Events

1717 Hwy 255 S, Cleveland, GA (Cleveland area)
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Yonah Mountain Vineyards – Tasting Room Entrance

Located a scenic 5 miles East of Cleveland, GA, Yonah Mountain Vineyards boasts one of North Georgia’s largest vineyards at over 200 acres. Visit this beautiful, open space and Georgia’s only wine cave (reserve a weekend tour). Enjoy wines inside in the tasting room, or outside on the gorgeous patio with views of the vines and Yonah Mountain. This modern vineyard and winery is committed to sustainability and is an official Tesla Charging Destination for your electric car (learn more in this 11min video about their Tesla-powered vineyard). Tasting flights include a Yonah Mountain Vineyards etched Riedel Glass. Free High-Speed Wi-Fi.

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Yonah Mountain – Tasting Room

HOURS

  • SEASONAL: Spring (Mar 1) – Early Fall (Nov 1)
  • MON: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • TUE: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • WED: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • THU: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 7:30pm
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 6:00pm

COST

  • WINE TASTING FLIGHT:
    • $20 for a white, red, or mixed flight of wines
    • $15 without glass
  • WINE CAVE TOUR and TASTING: Saturday 12:00pm, 1:30pm, & 3:00pm
    • $40 – Advance Reservations and Payment Required
    • 90-minute program
      • Walking tour of Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ winery and wine caves
      • Tasting of three barrel samples of unreleased wines and finishes
      • 5 additional pours of current releases
      • Yonah Mountain Vineyards etched wine glass
  • RESERVE WINE TASTING: 2nd SUNDAY (FEB – OCT) at 2:30pm
    • $100 – Advance Reservations and Payment Required
    • 90-minute program
      • Walking tour of Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ winery and wine caves
      • Seated comparison tasting, curated by owner Bob Miller (taste Yonah Mountain Vineyards wines vs. fine wines from around the world)
      • Gourmet cheese and charcuterie pairings
  • Outdoor Seating Available with Scenic Views
  • Cheese plates & bottled beer are available
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Yonah Mountain Patio & Views

WINE CLUB & DISCOUNTS

  • Three Yonah Mountain Wine Club Tiers:
    • Bronze (8 bottles / year) 10% discount
    • Silver (12 bottles / year) 15% discount
    • Gold (24 bottles / year) 20% discount
  • First Access to Library Releases, Wine Club Event Invitations, and Reserve Wine Tastings
  • Free tastings of 5 wines for 2-4 people
  • Free Tour de la Cave & Barrel tasting for 2-4 people

WEDDINGS

  • Weddings for 30 to 550 people (reception tables and chairs for up to 200 guests)
  • Vineyard Wedding Venue with Professional Event Manager & Month-of-Wedding Coordinator
  • Rehearsal – Day before, up to 90 minutes
  • Private Bridal & Groom Suites
  • Event Staff, Beverage Service Staff, & Parking Attendants

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • The Crusher Vineyard & Trail Race [2018: Saturday, May 26]
    • $50 (12K) or $40 (6K) Race at 7:30am
    • 1 mile Fun Run (Free) at 7:00am
  • Crush Fest [2018: Saturday, August 25, 11a-7p]
    • $40 per person ($35 for Wine Club Members)
      • access to all the festivities (traditional barefoot grape stomping accompanied by live accordion and guitar music )
      • 4 three-ounce wine tastings
      • take-home souvenir wine glass
    • $25 General Admission (no wine tastings)
    • Free for Children 16 and under

CONTACT & VISIT: Yonah Mountain Vineyards

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Yonah Mountain – Entrance

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @YonahMountainVineyards Rated 4.8 (400+ Facebook reviews), 14,000+ Likes
  • Google+: +YonahMountainVineyards
  • INSTAGRAM: @YonahMountainVineyards 3,000+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (200+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @YonahMountWines
  • YELP: Rated 4.5 (60+ YELP reviews)
  • YouTube Channel: 10 videos

ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNTS

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards – Drive to the Tasting Room

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards – Entrance from the Highway

 

Visit the Vineyard & Wineries page for a Map of the vineyard options available in the Georgia Mountains!

