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.
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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
- 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 Vineyards and Winery, 230 Henry Evans Rd, Ellijay, GA
- Roo Mountain Vineyards, 1493 Old Flat Branch Road, 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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Visit these articles to learn about other varieties of locally produced drinks:
- North Georgia – Breweries and Beer
- North Georgia – Craft Cider
- North Georgia – Distilleries and Spirits
- North Georgia – Mead