The New Year is bringing a much anticipated annual event to the North Georgia mountains in the guise of wonderful weekend getaways. Expect great food, and award-winning wines when you come to the 2015 Georgia Wine Highway Weekend, which will actually take place over two whole weekends this year. March is the month to look forward to, so make sure you saving either the weekends of March 21st to 22nd, and the 28th to 29th. There would be no better place to stay for your weekend of wine tours and tastings in the North Georgia Mountains than Glen-Ella Springs bed and breakfast. Located in Clarkesville, GA it is in the midst of this renown and beautiful wine country.
The Winegrowers Association of Georgia is a non-profit corporation which promotes Georgia wines and works toward improving the market for winegrowers. The Georgia Wine Highway Weekend is one such event that promotes the gorgeous wine country tucked away in the mountains. The event has become so popular among vintners and wine enthusiasts alike that this year they had to spread it out over two weekends to make it more feasible for everyone involved to get the most of their experience. The event already has at least 15 participating vineyards form the wine country. The $40.00 ticket for the event includes a souvenir glass, and a passport to all of the participating vineyards.
Here are just a few of the participating vineyards involved in The Georgia Wine Highway Weekend.
Cavendar Creek Vineyards
This small family vineyard began on volunteer labor alone, starting with two red varieties and adding third small white variety. Their wines offer the pampered flavor of a small artisan vineyard.
This is a small, vineyard that celebrates hand-made wines. Everything from planting to harvesting is done by hand. They prize tradition above science, making each corking a unique experience that connects to the land.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
Seven varieties of grapes cover this 197 acre estate of rolling hills. This is still a new vineyard, which yielded its first harvest in 2010. They are best known for their Tour de la Cave and Barrel Tastings.
Crane Creek Vineyards
Sitting high among the Blue Ridge Mountains, and in the shadow of the state’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald, this small family-run vineyard is a gem you don’t want to miss. Aside from their complex, full-bodied wines, this vineyard is a beautiful venue at which to host events and will be a prized stop along the way during the Georgia Wine Highway Weekend.
These two weekends of wine festivities will be just as much about the beautiful scenery of Georgia’s upcountry as it will be about the wine. Any one of the participating vineyards will have breathtaking views, with the flowers of spring just starting to bud. The days will be comfortably warm, and the evenings still a little crisp. This is a great time of year to get away from Atlanta, which is just two hours away, and enjoy the outdoors and a little known Georgia cultural experience.
The Georgia Wine Highway shouldn’t be the only thing you do on your North Georgia vacation. While you are here be sure to check out all of the other fun things to do. Download our free Vacation Guide to see some of our favorites today!