North Georgia is known for its breathtakingly beautiful mountains, plentiful outdoor activities, and family-owned shops. But did you know that this region produces some of the country’s best fine wines? There are so many scenic spots to try tasty vino here. Kaya Vineyard and Winery is one of our favorites! Here is everything you need to know about this hidden gem.
Plan to stop by Kaya Vineyard and Winery for a tour or tasting, then be sure to check out the other activities North Georgia has to offer! Whether you’re here for a business retreat, romantic mountain escape, or some much-needed “me” time, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time in this one-of-a-kind region. For a complete list of the area’s best dining, shopping, and adventuring, download our free North Georgia Vacation Guide!
Here’s What You Need to Know About Kaya Vineyard and Winery
About the Winery
Kaya Vineyard and Winery, originally called Blackstock Vineyards, is located right around the corner from Clarkesville in Dahlonega, Georgia. Blackstock Vineyards was one of the first and largest vineyards in the Dahlonega area, and the new proprietors continued building that legacy. Here, visitors can partake in tastings, tours, and events at 1600 feet above sea level. This vineyard offers one of the most exquisite panoramic mountain views in North Georgia!
The elegant atmosphere at the winery is one of the reasons why so many people visit. The tasting room features 12-foot high windows, Edison light bulbs, and reclaimed wood accents. Enjoy the Appalachian breeze on Kaya’s covered deck to the tune of live music, or simply sip your wine and take in the view.
The Wine-Making Process
All of the wines found at Kaya are crafted from estate-grown grapes produced on the property. The Werkheiser family owns and operates the vineyard, utilizing their own unique growing style. The family’s vineyards are planted with classic European, Italian and American grape varietals. The fruit is then hand-harvested and gently processed in their on-property facility. Finally, the wine is taken to a climate-controlled barrel room, which is the perfect environment for the delicate process of flavor and aroma infusion.
What to Taste
It’s hard to go wrong with any of the oaked or fruit-infused selection at Kaya Vineyard and Winery. Here, you’ll find a delectable Chardonnay, Merlot Blush, Viognier, and Rose. There are even classic, complex blends of Cabernet Sauvignon. There’s something for every palate at the Werkheiser family’s winery. The hardest part of visiting is deciding which bottle to take home!
Events at Kaya
No matter what time of year you come to North Georgia, there’s bound to be an event happening at Kaya! One of the most popular events at Kaya Vineyard and Winery is the Spirit of Harvest Festival. During this festive celebration, guests socialize and try the vineyard’s newest wine releases. There is always live music, local artisan vendors, food, and, of course, wine! In addition to the Spirit of Harvest Festival in late September, the vineyard hosts small concerts, 5Ks, and other events throughout the year.
Stay Close to All of North Georgia’s Best Wineries
You’ll be close enough to savor the delicious subtleties of Northern Georgia’s wines when you stay with us at Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville! We recommend booking one of our rustic and elegant guest rooms for the best experience possible. After all of that wine tasting, why not relax on your private porch and gaze at the sunset from a comfortable rocking chair? Our cozy accommodations and luxurious amenities will provide you with an authentic experience in the heart of North Georgia. Sit by our wood-burning fire pit, dine at our award-winning restaurant, and start the next day with a full complimentary breakfast.
Ready for an unforgettable Appalachian getaway? Check our availability now and start planning! We look forward to hosting you very soon.