering about. I am thankful to you for sharing this new topic with me, as it’s something that looks amazing for fun and value and a unique local experience. I know i will enjoy the week, as this part of Georgia is well known for some extraordinary qualities. Looking forward to the trip!

    • Alyce says:

      The wineries are all a little bit different (from small family farms to big resorts with cabins!) so it is a nice way to get a variety of experiences all from one event.

  13. Chimmhogevagreenesnr says:

    Wow🤩! Here it comes again! Kudos to the winegrowers association of Georgia for consistently putting up such an amazing show. A friend went last year and told of how member wineries and Affiliate Members each provided their own unique open-house format with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings, discounts, and more. 

    It will put a big smile on my face to attend this year’s edition.

  14. Juliet says:

    Thank you for sharing such an interesting article with us about Georgia mountains wine highway week Spring 2020. It has a very useful information in it and will be a very good article for anyone travelling to Georgia to read and to note that there will be busier tasting rooms during the event. Thanks so much 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Juliet, The tasting rooms are definitely busier than usual during Wine Highway Week, but I’d say they are less busy during this event than they are on peak weekends in the Fall. Still, it’s a good thing to know about the crowds for those who prefer to go when they can enjoy a more relaxed pace in the tasting rooms.

  15. Rodarrick says:

    Coincidentally for me, I am a big time lover of wine and I’m also currently in Georgia. Though I never knew about this before but seeing it right now makes me feel so lucky at least, I would be able to taste quality wines devoid of pollutions. Well! Though I’m here on a business assignment, I can always spare time out to visit some of these spots listed out here. Thanks

    • Alyce says:

      What wonderful timing that you’ll be in the area at the right time to enjoy the 2020 Wine Highway Week! It’s a great way to see some of the most beautiful places in the Georgia mountains.

  16. muslimapapiya says:

    Georgia Mountains Whine Highway is a road trip for visitors and residents too! how fun is that? for 7dream days? OMG! This seems like a great opporunity for local and mindful pleasure, canvassing with live music, food, etc. The participant was into a dream while it was been gossiping with our portal.

    Must need to mention about the website. Complete view, easy to understand, comfortably inspiration all are available. Gorgeous! thank you for the dedication.

  17. Teri says:

    Hi, I really enjoyed reading about this wine-tasting week. I’m researching a trip to the US for next year, and will see if we can incorporate a visit to Georgia to coincide with this week in 2021. Presumably it’s an annual event? 

    I particularly liked your tips for enjoying the visits – I went to a wine tasting event in Italy a few years ago and definitely didn’t have the right shoes on!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Teri, This has been an annual event in recent years so I certainly hope that it continues into the future. The participating vineyards and dates may change slightly each year, but you can generally expect a 10-day event in mid to late March that includes most of the vineyards in the North Georgia mountains.

  18. Lee says:

    Wine tasting is such a fun activity. I think your travel tips are great and you have really thought of everything to be prepared and ensure for a fun and enjoyable time. The list of wineries and vineyards is pretty long. Do you have any personal recommendations or list of must visits? I would be interested in a little more information about each winery and vineyard just to make a more informed decision on which ones are the “can’t” miss. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Lee, There is additional information about each vineyard in each of the links. 

      Personally I think they are all worth a visit, and especially during this event when it’s so affordable. It’s hard to know what is going to resonate most with an individual, so this is a nice way to try out a bunch and find your own favorites.

      If you are limited on time, I’d recommend going to the ones that are located closest to you. Some of my personal favorites include Engelheim, Serenity Cellars, Chateau Meichtry, 12 Spies Vineyards & Farm, Stonewall Creek Vineyards, and Crane Creek Vineyards… I’m looking forward to seeing if my favorites change this year!

  19. sabrinamou says:

    Thank you for sharing such an incredible article with us about Georgia Mountains Wine Highway Week. A very good article with useful information (the best I have read about the event). I think this article will be very useful for anyone traveling to the Georgia Mountains. By reading your article I understand to expect busier tasting rooms during the event than at other times of the year. Though I have not visited the Ga mountains before, I am looking forward to the opportunity to visit. I must say that this article is very helpful and informative – I am going to bookmark and definitely share this article with my friends. 

    • Alyce says:

      This is a great event to spend with friends so hopefully you’ll find a good group of travel buddies who want to go with you!

