Fainting Goat Vineyards& Winery is a boutique vineyard on southeast Burnt Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Pickens County, Georgia. This family-owned vineyard offers live music every weekend and hosts a Friday Night Concert Series during the Summer. The live music is always free and you are welcome to bring a picnic, your kids, and even your dogs as you enjoy your wine on the terrace. The mountain views are beautiful and can be enjoyed from numerous places around the property. Tasting room has a small selection of gifts including some great-smelling candles.
323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger, GA (Northeast Georgia)
Stonewall Creek Vineyards is a beautiful valley vineyard located in the Northeast Georgia mountains of Rabun County. Their thoroughly enjoyable and educational website tells the story of the Fackler family’s journey into winemaking, with the first Stonewall Creek grapes planted in 2005. When meeting the owners at the tasting room, you’ll truly get the impression that the vineyard and winemaking is a pure labor of love. Visit the winery and enjoy tastings from the wine terrace where you can enjoy the open views of the vineyard and mountains.
Drive in on the one-lane gravel road past the vines and big open spaces. Parking area is gravel (plan footwear accordingly).
MON: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
THU: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
FRI: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
SAT: 11:30am – 5:00pm
SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Open by appointment for tastings or catered lunches and dinners
Dec – May open SAT & SUN only
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas
Wine Tasting Flights
$6 for 3 wines
$9 for 5 wines
$8 – $10 Individual Glasses of Wine
$22 – $30 Bottles of Wine
10% Discount for Purchases of 12 Bottles or more
Scenic Views of Vines and Nearby Mountains
Outdoor Seating Available
Pets Allowed (outside patio on leash)
The small, artisan Stonewall Creek Vineyards crafts their own wines from 100% Georgia-grown grapes (solely from Rabun County since 2014). They are currently producing around 900 cases per year. The current releases are (check website for availability):
Stonewall Creek Vineyards label
2017 Yukari (dry rosé)
2016 Boriana (dry Petit Manseng)
2015 Cabernet Franc
2015 Three Eagles
Standing Deer Cellar label (grown primarily at nearby The Stack Farm)
Hightower Creek Vineyards is a small, family-operated winery located in the Blue Ridge North Georgia Mountains. Located in the Upper Hiwassee Highlands American Viticultural Area (est. 2014), the vines 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. 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, the vineyard is at one of the highest vineyard elevations in Georgia.
MON: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
THU: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
FRI: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
SAT: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
SUN: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
$5 for 5 wine tastings
$7 Individual Glasses of Wine
$15 – $24 Bottles of Wine
Chocolate truffles available for sale in the tasting room.
Gift shop next to tasting room
Note that when live music is playing, it’s $10 / person (includes a glass of wine)
You may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds
Vino & Vibes serieson Saturday Afternoons with Live Music
$10.00 includes a glass of wine (or a tasting of 5 wines)
Tiger Mountain Vineyards, a small boutique North Georgia winery, is located in between the towns of Tiger and Cleveland. They cultivate all of their own grapes and produce all of their handcrafted wines in the mountains of Rabun County. They were named “Best Vinifera in Georgia / Winery of Distinction” for the 2017 Georgia Trustees Wine Challenge.
The Tiger Mountain Vineyards Tasting Room is located inside an industrial-style building with purple shutters and yellow awnings. The main parking area is across the street from the Tasting Room, and involves crossing the highway. Note that there is some parking behind the tasting room if you are fortunate enough to find a spot. While the old Red Barn (located behind the Tasting Room) offers beautiful vineyard and mountain views, there are, unfortunately, no scenic views available during your wine tasting.
It’s generally okay to bring your well-behaved, leashed dog, but note that there might not be much room for them on busy weekend days.
