Vineyards & Wineries in the Georgia Mountains
The climate and specific geography of the North Georgia mountains produce award-winning red, white, and rose wines among the Blue Ridge mountain scenery. This distinctive environment allows for unique opportunities to enjoy local craftsmanship and taste the local flavors.
[/caption]The North Georgia mountains are home to two designated American Viticultural Areas (the Dahlonega Plateau AVA and the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA). These regions have been recognized for their specific geographic pedigrees and have strict rules about which wines can display the AVA label.
Additionally, the other wineries of North Georgia craft their own amazing wines without the restrictions of adhering to AVA guidelines.
Most of the North Georgia vineyards and tasting rooms are family-friendly places to spend an afternoon — many have outdoor games on-site and a few include live music on the weekends. Many are also pet-friendly, but a general rule is that the vineyards that have restaurants on-site do not allow pets.
Explore the North Georgia wine country for its natural scenic beauty or for the award-winning wines — either way you are sure to be delighted!
Use the interactive North Georgia Wineries Map below to find the best North Georgia wineries for your visit.
Vineyards and Wineries in the GA Mountains
No matter which part of North Georgia you visit, there are lots of great vineyards and wineries to explore.
North Georgia Wine Country Map
This interactive North Georgia wine map shows the wide variety of Georgia mountain vineyards and wineries that you can visit for a local wine tasting!
To see wineries in other parts of the state, click the check box for “GA Wineries Other Regions” in the map legend.
Vineyards in the Blue Ridge area
These vineyard (and orchard) wineries near Blue Ridge offer scenic spaces to enjoy their wines.
- Bear Claw Vineyards, 2281 Tennis Court Rd, Blue Ridge, GA
- Mercier Orchards, 598 East Main Street, Blue Ridge GA
- Serenberry Vineyards, 450 Tipton Trail, Morganton, GA
Vineyards in the Cleveland area
- CeNita Vineyards & Winery, 591 Dock Dorsey Rd, Cleveland, GA
- Serenity Cellars, 265 Laurel Ridge Rd, Cleveland, GA
- Tesnatee River Winery and Meadery, 172 Lloyds Honey Farm Road, Cleveland, GA
- The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, 5050 Hwy 129 N, Cleveland, GA
- Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Highway 255 S, Cleveland, GA
Vineyards in the Dahlonega area
- Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery, 3610 Cavender Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA
- Etowah Meadery, 3003 Morrison Moore Parkway East, Dahlonega, GA
- Frogtown Cellars, 700 Ridge Point Dr, Dahlonega, GA
- Kaya Vineyard & Winery, 5400 Town Creek Rd, Dahlonega, GA
- Montaluce Winery and Estates, 501 Hightower Church Rd, Dahlonega, GA
- Three Sisters Vineyards, 439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA
- Twisted Wine Garden at Dahlonega Resort & Vineyard, 400 Blueberry Hill Drive, Dahlonega, GA
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery, 180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA
Vineyards in the Ellijay area
- Buckley Vineyards, 708 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA
- Canoe Vineyard & Winery, 119 Inland Drive, Talking Rock, GA
- Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA
- Chateau Meichtry, 1862 Orchard Lane, Talking Rock, GA
- Ellijay River Vineyards, 111 River Birch Lane, Ellijay, GA
- Engelheim Vineyards, 127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA
- Grapes and Ladders Vineyards and Winery, GA-382 West, Ellijay GA
- Ott Farms and Vineyard, 230 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA
Vineyards in the Helen area
- Creekstone Winery, 295 Hardman Farm Road, Sautee, GA
- Habersham Winery, 7025 South Main Street, Helen, GA
- Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars, 747 Duncan Bridge Road, Sautee Nacoochee GA
Vineyards in the Jasper area
- Cairn View Winery, 299 Happy Trails Way, Jasper, GA
- Fainting Goat Vineyards & Winery, 201 Vineyard Way, Jasper, GA
- Feathers Edge Vineyards, 10061 Ball Ground Hwy, Ball Ground GA
- First Mountain Tasting Room, 69 N Main St, Jasper GA
- Sharp Mountain Vineyards, 110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA
Vineyards in Northeast Georgia
- 12 Spies Vineyards & Farm, 550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA
- Kingwood Resort & Winery, 401 Country Club Drive, Clayton, GA
- Stonewall Creek Vineyards, 323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger GA
- Terra Incognita Vineyard, Vandiver Mountain Rd, Clarkesville, GA
- Tiger Mountain Vineyards, 2592 Old Highway 441 South, Tiger, GA
Vineyards in Northern Georgia
These vineyards near Blairsville and Hiawassee include wineries from the Upper Hiwassee Highlands AVA.