  20. David nelson says:

    Ahhh it really escape me as I have already forgotten as is already very close.For me  the  Georgia mountains wine highway week is a must attend for me.I have been attend it for sometime and I swear it one of the best public  function or gathering that I have enjoyed thanks allot for sharing this awesome article it would be of great help to the public as it has been of help to me.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi David, It is certainly a fun event and a great value. I hope you enjoy the selection of vineyards that are participating in the 2020 Wine Highway Week!

  21. Anthony Hu says:

    Thank you for your post. It is timely article for me. My family plan to visit family and friends in Georgia this spring. I will certainly to give tour of Georgia Mountains Wine Highway Week Spring 2020.

    I like your tips for enjoying the 2020 wine highway week. I am a wine lover and my wife doesn’t like wine so much. She will be a designated driver for me and I will be free to enjoy all wine. 

    My wife love hiking around and I am happy to see that there are some distance to different vineyards, which she will certainly enjoy.

    It is so nice that there are so many vineyards in the area. I bookmarked your webpage and will do more research to design a way to fit our family’s plan.

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks so much for the bookmark. There are even more local vineyards in the Georgia mountains than the ones that participate in the wine highway week, so there is still plenty to see at any time of year!

  22. Danijel says:

    Hello Alyce, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. It is great I stumbled upon it because I was in Georgia mountains several times but did not have a chance to visit these vineyards. I am surprised there are so many in just one place. It definitely will be on my map next time I go there.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Danijel, There is a lot of ground to cover but it is nice that there are groups of vineyards near each other that make for a really nice day trip… or in the case of the North Georgia Wine Highway Week, several really nice day trips!

  23. Patricia says:

    Wow, I have never heard of this type of event with that many wineries so close together! Plus the scenery has to be spectacular in the Georgia mountains. It seems like a great couples or group event to do in the spring. I will look into this as a drive in the Georgia mountains would be very beautiful and pair that with a lovely wine-tasting tour to compare different wineries, that sounds totally awesome. Do you think that a weekend or 3 day tour would be enough if you have a budget on your time?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Patricia, You will be able to see a lot of vineyards in 3 days time with the Wine Highway Week Passport. It’s simply a matter of choosing your favorites and planning your trip!

  24. DorcasW says:

    Hello; Georgia Mountains Highway Week interests me greatly. For persons like me traveling from outside Georgia will I be able to secure accommodation within the mountain range of wineries? From your glass marking advice, does it mean that you will hand in your glass for filling among some other glasses? 

    I was thinking, I would hold my glass in my hand to have the wine poured in. Whichever way, it sounds interesting! Maybe it will be late for my booking. Spring is just around the corner.

    DorcasW

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Dorcas, You can definitely hold on to your glass if you choose. However, after a while, you may want to set it down and having it marked would help you identify it amongst a bunch of other identical glasses.

      Lodging should be available even up until the last minute for this event. 

  25. John says:

    I feel lucky to have landed on this site. A vacation has been on my mind, but I usually get confused over where to spend it. I think the 2020 Georgia Wine Highway Week would be the best option here.

    I have never attended any event around the Georgia mountains and I think this would be my best shot.

    But you gave the opinion that visitors should attend with an ID or a proof of their age. Is this really a requirement? I mean, with all the fun there is to be had, carrying an ID with extra carefulness would dull the mood of the event.

    Anyway I’m looking forward to the 20th of March!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi John, If you look even a little bit too youthful, you could be denied service at the vineyards. It’s best to have your ID with you to be sure that you’ll be able to enjoy the wines. Have a great time!!

  26. Thomas S. says:

    Wow, I’m definitely going to look into this.  I’m down in Florida and had no idea that Georgia had such a wine following or wine tasting such as this.  About how many people attend this even?  I saw that it was from the 20th to the 29th of March.  That is awesome!  It must be a pretty special even to run that long.  I’m gonna message some friends now and see if they are interested!  Than you for the great site and I’m glad I came about this info!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Thomas, I don’t have information on the numbers of people who attend the Georgia Wine Highway Week each year, but it’s easy to look and see that the crowds are about double what they normally are at that time of year! It’s definitely nice to have so much time to visit the wineries!

  27. Steve says:

    This looks like such a fun thing to do with a group or spouse! Though I don’t drink, my wife really enjoys wine tastings and visiting wineries! This would be really cool to do with her sometime. It’s crazy how many wineries are so close together. You really do have to be careful to keep a clear head if you are going to hit more than a couple in one day. Though my wife never goes overboard, it would be a good thing I would be the designated driver. Thanks for letting me know about this event! 

