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111 River Birch Lane, Ellijay, GA
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Wine Tasting Tent

Located near Ellijay on one of the most beautiful, park-like riverfront sites is Ellijay River Vineyards. There is currently no permanent building or tasting room, but there is a “wine tasting tent” set up on the property’s border with the Ellijay River.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some wine in this natural setting — complete with the relaxing sound of rushing water. Riverfront picnic tables, chairs, swings, and benches are available, as well as a couple of lawn games to enjoy with your family. Leashed dogs are welcome to visit.

Wine is available for sale by the bottle or glass. Bathrooms are available in the Red Barn (on site), but require a 5 minute walk / quick drive from the tasting area. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, but be aware that there are no indoor public areas at this vineyard.

Note that as of April 2018, they have sold out of red wine, and more is not expected until August 2018. Although they do not grow grapes for sweet wines, they do have a Georgia-grown peach wine available from Sweet Acre Farms Winery.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Seyval Blanc

HOURS

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • THU: CLOSED
  • FRI: CLOSED
  • SAT: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

COST

  • Wine tastings priced at $6 (when available)
    • 4 x 1oz tastes
    • Red wine is currently sold out (expected to be available August 2018)
  • Two wines currently available at the vineyard
    • Seyval Blanc 2015 (from Ellijay River Vineyards) $7 glass / $18 bottle
    • Sweet Ass Peach Wine (from Sweet Acre Farms Winery) $7.50 glass / $21 bottle 
  • $5 to keep the souvenir wine glass
  • $10 cheese plates
  • Bring your own picnic or snacks to enjoy by the Ellijay River
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Ellijay River Vineyards – View of Riverfront from underneath the Wine Tasting Tent
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Ellijay River Vineyards – Tables, Chairs, Firepit and Swings on the Riverfront

 

CONTACT & VISIT: Ellijay River Vineyards

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Swings

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @EllijayRiverVineyards Rated 5.0 (45+ Facebook reviews), 925+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM:
    • @ellijayrivervineyards 30+ Followers
    • @ellijayrivervineyard
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 5.0 (1 TripAdvisor review)
  • YELP: Rated 5.0 (1 YELP review)

ADVANCE PURCHASE DISCOUNTS

Check Groupon for limited-time only special offers.

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Ellijay River Vineyards – Riverfront Views on Vineyard Property

Visit the Vineyard & Wineries page for a map of vineyards in the Georgia Mountains!

323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger, GA (Northeast Georgia)
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Stonewall Creek Vineyards – View of Vines and Tasting Room

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).

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Stonewall Creek Vineyards – Tasting Room Entrance

HOURS (Seasonal)

  • MON: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • 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
  • SEASONAL HOURS:
    • Dec – May open SAT & SUN only
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas

COST

  • 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)
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Stonewall Creek Vineyards – Wine Terrace & Views

WINES

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 Malbec
    • 2015 Three Eagles
  • Standing Deer Cellar label (grown primarily at nearby The Stack Farm)
    • 2017 Whitetail (semi-sweet Petit Manseng)
    • 2014 Norton

EVENTS

  • 2018 Summer Solstice: Thursday & Friday, June 21 & 22, 1pm – 5pm
    • Bring a Picnic
    • Vineyard Walks
    • Souvenir T-Shirts for the first 40
  • 2018 Harvest Stomp: Saturday, Sept. 22, 12pm – 5pm
  • Check website for more information
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Stonewall Creek Vineyards – Parking Area & Views

CONTACT & VISIT: Stonewall Creek Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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Stonewall Creek Vineyards – Barrels and Sleeping Vines

 

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

2592 Old 441 S, Tiger, GA (Northeastern area)
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Tiger Mountain Vineyards – Tasting Room Wine Banners

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.

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Tiger Mountain Vineyards – The old Red Barn

HOURS (Seasonal)

  • MON: CLOSED
  • TUE: CLOSED
  • WED: CLOSED
  • 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

COST

  • $10 for a tasting flight of 8 wines (Semi-Dry to Dry)
  • Gourmet cheeses available
  • $17 – $40 Bottles of Wine

DINING: The Red Barn Café (Seasonal)

  • 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
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Tiger Mountain Vineyards – Parking Area

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 event each 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

WEDDINGS

  • 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
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Tiger Mountain Vineyards – Wines Lined Up at the Tasting Room Bar

EVENTS

  • 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
    • Reservations 706-782-4777
  • 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
    • Live music
  • Sunday brunches start April 29, 2018
  • Visit website for list of current events

CONTACT & VISIT: Tiger Mountain Vineyards

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @TigerMountainsVineyards Rated 4.6 (150+ Facebook reviews), 3400+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @TigerMountainVineyards 50+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (80+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @TMVgeorgia 400+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 3.5 (20+ YELP reviews)

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

366 Paradise Road, Blairsville, GA
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Paradise Hills – Deck View of Fireplace, Vines, & Mountains

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.