The annual Georgia Wine Highway event began Friday, March 16th and runs through Sunday, March 25th. This tour of North Georgia Mountain vineyards includes wine tastings at each vineyard and a commemorative souvenir wine glass. At only $50 to sample so many great wines from over 20 vineyards, this is a fantastic deal!

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2018 Wine Highway Week – Passport and Participating Wineries

No online passport purchases are available, but you may purchase your 2018 Wine Highway Passport at your first stop at any of the 22 participating vineyards. Hours are Mon – Fri 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Sat 11:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 12:30pm – 5:00pm. I was able to make it to all 22 vineyards this year – a big thanks to my driver for making it possible (always drive safely).

Tickets / Passports are $50 each.

 

Map of Wine Highway Week Participating Vineyards

NOTE: Above map only shows vineyards participating in the 2018 Wine Highway Week.

Click here for a map of ALL area vineyards

  1. 12 Spies Vineyards & Farm, 550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA (5 wines +)
  2. Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd, Blue Ridge, GA (5 wines – all white)
  3. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA (choice of 5 wines)
  4. CeNita Vineyards & Winery, 591 Dock Dorsey Rd, Cleveland, GA (5 wines +)
  5. Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA (choice of 5 wines)
  6. The Cottage Vineyard & Winery5050 Hwy 129N, Cleveland, GA (5 wines)
  7. Crane Creek Vineyards916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris, GA
  8. Currahee Vineyard & Winery, 372 Cawthon Road, Toccoa, GA
  9. Engelheim Vineyards, 127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA
  10. Fainting Goat Vineyards & Winery, 201 Vineyard Way, Jasper, GA (5 wines)
  11. Habersham Vineyards & Winery, 7025 South Main St, Helen, GA (6 wines)
  12. Hightower Creek Vineyards, Hiawassee, GA (5 wines)
  13. Kaya Vineyard & Winery5400 Town Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA (choice of 5 wines)

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    Kaya Vineyards & Winery View from Deck – GaMountainsGuide
  14. Odom Springs Vineyards, Winery, Tasting Room & Lodge, 637 Odom Rd, Blairsville, GA
  15. Ott Farms & Vineyard, 230 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA (5 wines)
  16. Paradise Hills, 366 Paradise Rd, Blairsville, GA
  17. Serenberry Vineyards450 Tipton Trail, Morganton, GA
  18. Serenity Cellars, 265 Laurel Ridge Rd, Cleveland, GA (choice of 5 wines +)
  19. Sharp Mountain Vineyards110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA  
  20. Stonewall Creek Vineyards, 323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger GA (5 wines)
  21. Tiger Mountain Vineyards,  2592 Old Highway 441 South, Tiger, GA (5 wines)
  22. Yonah Mountain Vineyards1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA (5 wines)

Note that a “+” next to the number of wines served indicates that we had a bartender who opted to share an additional sample taste based on our preferences. These bonus samples are not guaranteed, but you may find yourself with an extra sample if crowds allow time to chat with the bartender.

More details from GeorgiaWine.com:

The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is sponsoring its annual Wine Highway Week beginning Saturday March 16th through Sunday March 25th, 2018. This is a great way to see and experience the views and wonderful wines of Northeast Georgia. Our wineries offer great wines that are grown and produced here in Georgia, many of which have won local, regional, national and international awards.

Travelers will receive a “Wine Highway Week” collectors’ glass and Passport which will give them admission to ALL participating wineries at no additional charge. Be sure to keep your Passport and Collectors glass with you at all wineries visited! Member wineries and Affiliate Members will each provide their own unique open-house format, with many offering food and wine pairings, music, barrel and library wine tastings and more!

 

*** UPDATE *** 

We spent 5 days with the 2018 Wine Highway Week passport and were able to visit all 22 of these great vineyards and wineries! As expected, the crowds were larger on the weekends, but the wineries were also busier than usual on the weekdays due to this event. Overall a great time and highly recommended!

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2018 Wine Highway Passport – Complete!

 

Click here to learn more about the variety of great Vineyards and Wineries in the Georgia Mountains!