  28. Puccini says:

    As a wine lover myself, I have been on many a wine tours and event but this event is just the cherry on the cake. So many vineyards and so little time. It is definitely a must. I am making a note in my diary to ensure that I attend. I might not make it this year but your site is on my radar and I will be registering for your events in the future.

    Thanks for a great website, keep it up.

    Regards Tania

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Tania, It is an annual event so making plans for a future year is also a great idea. The dates move around a bit, but it generally includes the last couple of full weekends in March.

  29. Benny says:

    Hi, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this and also create a write up on a fun adult event like this one. I don’t think I am going to miss this Georgia mountains wine highway week for anything. I am already getting my stuffs set up. Thank you for this info and the handy map!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Benny, The map is definitely a helpful planning tool as it takes multiple days to visit all of the participating North Georgia mountain wineries!

  30. shariful islam says:

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us. 

    Last year I visited Georgia during my office vacations and the outdoor space is beautiful and it is a more mountainous area than expected. I love these mountains and have made me feel good. The roads leading to its mountains seem can be scary / exciting. But the mountains in Georgia are so beautiful and so high that they look so beautiful. This wine highway event sounds like a great way to enjoy some of the rural mountain areas and local flavor.

  31. Travis says:

    Wow, I had never heard about this event! I was totally unaware that Georgia had such an extensive vineyard collection. I have been to the Willamette Valley in Oregon, and going to Napa Valley in California is on my bucket list, but this seems to be a little more affordable and closer to me. Is Georgia known for a particular wine varietal or are there plenty to choose from? I completely agree with you on only seeing 3-4 vineyards a day, by the 4th one it can get tough to remember much! I made that mistake in Oregon!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Travis, These Georgia mountain vineyards have a lot to offer and each winery is going to do something a little different. The great thing about the wine highway is that it will usually give each winery a chance to highlight 4 or 5 of their best wines for new customers! It’s a great way to sample the wide variety of wine in the mountains.

  32. Eric Seil says:

    Thanks for writing a nice preview of Georgia Mountains Wine Highway Week. I wasn’t aware of this event until reading the post. Certainly, it’s something I’ll consider going to.

    The list of vineyards and wineries are unique. I’ve heard of some of them before, and they’re great wineries. 

    I’ll pass on this post to my parents. They’re huge wine-lovers, and maybe we’ll make a trip out of it. It sure would be fun to travel and meet new people.

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading this article!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Eric, I’ve visited many of these places with my parents and these mountains wineries and vineyards have become some of their favorites too. This is a great place to visit and a great deal and excuse to drive around this beautiful area!!

  33. Parameter says:

    Thank you Alyce, 

    This will be my first visit, but the way you highlighted things make me feel it is a no miss event, I cannot wait to have a good taste of this various wine and visit vinyards on the mountain. I love the way you highlighted my the things expected for us to take along, this is helpful for first timers

    • Alyce says:

      Hi there! The annual wine highway week is a great way to enjoy the beautiful Georgia mountains and the first days of Spring!

  34. Travis says:

    Oh this sounds like fun! 

    Definitely agree tho that you should have a sober driver and listen to everything else you’re advising here. I can only imagine how dangerous it can be with people (some more intoxicated than others) walking around everywhere. Especially up in the mountains of Georgia. 

    Nonetheless it would be a great time! 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Travis, It is definitely a great event to attend but just a little bit of advance planning can make it even better. 🙂

  35. Rhain says:

    Seems like this years edition would be the kicker. I have say though, the tips you shared would definitely go a long way. Of course, a clear head for the road. I think it might be better as per your recommendation, if the driver for excursions is sober altogether. I also think the comfy shoes would come in handy. I just hope more wineries are added before the due date.

    Regards

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Rhain, There were 2 more wineries added today, and hopefully the full (and lengthy) list of participating wineries will be shared soon!

  36. RazvanIlie says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing with us such an amazing article about Georgia Mountains Wine highway Week Spring 2020.

    I would love to take part in the Georgia Mountains Wine highway Week event. It would be an opportunity for me to make new friends, meet a new world and taste that wine.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing article with us. Good luck!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Razvanllie, You are right that it is a great way to make new friends, as there are lots of friendly people attending and it’s easy to strike up a conversation about the great wines, weather, and scenery! I hope to see you there!!

  37. joshua collins says:

    This honestly sounds like heaven, quality wines from over 20 vineyards just sound like too good of an offer to turn down. I am yet to travel to the US and the idea of travelling through Georgia just sounds so up my street, I love visiting places in general so I am sure this would be great for me.

