If you’re a wine lover, you may be surprised to find that you don’t have to go to the West Coast to visit vineyards that produce fine wines. There are many North Georgia wineries that you should visit the next time you come to stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Along with having high-quality wines to sample, there are also opportunities to tour the beautiful vineyards that produce the grapes that produce those fine vintages. Visiting one of the many great North Georgia wineries is a great way to spend an afternoon whether you’re a wine expert or not. We’ve chosen three great places to get started.
These three North Georgia wineries all have wonderful tasting and touring opportunities and many have great special events as well.
Located in Cleveland, GA, Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a family winery that is set on two-hundred acres on the base of Yonah Mountain. They have Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot grapes on their twenty planted acres. Their tasting room is open daily and they also have special tours. The Cave Tour & Tasting is a 90-minute walking tour that’s a great way to get to know the vineyard. You’ll taste three unreleased wines as you see the winery and the only wine caves in the state and then finish the tour with a tasting of six additional wines. They also have their Signature Vineyard Tour and Vintner Tasting and the Reserve Wine Room Tasting. There are also special events held at the vineyard including live music and special tastings.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a boutique winery located in Tiger, GA in Rabun County. The vineyard grows six French vinifera varieties including Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mourvedre, Petit Manseng, Tannat, and Viognier. The tasting room and vineyards are open year-round. The tasting room is open daily and group tours and tastings can be arranged by appointment.
Habersham Vineyards and Winery has been producing award-winning Georgia wines since 1983. It’s located at the Nacoochee Village near Helen, GA. Their popular Habersham Estates label includes varietal vinifera wines as well as blended wines that use French-American grapes and vinifera. One of the largest wineries in Georgia, Habersham Vineyards and Winery is open daily for complimentary tastings and self-guided tours. Like several other North Georgia wineries, there are special events that take place at Habersham Vineyards & Winery. They have an annual event called WineFest where visitors can taste wines made locally and from all over Georgia and enjoy live music.
When you’re planning a visit to one of these great North Georgia wineries, don’t forget to arrange your stay at Glen-Ella Springs. Our Clarkesville bed and breakfast is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty and charm of the North Georgia Mountains. We have rooms and suites that combine rustic elegance with modern amenities and comforts for an unforgettable stay. Plus, our Restaurant is one of the best dining establishments in the area. At Glen-Ella Springs, we’ll make sure that your time in the area is stress-free and unforgettable. We can’t wait to see you soon!