- Crane Creek Vineyards, 916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris, GA
- Hightower Creek Vineyards, 7150 Canaan Drive, Hiawassee, GA
- Living Water Winery, 291 Living Water Ln, Blairsville, GA
- Odom Springs Vineyards, Winery, Tasting Room & Lodge, 637 Odom Rd, Blairsville, GA
- Paradise Hills, 366 Paradise Rd, Blairsville, GA
Vineyards in Other Georgia Regions
In addition to the North Georgia mountain vineyards, many other regions of Georgia also have impressive wineries and vineyards. View these additional 25+ wineries on the map above by clicking the check-box in the map legend.
- Northwestern Georgia Wineries: Deep Springs Vineyards, Flora de Mel, and The Georgia Winery and Vineyards
- Western Georgia Wineries: Little Vine Vineyards, Newby Farm + Vineyard, Three Strands Vineyard and Winery, Trillium Vineyard, and UnCorked on Main
- Metro Atlanta North Wineries: Big Door Vineyards, Château Élan Winery & Resort, Cloudland Vineyards & Winery, Mulberry Springs Vineyard & Winery, Qualusi Vineyards, Stoney J’s Farm Winery, and The Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards
- Eastern Foothills Georgia Wineries: Blue Cielo Farms, Boutier Winery & Inn, Currahee Vineyard & Winery, Southern Origin Meadery, and Sweet Acre Farms Winery
- Southern Georgia Wineries: Five Points Berries Winery, Gin Creek, Horse Creek Winery, Jail Creek Farms Winery, Paulk Vineyards, Still Pond Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, Watermelon Creek Vineyard, and Wolf Creek Plantation
Tips for Wine Tasting in the Georgia Mountains
Wine tastings are a great way to enjoy a variety of local flavors while touring the area. Follow these tips to get the most out of your vineyard and winery visits.
- Wear comfortable shoes – while most tasting rooms are located inside, parking may be on a gravel or dirt lot, and any optional vineyard tours will require walking outside among the vines
- Avoid light-colored clothing – if someone in your group is all thumbs, darker clothes will help hide any accidental spills of red wine
- Use a crossbody purse/satchel – these designs will keep hands free for tasting wines and taking notes
- Designate a driver – the mountain roads are beautiful, but they are also quite curvy and require an alert driver
- Share tastings – shared tastings reduce total alcohol consumed, which is especially helpful when visiting multiple vineyards
- Stay hydrated – bring a water bottle or ask for water with each wine tasting
- Avoid perfumes – for everyone’s benefit, do not wear heavy fragrances that may inhibit the ability to smell wines
- Take notes – ask for a tasting sheet and take notes on vineyard favorites, or keep track of selections with a wine app
- Bring your I.D. – many places have a strict policy of carding everyone – be sure to have proof of your legal drinking age (21+)
- Plan on visiting 3 or 4 vineyards per day – don’t expect to see all of the North Georgia vineyards in one day – give yourself time to enjoy each location and focus on one area’s vineyards at a time
- Set your destinations in your GPS / navigation in advance – depending on your cell phone provider, your reception may not have the fastest connection or allow you to look up addresses while on-site at each vineyard (but your GPS should still work without data if your destinations have been set in advance)
- Take activities for kids – many vineyards do have outdoor games for kids (and adults) to enjoy, but if not, the kids will likely be bored, and it can help to take something to keep them occupied
What to Take to Wine Tastings in the GA Mountains
These items will help you to make the most out of your North Georgia wine country visits.
- Water bottles – take a water bottle to stay hydrated during wine tastings
- Wine bottle carriers – protect bottles from rolling around in the car or on the flight home
- Tote Cooler – select vineyards without restaurants encourage picnics on-site
- Snacks – enjoy light snacks in between tastings (be mindful of the weather so nothing melts in the car)
- Metallic pens to mark your glass & your bottles of wine – use these markers (that easily wash off of glass) to identify wine glasses and bottles
- Crossbody bags – carry belongings with a crossbody bag for men or for women while keeping your hands free
- Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen – clean up any red wine spills and stains
- Foldable UPF 50 Hat – shield eyes and face from harmful UV rays while outside in the sun
- Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection – eliminate glare and protect vision
- Mineral Brush-on Sunscreen – easily carry this portable, brush-on, non-greasy sunscreen to enjoy time in the sun while protecting skin
- Local road maps
- request a free Georgia road map via mail but note that it only includes major highways (it will not include local mountain roads)
- download Google Maps offline maps – do this in advance for moments when you do not have data coverage
Which are your favorite North Georgia wineries, and which Georgia vineyards are you looking most forward to visiting?
