With temperate sunny days, cool whispering nights, and calming summer breezes, the mountains of North Georgia provide the perfect climate for delicious wine grapes. Whether you’re a red lover or enjoy the taste of a crisp white, these thriving North Georgia vineyards produce some of the tastiest vino in the country and are ideal for an afternoon stroll with a glass in hand. After all, great wine is really made in the vineyard! Here are some of our favorites.
Spend a Day at These North Georgia Vineyards
Yonah Mountain Vineyards: Located in Sautee, GA, on the base of Yonah Mountain, this two-hundred-acre family-owned vineyard produces delicious, world-class wines. Twenty acres of grapes are harvested to create Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot varietals, and guests can take a 45-minute tour through the winery and wine caves and learn about grapes on their journey from vine to bottle.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards: At an elevation of 1,800 feet, this winery sits atop Wolf Mountain and provides impeccable views of the hillside vineyards and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Over 5,000 vines have been planted by hand, and the high elevation provides warm days and mild mountain nights for the perfect grape growing environment.
Habersham Winery: Since 1983, Habersham has been producing some of the finest wines in North Georgia and is one of the oldest and largest wineries in the state. Vineyard Manager Matt Chobanian carefully monitors the grapes in the vineyard, and this attention to detail continues through the crushing, fermentation, and aging process.
The Cottage Vineyard and Winery: Located in Cleveland, GA, The Cottage Vineyard and Winery has been open since 2012. Guests can enjoy live music, 360-degree mountain views, and breathtaking sunsets when they visit the vineyards.
Frogtown Winery: Frogtown’s vineyards offer 25 different wine grape varieties that are capable of producing over 10,000 cases of estate-grown wine per year. This 57 acre vineyard and winery complex is located at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, between Dahlonega and Cleveland, GA.
Three Sisters Vineyards: Home to the Georgia Wine Country Festival, this well-established winery is situated on 108 acres just outside the city of Dahlonega. Guests can enjoy sampling their favorite flavors in the tasting room, then spend some time exploring the winery’s gazebo, barns, and vineyards.
Tiger Mountain Vineyards: Using traditional vintner methods, Tiger Mountain Vineyards grows six French varieties as well as the American Norton grape. In 2011, the owners transformed the winery’s 75-year-old barn into a spectacular event spot that’s perfect for admiring the impressive vineyards.
Cavender Creek Vineyards: This small 4.5-acre vineyard was planted by the volunteer hands of family members and friends. The combination of an excellent climate, soil, and a caring staff has allowed the vines to flourish and provides a fun and inviting atmosphere for guests.
Montaluce Winery & Estates: Also located in Dahlonega, Georgia, this breathtaking winery is home to Le Vigne Restaurant. Their gorgeous grounds and grand estate are a perfect venue for weddings, a romantic dinner for two, and a stroll through the vines.
Boutier Winery: Boutier wines have earned national and international awards, including gold, silver, and bronze awards for French-American hybrid varietals and silver and bronze awards for their Peach Chardonnay and Chambourcin. The long growing season and constant breezes help keep the 32-acres of vines and fruit healthy, with the oldest vines reaching 15 years of age.
Sip and Savor at Glen-Ella Springs Inn
After an incredible day exploring these beautiful North Georgia vineyards, come home to comfort and serenity at Glen-Ella Springs Inn. Our stunning bed and breakfast in Clarkesville is ideal for a romantic getaway or for groups of friends who are looking to travel and tour the vineyards together. We can’t wait to hear about your experience in Georgia’s wine country!