    However, since I’m 20 and from the UK I will how to catch the next one. Is this an annual event as I would love to make it in 2021?

    Thanks,

    Josh

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Joshua, This has been an annual event for many years now, so we will cross our fingers that it will continue into the future! 

  38. Donny says:

    I think the Georgia mountains wine highway week event is a great time one can share with friends and family members that are of drinking age and you can get to meet new people. Apart from that we’ll also get to enjoy some new tastes and no doubt these vineyards will be giving their very best. Aren’t there some non alcohol wines to test there just in case I have a friend who doesn’t drink strong stuff? Thanks for the heads up and update I’m definitely looking forward to this event.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Donny, that is a great question. The vineyards do allow visitors of all ages (even kids!), but guests must be at least 21 years old to enjoy the wines. Many of them do offer other options including local craft beer, wine slushies, or soft drinks. You can check with the each vineyard to learn more about their offerings!

      Regards, Alyce

  39. Feji ben says:

    I must say that you have done a great help to the public as it has been of help to me.as the Georgia mountains wine highway week is must attend for menu have been attending it for sometimes and I must say I have enjoyed every moment of it….thanks for this awesome article you have done a really good work on alerting us as i have already forgotten

  40. Antonio says:

    Hi

    To me it sounds like a heavenly delight of  mixing travel with wine. I really do like vising wineries, to see what they have to offer in the way of new wines  and the types of grapes that they are using. You have explained the itinerary very well, emphasising that not  all vineyards will be on it. The passport system is a good one and most certainly reward those who are dedicated enough to do the whole tour. The only trouble I can see is the drink driving concerns I have. If you even have a glass of wine and you visit the 3 or 4 places that you recommend, you can be over the drink drive limit. My question would be is there a way you go around the wineries and vineyard without relying on a car, especially if you do want to drink?

    Thanks

    Antonio

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Antonio, You are right to be concerned about driving after a trip to the Georgia vineyards. Most of these vineyards are located in rural areas and are not close to each other, so you would need a driver or to hire an group excursion / tour bus to get to them. 

      There are a couple of wineries that are close to small towns where you could stay. If you happen to be staying in Tiger, you could walk to Tiger Mountain Vineyards. If you are staying in Helen, then Habersham Winery could be a fun option. 

      Also, there are a handful of vineyards that have lodging available on site

      However, to fully take advantage of all of the vineyards that participate in Wine Highway Week, you will need transportation to travel those distances.

      Hope that helps!

  41. Richard says:

    Wow! That looks like 10 days of heaven.

    Great article appeals to both my head and heart, as long as I’m not the designated driver!

    Have you done one of these tours yourself?

    Does Georgia export wines? I’m UK based and see most US wines from California.

    Loved the tips section as well. Really helpful.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Richard, I definitely enjoy visiting the wineries for both the wine and the natural beauty of the vineyards. Wines can be ordered and shipped from many of the vineyards — I am a member of 2 wine clubs that regularly ship selections to their members (Frogtown Cellars and Wolf Mountain Vineyards). 

      The USA rules for shipping wine vary by state (some allow it while others do not), but I am not sure about whether or not they are allowed to (or choose to) export their wines directly to customers. 

      I did the full Wine Highway Week tour in 2018 and found it to be a fantastic experience and value. I highly recommend it to everyone!!

  42. drinkteahub says:

    Some great tips here – you’ve obviously done this sort of thing a lot! Having a designated driver each day is obviously very important, as is not relying on wine to keep you hydrated (bad idea). I love your suggestion of wine glass markers or charms – that hadn’t occurred to me before but clearly makes a lot of sense, plus having a handy stain remover pen, especially important when tasting red wines. Great article, thanks for sharing.

    • Alyce says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words. Having a driver is an important part of having a safe and fun trip to wine country. Since this is a multi-day event, it would be fairly easy for a group to alternate drivers on different days so that everyone gets to enjoy the wine. 🙂

  43. Nimrodngy says:

    Thank you very much for giving us this wonderful article about Wine Highway week in the Georgia Mountains. My father produces over 100L of red wine every year and I want to say that this passion has been passed on to the whole family. We have read on the Internet a lot of interesting things about this event and this year we even decided to visit and be present here. We would like to visit Chateau Meichtry but we would like to stay several days and we have a problem finding a place to stay overnight. What could you recommend? I would really appreciate your help. Thanks again and wish you all the best! 

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