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I am Jennifer with Enjoy Cherokee Magazine. I would like to get the contact information for the purveyor of the Georgia Mountains Guide. We are working on a two page spread for our fall mountain issue. Would like to have wine focus. Please contact me. Thanks.
What a nice place and what a nice way to introduce these wineyards review! Actually, me and my family went to Mendoza, Argentina and they had marvellous wineyards and tasting places. I´d love to go to these ones in Georgia to check the quality, as in Argentina they say they are “the best”…. Notheast Georgia seems to be the nicest one! in case you need to recommend just one, which one would it be? Thanks
Hi Johnny, It’s hard to pick a favorite vineyard, as the wines and people are so special at each one.
For robust red wines, I really enjoy Frogtown Cellars. For dry sparkling white wines, we really enjoy Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. For weekend nights of music and great wine, we love Creekstone Winery. These are some great choices but know that no matter which vineyards you visit you will find great local North Ga wines.
I have always known georgia for atlanta and its party cites. I never knew there was a wine community in the mountains of georgia. The tips you give us for wine tasting and the information you provide for use to learn how to visit and experience wines at their wineries will help people become more of a connoisseur of their favorite tastes and flavors. This also makes a good vacation spot if you book a stay at one of the vinyards. The best part is you can buy what you like before you leave.
Hi Alex, Atlanta is a fun town and only a short, scenic drive away from the award-winning mountain wineries in North Georgia. I hope you are able to find some new favorites!
It seems as if there are quite a few wineries to see. If a person were to take a week to view the wineries of North Georgia, they still would not have enough time to visit them all. Looking at Google maps it seems that the areas highlighted are quite beautiful.
I agree you should take along some activities for people of all ages. This way it turns into more of an adventure for everyone. You will probably meet other like-minded people along the way who would like to share with you some attractions that you did not know about.
Always have a designated driver. It is important for everyone to have a good time in such an expedition.
Hi Jerry, It is pretty common to see the same groups of people doing wine tastings at different vineyards and wineries that are clustered together. It’s a great way to explore and enjoy the area. Cheers!
Awesome adventure! this would be like an outing in the mountains and old gravel winding roads, wine tasting at its best the Vineyard and Wineries this would be absolutely breathtaking, a Vineyard & Wineries in Ga. Mountains, just to take some time there, I love the outdoors, this would be perfect to visit.
It would be nice to get out of the city and enjoy Ga. Mountains and the Vineyards.
Thank you, for sharing
I want to visit even more now!!
What an absolutely fabulous place to visit, and such a wealth of activities and information. Wine tasting would be a new experience for me and something I would very much like to do.
This would definitely be somewhere I’d like to be whilst doing so.
Thanks so much for browsing the website Mitch! As you’ve noticed, there are plenty of things to explore here, and we are most excited to welcome you for a visit when you are ready. Until then, enjoy planning a fun vacation to North Georgia’s wine country!
Nice post! I never realized how beautiful Georgia is. My friends have a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains that I have been wanting to visit. The wineries in the area look awesome! Thank you for all the listings of wineries in the northern Georgia area. This will be helpful and I can share with my friend with the cabin.
Hi Chris, It’s great to have a friend with a cabin in such a scenic place! Thank you so much for sharing!
I live in the Cleveland/Helen area and haven’t heard about the annual Wine Highway event this year. Usually, it’s in March and haven’t heard a damned thing about it. Do you now when it’s going to be held?
Hi Kelly, It has been hard to get any information about this annual event, so I wouldn’t expect it to happen in March.
Last year the Wine Highway Week was moved to the entire month of August, and I’ve seen some hints that it might be held in the month of August again this year.
It will be the whole month of August like in 2020.
Sounds like some very beautiful mountains and tasty wine you’re writing about. You’ve made it so beautiful that I can practically taste it in my mouth, but I also appreciate the helpful tips for taking a tour of the mountain vineyards. Thank you for all the useful information you’ve shared with us. I enjoyed reading this article and I wish you much success in your work!
