At Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery in Dahlonega, you can enjoy a variety of wines including white, red, blush, sweet & more! The gentle rolling hills of the property are lined with grape vines, while the donkeys and friendly farm steward animals add an element of delight. Enjoy your wine from the tasting room or venture outside for views of the farm and vineyard. Book the antique log cabin (1820’s) on site and even stay at Cavender Creek overnight!
Outdoor seating available (picnic tables)
No pets allowed (working animals live at vineyard)
MON: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
THU: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
FRI: 12:30pm – 7:00pm
SAT: 11:00am – 7:00pm
SUN: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
May close early (5pm) on days of weddings / special events – call to confirm closing time
Reservations required for groups of 6+ (20% gratuity will be charged)
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!
Not currently open to public
Expected opening June or July 2018
$7 – $8 Glasses of Wine
$20 – $28 Bottles of Wine
Golden Promise ($7 / $22) – 100% Georgia grown blend of Seyval Blanc and Traminette
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.
Chateau Meichtry is a remotely-located, beautiful vineyard near Ellijay, where you can enjoy a variety of red & white wines. A-la-carte food options are available for purchase (choose from cheeses, salami, prosciutto, crackers, & cheese straws), or you may bring your own picnic lunch. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and the patio has live music on weekends (weather permitting).
The parking area is not paved (plan footwear accordingly).
MON: 11:00am – 6:00pm
closes 5pm January – August
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
Live music on Saturdays & Sundays
Vineyard Tours available on Saturdays & Sundays
$30 per person (includes 5 tastings, a glass of wine, glass to take home)
Three tasting flight options:
$8 – 5 wines (your choice)
$12 – 6 wines (your choice) & finish with double pour of wine in a chocolate cup
Pinot Grigio – Slow and gentle fermentation with minimal manipulation brings a Pinot Grigio with extraordinary character. An ever-so-light pink color comes from extended skin maceration from this light-blue grape. This Pinot Grigio pairs excellently with grilled tilapia and roasted vegetables. Clean and crisp with a wonderful mouth filling viscosity, this wine is the perfect wine for white wine lovers.
Chardonnay Reserve – This classic Chadonnay was barrel fermented in 100% new Hungarian oak for 9 months. Weekly stirring of the lees brings this complex chardonnay layers of Pineapple, Citrus and caramel. The perfect wine for Georgia shrimp and grits.
Cabernet Sauvignon – This Cabernet was aged in a combination of French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels to integrate the subtle fruit and vanilla flavors with very fine tannins. Enjoy this wine with a Black Angus Cheeseburger.
Georgia Merlot – This North Georgia Merlot is a lush and exciting representation of the Georgia Terroir. Extended barrel-aging in French oak gives this wine a nice balance. A rush of black fruit with slight hints of pepper lead way to a long lasting finish. Enjoy with Applewood smoked chevre and crisp.
WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Wedding Packages for Monday – Thursday start at $1,500
Wedding Packages for Friday start at $2,000
Wedding Packages for Saturday & Sunday start at $2,500
The Cottage Vineyard & Winery is a family winery in the north Georgia mountains with stunning 360° mountain views, wines made on the property, beer, and even gourmet cheese trays. Indoor and outdoor seating is available to enjoy the vineyard views. The bench swing near the tasting room entrance has one of the best views on the property. Open 7 days a week and has live music on the weekends. Available for weddings and special events.