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Paradise Hills – Tasting Room Entrance

HOURS

  • MON: by Appointment
  • TUE: by Appointment
  • WED: by Appointment
  • THU: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SAT: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • SUN: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Live Music Schedule (Saturday & Sunday – some have cover charges)
  • Pets OK on wine patio (but not inside tasting room)

COST

  • $5Basic Wine Tasting includes 4-6 wines (varies depending on season and vintage availability)
  • $15 – Premium Wine Tasting Price includes all wines (7-10) & souvenir wine glass
  • $30Vintner’s Tour & Tasting available on Fridays & Saturdays at 1:00pm (reservations required)
    • Souvenir wine glass
    • Exclusive premium wine tasting
    • Winemaker-guided tour of vineyards and winery production
  • Cheese & Food: Locally-sourced Artisan Cheeses and Tapas (menu is subject to change depending on availability/season)
  • Please do not bring outside food into the tasting room area
  • 6 Craft Beers (on Tap!) – no Beer on Sundays
  • $4 Hard Ciders
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Paradise Hills – Tasting Room and Menu

WINE CLUB & DISCOUNTS

The Family Wine Club is available at 2 membership levels (dues accumulate and are spent at your discretion on wine, retail, and/or spa services).

  • All family members receive:
    • Invitations to all Paradise Hills events
    • Exclusive invitation to 2 annual “Family Reunion” events with a guest (Spring & Fall)
    • Custom Paradise Hills Christmas Ornament
  • Become a “Cousin” for $20 / month and receive:
    • Free tastings all year for yourself and 1 guest
    • 10% off all wine sales
    • 10% off all retail purchases
  • Become an “Aunt/Uncle” for $40 / month and receive:
    • Free tastings all year for yourself and any guests accompanying you
    • 20% off all wine sales
    • 20% off all retail purchases

WEDDINGS

  • Affordable wedding package for as few as 10 people ($2698)
  • All-Inclusive wedding fantasty package for up to 40 guests ($5790)
  • Vineyard destination wedding for up to 75 guests ($3860)
  • Vineyard destination wedding with 2 nights lodging for up to 64 ($8592)

SPA

  • Treatments at The Spa at Paradise Hills include the use of spa facilities:
    • Steaming rock sauna
    • Aromatherapy lounge
    • Light snacks

CABIN RENTALS

CONTACT & VISIT: Paradise Hills

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @ParadiseHillsGeorgia Rated 4.7 (165+ Facebook reviews), 3600+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @Paradise_Hills 290+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (100+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • TWITTER: @ParadiseHillsRS 100+ Followers
  • YELP: Rated 4.0 (20+ YELP reviews)

DISCOUNTS & ADVANCE PURCHASE OFFERS

  • Paradise Hills’ Specials and Packages
  • Local residents may qualify for discount (inquire when booking)

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

265 Laurel Ridge Rd, Cleveland, GA (Cleveland area)
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Serenity Cellars – Vines, Views, and Tasting Room

Nestled down into a hill outside of Cleveland, GA is Serenity Cellars, an Italian-style vineyard with Italian-style wines. The Sangiovese and Majestic are stellar reds, but be sure to save room for a taste of the Luce Del Sole, which is styled like a Limoncello. Vineyards are on the property. Live music plays on weekends (schedule details online), and on Friday nights they fire up an outdoor brick oven where they will bake your pizza (you bring the uncooked ingredients). The grotto is a cosy place for special events, and hosts concerts on occasion. Wine tastings are offered 7 days a week.

Drive and parking lot is gravel (plan footwear accordingly). Dogs are welcome outside on patio, but must be on leash.

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Serenity Cellars – Tasting Room Entrance

HOURS

  • MON: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • TUE: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • WED: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • THU: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • FRI: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
    • Wine tastings end at 6pm
    • Live Music 6pm – 9pm
  • SAT: 11:00am – 6:00pm
    • Live Music 2pm – 5pm
  • SUN: 12:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Live Music 2pm – 5pm

 

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Serenity Cellars – Tasting Room

COST

  • Wine Tasting Flights
    • $12 mix of 10 reds & whites
  • $20 – $30 Non-Library Bottles of Wine
  • Library Wines available for bottle purchase only
    • Cabernet Sauvignon $50
    • Luce Del Sole $30
  • Call ahead for groups of 6+
  • Outdoor Seating Available

WINE CLUB & DISCOUNTS

Score some extra benefits by becoming a member of the LaFamiglia Wine Club. In addition to special pricing on winemaker tastings and reserved seating on busy weekends you will receive:

  • Tuscan (3 bottles to start, 6 more within year)
    • 10% discount, 2 free tastings per visit when purchasing wine
  • Roman (6 bottles to start, 12 more within year)
    • 15% discount, 4 free tastings per visit when purchasing wine
  • Venetian (12 bottles / 1 case to start, 2 more cases within year)
    • 20% discount, 4 free tastings per visit when purchasing wine
    • VIP parking
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Serenity Cellars – Elvis on the Patio

DINING & EVENTS

  • Friday Night pizza
    • Weekly event
    • Bring your own ingredients to be cooked in the brick oven
    • Cooked in the brick oven at no charge
    • Glasses and bottles of wine available for sale
    • Live music
  • Live music on weekends
    • Fridays 6pm – 9pm
    • Saturday 2pm – 5pm
    • Sunday 2pm – 5pm

CONTACT & VISIT: Serenity Cellars

REVIEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA

  • FACEBOOK: @SerenityCellars Rated 4.9 (125+ Facebook reviews), 7,100+ Likes
  • INSTAGRAM: @SerenityCellars 675+ Followers
  • TripAdvisor: Rated 4.5 (70+ TripAdvisor reviews)
  • YELP: Rated 4.5 (30+ YELP reviews)
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Serenity Cellars – Tasting Room and Patio

DISCOUNTS & ADVANCE PURCHASE OFFERS

Check Groupon and Living Social for special offers like:

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