Hi Jas, I hope you found all the information needed about what to take to visit a Georgia mountain vineyard! Enjoy!
Hello there! I actually have not tried the hobby of wine tasting before but it seems like a great North Georgia activity. It seems like a very enjoyable and relaxing experience, especially during vacations. When things start to settle down with the pandemic and everything, I would like to try this hobby. Looking forward to a trip to Georgia soon! Thanks for creating this post!
Hi Mike, The vineyards in GA mountains are some of the best places to sit back and relax while enjoying the scenery of the mountains. Cheers!
do you have a pdf file of the vineyards in your article?
Hi Rudy, One is in the works and should be ready within a week. I’ll post another update when it’s finished and ready for download!
HelloAlyce, Your guide is very helpful for everyone like me. While reading I know your article is full of information. Before reading I didn’t know about wineyards in Georgia. I was glad to see that you could recommend some. I will share them with my husband. During our next trip he will enjoy the ones you’ve pointed out – we’ll pick a few that are closest to us. I already bookmarked your article and waiting for your update.
With so many options, it is easy to stay close to your lodging to see what nearby vineyards are closest in the Georgia mountains.
Thank you so much on providing such a great post. I’m not much a tourist but I really know you’ve gone on a deep search before coming up with such amazing list. This post has given more understanding why tourist taste a lot of wine. I sincerely applaud you on such a great post and surely I’m gonna promote it for everyone to have a view as well and see how sure this article helps others.
Thank you so much for sharing this article about Georgia vineyards Perryline!
Wow – I had no idea there were this many vineyards and wineries in this part of the U.S.! Now I just need to convince my husband to take a trip out there with me (he doesn’t like wine – yet. Maybe a bunch of tastings would help?) I especially liked the tips and “what to take with you” section of this article – very helpful!
Hi Missy, Even without a love of wine, the scenery and other extras like live music and great restaurants can make these vineyards a fun trip for anyone!
Wow I just love this I am in the UK and definitely want to come and visit. The pictures are beautiful and the description is really clear and interesting. I like all the social links and the map too.
The colours are really in keeping with your subject the newsletter pop up comes up pretty quickly. I like the easy links also.
Hope to see you here for a Georgia visit soon!
Hello Alyce – You have fully covered this topic. What an informative article. Until I read this I didn’t know there were vineyards in Georgia! There are so many I’m hoping you have a recommendation. Perhaps I may take a trip next September. In the meantime I will bookmark this post for reference
Thanks for this opportunity!
Thanks Nathaniel! I’m so happy to hear that you found the information to be helpful. September is a wonderful time to visit — the weather is lovely and it’s not quite the peak season for the biggest crowds!
Hello and thank you for another great post. Being from Texas, we have a lot of vineyards here. I didn’t realize there were so many in Georgia. So much wine, so little time. I would love to experience them all. Thank you for the list of items to bring along as I would not have thought to bring many of them. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge with us.Michael
Exploring vineyards is a great way to slow down a bit to enjoy the pace of the countryside and the taste of local flavors. A trip to a vineyard is always the perfect way to spend a beautiful day!!
I never knew anything about Georgia until I read your article. It sounds gorgeous. My husband and I really enjoy visiting Winery areas and it is traditional in Australia. You’ve inspired me to consider a holiday to visit this lovely area when we come over next year. I will bookmark your article as you provide all the information we will need on each Winery and what to do and take.
It would be great to read an article about accommodation close by as we haven’t visited Georgia before.
Thanks so much for this information
Thanks Lily! The area is wonderful and full of fun things to see and do. If you have any questions as you plan your trip, feel free to reach out!
Wow, I didn’t know there were so many great vineyard and winery locations. I really like your site and how discriptive it is. Expecially the map because I am directionally challenged lol and always seem to get lost. Also wanted to congradulate you on your success. Is there any way I could book a visit in September?
Hi Justin, Each vineyard is individually operated but most all of them welcome visitors throughout the month of September. There are a few where you can even stay overnight at the vineyard or charge your electric vehicle!
Hello Alyce, learning about Georgia mountains is one cool thing and amongst the best of places i have heard of so far. From information gathered from your previous post, it happens that there are quite a number of things that can make this place stand out. Knowing they can boast of having a fine winery and vineyards makes is stand out. I look forward to having a chance to visit .
