3 Fantastic North Georgia Wineries You Need to Visit

Did you know that fine wines and the vineyards that produce them can be found right here on the East Coast? Move over, Napa Valley — the mountains of North Georgia offer a variety of beautiful vineyards that produce some of the country’s best wines. If you’re a true wine aficionado, you know that some of the best wineries in Georgia are near Glen-Ella Springs! North Georgia wineries offer high-quality wine sampling and plenty of opportunities to tour beautiful vineyards. You don’t have to be an expert on wine to have a wonderful time at one of these three amazing North Georgia wineries, so go ahead and book your stay in Georgia Wine Country today!

Planning your next foray into the North Georgia mountains doesn’t have to be daunting. We’re here to help you make the most of your getaway; all you’ll need to think about is how refreshing your stay with us will be. Before booking your stay at Glen-Ella Springs, Download our free Vacation Guide for all of our best recommendations for dining, shopping, and adventuring around beautiful Clarkesville, GA!

Three of the Best North Georgia Wineries

Yonah Mountain Vineyards

Located in nearby Cleveland, GA, Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a 200-acre, family-owned winery located at the base of Yonah Mountain. The property boasts a wide variety of grapes, including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, and many others. Their tasting room is open daily for tours. A popular choice is the Cave Tour & Tasting, a 90-minute walking tour of the winery. On this tour, you’ll taste three unreleased wines as you explore the only “wine caves” in the state. Finally, you’ll end the tour with a tasting of six additional wines. Other Yonah Mountain Vineyard tasting tours include the Signature Vineyard Tour/Vintner Tasting and the Reserve Wine Room Tasting. Special Yonah Mountain Vineyard events include live music and unique tastings.

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is a boutique winery located in Tiger, GA, a town in Rabun County neighboring Clarkesville. The vineyard grows six French Vinifera varieties including Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Mourvedre, Petit Manseng, Tannat, and Viognier. Tiger Mountain’s tasting room and vineyards are open year-round. A great activity for you and yours to try is a group tour; simply make a reservation in advance. What’s more? If you get hungry at this North Georgia winery tour, you’ll be able to grab a bite at the Red Barn Cafe located on the property.

Habersham Vineyards and Winery

Habersham Vineyards and Winery has been producing award-winning Georgia wines since 1983. This North Georgia favorite is located at the Nacoochee Village near Helen, GA. Their popular Habersham Estates label includes varietal Vinifera and blended wines that use French-American grapes. One of the largest wineries in Georgia, Habersham Vineyards and Winery opens daily for complimentary tastings and self-guided tours. Like several other North Georgia wineries, there are special events that take place at Habersham Vineyards and Winery. One such event is WineFest, an annual event during which visitors taste wines made from different places in Georgia. At Habersham Vineyards and Winery, you’ll also enjoy live music!

Accommodations in North Georgia

When you’re planning a visit to one of these great North Georgia wineries, don’t forget to arrange your stay in one of our gorgeous Glen-Ella Springs suites. Our Clarkesville bed and breakfast is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty and charm of the North Georgia Mountains as a local would. Here, we combine rustic elegance with modern amenities for an unforgettable stay. Best of all, our on-site, top-rated Clarkesville restaurant is one of the best dining establishments in North Georgia!

Glen Ella Restaurant


At Glen-Ella Springs, we’ll make sure that your romantic getaway is as refreshing as possible. After all, there’s nothing better than exploring Clarkesville’s lush mountain landscape, eating a delectable home-cooked meal, and sampling an assortment of sophisticated North Georgia wines. We can’t wait to help you unwind at Glen-Ella Springs!