Hightower Creek Vineyards

Located in the Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area (est. 2014), the vines at Hightower Creek Vineyards are a mix of old-world vinifera such as Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, and Merlot, along with native American and French-American hybrids such as Norton, Traminette, and Vignoles.

Hightower Winery Hiawassee Ga

Entrance road into Hightower Winery Hiawassee Ga


Visit Hightower Creek Vineyards in Hiawassee, GA

Hightower Creek Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery located in the Blue Ridge North Georgia Mountains.

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the large deck overlooking the vineyards and the ponds. A bench swing is located at the top of the property to enjoy your wine, the vineyard and mountain views. At 2,200 feet above sea level, the vineyard is at one of the highest vineyard elevations in Georgia.

Patio at Hightower Creek Vineyards

Patio at Hightower Creek Vineyards


Hightower Creek Vineyards Wines

Hightower Creek Vines

Hightower Creek Vines

Enjoy a wine tasting, glasses of wine, wine by the bottle, or even wine slushies at Hightower Creek Vineyards. The tasting room has a gift shop with fun items including chocolate truffles. Expect that there may be a cover charge during live music performances, but the $10 / person charge includes a glass of wine.

You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds with your Hightower Creek Vineyards wines.


Hightower Creek Vineyards Events

Hightower Creek Vineyards

Hightower Creek Vineyards

  • Vino & Vibes series on Saturday Afternoons with Live Music
    • $10.00 includes a glass of wine (or a tasting of 5 wines)
    • Children and leashed dogs are welcome
    • Rain or shine on the covered deck
  • For details and musician lineup visit HightowerCreekVineyards.com/events


Hightower Creek Vineyards Wedding Venue

Hightower Creek Vineyards hosts a small number of intimate weddings each year in the vineyards. The entire facility (grounds, deck, tasting room) can be rented for weddings from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Additional options including catering, tents, music, décor, may be rented from preferred vendors. Contact the vineyard to find out more about hosting your wedding or other special events!


Hightower Creek Vineyards Hours

Hightower Creek Vineyards Picnic Tables

Hightower Creek Vineyards Picnic Tables

  • MON: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • TUE: Closed
  • WED: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • THU: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • FRI: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • SAT: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • SUN: 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Lodging Near Hightower Creek Vineyards

Enjoy the vineyard vibes even longer with a stay in a nearby vacation rental.


Smoky Ridges Mountain Cabin Getaway

Smoky Ridges Cabin Rental near Hightower Creek Vineyards

Smoky Ridges Cabin Rental with gorgeous mountain views near Hightower Creek Vineyards

Enjoy the gorgeous mountain views from Smoky Ridges rental less than a mile from Hightower Creek Vineyards. Explore the area by day and enjoy your wines in the evening from the wraparound deck or by the cozy fire pit.

No smoking, no events, and no pets allowed.

  • Cozy 1,450 square foot mountain cabin that sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Average cost of $160 / night (plus taxes and fees)
    • Minimum stay of 2 nights
    • Primary renter must be at least 25 years old
  • Click here to check rates and availability


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5 Responses

  1. Daniella says:

    Hi there,

    What a beautiful place. After the Covid, we are craving for travel. This is definitely a place I put first on my bucket list.

    All the great activities to do there, it’s wonderful. Are there activities for very young children too?

    I love wine, and I am also very interested in learning how to make wine. Do you think it’s possible to learn there?

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Daniella, The wine industry in North Georgia is a relatively new phenomenon, so many of the winemakers you’ll meet in the area have also recently learned how to make wine. I’ve found them all to be open to sharing their stories and offering pointers to other enthusiasts. 

  2. Sammy Allen says:

    Hey Alyce,

    I love how this place has a fire pit in the back the the fact that you are doing wine tasting in a beautiful big cabin. It seem to be very homey which I really like. Is this somewhere you’ve visited before? I’m wondering how it compares to the other places on your site and if you personally have a reference of your own.

    L, Sammy

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sammy, I have visited Hightower Creek Vineyards and found it to be a great place to enjoy the remote location while enjoying their local wines. This vineyard has a very casual vibe and guests can enjoy a picnic on the grounds or the lively music performances on the deck. 

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