Hi Benson, I hope you get a chance to visit soon and enjoy all of these wonderful places!!
My wife and I usually go to the vineyards to eat, and taste wines. But I must really say that all the tips you mentioned fit perfectly with the problems we have had! : D
I really like the idea of avoiding perfumes. To be honest, one of the things I like most about tasting wines is that moment before wine touches your mouth, and you can smell it. That perfume is unique …! And yes, I had to tell my wife to get away a bit since her perfume was not helping! : D
Excellent idea to download the GPS before going. When you arrive there, it is very likely that you have no signal. It has happened to us!
Thank you very much for this article, I loved all the tips you mentioned!
We expect more tips and places you recommend.
Thanks so much Paul! I’m glad to hear that you’ve found this to be helpful!!
You know you always hear about the vineyards in California… I had no idea Georgia was full of them as well! I have never even traveled to Georgia, but I love hiking and I love wine and these vineyards sound like a treat! My husband and I are actually planning our next vacation in 2020. I’m glad I found your site. I’m bookmarking this! Thank you!
Thanks so much for the bookmark Catherine! The vineyards in the Georgia mountains are in some of the most scenic parts of the state — adding great wines makes these vineyard trips truly amazing!!
Hi. Thank you for this detailed post. The interactive North Georgia wineries map has been very helpful. We have started to group the wineries according to the geographical location.
There has been a lot of expectation concerning this trip. The climate in North Georgia is awesome and the scenic beauty is even better. We have it all set to start our research of the North Georgia wineries.
Hi Henry, I know you’ll have a fantastic time visting the North Georgia vineyards and wineries. The scenery is amazing and it’s very relaxing to enjoy a glass of wine in the middle of the beautiful Georgia mountains!
For a vineyard to be labeled as one of the AVA would pretty much conclude how great tasting the wines are produced. We can expect high quality standards of wines that you don’t often experience especially if you’re like me who would most likely to buy wines from the grocery or the neighborhood liquor store. Wine tasting is also a great experience especially if you are travelling to Georgia, a great state for different mountain adventures. I would really love to travel there and visit some wineries with my husband. Thanks for sharing your blog. The way you describe and give information really entices your audience to visit those places.
We hope to see you and your husband visiting someday soon!
Thank you so much for this wonderful post, thou am not much of a tourist but am pretty sure you must have done so many in depth search before coming up with this list. Now I know why tourists do get to taste a lot of wine. I will share this post with my friend straightaway, I am so sure he will find it helpful.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks for sharing all this info on the vineyards in the GA mountains. I hear the scenery here is stunning. The tips are amazing for when you go too. I never even thought about staying hydrated as I just figured you’d be getting some drink as you go around! ID is a great shout too, that would be a shame if you couldn’t even get to taste any because you look under 21!
Hi Mike, Staying hydrated is always important, but especially so when tasting wines. It is definitely a good idea to take a bottle of water to help remind yourself to drink plenty of water!
wine tasting is one of my favourite hobbies to do on my weekends,it very relaxing.I especially enjoy wine tasting with food pairing.Your website it very informative regarding places to visit in Georgia although I am not based there I will certainly make a turn when I have the chance to. I will be looking forward to the great views and selection of wines.
I hope you have a lovely visit and find some great wines at these scenic North Georgia vineyards!
It’s all well spelt out and clearly described. I’m sure not missing my way with this map. This would indeed be a nice place to visit. I love to research about good wines, as a wine merchant. And visiting a place like this would help broaden my knowledge on wines, red, white and all.
You are most welcome Mariam!
Very nice, comprehensive and super educative article about Georgia Mountains wineries! There is practical all the info you may need. I have been enjoying those wines pretty often but never visited in the area. I have been planning to take a long road trip to the US next summer and this will definitely be one of the spots I wanna see. Thanks for your article I know to use my shoes, usually, I’m wandering around my local forests barefoot. But seriously, thanks for sharing this, I added the site to the bookmarks so I can take a further look at it and share it to my wife. Maybe in social media, if its not a bad idea and/or ok to you?
Thank you so much for sharing on social media with your network of family and friends. I definitely approve and and happy that you found the article to be helpful!
Hi Alyce. I just had to come back to your site for another look, I absolutely love it. We are still in our planning stage for our trip to the USA but we are checking out any possible destinations early because we don’t want to miss out on the great things. We hadn’t really thought about doing any train trips but, after reading this blog, it’s definitely going to be added to our itinerary.