THU: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
FRI: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
SAT: 11:00am – 5:00pm
SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
SEASONAL HOURS: Starting April 30, the tasting room is open daily (and until 6pm on Saturday)
Other times by appointment: 706-782-4777
$10 for a tasting flight of 8 wines (Semi-Dry to Dry)
The Red Barn Café, an indoor/outdoor facility open for lunch and dinner on weekends (May – November)
Monthly gourmet dinners and wine pairings with renowned visiting chefs (starts in May)
Sunday Brunch Available
Friday dinners start June 1
WINE CLUB & DISCOUNTS
Join the Tigerwine Tasters wine club by purchasing one case of wine (12 bottles) at the winery and agreeing to purchase a second case within a year. The second case may be purchased in increments (within one year of the initial case purchase). Wines may be mixed and matched on purchases (including the initial case).
20% discount on all wine (no minimum purchase)
Discount may be extended to guests when the member is present at the winery
No wine tasting fees for members and their guests
Invitation to member-exclusive Awakening of the Vines eventeach Spring featuring a gourmet picnic, the Feed and Seed Marching Abominables, and the burning of the winter prunings. Guests may be included.
Invitation to member-exclusive Harvest Party each Fall featuring a gourmet picnic, grape picking, barrel tastings, and live music. Guests may be included.
Tigerwine Tasters receive preferential notification of new wine releases, events, and specials at the winery
Vineyard Wedding Venue – Red Barn Café hosts weddings, receptions, birthday celebrations, business or art workshops, and more.
features a full kitchen, restrooms, dining room, stone patio with fire pit, and spectacular vineyard and mountain views.
Spring through Fall
Ideal for weddings of 50 to 125 people
Can accommodate up to 200 with tent adjacent to barn
All Tiger Mountain Vineyards events are catered by Red Barn Chef David Sweeney
Tiger Mountain was invited to participate for the 10th time in the annual High Museum Wine Auction on 3/22/2018 (tasting) and 3/24/2018 (Vintners’ Reception)
April 14, 2018 (11:30 to 2:30): The last of the casual Red Barn Lunch Series
Southern-style fare by Leslee Pennington including fried pickles, macaroni and cheese bites, beef and pork sliders, fried chicken and waffles, soups and Leslee’s house-made desserts (cheerwine donuts or peanut butter ice cream)
Wine, beer, iced tea – complimentary hot mulled wine around the firepit
Guitarist Mike Chaet entertains
April 28, 2018: GRAND OPENING of RED BARN for 2018 SEASON
Two glasses of wine for the price of one!
Gourmet Fare plus Old-Fashioned Southern Specials by Caterer / Culinary Expert Leslee Pennington
Nestled down a one-lane gravel road outside of Blue Ridge, GA, is the charming and friendly Serenberry Vineyards. They currently offer seven to eight wines – ranging from sweet to dry. The vineyards were planted on family land in 2010 and the Wine Tasting Barn was opened in 2012. Enjoy the adirondack chairs and fire pit on the spacious lawn. No indoor seating. Serenberry Vineyards have a scenic mid-range view of vines, the Serenberry lawn, and a nearby mountain behind the vineyards (it’s easier to see when there are no leaves on the trees).
$15 – Be a part of Serenberry Vineyards’ spring celebration of nature’s annual ritual of awakening the vines from their winter slumber. The cuttings from the cold weather pruning will fuel a bonfire. Bring your blanket or chair and Savor the Day!
A hidden treasure in Georgia’s Upper Hiawasee Highlands AVA is Paradise Hills, offering Cabin Rentals, a European-style Spa, and a Winery & Tasting Room. Spend a relaxing afternoon (or the whole weekend) in the scenic beauty of this farm winery. Enjoy a variety of wines, spa treatments, plus add live music on the weekends. Goats are hanging out in the area of the property located just below the tasting room. Seating is available both indoors and outdoors (patio with tables and chairs or deck with large fireplace and mountain views). A small gift shop is also located inside next to the wine-tasting room. Cheese and tapas available from tasting room.
Pets are welcome outside on the wine patio (but not inside the tasting room). Children need to be under your control at all times.