There is no shortage of annual events to celebrate people, places, seasons, and culture!  Here are some of the Georgia Mountain’s best:

JANUARY

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

  • Wine Highway Week over 20 wineries are participating in this 10 day event [2018: March 16 – March 25, $50)
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade Blue Ridge, GA

APRIL

  • Georgia Steeplechase, Kingston Downs in Rome, GA – horse races with tailgating, hat contests, and spending a day outdoors. Advance tickets required. [4/7/2018]
  • Taste of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA. Advance tickets required. [3rd Saturday in April, $50]
    • 2018 event SOLD OUT  Tickets for 2019 will go on sale March 1, 2019
  • Jeeps in the Vines, Kaya Vineyard & Winery, Dahlonega, GA [4/21/2018, $20]
  • Bear on the Square, Dahlonega, GA [2018: April 21-22]

MAY

  • Appalachian Food & Wine Trail [2018: May 4 & 5, $30]
    • Odom Spring Vineyards (Blairsville): RoDawg red wine & BBQ Meatballs
    • Paradise Hills Winery Resort & Spa (Blairsville): Chardonnay & Smoked Salmon Toast Points
    • Crane Creek Vineyards (Young Harris): Seyval Blanc wine & Ceviche’
    • Hightower Creek Vineyards (Hiawassee): Red Clay Rose’ wine & Brie & prosciutto pizza
  • Friday Nights at at Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest peak)
    • Gazers of the Galaxy” astronomy program
    • interprets wonders of the universe through galactic stories, expertise, and use of a professional telescope
    • 9pm – 11pm
    • Book Online: $20 (adults) / $10 (6-12 years)

JUNE

  • Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Blairsville, GA [2018: June 9-10, $5+]
  • Blue Ridge Wine & Jazz Festival, Blue Ridge, GA [2018: June 16] 1 pm (music 2pm – 10pm)
  • Friday Nights at at Brasstown Bald (Georgia’s highest peak)
    • Gazers of the Galaxy” astronomy program
    • interprets wonders of the universe through galactic stories, expertise, and use of a professional telescope
    • 9pm – 11pm
    • Book Online: $20 (adults) / $10 (6-12 years)

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas ExpressBlue Ridge, GA (weekends) Ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Claus, & the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols.
  • New Year’s Wine TrainBlue Ridge, GA – (New Year’s Eve – Adults 21+ only) celebrate New Year’s Eve! Listen to live entertainment, receive party favors, adult beverages and appetizers on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway train.

There is no shortage of annual events to celebrate people, places, seasons, and culture!  Here are some of the Georgia Mountain’s best:

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New Year’s Eve Wine Train – GaMountainsGuide.com

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

  • Wine Highway Weekend over 20 wineries are participating in this 10 day event (3/16/18 – 3/25/18)
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade Blue Ridge, GA

APRIL

  • Georgia Steeplechase, Rome, GA – horse races with tailgating, hat contests, and spending a day outdoors. Advance tickets required.
  • Taste of Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge, GA [3rd Saturday in April]
  • Bear on the Square, Dahlonega, GA

MAY

  • Blue Ridge Wine & Jazz Festival, Blue Ridge, GA
  • Appalachian Food & Wine Trail$30 [May 4th & 5th]
    • 1/2 glass of wine paired with an appetizer at 4 vineyards along the 515 Highway Corridor of the Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Odom Springs Vineyards, Paradise Hills Winery Resort, Crane Creek Vineyards, & Hightower Creek Vineyards
  • Goergia Mountain Eggfest, $25 / 12 and under Free [May 18th & 19th] Hiawassee
    • Gathering of Big Green Egg fans and experienced cooks for demos, classes,

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

  • Blue Ridge Blues & Barbeque Festival, Blue Ridge, GA
  • Oktoberfest, Helen, GA (weekends)

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas ExpressBlue Ridge, GA (weekends) Ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Claus, & the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols.
  • New Year’s Wine Train, Blue Ridge, GA – (New Year’s Eve – Adults 21+ only) celebrate New Year’s Eve! Listen to live entertainment, receive party favors, adult beverages and appetizers on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway train.