What incredible scenery you have in Georgia. The Blue Ridge Mountains look absolutely magnificent. We simply have to take this scenic trip. This trip to the states is our last major one, we most likely won’t be taking any more as we reach that certain age where movement becomes difficult. Because of this we want it to be the best and most enjoyable one we’ve ever had. So this trip through the blue ridge mountains must be part of it. You state in your article that the train needs to be booked early. Can you tell us just how early, so that we know when to start booking? Thanks Jim
Hi Jim, I’m glad you’ve found your way around the site to the post about the scenic train rides! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway / train trips are busiest during the Fall weekends, but they do add additional trains during this busy season. Lodging can also book up months in advance for Autumn weekends, so I’d recommend booking at least a few months in advance if possible to ensure the best selection.
Wow, I never would have thought that perfumes would inhibit your ability to smell the wines, but you’re absolutely right. Also, sometimes smell affects our sense of taste, doesn’t it? So, that’s a good tip. I hope everyone finds your site so they are as considerate! Its also very nice to bring something for the kids to do, so they’re not bored. I really enjoyed your tips section as it helped me picture the experience and connect with your website more. Bringing a tide pen sounds like a super smart move in case of spills. Thanks!!!
Hi C, you are right that our sense of smell absolutely affects our sense of taste… it’s definitely best to avoid any heavy fragrance before tasting wines!
Actually, I will have to admit to not even knowing that there were vineyards and wineries in the Georgia mountains, so this post along with the information is very interesting, I do like wine, just as I believe most of us do and I do know that the climate and indeed the weather in general is very important for vineyards and wine production, however I have learned a lot from your post here, thank you for sharing.
Thanks Russ. Each of the Georgia vineyards has a more complete review (just click on any of the links) when you’re ready to start planning your North Georgia vineyard trip!
That’s a nice map on the top, with all the pins. Sharing tastings is always my tip when it comes to wine tastings. It’s good to get a taste of everything but you don’t want to get too woozy. Wearing darker clothing is such a smart tip, too! Because, anything could happen, and it will help hide the spill. Even just a little drop would stand out on a white shirt. But with a red or black shirt, you’d look great even with a bigger spill on you.
Thanks Chuck, I’m glad you enjoy the map! I have definitely learned that sharing tastings is a great options… plus, if you want more of anything in particular it’s always easy to order a glass of your favorite!!
Before reading this, I didn’t know that Georgia had vineyards and wineries to choose from. The breakdown of the different regions truly helped me to figure out what kind of wine I would be looking for dependent on the climate and set up of the various wineries and vineyards. I know now that any time I’m in the Georgia area, I can use this comprehensive list to my advantage. Great post!
North Georgia’s vineyards are a great excuse to take a trip into the mountains! I’m happy to share the info about them so that more people can become familiar with this beautiful region!!
Thankyou, great article. I like the color scheme on your website, and the interesting social media buttons on the right hand side. Usually I see social media buttons on the left so I appreciate the change of scenery here on your website. Also, when you have the social buttons on the right side, it doesn’t block your content .
That’s a great idea to stay hydrated while doing wine tastings. Alcohol can dehydrate you, so having some water will help you stay hydrated. Also, I imagine it will help keep your pallette fresh so you can fully experience each flavor.
Thanks for the feedback Edward!
What an amazing article you have written. This is so helpful to know that there is a award winning wineyard in georgia thay makes red and white wines. This will help the wine lovers most as they now have not to travel all the way country to find some good wine. Moreover you have mentioned the places nicely where they will find wines. This will be loved for sure
The vineyard and wineries are a real treasure of the region. I’m so happy to share these gems with the world!
Lovely article you have written. knowing about that there is a award winning wine yard in Georgia that makes red and white wines. This will help the wine lovers most as they now have not to travel all the way country to find some good wine. And also you showed the places where wines are being produced so nicely. Hope you to share more helpful posts like this
There are so many types of wonderful wines in the area that everyone is bound to find their favorite, whether it’s a sweet muscadine, crisp white, or big and hearty dry red wine.
My family has started our own vineyard here in the Philippines. We got the idea when we saw a post on Facebook showing that grapes can grown successfully in particularly warm climate like our country, so we came up with the idea of creating our own vineyard in the farmland we inherited from our father. To further improve the newly started vineyard, I think we should drop by those vineyards in Georgia that you have shared next time we visit the USA. Thanks for sharing the map, we’ll take note of this.
Wow Gomer, that is great!! Georgia’s wine country is relatively new compared to other parts of the world, so it probably would be a very educational trip for you and your family. The winemakers are generally very approachable and happy to talk about the methods they have found that produce the best wines. Best of luck with your new venture!!
Thanks for this interesting article about Georgia and its vineyards and wineries.
I must admit, that when first saw the title I thought it’s about the country Georgia, not the state in the United States. But the map on the page made it clear.
I have only read and drank the American wines from California. Good to know that Georgia also produces some good wines. I hope I have a chance to try one day.
Hi Sandy, Georgia (USA) now has two designated AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas). These AVA’s are designated wine grape-growing regions in the United States that are distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), United States Department of the Treasury.
The Upper Hiawassee Highlands AVA and Dahlonega Plateau AVA are now a recognized part of this system and produce some of the best wines in Georgia.
This federal designation allows winemakers and consumers to attribute a given quality, reputation, or other characteristic of a wine made from grapes grown in an area to the wine’s geographic origin. Sections of wine growing regions with the same climate, soil, elevation and physical features are assigned an official AVA designation. The AVA system identifies the origin of American wines in a manner similar to those used in France. A wine with an AVA label must have 85% of its grapes grown in that viticultural area.
Thank you for your article. I really like the feel of your website. It’s pretty cool. I really like the map mashup you have of the different wineries in GA. Pretty cool. Can you show me how to do that? Only thing I didn’t like is that you don’t have a lot of descriptive information for each link. But I know each site serves a different purpose. I recommend considering that though.
Hi Eddie, Thanks for visiting.
This map page is a kind of summary page of the locations of all the vineyards in the Georgia Mountains… something to help you visually map out a trip. However, if you click on any of the vineyard names in the list, you will land on a page with a lengthy description of each vineyard and what it offers. Hope that helps!
If you’d like to create a similar map for your own publication, I used a wordpress plugin called Hero Maps.
Thanks for this incredible article, at least I don’t have to head all the way across the country to Napa Valley to find some incredible wine-producing regions. It may surprise some people to learn that there are thriving vineyards in Georgia that are making delicious and award winning wines and I appreciate you making this easy and possible to locate one. Putting it on my list next time I plan a romantic vacation. Thanks alot
I’m happy to hear that you’re considering a trip to the area. The vineyards are a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery and local craftsmanship!
This is great! I have always wanted to visit Georgia but never made it because of work. I have to visit soon because my husband is from Georgia and we want to stop by and visit his family soon. This will be a perfect thing to do while we are out there, not sure how will I be with his family yet, that can be my get out card lol. Never thought that GA has these many vineyards, will absolutely stop by a few of the list.
I might do some hiking as well to just recharge my energy.
These vineyards are a great way to enjoy the mountains. There are vineyards in the other parts of the state as well, but in my opinion, these are the best (and definitely the most scenic)!
I didn’t know Georgia had wineries, so I’m really glad to find this. I’m going to be driving near that area in early fall so may need to alter our route slightly to check out some of them. Are there any in particular that you would recommend? And, what kinds of wines tend to be the best from the area? Thanks in advance!
Hi Jordan, I personally enjoy sparkling wines and red wines, and my two favorite vineyards are Wolf Mountain Vineyards (for sparkling wines) and Frogtown Cellars (for full-bodied red wines). The best ones for you will depend on your personal preferences, but if you let me know what types of wines you enjoy, I may be able to steer you towards some great picks!
I may plan a trip to Georgia and the vineyards. Coming from New Zealand, also a country of great wine. Where do you recommend I stay, given that I would have very little time, only a few days? There are so many great vineyards to choose from. What time of year is best to visit? Are there wine-trails available, tour buses that drive to various vineyards? Do the vineyards host special events, like weddings or other celebrations?
I look forward to your reply
All the best
Hi Aaron, as you guessed, there are many different ways to enjoy the vineyards! Most of the Georgia mountain vineyards have facilities available to host weddings and they are pretty much booked every weekend night — which also means most of the vineyard tasting rooms close around 5pm to prep for the weddings.
There are a few companies who offer wine tours, and a some of them will even drive you to the vineyards from the city of Atlanta (about a hour away from the Dahlonega area).
All seasons are beautiful, but the busiest season is Autumn. The harvest time brings lots of workers and wine lovers to enjoy the spectacle of the the leaves changing colors — it is one of the most beautiful shows that nature can offer.
For lodging, select vineyards have lodging options available on site. If that isn’t an option, I’d recommend staying in a cabin, as the facilities have everything you need and views that can’t be beat. However if you’d rather be able to walk to places for dinner and entertainment, then consider staying near the Dahlonega town square.
Enjoy your trip!
You have done a great job by making research about the list of vineyard & wineries in the Georgia mountain, this post is helpful because it reduce the stress of finding as you have done the most jobs, thank you for the research I will make sure I make use of this information personally, thanks its so helpful.
Very interesting post on goergian wineries. I have been a very good fan of travelling but I’ve never been to the goergian mountains before. I think I’d definitely be spending my summer her since I was looking for ideas, apart from the winery, is there any beach around and good hotels?
Hi, the Georgia mountains are hours away from the ocean, but there are a number of lakes and rivers where you can find wonderful places to relax by (or in) the water.
There are many different types of lodging available, so you’ll be able to choose to stay in a cabin, a lodge, a treehouse, a hotel, or other very unique options!
I had no idea that Georgia was even wine country. The state must have the perfect climate for grapes as they need a lot of special treatment in order to thrive. I guess being in the South would provide the perfect climate.
I have been to the wineries in the Okanagan Valley here in Canada and they are truly stunning to visit and look at in their perfect, bright green rows. I love a glass of great red wine and I will have to check with my local wine specialty store to see if they carry Georgia wine.
I’m sure they do, as they have wine from all over the world. It always amazes me how different geographical locations can impact the taste of the wine so significantly. It amazes me, even more, when people can sip a glass of wine and tell you exactly where it came from in the world.
Hi Ray, I am also very impressed at the skill and knowledge of sommeliers who can identify a wine with just a sip! It’s astounding considering how many wines are produced in so many different regions!!
The Georgia mountains have two distinct AVA’s, yet most of the mountain vineyards are located outside of these designated areas. My personal favorites are in the Dahlonega AVA — and to me — you just can’t beat a great bold red wine from Frogtown Cellars.
I had no idea that GA had so many vineyards! What an excellent road trip this would make!
Thank you for such a comprehensive list of vineyards, their addresses and especially the map that will make my travels to them that much easier!
I would have like so see a description of each vineyard and what each provides but this is an excellent start. I hope to read more of your articles in the near future!
I’m happy to have helped to introduce you to the wines and vineyards in the area. For more information on any of these vineyards, just click the links in the article to go to a page with full details. Each vineyard has it’s own unique identity… it’s fun to explore them all!
That’s amazing! I was thinking about taking a road trip one of those days and I didn’t really know where to go. Until now…
Georgia mountains with their vineyards and wineries seem like an awesome place to clear my mind and recharge. Are there any taverns or restaurants within this area? Also, are there any places to stay in case we decide to extend our trip for a couple of days?
Hi Harry, There are many additional things to do in the area… what is best for you will depend on your interests.
One of my favorite places to eat is the newly reopened Riverside Tavern at Turner’s Corner. It’s a short drive from the vineyards in the Dahlonega / Cleveland / Helen areas.
There are wide variety of places to stay… you can choose from bed & breakfasts, hotels, cabins, and even treehouses! In fact, a few of these are even located at the vineyards!!
Have a wonderful trip!
Warm Regards, Alyce
The title actually gave me chills as I read it over and over, because wine is involved! But it’s the mountain part that’s great as well.
I love places like these that you mention in the article where there is nothing but field up ahead when you are looking at a view. Its pieceful and quiet but not boring, just relaxing.
This was a great group of places you mentioned. Thanks and all the best.
Hi Aabidah, visiting the vineyards is such a great way to relax. The Georgia mountain vineyards have some of the most scenic views in the state, plus many of them have built impressive areas to enjoy a meal along with your wine!
Though I’m a real fan of vineyards and wineries I don’t know much about those in the Georgia Mountains, so this information is really interesting and helpful for the wine enthusiast. Climate definitely has a lot to do with vineyards. I honestly had no idea there were so many in the Georgia Mountains, wow! Your map is really helpful, I’ll be saving your post and forwarding it to some wine snobs that I know, thank you.
I’m happy to hear you enjoyed the post. I hope that the map helps people to see that there are vineyards and wineries scattered throughout the Georgia Mountains… it’s easy to find one nearby to visit!